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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
769 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012004

Rio

  • miles

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

Fax re request assistance in getting Kia to ship parts fr anchorage to fix safety recall on 2001 Kia Rio. Recall# 04V179000. (fuel distributor and main fuel tube assemblies)

- Juneau, AK, USA

problem #5

Jul 012004

Rio 4-cyl

  • miles
Problem with 2001 Kia Rio engine stalled. The engine light had come on due to overheating, and the fuel pump stopped working due to water contamination in the gas tank. The temperature went up once the fuel box was broken due to an accident which caused the radiator fuse to blow.

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #4

May 152003

Rio

  • 4,615 miles
When the vehicle was filled with fuel it later stalled. The dealer stated they were unable to duplicate the problem.

- Cabo Rojo, PR, USA

problem #3

Dec 192001

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles

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

Dealer says contamination in gas tank-fuel coil, replace fuel pump, clean lines, etc..

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 162001

Rio

  • miles
I bought the car in April 2001, in May 2001 I got into an accident and had the car repaired at. No safety defect listed.

- Key Largo, FL, USA

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problem #1

Mar 052001

Rio

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
A fire began under hood and caused total damage to the vehicle. A private investigation team assesed the vehicle and determind that the defective fuel line in the back of the engine caused the fire.

- Freeville, NY, USA

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