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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

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2005 Kia Spectra accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012011

Spectra 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Spectra. The contact stated that all four automatic locks malfunctioned. The contact also stated that he intermittently became locked in or out of the vehicle. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The current mileage was approximately 155,000. Updated 3/11/13 the consumer stated the doors lock/unlock by thmselves. They won't activate on command. Driver's side inside handle will not activate release. Updated 06/17/2013

- Gautier, MS, USA

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