KIA RIO ENGINE PROBLEMS

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: VEHICLE SHAKES AND VIBRATES AND SHUTS OFF WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. DEALERSHIP IS AWARE OF PROBLEM.*AK

Kia Rio vehicle problem, recall, defect, claim

ODI Case Number: 890696
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: CONSUMER’S BRAND NEW VEHICLE HAS CUT OFF TWICE. IT DOESN’T GIVE ANY WARNING BEFORE IT CUTS OFF. DEALER HAS LOOKED AT IT, AND THEY CAN’T FIND A REMEDY. CONSUMER WILL ADD MORE INFORMATION.*AK

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: WHILE TRYING TO GET OUT OF A PARKING SPACE STEERING WHEEL MADE A VERY LOUD GRINDING NOISE WHEN EVER TURNING STEERING WHEEL REAL HARD. TOOK TO DEALER. DEALER REPLACED BALL JOINT AND HUB. NEXT MORNING WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY, STEERING CAME LOOSE. BALL JOINT AND HUB DISINTEGRATED. *AK TAPE PLAYER INOPERATVE. VEHICLE RUNS ROUGH IN MORNINGS. TRUNK HARD TO UNLOCK, DEALER REPLACED TRUNK LOCK. RIGHT REAR DOOR LOCK STUCK. RATTLE WAS PRESENT DUE TO DASH RUBBING AGAINST CARRIER FRAME, DEALER ADDED INSULATION, NOISE CEASED. *SLC

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8019903
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: CONSUMER STATED THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED AT THIS TIME. NLM JLG
Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/29/2002
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/30/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: CONSUMER STATES THAT THE MOTOR LOCKED WHILE DRIVING. THE DEALER HAS INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND REFUSED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. FEEL FREE TO PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION. NLM
Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/26/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8019323
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: CONSUMER IS REPORTING PREMATURE WEAR OF THE ENGINE MOUNTS AND A RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE AREA,WHILE IDLING OR DRIVING. DEALER NOTIFIED AND HAD REPLACED THEM. NLM THE CONSUMER HAS TRADED THIS VEHICLE IN DUE TO ALL OF THE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS AND IS REQUESTING HER MONEY BACK BECAUSE WHEN SHE HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE THE DEALER, THEY DIDN’T REPAIR THE PROBLEM WHICH WAS TO BE COVERED BY WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE HAS NO POWER AND VERY POOR SHIFTING. THE ABS AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. THE LEFT FRONT MIRROR IS NOT WORKING. THE SPARK PLUGS ARE FAULTY/BREAKING DOWN. THE INNER/OUTER BEARING WITH SEALS ON LEFT REAR AND RIGHT REAR-REPLACED, AND THE RIGHT REAR HUB ASSEMBLY-REPLACED DUE TO OVER TIGHTENING OF THE SPINDLE NUT. THERE’S A NOISE IN THE TIRE(S) THE DEALER PERFORMED A RECALL THAT REPLACED THE COOLER HOSE. *SCC

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8019253
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: CONSUMER STATES THAT WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE CUT OFF. HAD VEHICLE SERVICED. THE ENGINE MOTOR WAS GONE, AS A RESULT OF THE NO ENGINE COMPRESSION.*JB
Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/14/2002
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/24/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8016807
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN REPAIR SHOP FIFTEEN TIMES WITH NO SATISFACTION. CONSUMER CAN BE DRIVING ON ROAD, AND THE VEHICLE CUTS OFF. SOMETIMES CAN RESTART IT, AND SOMETIMES CANNOT RESTART VEHICLE. SHE IS AFRAID IT IS GOING TO KILL HER DAUGHTER. MECHANIC INSISTS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH VEHICLE.*AK

