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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2004 Kia Spectra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 052005

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

I had no indication that my seat belt or airbag were faulty. While driving at 40 mph I struck a car that turned left directly in front of me. My seat belt failed to lock and I was lifted out of the seat and hit my head, shoulder, and hip on the left side of my car. The airbag did not inflate. The insurance adjuster could not believe that the airbag didn't inflate considering the force of the impact.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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