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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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2006 Kia Rio seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

May 062006

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Bought car in 01-06 started to get an air bag light on driver side in 05-06. First time was due to malfunction seat belt pretensioner ordered. Went back 06-21 replaced with seat belt retractor. Second time on 07-18 airbag light remained on was told due to seat covers. Airbag was reset, was told no seat covers. Hi-desert Kia sells seat covers for 2006 Rio. Third time 07-06 was told airbag system connection was knocked loose due to items under passenger seat, do not put items under seats. Air bag system was reset. Fourth time 08-06 was told air bag control unit needs replacement. Waiting for part to arrive 09-06.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

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