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8013485
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, ENGINE STALLS OUT. DEALER SAID IT WAS CAUSED BY CORRODED WIRING UNDER THE HOOD. *AK THE CONSUMER STATES THAT TWO WEEKS AFTER PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE DIED AND WOULD NOT START WHEN TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY. A WEEK LATER THE VEHICLE WOULDN’T GO IN REVERSE, CONSUMER WAS TOLD THAT VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLES AIRBAG AND ENGINE LIGHT WOULD STAY ON. REPLACED/REPAIRED THE FOLLOWING; REPLACED INPUT SPEED SENSOR, REPAIRED THE OPEN CIRCUIT/DRIVERSIDE AIRBAG, REPLACED LEFT FRONT HUB BEARINGS,INNER/OUTER SEALS, FRONT BRAKES REPLACED, AND THE ROTORS MACHINED. *SCC

Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/9/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8012984
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: ENGINE CHECK LIGHT HAS ILLUMINATED 6 TIMES SINCE PURCAHSE OF VEHICLE. VEHICLE IS SHAKING WHILE SITTING STILL AND HESITATING WHEN STARTING UP. KIA WAS NOT CONTACTED. *AK *TT
6 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/27/2001
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/28/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8004856
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: VEHICLE WILL SHUTDOWN WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. CONSUMER WILL FILL IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *AK
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/01/2001
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/1/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 765314
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: WHEN I BOUGHT THE KIA IT HAD EICLER PROB THEN ENGIEN PROB AND MORE ELIC. *AK
3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/02/2002 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/12/2002
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10182684
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: 2001 KIA RIO WITH ENGINE FAILURE**NAR**CC *JB
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/10/2007
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/9/2007
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10152021
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT SELDOM GOES OFF. TOOK CAR TO DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICE AND TO RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM, LIGHT WENT BACK ON IN LESS THAN 100 MILES AFTER LEAVING THE DEALERSHIP. SAME THING HAPPENED LAST TIME I TOOK IT IN. *NM
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/03/2006
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/6/2006
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10146313
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: (1) THERE WERE NO EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ENGINE FAILURE (2) FOR NO REASON WHAT SO EVER, THE ENGINE JUST SEIZED WHILE I WAS SITTING AT A STOP SIGN. THERE WAS PLENTY OF OIL AND WATER IN THE ENGINE. ALL ROUTINE MAINTENANCE HAD BEEN PERFORMED. I AM NOW BEING TOLD I WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE ENGINE. I AM 14,000 MILES OVER THE 60,000 MILE WARRANTY. I HAVEN’T EVEN OWNED THIS CARE AN ENTIRE YEAR. *JB
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/23/2005
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/28/2005
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10144508
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: 2 YEARS AGO I NOTICED THAT THE CAR DOES NOT WANT TO START WHEN IT HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME (12 HRS). I TOOK THE ENGINE COVER OFF AND TRIED TO START THE CAR WITH THE REMOTE STARTER. I NOTICED THAT THERE WERE SPARKS COMING FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR AND THE SPARK PLUG WIRES. TOOK CAR IN TO DEALER AND ALL WAS DONE WAS CHANGED SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PROBLEM STILL HAPPENS. DEALER JUST WANTS TO CHANGE THE WIRE AND PLUGS. *JB
9999 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/01/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/5/2005
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10120895
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Details: DT: THE CONSUMER OWNS A 2001 KIA RIO AND IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE CONSUMER SMELLED AN ODOR COMING FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. SHE HAS REPORTED THIS PROBLEM TO THE DEALER AND THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THE HANGER UNDER THE EXHAUST SYSTEM BROKE AND NOW THERE IS A NOISE. IT WAS WELDED BACK TOGETHER THREE TIMES AND IT HAS BROKEN AGAIN. *JB
4 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/01/2005
