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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
195,000 miles

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2002 Kia Spectra steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 192015

Spectra

  • 195,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

A front tie rod broke, something in the steering column broke, and the air bag indicator lit up but no air bags deployed. The two front tires were not pointing in the same direction. I had it towed to a mechanic, and they said that the steering column issue likely caused a disconnect in a circuit, which can prevent all air bags from deploying.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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