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 2010 Kia Rio our top award is because of poor side crash test ratings.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 242015


  • 126,000 miles


I was traveling about 40 mph exiting on the fwy off ramp which turns to the right. Initially my brakes worked and then it made a awful winding sound. The car was gaining speed as I made the turn and I totally lost my brakes and had to use my hand brake to stop before almost running into the back of a car. I had my brakes checked and was told that my shoes were very good but I wen ahead and put new ones on anyway. I am still having the same problem. On the fwy having to use my brakes at speeds over 40 mph cause the same noise and no brakes until I have slowed below 40mph.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152013


  • miles
El vehiculo cuando SE frena en las MAƱana los frenos traseros trancan solo atras Y el mismo SE barre en la carretera Y ES un peligro llegue a llevarlo a la Kia Y me dijern que era un defecto de fabrica Y que el fabricante no va a responder por eso Y de verdad ES peligro ya eh pasado varios sustos Y cuando la carretera esta moja me da hasta miedo cuando tengo que frenar por favor ayudenme SE loa agradeceria.

- Arecibo, PR, USA

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