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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,652 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Kia Rio engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 262013


  • 94,304 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 94,304.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #1

May 112012


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. A local mechanic inspected the vehicle and stated that the engine belt tensioner bent and caused the belt to separate from the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 65,000.

- Spanaway , WA, USA

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