Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,344 miles

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2009 Kia Spectra miscellaneous problems

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2009 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

May 262015


  • 47,000 miles


Air bag light will not go off....updated 09/22/15

- Laurel, MS, USA

problem #1

May 162015


  • 17,689 miles
I am filing this for my mom. She rear ended a car who had stopped the flow of traffic at a green light to let a vehicle out of a parking lot. My mothers air bags did not deploy and she received a double open fracture to her right ankle and a fractured sternum and intense chest traura. She was life flighted to a hospital in wv ruby memorial she underwent surgery and they saved her right foot they wher unsure if they could save and talked before surgery of possible amputation

- Uniontown, PA, USA

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