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/13/2005
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10113233
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DEALER TO BE SERVICED FOUR TIMES FOR THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. SINCE LAST INSPECTION IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AS TO WHY THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON.*AK
4 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 11/01/2004
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/1/2005
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10113094
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: OWNER WAS DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH AND THE ENGINE STALLED. THE OWNER LOST STEERING AND BRAKE POWER THIS DEFECT HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND THE DEALER HAS CHANGED THE COMPRESSOR. NOW THE VEHICLE IS STILL EXPERIENCING THIS DEFECT. OWNER SAYS THE OIL WAS CHANGED EVERY 3000 MILES. PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *NM
3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/25/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/25/2005
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10101320
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: ENGINE CHECK LIGHT TURNED ON AND OFF MUTIPLE TIMES WITHIN THE YEAR. ENGINE FINALLY NO LONGER OPERATED. *AK
2 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/23/2004
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/19/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10096996
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: THE DRIVER NOTICED THAT FLUID WAS LEAKING FLUID FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT APPEARED ON THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THE MECHANIC CAN NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM AT THIS TIME. PLEASE PROVIDED FURTHER DETAILS. *NM
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/25/2004
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/15/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10092916
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: WHILE DRIVING, THE CONSUMER HEARD A LOUD CLINKING SOUND COMING FROM THE TRUNK AREA. CONSUMER THOUGHT THAT HE WAS HIT. HOWEVER, WHEN TURNING AROUND TO PROCEED, THE ENGINE COMPLETELY FAILED. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT IT SOUNDED LIKE THE STARTER WAS GONE. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC AND WAS TOLD THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK *JB
2 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/13/2004
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/21/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10083793
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: PROBLEM WITH 2001 KIA RIO ENGINE STALLED. *MR THE ENGINE LIGHT HAD COME ON DUE TO OVERHEATING, AND THE FUEL PUMP STOPPED WORKING DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE GAS TANK. THE TEMPERATURE WENT UP ONCE THE FUEL BOX WAS BROKEN DUE TO AN ACCIDENT WHICH CAUSED THE RADIATOR FUSE TO BLOW. *SC *JB
3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/01/2004
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/4/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10082212
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: 2001 KIO RIO. PURCHASED CAR NEW FROM DEALER. SHORTLY AFTER PURCHASE OF VEHICLE IT SHUT ITSELF OFF WHILE SLOWED DOWN IN TRAFFIC. AFTER THE DEALER CHECKED THE CAR, DEALER SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT IN A NEW TRANSMISSION. PROBLEM KEEPS OCCURRING AND DEALER KEPT OFFERING DIFFERENT REASONS THIS IS HAPPENING: TYPE OF GAS USED, GAS CAP NOT COMPLETELY ON CORRECTLY. NUMEROUS TIMES WE HAVE BROUGHT IT INTO THE DEALER, THEY KEEP TELLING US THEY CAN NOT FIND A PROBLEM WITH IT WHEN THERE OBVIOUSLY IS. *JB
12 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 11/23/2001
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/19/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10071869
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON ALL THE TIME AND THE VEHICLE WOULDN’T GO IN TO OVERDRIVE. *PH EVEN AFTER THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE WAS REPROGRAMMED, THE VEHCILE CONTINUED TO STALL. *PH
3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/5/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10068920
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: OIL LEAKS AT THE BOTTOM AND THE TOP OF THE ENGINE. GASKET CYL HEAD AND HEAD COVER SLIPS OUT. ALL SEAL FROM TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE CAR LEAKS. STEERING SHAKES VERY BAD WHEN THE AC IS RUNNING. (HEAD GASKET & CAM SEALS LEAKS)
