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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
77,996 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. no solution (1 reports)
2001 Kia Rio electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 312015

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,996 miles

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

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car caught fire

I was driving to the lake with my younger sisters and my son when smoke started coming out under the steering wheel. I quickly pulled over told the girls to get my son out and get away from the car. Popped the hood and there was flames coming out behind the steering panel. 3 minutes later my car was engulfed in flames. I no longer have a vehicle to get my 9 month old child to his doctors appointments. I no longer have a vehicle to get to work. and I don't have the money to get a new car. OH and I lost a very expensive stroller which was in the trunk!

- , Duluth, MN, USA

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