8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,345.00
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace ECM, oxygen sensor (1 reports)
2004 Kia Spectra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012012

Spectra EX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

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

Car has had the "check engine light" for a couple of days, took it in to my local Car Pros Kia, but only reset the light. They did mention the Oxygen sensor was screwing up, and told me to bring it back if it came back on (no charge). Drove it for a few hundred miles, then the light came back on. Took it to a different Kia service and did a full diagnostic but still couldn't figure out the problem, so they call the Kia "engineers" and were told that the ECM needs to be replace, plus the Oxygen sensor. Easy $1345 parts and labor. The vehicle was stored for 3 years and only has 67500. I might have to get it fixed or trade it in. I do like KIAs but if the ECM goes out this early, then I don't want to make future costly repairs.

- , Irvine, CA, USA

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