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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2001 Kia Rio

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2001 Kia Rio, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: AIR BAG NON DEPLOY

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA02009

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 02, 2002
    • Date Closed: July 02, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags

    Summary: Alleged that in a severe frontal crash, the frontal air bag did not deploy

  2. INVESTIGATION: AIR BAG NON-DEPLOYMENT FRONTAL CRASH

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02022

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 12, 2002
    • Date Closed: July 02, 2002
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags

    Summary: Alleged that in severe frontal crash, the frontal air bag did not deploy

  3. INVESTIGATION: FUEL RAIL LEAKAGE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA03015

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System:Fuel Rail

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03016

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 15, 2003
    • Date Closed: August 28, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System:Fuel Rail
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Fuel Injection System:Injectors

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: STEEL WHEEL FRACTURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA04020

    Component(s): Wheels
    Wheels:Center Section

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: STEEL WHEEL FRACTURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE04030

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 24, 2004
    • Date Closed: July 22, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Wheels
    Wheels:Center Section

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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