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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,253 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Kia Spectra engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 132007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The engine had a casting defect warranty would not cover which caused me to have to replace it I'm having to constantly replace sensors O2 and the sensors in the shifter the car is breaking down every month since I bought the car.

- Dry Ridge, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 142003

Spectra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,760 miles
I own a 2001 Kia Spectra hatchback. I have 24,000 miles on this vehicle. It has started stalling while driving and I also have trouble starting it. I have taken it to the dealer for service and have been told it is on a "call" list. I was given no further information. I was just told to give them a few days to "try" to fix the problem.

- Amherst, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 252003


  • miles
The engine stalled without warning.

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

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