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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
31,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Kia Spectra engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 032006

(reported on)

Spectra LX

  • 31,000 miles


i took my car in to kia because i have been losing power and have been hearing noises coming from the brake system. after keeping my car for 7 hours, i was told there was nothing wrong with the car..."feel free to bring it back in if you have any problems because your car has plenty of warranty". it is less than a week later and the check engine light is on and as i am driving the car, it wants to drive itself or feels like it is going to die. it continues to over-rev itself with my foot on the brake pedal and stopped at a light. it also over-revs itself while in park.

- , Dallas, TX, USA

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