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9.4

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,333 miles

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2002 Kia Rio body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 152003

Rio

  • 4,000 miles

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

While driving the vehicles transmission fell out of the car.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 122002

(reported on)

Rio

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the engine light, the rubbers on the back doors were damaged, clank, also the last things were the cartepillar were weard out and needed to be replaced. Dealer was contacted and have fix all the problems.

- Aguadilla, PR, USA

problem #1

Sep 102002

Rio

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Back window on driver side of vehicle is leaking, interior smells like mildew. Vehicle was repaired by dealer, on October 18th consumer noticed it leaking again.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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