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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Kia Spectra steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112006

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while attempting a left hand turn at 15mph, the steering rack and pinion broke without warning. The contact managed to stop the vehicle, but the steering was immobile. The vehicle was towed to the dealership. The dealer replaced the steering rack and pinion once before. The previous replacement occurred at a regular maintenance inspection, but the vehicle displayed no obvious problems. The vehicle was turned over to the dealer because the contact wished to relinquish ownership.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

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