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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Kia Rio accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2004 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 022014


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the drivers side door failed to open when using the key or by manually pulling the lock. The contact mentioned that in order to enter the vehicle she had to do so through the front passengers door. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 84,000.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #1

Nov 182012


  • 21,599 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the manual door locks on both the interior and exterior front driver's side doors would not release. The contact had to enter the vehicle through the front passenger side door and exit in the same manner. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 21,599.

- Orlando , FL, USA

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