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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Kia Spectra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 202004


  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles


Six months after vehicle was purchased it experienced ignition problems. Vehicle failed to start when the key was turned in the ignition to the on position. Dashboard component lights came on, but the engine failed to turn over. The main computer chip was replaced. Since the replacement of the computer chip the failure occurred 4 times in which the dealership tightened a loose ignition wire, replaced the battery, and serviced a bad connection in the ignition. The vehicle is currently at the dealership for this same issue.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

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