Last post on Nov 22, 2011 at 2:30 AM
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Kia Spectra, Auto Body, Sedan, Wagon
#72 of 76 Re: Silver Spectra 08 Peeling Paint [buffie5]
Jan 17, 2011 (10:00 am)
I agree with you. I love how my little car zips around and has alot of power. But I won't buy another Kia because of the paint issue. I think it's sad when you have a new car and take really good care of it that you are stuck with peeling paint. I could understand it if the car was 10+ years old or if it was always parked in the sun and never washed. But not when it's parked in a garage or carport most of the time and less than 5 years old. I can't belive there isn't some kind of paint recall or class action suit against Kia yet for this. A new paint job isn't cheap.
#73 of 76 o4 Spectra Paint Problems
Aug 04, 2011 (4:25 am)
I have an 04 Spectra with silver paint. Front bumper paint has crackling spots all over. Rear bumper is dulled and feels like sandpaper. The trim pieces on both sides have no paint left on them. The left side view mirror has no glossiness left at all, yet the right side mirror is fine. The trim was where it started and KIA told me there was nothing they could do. The bumpers started showing some decline in 2009 and now look really bad. I keep my cars a long time so I will probably get them re-done. It is a shame KIA doesn't address the paint issue. We are free advertising for them and shoddy paint on the vehicles doesn't make them look good.
Oct 12, 2011 (10:02 am)
they took and feel in the spots with paint where it was chipping.
#75 of 76 Re: Texas - 2005 Red Kia [jenae]
Nov 22, 2011 (2:08 am)
i have a 2005 kia spectra black and have no paint issues at all. My car has set out in the sun with no protection at all does not seem to be a problem yet. I actually am pleased with my car overall. Now it has had a few problems like the instrument cluster stopped working,and the passenger airbag weight sensor under the seat quit working. All fixed in a timely manner and with great service in my experience they stand behind their product. i drive my car rough and everything that has broke rather it be my fault or a defect they have always fixed it. Actually that was one of the reasons why I was entertaining the idea of buying another.
Nov 22, 2011 (2:30 am)
my 05 spectra paint is in great condition and has always set out in the sun and went extended amounts of time without a car wash. I was thinking everybody who is having that problem should look at their v.i.n and see where they were manufactured maybe there is a factory that needs upgrading.
But also on that note i feel kia has a good warranty and they stand by it i have been to the dealership forve been i turned a corner way to fast and hit the ditch. It bent my rim so i put the spare on next day bought a new rim witch was slightly different than the orginall (but it dont matter cause it gets covered with the hub cap) A couple months later car started shifting really hard into second gear then started to leak transmission fluid. took it to kia they replaced my seals. A week later it started leaking again and more, Kia replaced seals and rebuilt the front axel that feeds into the transmission. NExt day fluid everywhere by this time i was annoyed but took it to them this time they noticed the rim asked if it had been wrecked i said no, they said that they were tired of working on it and told me they were going to replace the entire transmission. All done at no cost to me they gave me a rental,and when i got mine back it was full on gas washed and detailed. since them not a bit of trouble out of it