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Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
28,934 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. reprogram computer (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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2007 Kia Rio engine problems

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2007 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #4

May 082011

Rio SX

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles


New engine code light. Code TBD. Will update later. However, just fixed bad ignition coil about a month ago. Just had oil changed by the dealership. I'm hoping the oil change is related and they messed up something easy.

- , Beauceville, Quebec, canada

problem #3

Aug 112010

Rio EX 4.0L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,500 miles

This is now the 4th time for this problem that the check enging light has come on.

- , Brampton,, Ontario, Canada

problem #2

Apr 012009

Rio LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

The check engine light has come on at random times since I have owned the car, but there is no reason why. At the dealership they say that it's a random misfire and there is not a problem, but try to sell you other services that cost a lot of money while you're there.

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 192008

(reported on)

Rio 5 1.6L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,238 miles

Check engine light on. Engine misfire. Code 300.

Fix after 3 tries re program computer.

Appears fine now.

- , Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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