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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2002 Kia Spectra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 302001

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles


I have owned my 2002 Spectra since Nov. 2001. When I go to start the car up in the mornings the car will stall out and then when I go to re-start the car it will finally start the vehicle. I have taken it to the shop to have them look at the problem but to no avail the problem has not been fixed. They have stated to me that nothing is wrong with my vehicle. I have had to have my car in the shop over 7 times for numerous problems; the struts had to be replaced, the recall on the gas line, the check engine light coming on and one of the spark plugs had blown out of it.

- Lake Village, AR, USA

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