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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,750 miles

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2002 Kia Spectra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

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

I bought a car 8 months ago, a Kia Spectra, right after I got it the rearview mirror fell down with a piece of the windshield. I went to the Kia dealer and they fixed it. They replaced the windshield. But last week exactly the same problem happened again they rescheduled my appointment 3 times, and finally today after 7 hours of waiting I got my car back. But this time they didn't replace it, they only glued it, which by the way I don't think is going to work. But they said that Kia doesn't want to replace it because the car doesn't have a Kia windshield anymore. But when they replaced it the first time they decided to used a non-Kia part, not me probably because the difference in the price is over $200. Anyway, I'm really upset and disappointed with this. I give them a chance to show me how good Kia is. You can order a Kia windshield for $350 or you can replace it with a local company for about $100. So you do the math, and tell me if there is a difference.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #3

May 282003

(reported on)

Spectra

  • 17,000 miles
The windshield glass cracked very easily when impacted by the lightest object per consumer.

- Michie, TN, USA

problem #2

May 102002

Spectra

  • miles
While driving in the sun windshield has little specs that cause slight visiblity.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 262002

Spectra

  • miles
Windshield cracked easily. Took vehicle to dealer and service manager said there was nothing they could do about the problem. Noticed other comments of windsheild cracking on edmunds.com web site. Appears to be a major flaw in the windshield, and may be responsible for future car accidents. Manufacturer should contact Kia owners and recall windsheilds due to faulty glass.

- Olympia, WA, USA

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