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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,582 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042005

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,165 miles


Put car in park - got out of car and it rolled out of driveway into the street- got back in car to move it out of the street and the shifter would not work at all-car was towed to johnsons Kia in leesburg Florida-replaced shift cable assembly-dealer claimed problem was caused by rust on cable-I have the old shift cable assembly

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 022003

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
2001 Kia Rio transmission has failed after only 40,000 miles. The company won't replace it unless we pay them, even though we're still covered by their 10 year/100,000 mile warranty.

- Coleville, CA, USA

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