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1999 Kia Sephia Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
The electrical circuit for the fuel pump is grounded at a connector. If the pin tension in the connector 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, causing the engine to stall.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the existing connectors and reposition those connectors to an area where the placement is designed to prevent contact with moisture. Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999/January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-949-470-7000.
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1998 Kia Sephia Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
The electrical circuit for the fuel pump is grounded at a connector. If the pin tension in the connector 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, causing the engine to stall.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the existing connectors and reposition those connectors to an area where the placement is designed to prevent contact with moisture. Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999/January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-949-470-7000.
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