Kia Rio Problems

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

Kia Rio sensor problem

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Oct 2012

I doubt it's the petrol, and like you reckon it could be a sensor. It would be worth cleaning the throttle body as that can sometimes cause the sort of problem you have.

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Kia break squeaking

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jun 2012

Brakes are considered wear-and-tear items and, as such, are not covered by the warranty, but in your case it depends on the cause of the squeak. You might have a case for claiming a warranty repair, but you do need to establish what is causing the brakes to squeak first.

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Problem starting Kia Rio

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2011

Check the battery, it might not have enough grunt to crank the engine and start it. Batteries are under enormous pressure at this time of the year and if they’re a bit down it will show up.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Kia Rio start-up issue

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2011

Check the battery, it might not have enough grunt to crank the engine and start it. Batteries are under enormous pressure at this time of the year and if they’re a bit down it will show up.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Kia Rio transmission oil replacement

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Jun 2011

The 2.5 litres you’ve drained is the oil that’s in the sump, the rest of the oil is in the torque converter and valve body and other parts of the transmission. The only way to remove all the oil is to flush the transmission through the cooler system. When auto trans specialists service a transmission they normally drain it as you have done and replace it with fresh oil, in so doing they freshen it up rather than completely replace it.

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Ask Smithy Xtra New Kia Rio pulling left

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Nov 2010

Kia has told us that they have had a handful of cases of new cars pulling left, but said they have all been fixed with a wheel alignment. They also told us they have no record of your complaint and would be happy to check your car. Take it to your dealer and ask them to contact Kia for help.

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Kia gearbox service

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Sep 2010

Take it back to the Kia dealer and demand it be fixed. Leave it with them until you are convinced they have fixed it, don't drive it away unless they can demonstrate to your satisfaction that it is fixed. In the meantime demand a replacement cars to drive while yours is being fixed.

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