hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Kia Spectra accessories - interior problems

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2003 Kia Spectra Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 51,000 miles


I was driving down the highway during my trip to work (about an hour trip each way from my home), and my seat suddenly flung back into the back seat. I lost control of the vehicle for a moment and luckily snapped back up and got the vehicle back under control. After looking at what had happened, the metal railing under the seat that is attached to the floorboard had snapped...the front part of the railing still bolted down, and then an inch or two back the metal is just simply snapped in two. I called to have the vehicle repaired and was given a week out appointment and wanred I may have to pay for repairs myself.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 102007

Spectra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 110,000 miles
Drivers seat bracket attaching seat to car broke three times, once under warranty which caused damage to entire seat, and once under replacement parts warranty. Third time outside of warranty period.

- Brush Prairie, WA, USA

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