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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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2002 Kia Spectra engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 122002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Power is down if radio and air conditioner is on. Vehicle will intermittently restart if stalled. Dealer is aware of problem. Service technician at dealership stated that engine may possibly not be strong enough for vehicle. *akwhen on an incline, the vehicle will roll forward even though the clutch and the gas had been engaged. The check engine light does not illuminate to give warning of a failure.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 292002

(reported on)


  • miles
My driver's window and passenger's right front window has a air leak and water will come in, and engine runs very rough.

- East Weymouth, MA, USA

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