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2001 Kia Sephia seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 242005

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My then 10 year old son got stuck when the passenger seat belt would not release. To get himself out he alone pushed his hips forward. This broke the seat belt mechanism. As of late our front seat belts have been difficult to engage. Today, after driving around for about 5-10 minutes, I reached out my window and my seat belt disengaged. I have been very careful to be sure that I am properly buckled by securely latching and then pulling firmly on the belt as would happen in an accident. I did that this time but it still came unlatched after I was sure I was safe.

- Cedar Falls, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212001

(reported on)


  • miles
While traveling with rear seat belts on seat belts locks up and passanger was unable to move. Mfr has been contacted.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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