- November 13: Kia Recalls 256,000 Soul and Soul EV Cars
- October 14: Kia Recalls Sorento After SUVs Roll Away and Cause Injuries
- September 4: Kia Spectra Airbag Problems Get Attention in Federal Investigation
2009 Kia Rio
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The only reason we don't give the 2009 Kia Rio our top award is because of poor side & rear crash test ratings.
Worst 2009 Rio Problems by Category
Click on a category below for details. Help?
- transmission problems2
- engine problems1NHTSA complaints: 3
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 3
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 2
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 2
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 2
- steering problemsNHTSA: 2
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 1
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 1
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 1
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 1
A D V E R T I S E M E N T S
Stay Up to Date
Compare Kia Rio Model Years
Curious how the 2009 Rio compares to other years?
Check out our Kia Rio overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Rio.