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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,243 miles

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2004 Kia Rio suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262008

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,243 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Kia Rio. While driving between 50-55 mph uphill, the vehicle began weaving, vibrating, and shaking. The failure recurred the same day. The dealer confirmed that the lateral stabilizer bar failed. The vehicle is currently at the dealer, awaiting the parts to arrive. The contact has pictures. The current and failure mileages were 76,243.

- Bardstown, KY, USA

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