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2001 Kia Rio accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 032001

(reported on)

Rio 4-cyl

  • miles


All of the windows fogged. To the point where condensation dripped off of the windows, while operating the vehicle. The dealer checked the vehicle for a possible leak and could not find the source of the problem. Kia was notified and it would take several weeks before anything could be done to correct the problem. The consumer is concerned that the leakage may damage or destroy the interior of the vehicle. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*741842

- Wareham, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windows fog up, defroster does not defrost side windows, resulting in not being able to see out of side windows.

- Kingston, MA, USA

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