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.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2010 Kia Rio drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 162015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2010 Kia Rio. While driving at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle made an abnormal noise and the engine stalled. Once the engine stalled, the vehicle began leaking transmission fluid. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the technician informed the contact that there was transmission failure. The vehicle was not repaired and was towed to the contact's residence. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V258000 (power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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