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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Kia Spectra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152006

(reported on)

Spectra LX

  • 30,000 miles


I think this car has been a real big pain in our butt, we have had this car in several times for our back brakes let me remind you the front are fine at this point in time we have 80%in front and 0-5% on the back and have not had brakes done yet. our passenger air bag light is constantly giving us trouble even after having it in for recall and 3 times after that. Our O2 sensor went out at 15000 miles , it cuts out when we go in to 3rd gear. We have a humming noise in front pass. side tire area, our radio changes stations when it feels like it, our rpms will drop to 0 when running at idle Gas door has gotten stuck plenty of times and wont release uless u stick something in it. And these are all thing Kia are refusing to fix. GREAT COMPANY HUH! They are the biggest POS that we have came across. The sure are willing to get you in to there POS but ain't willing to fix them. I will never ever own another Kia in my life . Hard lesson learned but on its way of be declared a lemon. So to all of you that are thinking of buying a KIA please dont save your self the trouble and hardships. So if any of you KIA people read this you all SellBIG OH F^kin POS of sht.

- , Kent, WA, USA

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