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Kia Kia 1994
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 05, 1995
Location:
Chula Vist, CA

odometer failed. *skd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FA1210R5202. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1994
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1995
Location:
Albuquerque, NM

speedometer failure. vehicle seize. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FA1218R5202. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1995
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 10, 1995
Location:
Lake Fores, CA

speedometer failure. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FA1232S5223. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1996
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Gustine, CA

power train has harmonic vibration between speed 45 mph - 60 mph which results in noise and rearview mirrors vision is distorted due to excessive vibration. please describe details.*ak

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

Kia Sportage 1996
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Morristown, TN

transmission shifts erratically. in addition, noisy rear brakes due to recent brake adjustments/steering wheel column will not lock/ gas gauge failure/ odometer failure/passenger's side sunvisor disconnects from clip when encountering harsh ride or when visor is pulled down and engine often hard to start. *ak

Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SPORTAGE 1996 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Kia Sephia 1994
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Huntington, CA

poor steering function and unable to monitor speed, milage or use cruise control.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFA123R52. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 12, 1994. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel type: gas.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Moss Beach, CA

front brake rotors warping/ stripping of windshield wiper gears/ speedometer head broken.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1215W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Kia Sephia 1994
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 02, 1999
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

the electronic speedometer sensor was replaced under the 1994 recall. consumer says that the exact same part has gone bad again in early jan. 1999. dealer has been contacted. 94v-134. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFA1212R5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 11, 1994. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1994 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Paw Paw, WV

transmission failed at 500 miles. mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1211X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 05, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1999 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Paw Paw, WV

transmission failed at 500 miles. mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1211X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 05, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1999 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Uniondale, NY

the speedometer control cable in the car was loose resulting in essential sensor to fall off and failure of speedometer and odometer. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA7235X5. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 12, 2000
Location:
Cinn, OH

vehicle was leaking gasoline, and fuel line was defective. there was a trail of gasoline miles away, and vehicle just stopped without prior warning. also, speedometer didn't work, and she didn't know how fast she was going. consumer felt that vehicle was very unsafe to drive.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA7230X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Sept 24, 2000
Location:
Colfax, LA

brakes,lights,seats,battery,airbags,odometer,leaks,aircondition,leftdoorhandle (tiresize: 14`)( dot number: tire size: 14` )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1210W5. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Kia Sephia 9999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Unknown, UN

speedometer failed. *et

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2001
Location:
Tampa, FL

while driving at any speed, vehicle completely shutsdown without warning, dealer has yet to be contatced. *ak consumer said when he purchased the vehicle engine light was on and engine shuts off whenever stopping, took back to dealer many times for repair, vehicle is experiencing the same problem. consumer also stated the speedometer is acting erractically, the overdrive light has illuminated. *yd

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFA125V53. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 28, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1997 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1997 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sportage 2001
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2001
Location:
Eustis, FL

while driving between 20 and 30 mph speedometer would jump. could not tell what speed was driving. took to dealer, and dealer put in new modulator, but problem still exists. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB723815. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 2000
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
East Chicago, IN

electrical lights, equipment, power train all are malfunctioned.

Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SPORTAGE 2000 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Spectra 2001
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 27, 2002
Location:
Glen Burnie, MD

while driving the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and didn't change gears. the vehicle accelerated into full throttle. (two accidents had occurred due to these failures) ts the front end alignment had pulled to the left, the check engine light and the transmission had become inoperative. scc

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB161245. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 12, 2001. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SPECTRA 2001 Drive type:U. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Kia Of Glen Burnie . Dealer's telephone number: 410 760 3000 . Dealer's city: Glen Burnie . Dealer's state code: MD. Dealer's zipcode: 21060 .

Kia Sportage 2002
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Mar 09, 2003
Location:
Citrus Hieghts, CA

the gears shifted improperly and there was a rattling noise coming from under the vehicle. consumer was informed the transmission needed to be replaced, also the dealer noticed the steering gear box was leaking. *jb

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB723425. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 2002
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 04, 2003
Location:
Hutchinson, KS

continuous problems with kia sportage. so far there have been no accidents, but i fear that someday this car will cause a serious accident. *jb

Mileage was 400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB723925. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 04, 2002. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Kia SPORTAGE 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Kia SPORTAGE 2002 Power Train Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Steven Import Auto Mall .


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