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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 miles

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2009 Kia Rio body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 282014

Rio

  • 21,000 miles

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

TL- the contact owns a 2009 Kia Rio 5 LX. The contact stated while reversing the vehicle, both the brake pedal and the acceleration pedal became seized. Then the contact crashed the rear of the vehicle into a concrete wall. No warning lights illuminated. There where no injuries the contact filled a police report was filled. The manufacture was notified. The vehicle to an auto body shop (brendans auto body - elmsford NY 10523)the failure mileage was 21,000.

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

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