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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,368 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 #10

Sep 112013

Rio

  • 104,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the rear driver and passenger's side seat belts would not retract. The contact inspected the seat belts and discovered that part of the seat belt was disintegrated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 012011

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,458 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Kia Rio. The contact noticed that the rear seat belt was fractured. The dealer informed the contact that it was her responsibility repair the vehicle. The manufacturer had not been notified. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,458 and the current mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 09/01/2011

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #8

Jul 042011

Rio

  • 93,458 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the rear seat belts were failing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that they could repair the seat belts at the contact's expense. There were no recalls for the vehicle and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,458.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #7

Feb 162010

Rio

  • 182,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the driver side front seat belt would not buckle and the passenger side front seat belt anchor fell apart. The driver side front door lock would not unlock with the key or from the inside of the door. Kia was contacted and stated that there was nothing they could do. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 175,000. The current mileage was approximately 182,000. The VIN was unknown. Updated 11/05/10.

- Monterey Park , CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 232005

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,755 miles
Hit deer at 55 mph airbags did not deploy and seat belt did not lock causing head to hit steering wheel and bounce back and hit seat whole front of car was tore up.

- Trenton, NC, USA

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problem #5

Aug 152004

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
Owner took the vehicle to the dealer for the seat belts which were very long and will not adjust. The dealer told the owner that the middle seat belts were designed that way and that there was nothing they can do. Provide further details........

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 202003

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 10 mp and turning the vehicle stalled. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. The passenger front seat belt was inoperative. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection again, and the mechanic replaced the seat belt. However, the problem recurred. Then, vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and both frontal air bags failed to deploy. This information was provided by Mrs. Sikakoy's daughter leslie sanchez.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102004

Rio

  • miles
Consumer was having problems with seat belts. Replaced thentwice, but each time they continued to do the same. She just had one of them replaced on 6/5/04, and when her husband attempted to buckle her child in the seat belt locked up. She states that the mechanic said they have only seen one other problem like this. The mechanic did not know what the problem was.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

May 082003

Rio

  • 27,000 miles
While driving at 65/70 mph on the freeway, the vehicle was involved in an accident, the air bags failed to deploy, and the seat belts did not restrain the occupants in the vehicle.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062003

Rio

  • miles
The passenger seat belt jammed so tight that the plastic around it shattered and pieces hit the driver. After that occurred the air bags deployed resulting in an accident. The dealer is aware of the problem.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

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