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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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.

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2002 Kia Rio transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

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

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