Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,554 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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2003 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 062004

Rio 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,554 miles


Since purchase of vehicle in 12/02 the car has had several reacuuring problem most of which the brakes vibration and car shaken when brakes applied. It has been back top dealership 5 times for brake problem complaints most recent was 10/23/03. So far they have dpne new pads in front wheels resurfacewd rotors more than once replaced wheel seal and mostly said could not notice any problem. On 11/06/04 at between 10:15 -10:30 the car was involved in an accedent due to a driverside rear wheel freezing up with out touching the brakes causing vehicle to veer off the road.

- Citrus Springs, FL, USA

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