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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #2

Oct 272005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2001 Kia Rio, I have had nothing but problems since I purchased the car, the dealership refuses to assist with any of them. I no longer have use of my front doors and have to climb through the back door to get into the car. This has been an on going problem. Not only that but the seat belts in the back keep defraying and are not safe. And the seat has metal in it that has cut through the fabric on the seats.

- Lewes, DE, USA

problem #1

Apr 122004

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
9+this vehicle was involved in an accident, in which the it was impacted on the passenger's side front. Upon impact, rear driver's side seat belt disconnected, and stroke the driver in the back of the head. A child safety seat was retrained in this seat belt, but wasn't occupied at the time of the crash. Prior to the crash, seat belt were checked by the police department, and the police inspector indicated the belts were fine.

- Rehoboth, MA, USA

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