Kia Sephia 1994



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Kia Sephia 1994 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN
94V134000KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.from 11/01/1993 to 03/01/1994V (Vehicle)694508/19/1994MFRHYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC07/25/199407/28/1994
Defect SummaryThe electronic speedometer sensor can seize, causing the speedometer and cruise control (if the car is equipped with cruise control) to stop functioning.
Consequence SummaryThe loss of cruise control will cause temporary loss of control of vehicle speed. loss of the speedometer will result in the operator not knowing the actual speed of the vehicle.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install a new speedometer drive gear, electronic sensor, and flexible shaft assembly.
NotesSystem: interior systems; instrument panel; speedometer.vehicle description: passenger cars.note: if your vehicle is presented to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and the remedy is not provided within a reasonable time and free of charge or the remedy does not correct the defect or noncompliance, please contact kia motors service center at 1-800-333-4542. also, contact the national highway traffic safety admininistration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
Kia Sephia 1994 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - BRAKE LIGHTS
KT-200808220108/28/200810026726Kia: all models. article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models. *pe2008-12-09
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - TAIL LIGHTS
KT-200808220108/28/200810026726Kia: all models. article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models. *pe2008-12-09
PARKING BRAKE - INDICATOR LIGHT
KT-200808220108/28/200810026726Kia: all models. article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models. *pe2008-12-09
Kia Sephia 1994 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
 Vehicle was in a n head-on accident at 45 mph, and air bag did not deploy. dealer has not been contacted. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
02/01/1997112/01/1996
 Alternator failed.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
04/01/1995201/01/1995
 The engine had to be replaced since a thermometer didn't tell the engine it was hot. which blew the head gaskets, melted the spark plugs, took out the water pump, and so over heated the engine block. the front rotors went out twice. sounds like a wind tunnel, since the seals aren't good. the car doesn't accelerate properly when the gas pedal is pressed. never drive it during a 20 mph windy day. it get good gas mileage - still at 29 to 33 mpg. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
09/21/1994108/07/1994
 Engine: when driving and downshift to slow down the vehicle does not recognize the fact that one is trying to slow down, when downshifting the vehicle the engine just completely dies, this does not happen intermittently. *ak consumer stated seatbelts have been replaced, also the brakes were replaced.*jb
05/01/1995
 Speedometer failure. vehicle seize. tt
POWER TRAIN
01/02/1999104/11/1994
 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
10/12/1994
 Poor steering function and unable to monitor speed, milage or use cruise control.
05/01/1995
 Speedometer failure. vehicle seize. tt
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
12/30/1994
 Shifted into reverse vehicle jerked violently. resulting in vehicle accident. tt
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
06/12/1994
 Front seat belt will not retract when put on during a sudden stop, can go right in the windshield. also the shift gear will not move when ready to shift the gear. *ak
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - ANCHORAGE
09/21/1994108/07/1994
 Engine: when driving and downshift to slow down the vehicle does not recognize the fact that one is trying to slow down, when downshifting the vehicle the engine just completely dies, this does not happen intermittently. *ak consumer stated seatbelts have been replaced, also the brakes were replaced.*jb
SEAT BELTS - FRONT - RETRACTOR
06/12/1994
 Front seat belt will not retract when put on during a sudden stop, can go right in the windshield. also the shift gear will not move when ready to shift the gear. *ak
02/15/1996
 The drivers side seatbelt gets stuck in the holder and will not release and the belt cannot be used. please describe. tt
 When seat is moved forward some, seat belt performs erratic. please describe details. tt
SEATS
04/18/1997
 Driving at low speed, vehicle was impacted at 6:00 position, driver's seat track and anchors broke, causing the seat to fall backwards. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
02/01/1999412/04/1994
 Front brake rotors wore out.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
09/21/1994108/07/1994
 Engine: when driving and downshift to slow down the vehicle does not recognize the fact that one is trying to slow down, when downshifting the vehicle the engine just completely dies, this does not happen intermittently. *ak consumer stated seatbelts have been replaced, also the brakes were replaced.*jb
06/22/1995
 The squeaking noise was present when the vehicle moved. the whole brake system was broken. tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
04/01/1995201/01/1995
 The engine had to be replaced since a thermometer didn't tell the engine it was hot. which blew the head gaskets, melted the spark plugs, took out the water pump, and so over heated the engine block. the front rotors went out twice. sounds like a wind tunnel, since the seals aren't good. the car doesn't accelerate properly when the gas pedal is pressed. never drive it during a 20 mph windy day. it get good gas mileage - still at 29 to 33 mpg. *ak
02/01/1999412/04/1994
 Front brake rotors wore out.
STEERING
10/12/1994
 Poor steering function and unable to monitor speed, milage or use cruise control.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
10/12/1994
 Poor steering function and unable to monitor speed, milage or use cruise control.
10007/01/1996
 Vehicle stalls due to failed idle speed control valve.
06/01/1996109/01/1994
 Sometimes when driving the car accelerated on its own. *ak
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
04/01/1995201/01/1995
 The engine had to be replaced since a thermometer didn't tell the engine it was hot. which blew the head gaskets, melted the spark plugs, took out the water pump, and so over heated the engine block. the front rotors went out twice. sounds like a wind tunnel, since the seals aren't good. the car doesn't accelerate properly when the gas pedal is pressed. never drive it during a 20 mph windy day. it get good gas mileage - still at 29 to 33 mpg. *ak