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2007 Kia Spectra

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2007 Kia Spectra Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software ...

Drive Train -- Verified

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

2007 Kia Spectra Recalls (Recent)

Engine, April 25, 2011

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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.

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2007 Kia Spectra Questions and Answers

hongartman, 2007 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Avon, IN

Lost key and key fob to my car. Just replaced the keys. Tried to start engine and nothing happens. Car has power. I think it has something to do with the alarm but am not sure. How do I disengage t...

txdickm, 2007 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Austin, TX

Is it possible for me to replace the evap canister filter or do I need to have a professional mechanic do it? Also, where is it located on my 2007 Kia Spectra? Thanks!

blacky, 2007 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Scottsboro, AL

can you tell me how I can track were this car has gone or were it might be in case something goes wrong

Linda123, 2007 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Shelton, WA

I have a significant decrease in my gas mileage. There is no leak.

moe22, 2007 Kia Spectra, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Washington, DC

when i drive my spectra the noise comes from the back tires i got the back rotters resurfaced but it still makes it if anything it got worse

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2007 Kia Spectra Reviews

I purchased my 2007 Spectra in August of 2007. I have 118,000 miles on it now and thus far, other than the oil, the only parts I've changed are the thermostat (once), the brakes all around (once), a park light and a headlight. Twice the car didn't start for me in 6 1/2 years, and both times it was because I'd left a light on all night. I don't care that it's not pretty, it has been a blessing that hasn't put a dent in my pocketbook, something I appreciate as I drive past so many pretty cars on the bed of the repo man's truck. I never expected this car to be so amazingly dependable when I drove it off the lot 6 1/2 years ago.

I bought mine brand new for the money its been a real good car the only issue i have had with it is the oxygen sensors have been replaced with low milage and the check engine light has been on a few times i bring it in and its always the oxygen sensors. other than that i cant complain. great on gas and reliable!

Me and my wife got this one brand new! We aren't the best at taking care of our vehicles, but we try our best to be on top of the maintenance.
It now has 76k miles on it and is still going strong. The only things I have replaced, other than fluids, are the Battery and wipers. I couldn't ask for a more reliable car.

we bought our kia from a rental company with 20k miles....now has 41k with no problems whatsoever. daily driven, freeway miles. just put gas in and go! oil changed every 3k religiously, tires checked every 2 weeks. I was skeptical at first but for the price, it can't be beat. Several friends have Honda Fits and they are amazed by the Kia's power and gas mileage. Thanks KIA!!!!

Bought this used in June of 2009. I've had it 14 months and it has been great. I drive it everywhere... A lot! Had a problem with the doors locking on their own. Warranty took care of it with no hassles whatsoever. Not a bad little stereo either.

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