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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2006 Kia Spectra fuel system problems

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2006 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 092011

Spectra 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


I was pumping gas into my 2006 Kia Spectra and heard a metal pop and thought someone ran over something. As I was driving I was hearing something drag under my car. When I pulled over it turned out to be the gas tank strap was super rusted and had busted. The other is rusted too. So I look online to find replacement straps and find a recall (NHTSA campaign no : 11V256000) detailing that the gas tank straps are liable to rust and come off if they were in any northern states which use heavy amounts of road salt. So I call Kia and they say my model though it is a 2006 Kia Spectra is not eligible for the replacement. I ask for case to be opened. After them telling me to go get a diagnostic from dealership and 6 days later they decline me for any more consideration. So I have a car with one broken gas tank strap and other is just as rusted and the gas tank could fall off and catch on fire causing me and/or other people behind me to catch fire. If this isn't a safety hazard I don't know what is. The gas tank straps should have gotten so rusty for such a new car. I'm in Tennessee and the car had an owner in Wisconsin who put the most miles on it.

- Friendship, TN, USA

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