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/15/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/22/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10052113
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: THE CONSUMER PARKED THE VEHICLE AND LEFT THE ENGINE RUNNING. AFTER A FEW MINUTES, THE CONSUMER RETURNED TO FIND THE VEHICLE ON FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS DUE TO A MECHANICAL FAILURE. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *NM
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/09/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/30/2003
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10051361
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
Details: CHRISTMAS DAY, 2003 IMMEDIATE AND ENGULFING ENGINE FIRE WHILE MY CAR WAS IDLING FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/25/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/30/2003
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10044704
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: WHILE DRIVING ABOUT 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY,THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE DRIVER TRIED TO RESTART AFTER PULLING OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR AN ANALYSIS. PLEASE FILL IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *JB
1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/24/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/24/2003
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10036949
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: MY CAR STALLED WHILE DRIVING WOULD NOT RESTART TOWED TO DEALER. FOUND NO PROBLEM CAR STARTED FOR THEM. RETRIEVED CAR STOPPED FOR GAS, CAR WOULD NOT RESTART, WAS TOWED BACK TO DEALER. FOUND GLITCH IN CPU WAS REPROGRAMED. GOT CAR BACK, TWO HOURS LATER CAR WOULD NOT RESTART TOWED BACK TO DEALER. REPLACED FUEL PUMP, CAR RAN FOR THREE DAYS THEN AGAIN WOULD NOT START HAS NOW BEEN TOWED BACK TO DEALER.*AK
4 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/12/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/31/2003
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10032483
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Details: RIO ENGINE STALLING. ISSUES ALSO WITH WARRANTY.NAR 07/28/2003*MR CONSUMERS ARE VERY DISATISFIED WITH DEALERSHIP AND VEHICLE, PLEASE REVIEW FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS. *CB
5 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/01/2003
Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/10/2004
Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10030839
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: I HAVE A 2001 KIA RIO – I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH IT SINCE I BOUGHT IT. THE ENGINE SHAKES ( CAUSING THE WHOLE CAR TO SHAKE ) INTERMITTENTLY AND IT DOES NOT SHIFT INTO GEAR PROPERLY ( IT IS AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ) CAUSING THE CAR TO HESITATE WHEN I ACCELERATE ONTO HIGHWAYS. I FEEL THIS IS A REAL SAFETY ISSUE AS I AM AFRAID OF GETTING INTO AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALER REPEATEDLY, EVEN WHILE IT WAS ACTUALLY SHAKING VIOLENTLY AND THEY HAVE THE SAME ANSWER EVERY TIME…THE COMPUTER DOES NOT TELL THEM THAT ANYTHING IS DEFECTIVE ON THE CAR – THEREFORE, THEY CAN NOT FIX IT. I HAVE ASKED THEM TO REPLACE THE COMPUTER CHIP AS IT OBVIOUSLY IS DEFECTIVE IF IT CAN’T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH A CAR THAT IS RUNNING THIS POORLY …BUT THEY REFUSED TO DO SO. IT HAS ALSO HAD OTHER PROBLEMS. THE CAR HAS STALLED SEVERAL TIMES FOR NO REASON AS I GO AROUND A CORNER ( ALSO A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM ) AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANYTHING WRONG ON THOSE OCCASSIONS EITHER. THE AIRCONDITIONING HAD TO BE TOTALLY REPLACED WHEN THE CAR WAS ONLY 9 MONTHS OLD. THE ENGINE MOUNTS COLLAPSED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED AFTER ONLY ONE YEAR. THE MOLDING INSIDE THE CAR IS CONSTANTLY COMING OFF. I KNOW OF 4 OTHER KIA RIO OWNERS WHO HAVE ALL HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH THEIR CARS AND ALL OF THEM HAVE TRADED IN THE RIOS AT A GREAT LOSS RATHER THAN PUT UP WITH THE CONTINUOUS PROBLEMS. I ALSO WANT TO GET RID OF MY RIO BUT THE VALUE OF THE CAR IS SO MUCH LESS THAN WHAT I OWE ON IT ( AFTER 3 YEARS OF PAYING ON IT ) THAT I CAN NOT AFFORD TO DO SO. I HAVE SEEN MANY OTHER SIMILAR COMPLAINTS ON YOUR WEBSITE, YET KIA DENIES THAT THERE HAVE BEEN ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE RIO. *AK
20 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/15/2001 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/5/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

