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Kia Spectra5 Problems

Find the most common issues based on car owner complaints

Most Common Kia Spectra5 Problems

The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault with the front oxygen sensor when no fault exists.
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on.
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...
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2 Known Kia Spectra5 Drive Train Problems

1 Known Kia Spectra5 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

1 Known Kia Spectra5 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

4 Known Kia Spectra5 Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Kia Spectra5 years 2006, 2005, and 2007 are the most likely to experience problems.

2006 Kia Spectra5
2005 Kia Spectra5
2007 Kia Spectra5
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