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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,400 miles

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2001 Kia Spectra accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 282006

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,400 miles


I have had the heating system in my car repaired 4 times since the day that I bought it. This is an ongoing issue with this car and something needs to be done about it. I live in Vermont where the weather gets extremely cold in the winter, meaning that you have to keep windows cleared at all times, if not, it could result in serious injury or death should there be an accident. I have had the dealer ship fix the problem before, though they have not been notified of it happening now. This will be the 5th time that it has gone in for repaired on the same issue. Something needs to be done about this issue. The A/C blower and heater are working at the same time. The blower does not work and there is no heat in the vehicle.

- Randolph, VT, USA

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