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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,000 miles

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2009 Kia Spectra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 182014


  • 129,000 miles


This has happened on more than one occasion. While traveling on the interstate at 70 mph the vehicle begin increasing in speed. Brakes were tapped, no decrease in speed, brakes were applied, no decrease in speed, pushed to de-activate cruise, no result; I had to push the gear shift in neutral, motor was racing, turn off key, turn back on momentarily all while driving in traffic. The cruise then quit working for several weeks, began working again; traveling 60 mph and was unable to make a turn because cruise would not disengage. Very dangerous!!! at this point I do not use the cruise nor will use it until I can have it seen.

- Mcneill, MS, USA

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