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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,417 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Kia Spectra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 152004

Spectra

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,000 miles

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

Vehicle crash (front end) at !@55 mph and neither air bag deployed.

- Woodville, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 222004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • miles
The consumer was involved in a frontal impact collision at 15 miles per hour. The air bags did not deploy.

- Gwynneville, IN, USA

problem #4

Aug 302004

Spectra

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles
After rear ending a large truck at 45 mph the air bags did not deploy.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 282004

(reported on)

Spectra

  • miles

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

While driving 28 mph in vehicle was involved frontal collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172003

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
While driving at 50 mph, the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. The dual airbags did not deploy. The driver sustained injuries, and the vehicle was totaled.

- Dahlonega, GA, USA

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problem #1

Feb 232003

Spectra

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

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