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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2002 Kia Spectra wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Kia Spectra. The vehicle has starfire flite-line iv, size P185/65R14 (na) tires. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle swerved back and forth. The dealer stated that the tire tread was worn. The dealer explained what caused the tires to continuously wear; however, the contact could not remember the information. The tires were replaced seven times with different tire brands and lines. The dot number was unknown. The failure mileage was 12,000 and current mileage was 90,000.

- Black River Falls , WI, USA

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