2004 Kia Spectra Consumer Review: PROBLEM FROM DAY 1
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2004 Kia Spectra - Consumer Review

2004 Kia Spectra

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LS Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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PROBLEM FROM DAY 1
By debrastark on

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2004 Kia Spectra LS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

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I purchased this vehicle from a Barrie Ontario dealer in Sept 2004..it had 18000 on it (I was told it was a rental car b4 I bought it)-in any case the check engine light was on from day one. The most disturbing is when you would go it would hesitate and not seem to "catch" a gear..no power-you would turn it off turn back on and it would seem to reset itself. I took it to Barrie Kia before we moved and they said "if the problem isnt occuring right then we cant see it"-I told them while it's still under 20,000 if I find its transmisison related later I wont be happy. In any case I now work at Honda (thank the lands) I have thus far replaced the alternator and battery. There are FIVE codes (all

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all transmision based. Ki Canada said they have NEVER hear of this issue-which I was almost sideswiped with kids in car becasue it's gotten sooo bad(and doesnt "reset" iteself anymore!!Just called there as my work said to me "Its gona cost you 3-4 thousand-just grab another car)..anyhow-Barrie kia is passing th ebuck here and states that my records are deep in storage and now I have to PROVE my transmisison was alwasy an issue!!!..WTH???..So now I gota try to find my service papers and pray trans fluid was done..as this was a problem from day 1_i dont find this fair!

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DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!!...
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