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2001 Kia Spectra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 252004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Brake failure - master cylinder was replaced, mechanic said he had a hard time bleeding the brakes"??" about a week after repaired brakes would not work properly and was almost involved in an accident because daughter could not stop. Have to press the pedal almost through the floor to stop and seems to have no brakes. Returned to shop, and brakes were bleed again, mechanic drove for about a week and vehicle was returned, daughter again tried to drive a couple days later and again no brakes!!!!!! checking if vehicle is still under warranty and will bring to dealer. Also, check engine light comes on all the time, idles rough etc., this has been an ongoing problem since car was purchased!

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

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