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August 31, 2000

Kia Sephia years 1998 and 1999 Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has announced  the recall of certain Kia Sephia years 1998 and 1999 vehicles because on certain vehicles, manufacturing changes were made to a valve on the fuel filler pipe assembly that could cause fuel shut off before the tank reached 95 percent of nominal capacity. This would cause customers to add more fuel to the tank causing fuel to spill or spit back from the fuel filler neck. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.

100,137 vehicles manufactured between October 1997 and May 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will replace this valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification will begin during August 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V175]

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During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
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