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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2005 Kia Rio seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

May 312012

Rio

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the air bag and seat belt warning lights randomly flashed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V244000 (air bags); however, the contact did not receive a recall notification. The vehicle was to be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 032005

Rio

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag deployed without impact to the vehicle or any other vehicle present. Vehicle in question is a 2005 brand new Kia Rio [xxx]. myself & daughter were driving on the highway on Dec 3rd 2005, we ran over a tire tread on the highway, proceeded maybe 1/2 a mile & the airbag deploys from out of nowhere. Car was towed to the Kia dealership, it took them a week to determine that they were not going to repair the vehicle which is an obvious defect. I was told by the service manager & technicians that there was no impact to the vehicle & airbag should not have deployed. Kia advised me to go through my insurance, they are not responsible. I am at the mercy of Kia, I am unable to find an attorney that will plead my case because myself & my daughter did not have serious injuries at the time of the incident, we substained neck & head injury but nothing that would warrant hospitalization, thank god. I need help & there is no one to fight on our behalf, this is the only voice I have. Updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

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