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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,333 miles

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2001 Kia Rio seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 072007

Rio 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles


My car had a recall because of stalling issues before also again when I had this problem the fuel injector was unplugged now it stalls all the time engine check light comes on had a airflow sensor light changed and it is still stalling even more check engine light comes on but goes off before I can get it checked and so I am getting nowhere and I am scared too death off having a accident because of this issue I think this is a real safety issue it is a 2001 Kia Rio can you help me I have contacted Kia already.

- Milton, VT, USA

problem #2

Dec 022003


  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Air bag light comes on and will stay on for a long period of time and go off. Dealer made the repairs and it is still defective.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 092003


  • 54,000 miles
While driving air bag warning lightappeared on the dashboard intermittently.

- Holtville, CA, USA

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