I am a owner of 2 Kia Spectra's 2004.5. Both of them are having shifting problems. It seems like when I excellerate quickly the car doesn't shift right. It almost feels like the trans is slipping. Please help.
Can you give a few more details about your cars, and the problem you're having?
- How many miles do the cars have on them?
- What was the build date (found on the sticker inside the drivers door)?
- Have you checked the level of transmission fluid while the car is hot and idling in Park?
- Do the cars exhibit the same behavior for another driver? The new Spectra's have a computerized transmission that may be reacting strangely to your style of accelerator pressure, etc.
I agree that if there is a problem, your dealer's the best place to head. You should be under warranty as long as you bought the cars new or used from the dealer.
I am very interested to hear how many miles you have on your cars, because I own a 2004.5 Spectra that's got almost 8K miles on it, and it was built in March of 2004. So far my car's performance has been nearly flawless. The only repair my car has required was the replacement of the 3rd (middle) brakelight LED due to 2 of the cells not lighting. Pretty minor stuff.