2009 Kia Spectra5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Spectra5

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2009 Kia Spectra5 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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

Transmission Damage Due to Low and/or Incorrect 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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2009 Kia Spectra5 Questions

sometimes motor will turn over but not start unless you take out key open door (1 answer)

keys have been reprogramed but it has not helped I have two keys and it happens with both
Ant help would be appiciated

car hesitates and runs rough at idle. what could cause this? (1 answer)

its does this for several days and then runs fine for several days.

Why when I press the clutch does my engine rev without me stepping on the gas? (3 answers)

when I press down the clutch to change gears the rpms go up really high then back down, but if I ride the clutch it goes back up then down again with me never touching the gas. Sometimes when I am idling it will continue to go up down (rpms as if I am reving the engine and letting it go), but not...

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