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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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2004 Kia Rio suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012006

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle's front end made a loud clanking noise and was taken to an independent mechanic who determined upon examination that both rotors needed to be replaced. The mechanic replaced the rotors. Then, the vehicle had problems with the rear end, and was taken to a local dealer who determined that the axle bearing was bad and that the rear wheels were bent. The dealer provided the vehicle with proper maintenance and brake service and repaired the fuel pump. The vehicle was currently at the dealer for further examination of ongoing problems. No further repairs were made. Updated 03/19/07. The fuel pump was repalced. Updated 09/25/07

- True, WV, USA

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