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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,206 miles

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2003 Kia Spectra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,206 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Kia Spectra. The contact stated that the vehicle's heat and air conditioner failed to activate. The dealer stated that the control wires were burned. The vehicle needs a wire harness and a control head part. The current and failure mileages were 68,206.

- Knoxville, IA, USA

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