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2005 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Kia Spectra

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2005 Kia Spectra is between $344 and $421 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2005 Kia Spectra
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$383
Annual Repair Cost
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The original alternator was incapable of supplying sufficient power to the battery when the engine was idling with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning). A new, more powerful alternator and r...
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not neces...
The car is going into gear but not pulling
All lights except for the low beams work. The lights were not left on...
Also the brake lights were staying on so we put a pad on the pedal to stop that before the brakes...
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SPECTRA LD VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 7, 2...
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG FEATURE, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM...
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING TIE RODS MAY HAVE A MANUFACTURING FLAW THAT AFFECTS T...
Overall (6 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 15, 2014
2005 Kia Spectra
I have a 2005 Spectra Bought brand new and it now has 310,400 miles on it. Same engine and transmission. Timing belts done every 80k water pump done once and oil changes every 4k, I have gotten my ...
November 24, 2013
2005 Kia Spectra
I bought the 2005 Spectra in March of that year, it was my second KIA...it is still going strong and has moved me several times towing trailers as large as a trailer used to haul a backhoe. I have...
January 18, 2013
2005 Kia Spectra
I bought this little car to commute in when I moved. I commute 45 miles each way to work ..90 miles a day ...3 or 4 times a week...since 2005! This car is the best little car Ive ever bought. F...