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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,400 miles

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2003 Kia Spectra wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 232003

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


The little center hub caps that are attached to aluminum wheel fell off. The consumer took the vehicle to the Kia dealer twice to fix the problem, however the problem continued. The dealer told the consumer it was his fault.

- York, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 102003

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
I have a Kia Spectra ls VIN [xxx] with optional alloy wheels package. The problem is I have lost 2 center hub caps on these wheels. I am pretty convinced that they are not being stolen and I do not recall rough driving on either occasion. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Greenwood, IN, USA

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