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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Kia Rio engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012015

Rio V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

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

I am not here to rant; simply surprised that what is going on with the new Kia Sorento sounds like what is going on with my old Kia Rio . . . .I can cut the car on and it sounds like it is sputtering, then it won't go but about 2 miles an hour. Often I put the automatic shifter down in 2nd and that helps to spur it along.

But I can press pedal to the floor and it will creep. Honestly, this mostly happens after a cloudy/rainy and humid day after my car has been sitting and not been driven all day.

- , Wallace, NC, USA

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