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Kia Spectra Problems

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Most Common Kia Spectra Problems

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 i...
The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault with the front oxygen sensor when no fault exists.
The original alternator was incapable of supplying sufficient power to the battery when the engine was idling with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning).
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2 Known Kia Spectra Drive Train Problems

1 Known Kia Spectra Electrical & Lights Problem

2 Known Kia Spectra Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known Kia Spectra Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

6 Known Kia Spectra Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Kia Spectra years 2006, 2007, and 2002 are the most likely to experience problems.

2006 Kia Spectra
2007 Kia Spectra
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