pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,529 miles

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2013 Kia Rio steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 312014


  • 24,800 miles


My power steering is cutting in and out intermittently. This is accompanied by a number of indicator lights turning on. The dealership is not treating my issue with any urgency, and is content to have me continue driving my vehicle for 6 days while the power steering has been cutting in and out. I want to file a formal record of this issue in case it causes a severe accident.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012014


  • 0 miles
Requesting that NHTSA please amplify and investigate. Steering wheel on my Kia Rio 2010 car started squeaking when the steering wheel is turned either left or right. Power steering fluid is normal and the car has not been in an accident. There may be a connection in regards to the "current" recall in regards to "an improper application of thread-locking adhesive" that the Kia souls have. There is "numerous" postings on web sites of owners complaining about the same steering wheel sound issue. The steering wheel sound, is not normal and it is way too much of a coincidence to ignore. Please pursue "due diligence" in regards to this. Thank you.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 122013


  • 9,215 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Rio. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the power steering malfunctioned and caused the steering wheel to become difficult to turn. The contact indicated that the sensor lights for the electronic power steering, electronic stability control and the anti-lock braking system were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the power steering assembly was replaced but the defect was not remedied. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 9,215.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 052013


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Rio. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the front end failed and caused the vehicle to abruptly veer to the right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the front end alignment needed to be repaired. The contact had experienced the exact same failure three times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 100.

- Madison, WI, USA

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