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KIA SEPHIA RECALLS - (16 Recalls Found)

Since 1994, KIA has issued a total of 641 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 16 have been for the KIA SEPHIA starting in 1994. This accounts for approximately 1.4% of the 54171 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The SEPHIA accounts for about 2.5% of all the KIA recalls issued since 1994. Compared to other car manufacturers, KIA ranks #27 in overall number of recalls issued by a car maker.

Please keep in mind these numbers are for statistical purposes only & do not necessarily reflect the quality of the KIA SEPHIA or KIA itself. These figures are based only on the number of recalls issued and NOT the total number of vehicles affected by a particular recall.

Find your KIA SEPHIA listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired KIA SEPHIA to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2000 Recalls ↓

2000 KIA SEPHIA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES MAY EMIT A "CLICK" SOUND DURING THE BUCKLING PROCESS THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE SOUND EMITTED WHEN A BUCKLE IS BEING LATCHED, WHEN IT IS NOT. Recall Details - 6/24/2004
1999 Recalls ↓

1999 KIA SEPHIA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES MAY EMIT A "CLICK" SOUND DURING THE BUCKLING PROCESS THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE SOUND EMITTED WHEN A BUCKLE IS BEING LATCHED, WHEN IT IS NOT. Recall Details - 6/24/2004

1999 KIA SEPHIA Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. MANUFACTURING CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE ORVR SPRING FORCE AND FLOAT WIRE LENGTH REDUCING THE VALVE ANGLE. CERTAIN VALVES CAUSED FUEL SHUT OFF BEFORE THE TANK REACHED 95% OF NOMINAL CAPACITY.Recall Details - 7/17/2000

1999 KIA SEPHIA Recall - VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BALL SOCKET ON THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINK MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE RESULTING IN THE LINK DISENGAGING FROM THE WIPER MOTOR DRIVE UNDER LOAD, SUCH AS PUSHING AGAINST ICE, SNOW OR OTHER RESISTANCE. ALSO THE WIPER ARM RETAINING NUT COULD BE INADEQUATELY TIGHTENED ALLOWING THE WIPER ARM TO SLIP AND/OR STOP FUNCTIONING.Recall Details - 10/6/1999

1999 KIA SEPHIA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ELECTRICAL CURRENT TO THE FUEL PUMP PASSES THROUGH THE C304 AND C305 CONNECTORS. IF EXPOSED TO MOISTURE, THESE CONNECTORS COULD CORRODE. OVER TIME, THE FUEL PUMP WILL NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH CURRENT TO OPERATE.Recall Details - 11/9/1999

1999 KIA SEPHIA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT FOR THE FUEL PUMP IS GROUNDED AT JUNCTION CONNECTOR G300. IF THE PIN TENSION IS POOR, OR THE BOLT SECURING THE CONNECTOR TO THE VEHICLE FLOOR IS NOT TIGHTENED SUFFICIENTLY, A POOR CONNECTION IS MADE. AS THE FUEL PUMP OPERATES, THE POOR CONNECTION CAN CREATE HEAT WHICH IN TURN INCREASES RESISTANCE. EVENTUALLY THE FUEL PUMP WILL NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH CURRENT TO OPERATE.Recall Details - 11/9/1999
1998 Recalls ↓

1998 KIA SEPHIA Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. MANUFACTURING CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE ORVR SPRING FORCE AND FLOAT WIRE LENGTH REDUCING THE VALVE ANGLE. CERTAIN VALVES CAUSED FUEL SHUT OFF BEFORE THE TANK REACHED 95% OF NOMINAL CAPACITY.Recall Details - 7/17/2000

1998 KIA SEPHIA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT FOR THE FUEL PUMP IS GROUNDED AT JUNCTION CONNECTOR G300. IF THE PIN TENSION IS POOR, OR THE BOLT SECURING THE CONNECTOR TO THE VEHICLE FLOOR IS NOT TIGHTENED SUFFICIENTLY, A POOR CONNECTION IS MADE. AS THE FUEL PUMP OPERATES, THE POOR CONNECTION CAN CREATE HEAT WHICH IN TURN INCREASES RESISTANCE. EVENTUALLY THE FUEL PUMP WILL NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH CURRENT TO OPERATE.Recall Details - 11/9/1999

1998 KIA SEPHIA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ELECTRICAL CURRENT TO THE FUEL PUMP PASSES THROUGH THE C304 AND C305 CONNECTORS. IF EXPOSED TO MOISTURE, THESE CONNECTORS COULD CORRODE. OVER TIME, THE FUEL PUMP WILL NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH CURRENT TO OPERATE.Recall Details - 11/9/1999

1998 KIA SEPHIA Recall - VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE BALL SOCKET ON THE WINDSHIELD WIPER LINK MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE RESULTING IN THE LINK DISENGAGING FROM THE WIPER MOTOR DRIVE UNDER LOAD, SUCH AS PUSHING AGAINST ICE, SNOW OR OTHER RESISTANCE. ALSO THE WIPER ARM RETAINING NUT COULD BE INADEQUATELY TIGHTENED ALLOWING THE WIPER ARM TO SLIP AND/OR STOP FUNCTIONING.Recall Details - 10/6/1999

1998 KIA SEPHIA Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH 36,000 MILES OR LESS AS OF JULY 15, 2002, AN ELECTRICAL CONTACT PROBLEM MAY HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE HAZARD SWITCH WHICH COULD RESULT IN INOPERATIVE HAZARD LIGHTS AND/OR INOPERATIVE TURN SIGNALS.Recall Details - 7/29/2002

1998 KIA SEPHIA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.Recall Details - 8/16/2002
1997 Recalls ↓

1997 KIA SEPHIA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.Recall Details - 8/16/2002
1996 Recalls ↓

1996 KIA SEPHIA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.Recall Details - 8/16/2002
1995 Recalls ↓

1995 KIA SEPHIA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Problem: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.Recall Details - 8/16/2002
1994 Recalls ↓

1994 KIA SEPHIA Recall - POWER TRAIN

Problem: THE ELECTRONIC SPEEDOMETER SENSOR CAN SEIZE, CAUSING THE SPEEDOMETER AND CRUISE CONTROL (IF THE CAR IS EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE CONTROL) TO STOP FUNCTIONING.Recall Details - 7/25/1994
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