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: ODI Case Number: 10022529

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: VEHICLE FIRE ORIGINATING FROM THE VEHICLE FUEL LINES. *MR AS THE CONSUMER WAS DRIVING, SHE NOTICED THAT SOMETHING SMELLED HOT IN THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONSUMER THEN TURNED THE ENGINE OFF, DISCOVERED THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD, AND SAW FLAMES WITHIN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT OF THE VEHICLE THAT CONTINUED TO GROW. PRIOR TO THE FIRE, THE CONSUMER NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE DECREASED IN POWER WHILE DRIVING AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONSUMER ATTEMPTED TO GET THE VEHICLE REPAIRED THE NEXT DAY AND THE DEALER COULDN’T GET TO IT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING WEEK, AND WAS TOLD THAT DRIVING THE VEHICLE WOULDN’T HARM THE VEHICLE. (A SIMILAR OCCURRENCE OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAPPENED A YEAR PRIOR TO THIS EVENT) THE FIRE BEGAN IN THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE ENGINE NEAR THE BULKHEAD AREA OF THE TWO METAL FUEL LINES THAT RAN ALONG THE BULKHEAD. *SCC *NLM

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/27/2002 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/23/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

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: ODI Case Number: 10022292

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: INTERMITTENTLY ENGINE CHECK LIGHT COMES ON/OFF. DEALER HAS INSPECTED THIS VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL PROBLEM RECURRING. *AK

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/04/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/4/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

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: ODI Case Number: 10011299

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. *JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/05/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/10/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

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: ODI Case Number: 10007200

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD, THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM.*JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/12/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

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: ODI Case Number: 10005277

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK, AND WHEN I WAS APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE FROM MY HOME, MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, AND MY CAR BEGAN “CHUGGING”. I MADE IT AS FAR AS 3 HOUSES AWAY FROM MY DRIVEWAY WHEN MY CAR JUST STALLED OUT. RATHER THAN RE-STARTING, I DECIDED TO ROLL TO MY DRIVEWAY. I DIDN’T EVEN MAKE IT AS FAR AS MY DRIVEWAY, AND MY CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE. THE BLACK SMOKE WAS SO THICK, YOU COULDN’T EVEN SEE THROUGH IT. MY WHOLE ENGINE WENT UP IN FLAMES, AND MY CAR IS NOW TOTALED. I HAVE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR UNTIL NOW.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: VEHICLE SHAKES AND VIBRATES AND SHUTS OFF WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. DEALERSHIP IS AWARE OF PROBLEM.*AK

Kia Rio vehicle problem, recall, defect, claim

ODI Case Number: 890696

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: CONSUMER’S BRAND NEW VEHICLE HAS CUT OFF TWICE. IT DOESN’T GIVE ANY WARNING BEFORE IT CUTS OFF. DEALER HAS LOOKED AT IT, AND THEY CAN’T FIND A REMEDY. CONSUMER WILL ADD MORE INFORMATION.*AK

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: WHILE TRYING TO GET OUT OF A PARKING SPACE STEERING WHEEL MADE A VERY LOUD GRINDING NOISE WHEN EVER TURNING STEERING WHEEL REAL HARD. TOOK TO DEALER. DEALER REPLACED BALL JOINT AND HUB. NEXT MORNING WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY, STEERING CAME LOOSE. BALL JOINT AND HUB DISINTEGRATED. *AK TAPE PLAYER INOPERATVE. VEHICLE RUNS ROUGH IN MORNINGS. TRUNK HARD TO UNLOCK, DEALER REPLACED TRUNK LOCK. RIGHT REAR DOOR LOCK STUCK. RATTLE WAS PRESENT DUE TO DASH RUBBING AGAINST CARRIER FRAME, DEALER ADDED INSULATION, NOISE CEASED. *SLC

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8019903

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: CONSUMER STATED THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE STALLED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED AT THIS TIME. NLM JLG

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/29/2002 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/30/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: CONSUMER STATES THAT THE MOTOR LOCKED WHILE DRIVING. THE DEALER HAS INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND REFUSED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. FEEL FREE TO PROVIDE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION. NLM

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/26/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8019323

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: CONSUMER IS REPORTING PREMATURE WEAR OF THE ENGINE MOUNTS AND A RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE AREA,WHILE IDLING OR DRIVING. DEALER NOTIFIED AND HAD REPLACED THEM. NLM THE CONSUMER HAS TRADED THIS VEHICLE IN DUE TO ALL OF THE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS AND IS REQUESTING HER MONEY BACK BECAUSE WHEN SHE HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE THE DEALER, THEY DIDN’T REPAIR THE PROBLEM WHICH WAS TO BE COVERED BY WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE HAS NO POWER AND VERY POOR SHIFTING. THE ABS AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. THE LEFT FRONT MIRROR IS NOT WORKING. THE SPARK PLUGS ARE FAULTY/BREAKING DOWN. THE INNER/OUTER BEARING WITH SEALS ON LEFT REAR AND RIGHT REAR-REPLACED, AND THE RIGHT REAR HUB ASSEMBLY-REPLACED DUE TO OVER TIGHTENING OF THE SPINDLE NUT. THERE’S A NOISE IN THE TIRE(S) THE DEALER PERFORMED A RECALL THAT REPLACED THE COOLER HOSE. *SCC

