2006 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 2006 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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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2006 KIA Spectra

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101 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2006 KIA Spectra

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AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE | SEATS
ODI Number: 10525221
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10212118
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10185166
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10183235
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10177332
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10925081
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10918543
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10908399
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10979055
ENGINE | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 11373460
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11364760
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11288698
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11229779
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11171724
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11190932
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11183923
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11080071
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11149812
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11065038
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10888560
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10884940
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10874246
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10863043
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10822101
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10790347
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10761846
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10761101
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10759802
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10760111
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10748226
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | STEERING
ODI Number: 10713798
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10704406
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10670778
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10659082
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10649904
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10618407
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10605617
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10585292
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10569071
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10563941
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10556219
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10558034
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
ODI Number: 10555553
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
ODI Number: 10549264
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10523528
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE | SEATS
ODI Number: 10525221
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10513013
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10503923
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10488607
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10474247
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10475604
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10475227
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
ODI Number: 10468049
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10460752
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10457377
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10440848
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10434025
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10429142
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10426708
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
ODI Number: 10412283
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10409361
TIRES
ODI Number: 10407504
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10404354
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10355282
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10332340
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10328164
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10315696
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10287065
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10283135
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10250342
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10235861
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 10234952
STRUCTURE | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10222131
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10212118
STEERING
ODI Number: 10212786
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10208740
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10206534
STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS
ODI Number: 10202180
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10201552
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10196265
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 10194183
STRUCTURE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10188442
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10187232
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10185166
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10186076
STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10184738
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10183235
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10182148
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10180653
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10177332
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10176710
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10178949
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10175599
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10170961
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10172493
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10167722
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10158728
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10159357
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10159154
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10156564
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10402800
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0 Investigations for 2006 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.

24 Service Alerts for 2006 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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103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

CAN RESISTOR REPLACEMENT FOR 06-07MY SPECTRA VEHICLES. *NJ

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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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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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