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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2005 Kia Rio drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012006


  • 9,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Rio. While driving at lows speeds the vehicle began to randomly hesitate. The failure usually occurred when the engine was cold or it has not rained within a few hours. The vehicle began to drive normally when the engine was shut off and restarted. The dealer has made several attempts to diagnose the failure. Two weeks later the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. An authorized mechanic diagnosed the failure on a third visit to the dealer and stated that they were able to repair the vehicle; however, they were unable to say what component was repaired. The failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was estimated to be 9,000 and the current mileage was 39,000.

- Supply, MD, USA

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