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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
27,000 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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2007 Kia Spectra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012016


  • miles


2007 Kia Spectra. Consumer writes in regards to replacement/repairs of damaged vehicle seat belts. The consumer stated she had T pay $500 to get the rear seat belt replaced.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 052014


  • 135,000 miles
Started car driver side air illuminated and stayed an still on and doesn't go off. And back driver side seat belt is lock and wont come out so no one can ride on that side of car because seat belt does not work.

- Adolphus, KY, USA

problem #3

Feb 062013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Spectra. The contact stated that none of the seat belts in the rear of the vehicle locked. Also, the locks on all the doors locked independently which caused the contact's infant child to become locked inside the vehicle alone. The failures recurred numerous times. The manufacturer had been notified. The vehicle had not been repaired. The mileage was unknown. The VIN was unknown.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 042011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Spectra. The contact stated that the driver was traveling at unknown speeds and crashed into another vehicle. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to prevent the driver from striking the steering wheel. The contact's vehicle was pushed under the second vehicle involved in the crash. The driver sustained injuries to the eye, fifth vertebrae and a collapsed lung. The police were contacted and a report was filed. The driver was transported to the hospital via ambulance and remained hospitalized for approximately 20 days before passing. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who later diagnosed the vehicle. The results determined that the air bag sensor was not impacted due to the positioning of the vehicle in the crash. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 302007


  • 0 miles
The floor mat on the driver's side of my 2007 Kia Spectra will not remain anchored. Although I'm writing this complaint in 2009, this has been a problem since I bought the car in 2007. I recently brought the car in to the dealership to fix the door locks (which lock on their own immediately after you unlock them) and I brought mat issue to the attention of the service department while there. They proceeded to push the mat back into the anchor (like I haven't tried that hundreds of times in the last two years?), but it was out again within a day - so they have not fixed this nor appear to want to address it. I view this as an unacceptable safety issue and after seeing a news report tonight about a major fatal accident involving a similar problem with a Toyota I am determined to get this addressed by the dealership! on the note about the door locks - I will be bringing it back for the fourth time to address that problem next week. I also wanted to point out, that I had a safety concern with my old 2000 Kia sephia years ago where the driver's side seatbelt wouldn't stay latched if you just tugged on the belt a little. The dealership (a different one) refused to replace it (because my warranty had expired) and wanted to charge me hundreds of dollars to fix it. I filed a complaint and the usdot highway safety division paid to replace them as long as I sent the old components to them so they could test the latch. Shortly thereafter, the seatbelts to both front seats were recalled and I went back in to get my passenger latch replaced under this massive recall. I am very disappointed to find that Kia is still not stepping up to the plate on safety issues without having to get regulatory bodies involved! this is a great way to ruin customer loyalty in someone who gave them a second chance!!!!

- Morristown, NJ, USA

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