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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2008 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 192010

Rio

  • 0 miles

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

I was traveling South bound on the highway going toward the pet store (the destination I wanted to go to). I slowed down with the flow of traffic, I dont recall whether there was a light that was changing or not. Like I said I did slow down and apply my brakes, and that is when I felt something wrong. My vehicle did a jerk which caused me to go in an off handed direction and trying to correct this I swerved to straighten up my vehicle, and it did not work out, I went towards the middle median of the highway road.... I knew I was going to hit the poles in the median. That is the last thing I remember seeining. The police record will show I went head on with a tractor trailer. My main concern about this whole accident was I felt something happened or went wrong with my car which caused me to loose control of my vehicle. (ex. Brakes locking up....) I need this incident investigated.

- Boyertown, PA, USA

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