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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Kia Rio electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 252003

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

I purchased a 2001 Kia Rio approximately 1 month ago. I have had 2 separate occasions where I have inserted the key into the ignition and have not been able to turn the key to start the vehicle. On both occasions, the only thing that would correct the problem was to shake the steering wheel vigorously. I could use some information on what might be the cause of this. Thank you.

- Gas City, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 062001

Rio

  • miles
Key jams in ignition.

- Ashley, MI, USA

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