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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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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 #3

Sep 182003


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


I was stopped at a yield sign due to oncoming traffic and was stuck from the rear from another vehicle. My seatbelt did not lock and my chest struck the steering wheel and rebounded into the seat. My seat moved forward causing difficulty exiting the vehicle.

- Milton, VT, USA

problem #2

Jan 012001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Both rear seatbelt retractors keep tightening when used. Vehicle taken to dealership for inspection, dealer stated seatbelts were working properly.

- Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When attempting to make an emergency stop in traffic that came to a sudden holt, anti-lock brakes did not respond. Pedal was applied, and vehicle just began sliding, hitting another vehicle in rear. Air bags did not deploy, and seat belts did not restrain. Kia has been contacted.

- Lake Park, FL, USA

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