Recall List for the 2001 Kia Rio

Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Kia Rio by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Kia service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Kia customer service.

  1. 2001 Kia Rio WHEELS NHTSA Campaign #05V159000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 20, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 24,119

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles may have a manufacturing flaw that could cause the wheels to crack under long term driving fatigue. If cracks occur, wheel noise and vibration will result and become progressively worse over time.

    Consequence: If the crack is severe, the wheel could separate from the vehicle and possibly result in loss of vehicle control and a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace all four wheels free of charge. The recall began on June 22, 2005. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V159000 »

  2. 2001 Kia Rio FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY NHTSA Campaign #04V179000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 09, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 187,790

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel intake nipple of the fuel distributor is subject to fracture or cracking during removal of the quick connect coupling securing the main fuel tube assembly to the fuel intake nipple, or when force is accidentally applied to the intake nipple during the vehicle assembly process or during engine compartment repairs.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the fuel distributor and main fuel tube assemblies. The recall began June 18, 2004. Owners should contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V179000 »

  3. 2001 Kia Rio FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #03V352000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 24, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 57,340

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, fuel leaks may develop at the fuel distributor assembly because of quality deviations.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel distributor and fuel connector assemblies. Owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners should contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V352000 »

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