2004 KIA Spectra

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

1 Recalls for 2004 KIA Spectra

Recall Date Component Summary
April 25, 2011 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SPECTRA LD VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 7, 2003, THROUGH MARCH 6, 2007, ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE
ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT CORROSION OF THE FUEL TANK STRAPS WHICH HOLD THE TANK MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ROAD SALT. AS A RESULT OF THE CORROSION, ONE OR BOTH STRAPS MAY SEPARATE ALLOWING THE FUEL TANK TO CONTACT THE GROUND AND POSSIBLY DISRUPT THE INTEGRITY OF THE TANK.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK STRAPS AND ATTACHING HARDWARE WITH NEW ZINC COATED PARTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 6, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2004 KIA Spectra

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airbag

76 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2004 KIA Spectra

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10221040
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10114128
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10101053
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10099828
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10087213
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE | SEATS
ODI Number: 10133000
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11013077
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11016112
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10822975
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10700777
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10667005
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10489492
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10466757
AIR BAGS | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10444981
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10441302
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10419232
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10421665
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10395851
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10352572
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10335511
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10323558
SEAT BELTS:INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT
ODI Number: 10290721
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10283916
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10276813
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10255094
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10250075
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10250266
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10246021
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10233145
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10233693
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10228863
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10224683
SUSPENSION:REAR
ODI Number: 10224417
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10221040
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10220138
TIRES
ODI Number: 10214623
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
ODI Number: 10206494
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10199312
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10182070
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 10170880
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10159042
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10154527
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10154363
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10150202
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 10150117
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10146396
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10139671
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10139372
STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM
ODI Number: 10140636
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10138554
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10130380
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
ODI Number: 10126959
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10128142
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10118969
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10114128
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
ODI Number: 10116289
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10111139
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10113741
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10106871
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10105761
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10101053
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10101465
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10099828
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10099734
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10095075
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10092718
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10093097
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10092639
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10093411
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10092577
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10091094
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10089065
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10087213
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10086219
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10082086
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE | SEATS
ODI Number: 10133000
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33 Service Alerts for 2004 KIA Spectra

Date Description
April 4, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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April 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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September 13, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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September 13, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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April 4, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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March 2, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PITSTOP – ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES – In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

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November 4, 2016 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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November 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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January 18, 2017 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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January 18, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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June 1, 2005 100000 POWER TRAIN

MILD DRIVELINE BUMP OR SHOCK WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A STOP AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED FOR MORE THAN ONE HOUR. *TT

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January 1, 2005 114400 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

WIPER FUSE SPEC CHANGE. *TT

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January 1, 2005 114300 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK

INTERMITTENT TRUNK LIGHT OPERATION. *TT

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March 1, 2005 140000 AIR BAGS

ADVANCED AIR BAG OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS (OCS). *TT

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January 1, 2007 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB

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March 1, 2006 142000 AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) LOGIC REPROGRAMMING. KIA IS CHANGING THE ACU LOGIC TO PERMIT SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AT ALL TIMES. *TT

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September 1, 2004 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

CHARGING SYSTEM UPGRADE. *TT

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July 1, 2004 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLAMP GROUND WIRE SEALING TO PREVENT MOISTURE FROM ENTERING THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES. *TT

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January 1, 2005 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

KEY GETS STUCK IN THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. KIA TECH TIMES. *TT

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January 1, 2005 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

CLUTCH SWITCH P/N AVAILABILITY. *TT

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September 1, 2005 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

REPLACEMENT OF THE EVAP CANISTER HOSE VENT ELBOW AND THE FUEL TANK (AIR) FILTER. *TT

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January 1, 2005 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT

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October 1, 2010 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

KIA: ON SOME 2004-2009 SPECTRAS THE DOORS ARE LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT THE DRIVER COMMANDING THEM TO. *RM

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October 1, 2010 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

KIA: ON SOME 2004-2009 SPECTRAS THE DOORS ARE LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT THE DRIVER COMMANDING THEM TO. *RM

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July 1, 2015 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *PE

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November 6, 2008 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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November 6, 2008 162310 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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November 6, 2008 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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November 6, 2008 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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August 28, 2008 053000 PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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August 28, 2008 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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August 28, 2008 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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June 1, 2006 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

A SECOND TO THIRD GEAR UPSHIFT SHOCK AFTER THE VEHICLE IS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE. ALSO MAY BE FELT AS A SLIP OR FLARE FOLLOWED BY A SHOCK WHILE SHIFTING FROM SECOND TO THIRD GEAR. *TT

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