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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,670 miles

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2013 Kia Rio lights problems

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2013 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Feb 042015


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the headlights failed repeatedly. The contact mentioned that the headlights would flicker on and off multiple times as the lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 102013


  • 11 miles
Whenever car is running would here a knocking or rattling sound, had too replace parking light bulbs three times in first year they burnt out and on three other occasions the check engine light would kick on and when I would get car to service center check engine light would go back out and they would want to charge me to run a diagnostic if nothing showed after they ran it also said my warranty wouldn't cover faulty ignition and door lock first my door locks started getting jammed and I assumed that maybe someone had tried to break into car but then my car was in repair shop on a unrelated issue my repair guy calls and tells me my ignition and key are stuck between acc and start and wouldn't come out or turn the rest of the way on or off also have had to pay for air filter replacement on car at six months old and the labor because it wasn't part of extended service plan the key then has been little tricky having to put in at a angle kinda and now its stuck again in between acc and start again so repair guy did some searching and found that sometimes if you disconnect the neg bat cable it will release the ignition and that it could have something to do with the gear shift not in gauging into park all the way even though the shifter says it is and the shifter wont go up anymore there seems to be one thing after another with this car oh and I also burned myself leaning against front quarter panel but the hood its self was cool to the touch.

- Galt, CA, USA

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