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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Kia Spectra5

2008 Kia Spectra5

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2008 Kia Spectra5 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.

2008 Kia Spectra5 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Kia Spectra5, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Pomona, CA

my car is a lemon and on the 3rd transmission, i refuse to go back to kia because a different mechanic told me how my trannie would go out, and y. the kia mechanics put the transmission on not rit...

Goose1982, 2008 Kia Spectra5, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Pascagoula, MS

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

johnvicki, 2008 Kia Spectra5, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Chicago, IL

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.

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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 their arm on. Controls and guage cluster are easy to read and use. Our car is 3 1/2 years old now and has 78,000 on the odometer. Trouble free until a couple of days ago when the A/C compressor locked up. Dealor wants $800 plus just for the part. That's a bit on the pricey side (IMO).

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