by Bernice on Apr 23, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
We bought this Spectra used at 32,000. Following year we put in a new clutch. We had 4 CV joints put in and now the Rack and Pinion is gone. Car is at 64000 miles. The dealership wants $1200 to replace. Called Kia and they offered no help. Have spent tons of money on this car and it always makes funny noises. I found a friend to replace rack with a used one for $250.00. I am stuck with this car for now but would never buy anything from KIA.
by kiasyracuse on Sep 21, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Purchased car in May, 2004, have had
problems with slow/hesitation on
acceleration, grinding left front
wheel, engine hesitation, shaking
steering wheel, steering column, brake
pedal and gas pedal. Service manager
factory rep replaced computer instead.
The engine slows down when the air,
heat or defrost is on. Told that engine
parameters are when engine reaches 50
degrees, the steering wheel
shakes/vibrate until engine warms up.
Live in Central New York, started
having problems this July. In the past
week, night temps gone to 42 degrees.
When drive to work, engine warms after
10 minutes, steering wheel still
by gainery on Sep 11, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
could get better gas millage and the
take a very long time for the window to
defrost or clear enough so you can see
no heat for the exterri mirror and some
time the eigen light come on and wont
go off the car only has 17700 miles
bought it new in 2001 i really dont
think a car like this such have that