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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Spectra. After activation, the cigarette lighter would disengage without warning. On one occurrence, the lighter disengaged, landed inside a trash bag, and caught fire. As of November 27, 2007, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 34,000.

- Brooklawn, NJ, USA

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