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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Kia Rio wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232005

Rio 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The consumer statesdthe tires were purchased on April 23, 2005. They split in half and chunks werecoming out of the tires. All four of the tires were having this problem. Wire was coming out of the tires. The air pressure iwas checked. The shocks and struts have been checked to make sure this was not the problem. These tires started falling apart at approximately 1,000 miles.

- Balch Springs, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 102002

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was stationary when it was rear ended at a speed of 30-35 mph and neither air bags deployed. Dealer notified. The consumer stated that before the vehicle was repaired from the first collision, tne 2nd crash occured when the left tire blew out (no tire info was given).

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer states that the left front tire had a blow out at 70 mph. Aftermarket equipment was installed at 7,000 miles, tire size 165/70R14 and the dot# unavailable. The consumer states that the tires were oem switched by the dealer at 4132 miles. The first set developed large blisters on the inside tire walls. The consumer was driving on a bridge when he lost control of the vehicle, as a result the vehicle swerved to the left, hit the guardrail which caused the vehicle to ping across the highway and hit an embankment, then the vehicle rolled end over end spinning the front end then rolling down the embankment 3 and half times landing on the passenger side. The left front tire had blown and the air bags did not deploy.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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