2009 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Spectra

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2009 Kia Spectra Problems

Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues

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 should be checked and updated as necessary.

Check Engine Light On, Engine Runs OK

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.

Lousy Mileage

I purchased this automatic new and have regretted it for many reasons. Lack of fuel economy makes me wonder if it is a 'Lemon'?? I am a single (old!!) woman w/out the knowledge or confidence to confront this problem w/dealer or who?? and how? I realize it could be less than sticker said, but SO MUCH LESS?? Anyone else w/an automatic have this BIG problem? Also just recently (i have 14,000 miles on it) I smelled the 'fuely' smell INSIDE ...

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2009 Kia Spectra Questions

What can cause misfiring ? (1 answer)

Car misfiring idle high after stop and go..things replaced...spark plugs..crank shaft sensor and now fuse panel help!

manual trans when engaging second gear the syncros do not engage they grind a bi (1 answer)

bit going into second gear.would a heavy gear oil like a 80 slow down the syncro
to engage second without grinding

Car won't start. worked great yesterday what's up? (2 answers)

CAR worked fine yesterday. No indications of any problems. Went to go start it, Turned the igintion on all ligihts came on usual effects of dashlights, but no crank,

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