2005 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Kia Spectra

2005 Kia Spectra Problems

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 necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault with the front oxygen sensor when no fault exists. Replacing the electrical connections at the oxygen sensor with a repair kit available from Kia will commonly fix this problem.

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2005 Kia Spectra Questions

The switch does not work

wen I push in gas rpm rev hjgh and car is barely moving also it will idle in first and second gear without dieing. I cant even pop the clutch if I wanted to its like there is no clutch the only thing it good for at the moment is starting the car

Is this a big job or can it be a DIY job. The car seems to almost stall at times then starts to run well again in a moment.Plugs have been changed and fuel cleaner added to gas

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2005 Kia Spectra Recalls

On vehicles driven in areas where road salt is used, the straps that secure the fuel tank may rust and break. A broken fuel tank strap could allow the fuel tank to drop and contact the ground, which could result in a fuel leak. With any fuel leak, there is always an increased risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps and attaching hardware with zinc-coated parts. This recall is scheduled to begin during June 2011. The Kia recall number is SC090.

On certain vehicles the steering tie rods may have a metallurgical defect causing them to brake. This could lead to loss of steering and an accident. The dealer will replace the whole rack which includes the tie rods free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-047

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2005 Kia Spectra Reviews

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. Face it...I'm 58 years old and Ive had a few cars. I now have 264,000 plus miles on my 2005 Spectra 2005 and I am totally delighted. NOTE: I did get regular oil changes and new tires and brakes on t...

I BOUGHT MY CAR NEW WITH 5 MILES ON IT (2005 KIA SPECTRA) IT HAS BEEN DOING PRETTY GOOD NO COMPLAINTS MUCH GOOD MPH ETC. BUT THE PAINT JOB IS VERY BAD IT IS PEELING OFF AT THE HANDLES,THE WHOLE BACK BUMPER ETC I AM TRYING TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT THAT

pickup is great for a little sedan, replaced brakes and get all kinds of noise now, might need oem parts, suspension is soft but for the price and style not bad, milage is great, other 2 cars are a mazada and a nissan they have had more problems them the KIA

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