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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,176 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.

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2013 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012013


  • 55,000 miles


1) replaced ox sensor@ 35000 miles 2) replaced right front wheel bearing @ 45000 miles 3) rear window is too small to see safely. Blind spot is large. 4) headlight auto-sensor setting does not initiate lights in daylight rain conditions. 5) seat design does not provide lumbar support and headrest is permanetly angled to cause neck pain during a long drive.

- Pittsboro, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 092013

Rio 4-cyl

  • 50 miles
Joe myers Kia & the manufacturer of Kia have been fraudulent in their business with all the 2013 Kia Rios rear windshield design has a defect in the construction of the build of the vehicle, the back windshield is built to high & it causes an obstruction to drivers visibility. In 2007, the dot proposed a new safety regulation to help eliminate blind zones behind vehicles that can hide the presence of individuals. The proposed rule was required by congress as part of the cameron gulbransen kids transportation Safety Act of 2007. In addition, issued by the (NHTSA), would expand the required field of view for all cars. The Kia manufacturers design of the back windshield of the 2013 Kia Rios are not in compliance with the safety regulation set by neither the dot nor the proposal issued by the NHTSA nor the standards for safe driving that are set by the dps for drivers. Listed below are safety measures that the handbook includes for driving, both mirrors & windows are needed. 1.backing up or reverse 2.blind zones or blind spots 3.tailgating the 2013 Kia Rios design of the back windshield could take a life due to the fact that it causes an obstruction to a drivers sight. Violations below that they have committed under dot. Part 579 this regulation allocates between motor vehicle and equipment manufacturers the responsibilities under the 1974 motor vehicle and school bus safety amendments for recalling and remedying defective motor vehicles and equipment or motor vehicles & equipment not built in compliance with the law.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 092013

Rio 4-cyl Diesel

  • 30 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while reversing from a residential driveway, the contact lost rear window visibility. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was advised that the rear window was built abnormally high. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 30.

- Huston , TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 022013


  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Rio. The contact stated that the rear windshield was located too high for her to be able to see the traffic coming from behind the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that they could install additional mirrors for the contact to be able to see traffic behind the vehicle. The failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no further assistance. The failure and current mileage was 400. Updated 6/17/13

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 122013

Rio 4-cyl

  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the contact noticed that the rear window was too high and the contact was unable to see other vehicles. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but a diagnosis was not performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 400.

- Houston , TX, USA

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