Transmission Damage Due to Low and/or Incorrect Fluid on Kia Spectra

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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Average mileage: 111,692 (25,000–174,768)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009
10 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2008 Kia Spectra165,000
My car started jerking out of nowhere and then it would sound like a race car after it jerked. When coming to a complete stop and then pushing down on the accelerated and would not accelerate as it usually would and would need to be pushed down more in order to get it moving. Put more fluid in, changed spark plugs, and put this liquid in my gas tank and it helped for a while but then happened again.
2009 Kia Spectra25,000
Car started to loose power. Checked the transmission & it appeared to be a little low after having the whole car serviced. By the time I got home 25 miles the tranny was finished.
2001 Kia Spectra174,768
get reverse cant get drive or second go to first drive in frist easy to second and that its did put some aft tranmmissom fluild change fluids didnt change filter but before that its were change gear what went wrong
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