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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,003 miles

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2002 Kia Spectra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


The paint just faded away. Alot on the hood of the car. Looks bad with part of the paint fading away. Was there a recall for the factory paint job on the car/

- Gautier, MS, USA

problem #2

Jun 302009


  • miles
Heat has warped dashboard so vents no longer stay seated.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Ever since I bought my car--2002 Kia Spectra, there has been problems with the steering and suspension in the front. It basically sits on the ground, the steering "slips" from time to time without warning and it just does not feel right. The dealership says that this is the way the steering is set up, I am concerned about the safety and the dealer will not change it until it is recalled by the government. Could you please investigate? thanks.

- Rayland, OH, USA

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