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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
2004 Kia Rio engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232014

Rio

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Last week the timing belt broke on my Kia. I called the dealership and was told my 10 yr warranty was still valid and to bring the car in. I paid to have it towed the 44 miles.The next day I was told that the timing belt was only under warranty for 5 yrs.

When the belt broke it did so much damage that my car is pretty much totaled.The belt wasn't suppose to be replaced until I reached 60,000 miles on my car. It only had 40,000 on it.No car should have major problems with so few miles. DO NOT BUY A KIA.

- , Sandpoint, ID, USA

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