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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles

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2003 Kia Spectra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 192011


  • miles


2003 Kia Spectra. Never been in a wreck. Power windows fail to work. A couple months ago, the passenger side window came off the track, and the in-door assembly had crumbled within the door. Took getting an entire assembly to repair the window. Today, the driver's side window does not open. Motor still works. A clicking sound can be heard as it runs, but it is not gripping the window to lower it. (still not repaired).

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 152010


  • 104,000 miles
Driver's door window regulator fails causing window to slide down track into the door. The power regulator raises and lowers the window with a metal wire running through plastic guides on a metal track. The ends of the wire are capped inside a plastic bracket to which the window is attached. These plastic parts wear and crack causing the wire to come loose thus preventing the window from being held up.

- Deltona, FL, USA

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