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2009 Kia Spectra repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (45%)

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2009 Kia Spectra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (50%)

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Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Kia Spectra5 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Spectra5 in Missouri, United States
- Feb 2009
Feb 2009

1500 mi
Bushing in right front suspension bad from the factory, causing noise while driving. Part has to come from Korea, approximately one month wait. 

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2009 Kia Spectra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Kia Spectra in California, United States
- Jan 2015
Jan 2015

77500 mi

US $685
Radiator exchange 
Kia Spectra in Texas, United States
- May 2010
May 2010

19000 mi
drivers door unable to open from the inside of the vehicle 
Kia Spectra in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Jan 2019
Sep 2015

85000 mi

US $265
Original owner new FT tires Idiot installer broke TPMS stems only KIA parts work and Must go to KIA to Have programmed First garage replaced with Not OEM parts they finally went KIA for parts 65.00 TO REPROGRAM TOTAL BILL $275.00 Idiots who installed new tires broke TPMS parts had to buy OEM KIA parts and then program at KIA Dealer total 265.00 
Apr 2016

89000 mi

US $50
ccvt part threw P0011 codes Changed oil removed code , worked for 3750 miles, again code , changed oil 300 miles later coded, KIA Said replace with KIA oil filter, removed code , 1k miles still no code 
May 2016

94500 mi

US $80
widow track bent and had to fix 
Jul 2016

93000 mi

US $170
CVVT solenoid bought OEM metal sensor-eBayfrom Korea was made of metal, redesigned part Old part made check engine light go on when oil was slightly dirty,small shavings got stuck,etc. New design has oil screen and larger ports Timing solenoid could have bought sensor on eBay OEM for 30.00 and installed easily 
May 2017

102000 mi

US $250
rear pads 
Sep 2017

105400 mi

US $155
Bushings 

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2009 Kia Spectra Repair Histories

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