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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,150 miles

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2004 Kia Spectra windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 132006

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,150 miles


: the contact stated when the vehicle is idling, it idles low and then revs up on it's own. The dealership replaced the main solenoid in the transmission. The problem returned, and the dealership is unable to diagnose a problem. Also, two weeks after purchase, the check engine light illuminated. The dealership replaced the fuel sensor and this problem was repaired. The front passenger side window would not operate, up or down. The dealership determined the cable was unhooked and repaired it.

- Denmark, WI, USA

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