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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Kia Spectra steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102007


  • miles


On March 10, 2007, at approximately 4:45 pm, my wife and I witnessed a single car accident on red bluff between kirby and bay area blvd in pasadena Texas. The vehicle was wildly out of control and eventually landed upside down in a ditch on the left had side of the road. The driver said the car went "crazy." I examined the car and noticed the left tie rod end was sheared off where it enters the tie rod itself. The left strut was also ripped out of the body of the car. It is my opinion, the rod was sheared when the car hit a pot hole or the left curb. The driver lost control and was very lucky to escape with bumps and bruises. The vehicle was a Kia. I did not ask the year or model, but I think it was a Spectra.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

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