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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 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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2004 Kia Spectra accessories - interior problems

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132010

Spectra

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Kia Spectra. The contact stated that the seat track on the passenger side was located where the air bags were. She assumed that because the wires for the air bags were run close to the seat track, the air bags were disconnected when the seat was moved back and forth because the air bag light was illuminated. The contact called the local dealer who stated that the seat mechanism would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was approximately 140,000 and the failure mileage was approximately 110,000.

- Sylva, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 052004

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Kia Spectra. The consumer states the passenger seat has a feature that has a light that comes on if the person in the seat is less than 90 pounds, stating the airbag is off. This light comes on when there is an adult in the seat. The vehicle has been taken to the dealership, the seat was sent to houston, and it was recalibrated. The seat was doing the same thing, and nothing could be done until the dealership talked to a Kia representative. This problem occurred since the purchase of the vehicle.

- Grand Chenier, LA, USA

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