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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,000 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.

2006 Kia Spectra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 152014


  • 61,000 miles


The airbag light in my daughter's 2006 Kia Spectra stays on. The passenger/occupant sensor mat is defective. This problem first appeared at 61,000 miles. The dealership says the repair will cost in excess of $2,000, so I cannot afford to have this fixed. Also, the brake switch is defective and only works intermittently. This prevents the brake lights from illuminating.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 172012

Spectra 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
I was driving on hwy 40 E approaching exit 153 in heavy rainfall. Approximately 0.25 miles from the exit the truck already on the exit ahead of me began applying its brakes. Pre-braking measures were taken. The wheels locked up and I collided with the truck in front of me and flew forward into the steering wheel. I had been braking the entire time, but my seat-belt did not lock into place. My airbag did not deploy. I suffered bruising, severe headaches, and minor cuts as a result. Insurance declared car as total loss.

- Statesville, NC, USA

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