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really awful
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Average Mileage:
35,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2001 Kia Rio wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

May 212005

(reported on)


  • 35,000 miles


after hitting a pothole my car got a flat tire. upon trying to fix the tire i was notified that the steel rim had been bent and therefore could not hold air in the tire. i took my car to the service center at the kia dealership and bought a new rim. that was a year ago, since then i have had to have all four rims replaced b/c they were also bent. to top it all off i was told today by an independent body shop that the kia service center over tightened the lugs when they were installing my new wheels and all four wheels were warped and need to be replaced. as of today i have already paid for 5 new wheels (@ $150 a piece) and now i will have to buy 4 more bring my told cost up to $1,350 none of which is covered under warranty and this all started with one flat tire!!!

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

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