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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2012 Kia Rio suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152011

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the rear tires became worn prematurely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that there was a bent spindle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000 and current mileage was 41,000. Updated 08/21/2014 the consumer stated both spindles and the stabilizer bar were bent. The bearings were not riding true on the spindle. Updated 08/26/2014

- Paynesville, MN, USA

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