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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,430 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Kia Spectra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,430 miles


(1)brakes feel insufficient until pressed very hard (2) 2 accidents where I as the driver rear ended drivers (3) complaint was made to sholz Kia when I went to have orvr recall taken care of and they stated the brakes were normal for the model. Also: (1)occasionally when vehicle transmission is put in reverse (2) the car drives forward (3) I called sholz Kia and Chrysler-Plymouth-Kia or paramus and was not taken seriously.

- Cortlant Manor, NY, USA

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