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1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
123,167 miles

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2001 Kia Rio accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 122013

Rio

  • 129,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Parked car at work came back out and the door lock was down tried to pull up but is stuck or caught on something. The way the screws are in the door 2 of them cannot be taken out without having the door open. With long legs its very difficult to get in and out of vehicle!!! also trouble with the engine misfiring of sparkplug with some loss of power.

- Perryton, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 042013

Rio

  • 140,000 miles
It is difficult to enter the car with the key and when I pull the door handle the lock drops down to the close position and I can't get out this happens on the driver's side and the front passenger side, I have to hold the lock on the up position with a piece of metal or leave the rear doors unlocked in case I have to jump out..this car is a lemon I have replaced sensors alternator, starter, ac parts and many other parts the only thing good is the transmission and the engine...

- Lares, PR, USA

problem #1

May 022011

Rio 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Both door locks get stuck on both the passenger side and drivers side. We have had to climb in the back seat to exit the car. This is very dangerous and could cause death or injury if a fire and could not exit the car.

- Saint Cloud , FL, USA

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