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2002 Kia Rio wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152002

Rio 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles


If vehicle is on the slightest incline the trunk lid will collapse when opened fully. Once when this occurred it rendered the consumer unconscious. Dealership replaced the trunk lid spring, but it didn't correct the problem. Also, at 4000 miles the truck is having problem with excessive front tire tread wear on the inside only. At 6000 miles the front tires were replaced, and a front alignment was performed. Front tire tread wore out again at 12000 miles. The factory representative was contacted, but didn't provide any assistance. The front tires were replaced again at 20000 miles with brand new 60000 miles wear tires but they have worn excessively at 10,000 miles.

- Chino, CA, USA

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