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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,369 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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2006 Kia Spectra fuel system problems

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2006 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 232013


  • 92,880 miles


One of the vehicles fuel tank mounting straps has rusted into and dragging the pavement. This would cause a possible accident, fire and or explosion if tank had hit the pavement and rubbed hole in the tank. The vehicle has no other rust on undercarriage. Said vehicle has 92,893 miles on it and is a 2006 model year. I believe straps are made of poor quality metal as there are no other rust issues with said vehicle! I think that this a safety hazard and there should be a recall for this problem. I called a Kia dealer and he told me that there was a recall on some Kia's in the North for the same problem but said there was no recall for my vehicle. If they knew of the problem they should have recalled all of them!

- Russell Springs, KY, USA

problem #5

Mar 312011

Spectra 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
About the end of March I noticed my car was leaking gas. I haven't been able to afford to get it fixed but its getting worse and worse. I never hit anything so I don't understand how thing could've happened. I was informed that there is a recall on Kia Spectra fuel systems but my car is not covered. It would be nice to figure out why it isn't.

- Soldotna , AK, USA

problem #4

Jun 062011


  • miles
Called the dealership of where I bought my Kia at, couldnt get a hold of them to set an appointment to go into the dealership to get the service done. I received a letter on June 6th, of 2011, and need to know what to do about this situation, and or to still to take it in? or... im not sure on how to handle this situation.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 292011


  • 99,334 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Spectra LX. The contact stated that after the vehicle was refueled, he heard a popping and dragging noise and found that one of the fuel tank straps had failed due to corrosion. The manufacturer would not assist with the repairs, stating that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11V256000 (fuel system, other: Storage: Tank assembly: Mounting). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 99,334.

- Sparta , TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 252010


  • 71,000 miles
2006 Kia Spectra when driving down the road the gas tank straps broke off and let the gas tank fall on the road. The straps rusted off. The car is only 4 years old.the tank hit on the road and broke open spilling gas on road. Contacted Kia dealer I was informed that it is not their problem.

- Madison, OH, USA

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problem #1

Apr 292010


  • 51,000 miles
I drove my 2006 Kia Spectra to work 8:45 am parked. At 6pm I got into my car to come home and as I was pulling out heard scraping noise under the car. I pulled back into parking space & got out to look under my car; both metal straps that secure the gas tank were rusted through and scraping on the ground. My gas tank was hanging to the side nothing was holding the gas tank to the car at this point but the fuel line.

- Boonsboro, MD, USA

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