Last post on Jul 09, 2009 at 2:35 PM
You are in the Kia Spectra/Spectra5
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Kia Spectra, Interior, Sedan
#12 of 15 Re: Hmm [pf_flyer]
Oct 23, 2006 (4:31 am)
i live in Texas, and own a 1995 kia sephia.
when i bought it, the dash had peeled back so bad, i had to take a knife and cut it off so i could see the road.
I think this is an on-going problem with kia dashes, When they experience alot of sun exposure, expecially in the Texas heat. I say this, because i've seen other kia's with the same problem.
That being said, this car is the most reliable car I have ever owned. - minus the window & door - lock problems
#13 of 15 Re: Hmm [lorn]
Oct 23, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I had a 1999 Sephia, that I traded in for this 2003 Spectra. The Sephia experienced nothign like this, and I treated it the same way, kept the dash treated and clean. It was a damn good car though! I put 102K miles on her before trading it in back in 2003. The Spectra has been excellent mechanical wise, the dash is just a surprise to me as to how it is coming up. Spoke with KIA about it today, waiting for a reply.
#14 of 15 Re: A picture would help :) [pf_flyer]
Jul 09, 2009 (2:27 pm)
I have a 2003 spectra with the same problem. My defrost vent is is still in place. I found that I can push the dash back in to place. The left side of the vent broke and I am having a hard time finding a new one. Any idea were I can find a new one????
#15 of 15 Re: A picture would help :) [rsg3]
Jul 09, 2009 (2:35 pm)
I purchased 2 new vents that I thought I could easily replace myself. However, the dash has to be removed as they fasten in from underneath! I still have the vents, i you are ok with it, email me at dbjr76yahoo and I can send them to you, as I took an alternative approach to the matter. KIA wouldn't do anything for me in regards to the issue except tell me for $750 they could replace the dash.