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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2008 Kia Spectra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 162014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 Kia Spectra. The contact stated the front drivers and passengers doors failed to open from the inside of the vehicle intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Summerville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082013


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Spectra. The contact stated that the interior driver's side door handle became detached from the vehicle. The contact had to open the window and engage the handle from the exterior of the vehicle in order to exit. The manufacturer informed the dealer that the handle was outside of warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 76,000.

- Salsbury, MD, USA

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