1996 KIA Sephia

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

1 Recalls for 1996 KIA Sephia

Recall Date Component Summary
August 16, 2002 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY “FALSE LATCH” AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.

Remedy:

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 20, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 KIA Sephia

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160 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 KIA Sephia

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VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10139038
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10102903
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10099333
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10067482
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10067593
STRUCTURE | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10053627
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10038262
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10026909
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10026908
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10020431
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10005770
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10004998
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10007909
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10001566
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10002254
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 10003960
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 8013813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 985027
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 984859
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELE
ODI Number: 984857
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 891330
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
ODI Number: 881770
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 874702
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 870645
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL
ODI Number: 863931
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 861168
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 856845
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 856081
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | TIRES
ODI Number: 855642
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 858922
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 860817
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 850525
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 852693
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 853234
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 842939
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 844238
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 836699
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 836607
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 841813
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 836176
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 838406
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 832558
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 831911
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 833085
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
ODI Number: 831465
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 832363
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 828143
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 826893
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 828950
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 824630
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 821112
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 819582
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 819002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 814626
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 816677
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 813867
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 816283
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 814486
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 814481
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 813386
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER | STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 810183
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 806252
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 803533
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 801744
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 805303
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 782370
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ODI Number: 769631
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 783661
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 783661
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 769352
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 755347
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 743580
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 742533
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 739060
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 738431
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 737541
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 735334
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 723473
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
ODI Number: 723331
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 722041
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 717902
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP |
ODI Number: 716669
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 711742
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 707941
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH | POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 707178
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 706283
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 701039
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 603332
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 603332
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 603332
STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
ODI Number: 603332
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 603332
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 603332
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 603332
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 603332
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 603332
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 603332
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 603222
INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 603332
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 603332
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 603332
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 603332
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 603332
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 552709
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 552508
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE
ODI Number: 548139
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 546275
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:SHOES/LININGS
ODI Number: 544933
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 544933
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 544933
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 544933
INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 543202
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 543202
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 543202
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 535882
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 536252
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 533746
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 530938
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 531264
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 532706
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 532620
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 528126
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:HEATER CORE
ODI Number: 528126
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 528126
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 528126
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 528126
INTERIOR LIGHTING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 526079
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 526746
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 523551
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 523551
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 523551
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 523551
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 521446
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 521446
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 521446
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 521446
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 521446
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 522181
EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 522181
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 522181
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 518824
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 516582
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 516313
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 516482
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 516482
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 516482
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 516482
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 516482
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 516221
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR
ODI Number: 516221
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 516221
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 516221
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 511338
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL
ODI Number: 511338
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 511338
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
ODI Number: 511848
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 507563
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 509384
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 509355
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 721400
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1 Investigations for 1996 KIA Sephia

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

13 Service Alerts for 1996 KIA Sephia

Date Description
March 2, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PITSTOP – ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES – In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

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October 1, 1999 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

THIS TECHINICAL SERVICE BULLETIN OUTLINES THE NEW SEPHIA REMANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION PROGRAM. *TT

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July 26, 1999 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

RECALL CAMPAGIN ON EVAPORATIVE FUEL VAPOR HOSE REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.8 LITER BPD ENGINES. *TT

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November 4, 2016 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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November 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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January 18, 2017 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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January 18, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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July 1, 1999 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

REPLACEMENT REPAIRS OF ALL EVAPORATIVE FUEL VAPOR HOSES AND PIPES AT THE FUEL TANK. *TT

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December 1, 2002 151400 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDED INFORMATION RELATED TO RECALL CAMPAIGN 027 TO REPLACE THE FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLES. *TT

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December 6, 2002 151400 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

RECALL CAMPAIGN 027 TO REPLACE FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLES. NOTIFICATION LETTER TO DEALERS. *TT

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August 28, 2008 053000 PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

KIA: 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. *PE

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August 28, 2008 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

KIA: 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. *PE

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August 28, 2008 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

KIA: 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. *PE

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