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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,695 miles

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2001 Kia Rio drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182008

Rio 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 107,695 miles


Vehicle started to vibrate like wheels were out of balance. Turned into driveway driver side rear wheel fell off with brake drum still attached to wheel. Vehicle came to stop. Kia customer service line contacted, because there was no active service bulletin offered no help. Vehicle repaired at local Firestone tire store. Wheel spindle and inner and outer bearings replaced.

- Milledgeville, GA, USA

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