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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,509 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.

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2007 Kia Rio electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 222014

Rio 4-cyl

  • miles


The 'airbag' dash light illuminates and the dealership has determined the cause of the failure is the sensor assembly located in the front passenger's seat cushion. This problem was addressed by a 'voluntary safety recall campaign' conducted by Kia affecting "2006-2008 my Rio occupant classification system mat" but according to the local dealership my Kia Rio manufactured in April 2007 was not included in this recall even though the problem/diagnosis/fix is identical.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 162012


  • miles
No heat or air, at first I could bump the dash and it would come on, but now nothing. Purchased a new blower motor but still doesn't work. So has to be bad wires, because nothing has power to it. I have no way to defrost/unfog windshield and had to stop in the middle of the road because I could not see anything.

- Odenville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jul 092011

Rio 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Brake light switch stopped working on 2007 Kia rio5.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 132011


  • 54,036 miles
I own a 2007 Kia Rio and the brake light have just gone out. I check the fuse and light bulbs and both were ok. The ac/ heat shut off and the door will not always unlock.

- Lumberton, NJ, USA

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