Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The only reason we don't give the 2009 Kia Rio our top award is because of poor side & rear crash test ratings.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2009 Kia Rio wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2009 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 172014


  • 34,000 miles


Approximately a year ago I purchased four (4) new Firestone control plus tires. The tread belts are separating and you can see large cracks into the tires. The tires have approx. 75% thread life. I have never owned tires of this questionable quality. Hopefully, Firestone does not want to be contributing to highway deaths? as a school teacher, this could make some of my student's sad...!

- Converse, TX, USA

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