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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 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152003


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I purchased a 2003 Kia Rio in may of 2003 and in a month I had hard pulling to the right every time I went left took in to dealer and they rotated the tires and said that this happens on the trip over. We left and it was still pulling a little, with in a week it was the same. Very hard to handle this pull to the right when going left, and I have had bad gas mileage and hard starts from the beginning, and have had my headliner replaced after a few months of owning this car. It goes back in tomorrow hope they fix the problems,

- Yelm, WA, USA

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