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8019253

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: CONSUMER STATES THAT WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE CUT OFF. HAD VEHICLE SERVICED. THE ENGINE MOTOR WAS GONE, AS A RESULT OF THE NO ENGINE COMPRESSION.*JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/14/2002 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/24/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8016807

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN REPAIR SHOP FIFTEEN TIMES WITH NO SATISFACTION. CONSUMER CAN BE DRIVING ON ROAD, AND THE VEHICLE CUTS OFF. SOMETIMES CAN RESTART IT, AND SOMETIMES CANNOT RESTART VEHICLE. SHE IS AFRAID IT IS GOING TO KILL HER DAUGHTER. MECHANIC INSISTS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH VEHICLE.*AK

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8013485

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, ENGINE STALLS OUT. DEALER SAID IT WAS CAUSED BY CORRODED WIRING UNDER THE HOOD. *AK THE CONSUMER STATES THAT TWO WEEKS AFTER PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE DIED AND WOULD NOT START WHEN TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY. A WEEK LATER THE VEHICLE WOULDN’T GO IN REVERSE, CONSUMER WAS TOLD THAT VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLES AIRBAG AND ENGINE LIGHT WOULD STAY ON. REPLACED/REPAIRED THE FOLLOWING; REPLACED INPUT SPEED SENSOR, REPAIRED THE OPEN CIRCUIT/DRIVERSIDE AIRBAG, REPLACED LEFT FRONT HUB BEARINGS,INNER/OUTER SEALS, FRONT BRAKES REPLACED, AND THE ROTORS MACHINED. *SCC

5 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/9/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8012984

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: ENGINE CHECK LIGHT HAS ILLUMINATED 6 TIMES SINCE PURCAHSE OF VEHICLE. VEHICLE IS SHAKING WHILE SITTING STILL AND HESITATING WHEN STARTING UP. KIA WAS NOT CONTACTED. *AK *TT

6 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/27/2001 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/28/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 8004856

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: VEHICLE WILL SHUTDOWN WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. CONSUMER WILL FILL IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *AK

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 04/01/2001 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/1/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 765314

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: WHEN I BOUGHT THE KIA IT HAD EICLER PROB THEN ENGIEN PROB AND MORE ELIC. *AK

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/02/2002 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/12/2002

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10182684

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: 2001 KIA RIO WITH ENGINE FAILURE**NAR**CC *JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/10/2007 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/9/2007

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10152021

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT SELDOM GOES OFF. TOOK CAR TO DEALERSHIP FOR SERVICE AND TO RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM, LIGHT WENT BACK ON IN LESS THAN 100 MILES AFTER LEAVING THE DEALERSHIP. SAME THING HAPPENED LAST TIME I TOOK IT IN. *NM

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/03/2006 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/6/2006

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10146313

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: (1) THERE WERE NO EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ENGINE FAILURE (2) FOR NO REASON WHAT SO EVER, THE ENGINE JUST SEIZED WHILE I WAS SITTING AT A STOP SIGN. THERE WAS PLENTY OF OIL AND WATER IN THE ENGINE. ALL ROUTINE MAINTENANCE HAD BEEN PERFORMED. I AM NOW BEING TOLD I WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE ENGINE. I AM 14,000 MILES OVER THE 60,000 MILE WARRANTY. I HAVEN’T EVEN OWNED THIS CARE AN ENTIRE YEAR. *JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/23/2005 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/28/2005

