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

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2009 Kia Spectra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 142009


  • 50 miles


-the contact owns a 2009 Kia Spectra. The contact started the ignition and the front passenger air bag sensor failed to operate properly. When the front passenger seat was occupied the SRS warning indicator illuminated to the on and off position intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician informed that the passenger seat occupant must be positioned properly before the sensor warning indicator illumination. The dealer would not replace or repair the airbags. The contact stated the failure had been continuous since the purchase of the vehicle in 2009. The failure mileage was 50. The current mileage was 12,000.

- Ralston, NE, USA

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