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2001 Kia Rio body / paint problems

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 212003

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles

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

Consumer is having problems with water coming in thru the door hinges.. dealer was contacted and stated that it is a defect but there is nothing they can do.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #5

Dec 232002

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about water coming in the vehicle true the door. Also stated that has filed for the lemon law. Dealer was contacted and admitted that they do have a problem but there is nothing they can do until the manufacture issues a recall.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 062002

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles
Engine check light comes on repeatedly with cause unknown. The only corrective action dealership did was to change a code in the vehicle's computer system. Faulure caused vehicle not to exceed 5 mph. The brakes were making a loud noise, the air bag light was on, the left window was acting erractically, the regulator had to be replaced, the rear view mirro was inoperative, all 4 door seals were leaking water, there was a shimmy in the steering wheel, the shift indicator strip was out of poistion, the trim around the windshield was loose for the second time, there was a noise coming from the exhaust due to the shiled on the midpipe being loose.

- Skylerville, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012001

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles

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

Air leaks around the doors, the doors were adjusted which has only somewhat corrected the problem, vehicle is equipped with a 5 mph bumper, the plastic attachments do not hold the bumper to the vehicle securely and while driving over 50 mph a vibration was coming from the front end.

- Falls City, NE, USA

problem #2

Oct 012001

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles
Air leaks around the doors, the doors were adjusted which has only somewhat corrected the problem, vehicle is equipped with a 5 mph bumper, the plastic attachments do not hold the bumper to the vehicle securely and while driving over 50 mph a vibration was coming from the front end.

- Falls City, NE, USA

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problem #1

Oct 012001

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles
Air leaks around the doors, the doors were adjusted which has only somewhat corrected the problem, vehicle is equipped with a 5 mph bumper, the plastic attachments do not hold the bumper to the vehicle securely and while driving over 50 mph a vibration was coming from the front end.

- Falls City, NE, USA

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