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CarComplaints.com Notes: The only reason we don't give the 2008 Kia Rio our top award is because of poor side & rear crash test ratings.

1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 302014

Rio

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The red air bag light is on. A sensor in the passenger seat is malfunctioning. There is a recall for 2006 to 2008 Kia Rios for this same fatigue failure on the air bag sensor, but my VIN is not included. The general fix is to replace the entire seat costing approximately 1500 or more.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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