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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200,000 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.

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2005 Kia Spectra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 232015

Spectra

  • 200,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Kia Spectra. While driving 45 mph, the contact noticed that the brake pedal was stiff when it was depressed. The brakes failed without warning and a crash occurred. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Leesberg, VA, USA

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