2005 KIA Spectra

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

2 Recalls for 2005 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.

April 28, 2005 STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING TIE RODS MAY HAVE A MANUFACTURING FLAW THAT AFFECTS THE METALLURGY.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING RACK ASSEMBLY, WHICH INCLUDES THE TIE ROD COMPONENTS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE ON APRIL 8, 2005. AN ADDITIONAL LETTER WAS SENT TO OWNERS WHO HAD NOT TAKEN THEIR VEHICLES IN FOR REPAIR. THIS LETTER WAS MAILED MAY 20, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

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115 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2005 KIA Spectra

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10281944
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10173771
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10173950
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10173751
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10158361
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10152074
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10151078
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10144732
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10142785
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10140297
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10141180
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10133795
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10925278
ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10917679
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 11376926
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10927363
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11319671
STEERING | SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11282377
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 11131858
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING
ODI Number: 11120161
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 11185578
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11151617
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11048657
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11042904
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10836873
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10817098
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10763739
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10731347
STEERING
ODI Number: 10724303
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10713696
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10700769
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10694776
AIR BAGS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10659763
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10630859
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10586695
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10586690
ENGINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10586688
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10578082
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10557669
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10515719
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
ODI Number: 10512707
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10497775
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10486551
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10472609
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10461967
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10461962
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10459513
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10458015
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10454864
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10446553
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10427192
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10419416
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10421868
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 10408749
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10402464
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10402894
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 10400695
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10394280
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10375022
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10375016
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10356125
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10345295
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10343070
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10336990
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10336442
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10302882
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
ODI Number: 10299085
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10281944
STEERING
ODI Number: 10274644
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10269635
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10268670
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
ODI Number: 10267444
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10255565
STEERING
ODI Number: 10238067
STEERING
ODI Number: 10233653
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10235209
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10222623
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10219990
EQUIPMENT
ODI Number: 10210097
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10194138
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10189763
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
ODI Number: 10184045
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10181168
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
ODI Number: 10179312
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10173771
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10173950
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10175792
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10173751
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10174356
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 10171937
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10171586
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10161817
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10161783
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10158361
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10157063
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10157059
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10157521
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10155175
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10153313
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10151619
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10151078
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10152074
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10148216
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10144732
STEERING:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10146836
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10141885
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10142785
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10140297
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10141180
STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
ODI Number: 10134756
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10133795
STEERING
ODI Number: 10134061
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10129588
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10126542
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10123785
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0 Investigations for 2005 KIA Spectra

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

30 Service Alerts for 2005 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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July 16, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN – APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) – TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP

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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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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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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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January 1, 2005 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

KEY GETS STUCK IN THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. KIA TECH TIMES. *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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January 1, 2004 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT

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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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