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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2003 Kia Spectra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 082013


  • 70,000 miles


Went to turn on my heater today and the smell of gasoline filled my car, 4-door sedan. The car had the same problems as many of the other owners mentioned before e.g. a brake fluid leak, squealing brakes and the transmission is always slow to kick in when pulling off from a stop. Never experienced a gas leak problem with any other car I owned.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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