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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102002

(reported on)

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The consumer states that the brakes went out and the car wouldn't stop. The closed valve caused a thumping in the vehicle and air had come in causing a loud whistling noise and the vehicle becomes hard to steer.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #2

Jul 172002

Rio

  • miles
Consumer stated when she attempted to apply the brakes, the vehicle would not stop, and lost control of the vehicle, which resulted in a scrath on the vehicle.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #1

Aug 122002

(reported on)

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the brakes screach, the brakes have been readjusted and cleaned 3 times.

- Houston, TX, USA

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