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2002 Kia Spectra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 162002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


When driving on flat surface consumer was hit on front left driver side of vehicle and air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified. Consumer states during the accident the seat belt failed to retract and the back seat unlocked and came down.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042002

(reported on)


  • miles
Seatbelts not long enough ! standard size person just does fit. Person 6ft a little heavy can't buckle the belt. Asked dealer to see if we could get extensions for the belts or new longer belts put in. We keep getting told no. We would like to have new belts made with hardware for this model car only longer. Was told that this car was not tested for longer belts. We don't understand what the length would make? belts mount under rear shelf would have plenty of room to install. We are even offering to pay for belts. But we feel that the length of the belts need to be looked into. Thank you!

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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