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Kia Sephia 1996
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 30, 1997
Location:
Eugene, OR

other: request for airbag removal.

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA7236TS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1996 Air Bags Transmission Type: MAN .

Kia Sephia 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 27, 1997
Location:
Hampstead, NC

during frontal impact at speeds of 46mph, the driver's side seat belt did not lock and the driver's side air bag did not deploy. *dup of 813636, added 0n 25-feb-98. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFA1257V5. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1995
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Albuquerque, NM

unspecified: air bag failed.

0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFA1259S5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1995. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1995 Air Bags Transmission Type: MAN .

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1998
Location:
Culpeper, VA

i have talked to many other owners of the 1997 kia sportage and they have all had problems with air bags and fuel systems.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7233V5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 31, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SPORTAGE 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A.

Kia Kia 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Aloha, OR

airbag indicator failed.

Vehicle was purchased on Mar 16, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia KIA 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia KIA 1997 Air Bags Transmission Type: MAN .

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 27, 1998
Location:
Smithtown, NY

no deployment of air bag during frontal collision.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1997. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 29, 1998
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

no deployment of air bag during vehicle collision.

Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Kia Kia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Batavia, OH

air bag light repaired several times.

Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Apr 12, 1999
Location:
Orlando, FL

when driving at any speed and applying the brakes vehicle shakes. also, air bag light and abs brake light stay on, and driver's side shoulder belt doesn't work.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB6239X5. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 11, 1999
Location:
Orlando, FL

seat belt would continuously chime. the air bag light stays on after starting vehicle. vehicle would start erratically. door frame would leak. convertible top did not stay closed. vehicle would idle at 2000rpms when slowing down & almost stall out. will be taking vehicle to dealer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SPORTAGE 1999 Air Bags Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 18, 1998
Location:
Virginia Beach, VA

when starting the vehicle up vehicle doesn't start up properly. also, when driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they go half way to the floorboard, and vehicle jerks. in addition, computer chip/ gear shift malfunctioned. vehicle has been into the shop over ten times. air bag light and the check engine light keep coming on. dealer can't determine the cause of the problems. *ak

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Air Bags Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 1999
Location:
Westford, NY

due to a defective modulator, airbag light comes on and off while driving, indicating a problem with airbag system. also problems with the fuel system, while pumping the gas into the vehicle, fuel spilled out while fuel tank was not full. this may result in a fire if there is a source of ignition. dealer replaced fuel tank. please provide further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNASE121XX5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 1999
Location:
East Point, GA

airbag light came on, indicating a problem with airbag system which deployes unexpectedly or wont deploy in event of a crash, and wont protect the occupant. dealer will replace parts in the airbag system. please provide further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7230X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Jamesburg, NJ

transmission shift slips out of park, air bag light stays on, coolent leak at engine lower left , lower front pulley bearing damaged engine

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7234V5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SPORTAGE 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 13, 1999
Location:
Nashvilee, TN

engine check light/air bag lights are on. car will not start, also, there was a problem with the brakes. when applying the brakes, pedal went to the floor, consumer almost had a collision. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1213W5. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 10, 1999
Location:
Meraux, LA

air bag warning light flashed on and off. in august or september of 1999, they corrected the problem. about a month afterwards, air bag light began to flash again. problem has not been corrected. please provide any further informtion. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7237X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 09, 2000
Location:
Philadelphia, PA

windshield wiper on passenger's side stopped working. windshield wiper never started working again. also, airbag light stayed on until consumer took it to be repaired a month after consumer had the car. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA7233X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Kia Sephia 1996
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Meritta, GA

air bag warning light remains illuminated, indicating a malfunction within the system, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 15, 2000
Location:
Roswell, GA

airbags failed to deploy even though the listed auto struck seven other vehickle's, rolled and landed on it's side. the auto was totalled and the driver was hopitalized. a copy of the accident report can be provided upon request.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1217X5. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 26, 2000
Location:
New Haven, MO

the airbag did not deploy, the front seat broke, the rear wheel broke off causing the accident. the trunk ended up in the back seat.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.


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