Kia Rio 2012 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Rio 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

High tyre wear on a Rio

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Mar 2015

It's likely to have Nexen tyres, which are the poorest of the Korean tyres we have tested. In that case, the wear is down to poor quality tyres. You will get nowhere with Kia as tyres are always wear-and-tear items and outside warranty.

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Replacing a Cruze?

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2014

I would go for an i30. It's a former Carsguide Car of the Year and you will get a car with the remainder of the five-year warranty

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2012 Kia Rio steering lock

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Nov 2013

You clearly don't trust the dealer, so you could contact Kia and ask them to have one of their technical representatives check the car over for you to assure you that it has been fixed. That could be difficult given that the case is now before the consumer affairs tribunal, so it's perhaps best in the circumstances that you either borrow a car or hire one until the case is settled.

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