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64,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Kia Spectra transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 292010

(reported on)

Spectra ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


When I purchased the 2004 Kia Spectra the car started showing problems a month after. When you press on the accelerator the car would barely move and then after awhile as your accelerating it would get stuck in third gear to the point I would have to pull over press on the brake and start off again. Pressing the brake seems to reset the problem. When I would take it in to Kia they would say they can't find anything wrong with the transmission. This has occurred about 5 or 6 more times and of course my warranty is no longer available. It's pretty bad when you are driving your car and all of a sudden it gets stuck in third gear and all you are doing is revving up the engine as you are driving down the freeway. Not a good sign.....

- , Yuma, AZ, USA

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