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 2011 Kia Rio our top award is because of mediocre crash test ratings.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,614 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.

2011 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 282014


  • 40,828 miles


I was in collision on 3/28. I hit another car from the back. The airbags did not deploy. I hit my head on the steering wheel. I had my seat belt on. I was sent to the hospital via ambulance. The car was a total loss. Updated 07/16/14 updated 3/17/2015

- New London, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 142013

Rio 4-cyl

  • 50,400 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel jerked from left to right when the brakes were depressed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the brake disks needed to be turned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 50,400.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

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