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Kia Spectra Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Kia Spectra

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Kia Spectra is between $344 and $421 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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The original alternator was incapable of supplying sufficient power to the battery when the engine was idling with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning). A new, more powerful alternator and r...
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 neces...
My car has recently overheated on my way home from work one day, luckily i made it home just in t...
I changed my thermostat recently and then the upper radiator hose. Then the lower one. After chan...
yesterday 3/20/2017 my dash lights for battery and brake came on and stayed on. Starting off fro...
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SPECTRA LD VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 7, 2...
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG FEATURE, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM...
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING TIE RODS MAY HAVE A MANUFACTURING FLAW THAT AFFECTS T...
Overall Score (37 Reviews)
October 03, 2016
2006 Kia Spectra
I purchased my 2007 Kia Spectra in Sept. 2007 and I have had it for 9 years with little to no trouble. It currently has 248,000 miles on it. I have replaced a 02 censor (I think thats the name of i...
April 06, 2015
2006 Kia Spectra
Bought my Spectra EX in Mar 06 new, has 140000 on it gets 30 mpg at 70 mph and I've replaced rear brakes at the 6 yr mark but the front are okay! Probably next year for both and the rotors look lik...
February 19, 2014
2007 Kia Spectra
I purchased my 2007 Spectra in August of 2007. I have 118,000 miles on it now and thus far, other than the oil, the only parts I've changed are the thermostat (once), the brakes all around (once), ...