2009 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance

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

2009 Kia Spectra Problems

Oxygen Sensor Code Due to Failed Electrical Connections at Sensor

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.

Software Update Available to 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.

fuel smell

There is a fuel smell under the hood especially in the morning when I start it when it is warming up. The smell is strong inside the car also. I have found fuel at the end of the fuel rail, but can't find where it is coming from. Checked wires hoses no luck.I did have an emissions code set once, changed the gas cap, hasn't helped.
also off and on turns over several times before it will start. almost like it isn't getting fuel. Don't know if 2...

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2009 Kia Spectra Questions

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,

had oil change and was told had a crack in accessory belt to ac. (1 answer)

how soon should i fix? i have no symptoms. can i wait 3 more weeks since funds are low. any idea how much to fix. thanks

my engine revs while idle and now is doing it while engaged in drive (1 answer)

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