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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152005

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Kia Rio. While driving 40 mph, the contact heard a squeaking noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The brakes were replaced five times. The dealer stated that the noise was not coming from the brakes. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA recall # 05V159000 (wheels). The current mileage is 54,527 and failure mileage was 30,000.

- Park Forest , IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012005

Rio 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The consumer stated that the 2001 Kia Rio had the air bag light on the dashboard. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, but it was not checked for the air bag light. The consumer said that the dealer did a visual check. The tires were prematurely worn out. The consumer specifically said it was because of the wheel recall 50V159000 that the tires were replaced. Front and rear brakes have had to be replaced also at 20,000 miles. Updaed

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 192005

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2001 Kia reo brakes wet compleatly out becase of rused out brak lining the bottom of the car is all rused out and is very un safe my deler phil smiht of fl. 954 545 7194 has tole me the car is un safe to drive in this codision with limeted repares othrized by Kia

- Hillsboro, FL, USA

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