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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 miles

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2002 Kia Rio seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 192005

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


My daughter was driving South on hwy 360 in grand prairie Texas going about 50 mph and an other vehicle was crossing the lanes toward her and hit her vehicle at the front right side (passenger side). She was wearing a seat belt and so was the passenger.the seatbelt on the passenger side did not work and airbags on neither side deployed. The passenger went forward striking the front windshield suffering head and body injuries.

- Addison, TX, USA

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