Kia Sephia Experts

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Kia Sephia Questions

JoAnna Letcher-Geyer
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Interior Lught In 1995 Kia Sephia, Need To Replace. Any Instructions On Ho...

The interior light in my 1985 Lua Sephia does not work. Took the cover off and I'm not sure what im looking at and how to repair. Any help us appreciated

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JoAnna Letcher-Geyer
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Emergency Lights Blinking In 1995 Kia Sephia

When I start my 1995 kia sephia sometimes the emergency lights blink for a bit, a few minutes, then go off. What could be the issue? I've checked the fuses, they are fine. Could I have a short? ...

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PatriciaChilcoat
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Engine Very Rough After Timing Belt And Water Pump Replacement. Before Repa...

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JoAnna Letcher-Geyer
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1995 Kia Sephia Idles Rough In Neutral And Reverse

I've replaced plugs, air filter and oil. Runs rough only in drive while idling or when trying to go in reverse. Car has been sitting for 9 months. Any help appreciated. If you have any diagrams ...

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JoAnna Letcher-Geyer
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1995 Kia Sephia Idles Rough In Neutral And Reverse

I've replaced plugs, air filter and oil. Runs rough only in drive while idling or when trying to go in reverse. Car has been sitting for 9 months. Any help appreciated. If you have any diagrams ...

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About the Kia Sephia

The Sephia is notable for being the first car sold under the Kia name in the U.S.  The number two Korean automaker used a brilliant marketing campaign, introducing the Sephia in 1994 one region at a time in the western U.S. and gradually expanding across the nation, gaining word of mouth along the way.  The Kia Sephia was a compact economy car, sold at a very low price point to attract first-time buyers or families on a budget.
The Sephia came initially as a sedan with a 1.5 or 1.6-liter engine and not much horsepower or standard features.  Three trim levels were available, but power features were only offered on the highest one and air conditioning was optional on all.  But the Sephia's intent was to be a cheap mode of transport and not a home away from home.
Through its eight-year history, the Sephia made upgrades, expanding the interior room, adding a bigger 1.8-liter, 220-hp engine, and making air conditioning standard on this top-end trim.  Rear seats split 60/40 to allow more cargo room in the tiny car.  The Sephia did come with good safety features, however, something Kia has always emphasized.  
It unfortunately suffered from many reliability problems, and many owners found they were spending more time and money on repairs than they actually spent for the car.  Kia did its best to improve on the compact sedan, and later models proved safer and better outfitted.  The Sephia was retired after 2001, to be replaced by the Spectra.