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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 miles

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2002 Kia Spectra lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 052004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Both headlights keep blowing out. At approx. 17,000 miles the drivers side headlight burned out. Replaced with standard bulb. At approx. 22,000 miles, the passenger side headlight blew out. Replaced both lowbeam headlights at that time with sylvania H7 cb cool blue replacements as per local dealer recommendation. Now three months later at approx. 27,000 miles, the driverside headlight has burned out again. These were all put in by a mechanic and the bulb was never touched.

- Jasper, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 152002


  • miles
Consumer states the vehicle head lights keep blowing out on both sides of vehicle. Consumer states that the head lights have been replace four times. Dealer notified.

- Mattawan, MI, USA

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