2009 Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Spectra
2009 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.
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.
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.
2009 Kia Spectra Questions
The high beams and fox lights come on manually. The relays are ok. The switch was changed.
KIA dealer wants $1160 to replace; I said part must be defective and he said call KIA customer service, which I did and they said "things happen". I am furious because
compressors are suppossed to last a long time; like 80000
or so miles.