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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Drum: Shoes/Linings Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25 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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2002 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 202002

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles


While braking for a stop light consumer's vehicle was rear ended by a truck. During high humidity the brakes grabbed, causing the vehicle to stop too short. The problem happened more than fifty times with this vehicle. The dealer examined the vehicle four times. An independent mechanic found the brake lining was the problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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