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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