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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
680 miles

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2014 Kia Rio steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 312014

Rio 4-cyl

  • 680 miles


Rio slid terrible after trying to go around a stopped vehicle and the steering was loose and when we hit the trailer on the side. The air bag on drivers side did not deploy and the passenger bag busted the passenger's sternum and a sharp metal piece appears to be in her leg as some were removed. In addition, the seat belt would not come unhooked as she was pinned tight in the car. A truck driver who stopped before he hit us by running down the road had to cut the seat belt as passenger in shock. Horrible crappy handling and skid was unacceptable as it did not slow down...updated 11/25/14 updated 12/03/14.. updated 12/29/14 updated 9/25/15

- Dacono, CO, USA

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