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10144508

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: 2 YEARS AGO I NOTICED THAT THE CAR DOES NOT WANT TO START WHEN IT HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME (12 HRS). I TOOK THE ENGINE COVER OFF AND TRIED TO START THE CAR WITH THE REMOTE STARTER. I NOTICED THAT THERE WERE SPARKS COMING FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR AND THE SPARK PLUG WIRES. TOOK CAR IN TO DEALER AND ALL WAS DONE WAS CHANGED SPARK PLUG WIRE AND PROBLEM STILL HAPPENS. DEALER JUST WANTS TO CHANGE THE WIRE AND PLUGS. *JB

9999 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/01/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/5/2005

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10120895

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

Details: DT: THE CONSUMER OWNS A 2001 KIA RIO AND IS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THE CONSUMER SMELLED AN ODOR COMING FROM THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. SHE HAS REPORTED THIS PROBLEM TO THE DEALER AND THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THE HANGER UNDER THE EXHAUST SYSTEM BROKE AND NOW THERE IS A NOISE. IT WAS WELDED BACK TOGETHER THREE TIMES AND IT HAS BROKEN AGAIN. *JB

4 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 01/01/2005 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/13/2005

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10113233

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DEALER TO BE SERVICED FOUR TIMES FOR THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. SINCE LAST INSPECTION IT COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AS TO WHY THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON.*AK

4 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 11/01/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/1/2005

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10113094

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: OWNER WAS DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH AND THE ENGINE STALLED. THE OWNER LOST STEERING AND BRAKE POWER THIS DEFECT HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND THE DEALER HAS CHANGED THE COMPRESSOR. NOW THE VEHICLE IS STILL EXPERIENCING THIS DEFECT. OWNER SAYS THE OIL WAS CHANGED EVERY 3000 MILES. PROVIDE FURTHER DETAILS. *NM

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/25/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/25/2005

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10101320

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: ENGINE CHECK LIGHT TURNED ON AND OFF MUTIPLE TIMES WITHIN THE YEAR. ENGINE FINALLY NO LONGER OPERATED. *AK

2 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/23/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 11/19/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10096996

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE DRIVER NOTICED THAT FLUID WAS LEAKING FLUID FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT APPEARED ON THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION AND THE MECHANIC CAN NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM AT THIS TIME. PLEASE PROVIDED FURTHER DETAILS. *NM

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/25/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/15/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10092916

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: WHILE DRIVING, THE CONSUMER HEARD A LOUD CLINKING SOUND COMING FROM THE TRUNK AREA. CONSUMER THOUGHT THAT HE WAS HIT. HOWEVER, WHEN TURNING AROUND TO PROCEED, THE ENGINE COMPLETELY FAILED. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT IT SOUNDED LIKE THE STARTER WAS GONE. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC AND WAS TOLD THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK *JB

2 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/13/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 9/21/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10083793

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: PROBLEM WITH 2001 KIA RIO ENGINE STALLED. *MR THE ENGINE LIGHT HAD COME ON DUE TO OVERHEATING, AND THE FUEL PUMP STOPPED WORKING DUE TO WATER CONTAMINATION IN THE GAS TANK. THE TEMPERATURE WENT UP ONCE THE FUEL BOX WAS BROKEN DUE TO AN ACCIDENT WHICH CAUSED THE RADIATOR FUSE TO BLOW. *SC *JB

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/01/2004 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/4/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10082212

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: 2001 KIO RIO. PURCHASED CAR NEW FROM DEALER. SHORTLY AFTER PURCHASE OF VEHICLE IT SHUT ITSELF OFF WHILE SLOWED DOWN IN TRAFFIC. AFTER THE DEALER CHECKED THE CAR, DEALER SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT IN A NEW TRANSMISSION. PROBLEM KEEPS OCCURRING AND DEALER KEPT OFFERING DIFFERENT REASONS THIS IS HAPPENING: TYPE OF GAS USED, GAS CAP NOT COMPLETELY ON CORRECTLY. NUMEROUS TIMES WE HAVE BROUGHT IT INTO THE DEALER, THEY KEEP TELLING US THEY CAN NOT FIND A PROBLEM WITH IT WHEN THERE OBVIOUSLY IS. *JB

