really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Kia Rio:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #1

Oct 202003

Rio 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 10 mp and turning the vehicle stalled. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. The passenger front seat belt was inoperative. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection again, and the mechanic replaced the seat belt. However, the problem recurred. Then, vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and both frontal air bags failed to deploy. This information was provided by Mrs. Sikakoy's daughter leslie sanchez.

- Kenner, LA, USA