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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,200 miles

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2006 Kia Rio transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 052011

Rio 4-cyl

  • 96,200 miles


Resume editing I bought my car in '06, beginning my Kia nightmare...recently my transmission and clutch went Kia agreed to fix it under the 100,000 mile warranty...with me paying the labor cost of $1250..because the clutch was not a covered part...after agreeing to the repairs and my car being in the shop for now 3 weeks, I get a call today with the news that they will not longer honor the warranty because they realized the odometer and speedometer were not working....which was worked on by you geuessed it Kia....back in Jan...!! mmmmmm.....I'm not a happy camper......Kia has access to my repair records...their mechanic checked my car bfore agreeing to the repairs and agreeing to covering and honoring the warranty........!! now they do not want to honor the agree after the repairs are done! I can not have my car until I pay the cost !! O...........really"???? is this legal..???" I still owe $1661 in this car.....what the [xxx]!! this car has cost me upwards of $20,000 and the kelly bbv is only $2300-$3000 if I'm lucky and could even sell the thing!!!! thy at is ridiculous!!! I am mortified at the dishonesty of Kia....I have ordered me a lemon shape magnet with the words (in red) "ask me about my lemon" "it is a Kia dud!! " when this is over I will proudly sport these magnets, one on each side of my car...for the world to be aware that Kia sells lemons! I will post on fb to warn my friends and friends of my friends, I will make bumper stickers and give them to everyone I see until I am satisfied that the word is out and people are made aware that Kia is a dishonorable company and will not make good on their word and the fact they offer a warranty....actually means squat!!.... 6 years I have made payments on this car...I was late on one payment...and now...being so close to my payoff....Kia wants to really screw me! $20,000 for a car they now refuse to give me!! I have been raped by Kia!! you are dishonorable, untrusworthy and just down right crooked! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fayetteville , AR, USA

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