definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 miles

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problem #2

Jun 052014


  • 61,000 miles
Slowing to turn into gas station, rear axle broke do to excessive rust rot. The body on this car had stated to rust at 8000 miles, rear frame has excessive rust rot also. Numerous other Kia Rio owners are reporting this issue this is alarming I could have slammed into the gas pumps as the brakes locked do to severing a brake line.

- Wendell, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042005

Rio 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shook uncontrollably and swayed from left to right while driving. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, pulled over, and turned the vehicle off. Then, driver restarted the vehicle, and transmission failed to shift or move on its own. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the frame was bend, and transmission had blown out, and needed to be replaced.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA