2008 Kia Spectra5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Kia Spectra5

2008 Kia Spectra5 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.

Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

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.

Use Only Kia Approved Transmission Fluid

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.

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2008 Kia Spectra5 Questions

a/c problems (1 answer)

my car's a/c is real cold but then all of a sudden it turns hot, put gauges on refrigerant good changed cabin filter what else could i do or have i missed

the fan on the a/c & defroster has stopped....just all of a sudden (2 answers)

we were running the a/c when it stopped....all the a/c controls look right but without the fan....the cool air isn't blowing out.

Brake lights work intermittenly. Any clues to why??? (1 answer)

Brake lights work when they want it seems. Bulbs are fine.

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2008 Kia Spectra5 Reviews

Very roomy interior. Lots of head room and leg room in the front and back seats. Plenty of space in the rear hatch area. Engine could use more zip but is acceptable. Interior noise is not bad. Ride could be more plush but handles curves very well. No small trash receptacle provided. Seats could use a bit more padding. Would be nice if the window ledge was wide enough for a tall person to rest t...

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