12 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 11/23/2001 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 7/19/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10071869

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON ALL THE TIME AND THE VEHICLE WOULDN’T GO IN TO OVERDRIVE. *PH EVEN AFTER THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE WAS REPROGRAMMED, THE VEHCILE CONTINUED TO STALL. *PH

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 5/5/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10068920

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: OIL LEAKS AT THE BOTTOM AND THE TOP OF THE ENGINE. GASKET CYL HEAD AND HEAD COVER SLIPS OUT. ALL SEAL FROM TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE CAR LEAKS. STEERING SHAKES VERY BAD WHEN THE AC IS RUNNING. (HEAD GASKET & CAM SEALS LEAKS)

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/15/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 4/22/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10052113

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE CONSUMER PARKED THE VEHICLE AND LEFT THE ENGINE RUNNING. AFTER A FEW MINUTES, THE CONSUMER RETURNED TO FIND THE VEHICLE ON FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS DUE TO A MECHANICAL FAILURE. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *NM

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/09/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/30/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10051361

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

Details: CHRISTMAS DAY, 2003 IMMEDIATE AND ENGULFING ENGINE FIRE WHILE MY CAR WAS IDLING FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 12/25/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 12/30/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10044704

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: WHILE DRIVING ABOUT 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY,THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE DRIVER TRIED TO RESTART AFTER PULLING OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR AN ANALYSIS. PLEASE FILL IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. *JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 10/24/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 10/24/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10036949

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: MY CAR STALLED WHILE DRIVING WOULD NOT RESTART TOWED TO DEALER. FOUND NO PROBLEM CAR STARTED FOR THEM. RETRIEVED CAR STOPPED FOR GAS, CAR WOULD NOT RESTART, WAS TOWED BACK TO DEALER. FOUND GLITCH IN CPU WAS REPROGRAMED. GOT CAR BACK, TWO HOURS LATER CAR WOULD NOT RESTART TOWED BACK TO DEALER. REPLACED FUEL PUMP, CAR RAN FOR THREE DAYS THEN AGAIN WOULD NOT START HAS NOW BEEN TOWED BACK TO DEALER.*AK

4 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/12/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/31/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10032483

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: RIO ENGINE STALLING. ISSUES ALSO WITH WARRANTY.NAR 07/28/2003*MR CONSUMERS ARE VERY DISATISFIED WITH DEALERSHIP AND VEHICLE, PLEASE REVIEW FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS. *CB

5 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 07/01/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/10/2004

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10030839

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: I HAVE A 2001 KIA RIO – I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH IT SINCE I BOUGHT IT. THE ENGINE SHAKES ( CAUSING THE WHOLE CAR TO SHAKE ) INTERMITTENTLY AND IT DOES NOT SHIFT INTO GEAR PROPERLY ( IT IS AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ) CAUSING THE CAR TO HESITATE WHEN I ACCELERATE ONTO HIGHWAYS. I FEEL THIS IS A REAL SAFETY ISSUE AS I AM AFRAID OF GETTING INTO AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALER REPEATEDLY, EVEN WHILE IT WAS ACTUALLY SHAKING VIOLENTLY AND THEY HAVE THE SAME ANSWER EVERY TIME…THE COMPUTER DOES NOT TELL THEM THAT ANYTHING IS DEFECTIVE ON THE CAR – THEREFORE, THEY CAN NOT FIX IT. I HAVE ASKED THEM TO REPLACE THE COMPUTER CHIP AS IT OBVIOUSLY IS DEFECTIVE IF IT CAN’T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH A CAR THAT IS RUNNING THIS POORLY …BUT THEY REFUSED TO DO SO. IT HAS ALSO HAD OTHER PROBLEMS. THE CAR HAS STALLED SEVERAL TIMES FOR NO REASON AS I GO AROUND A CORNER ( ALSO A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM ) AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO FIND ANYTHING WRONG ON THOSE OCCASSIONS EITHER. THE AIRCONDITIONING HAD TO BE TOTALLY REPLACED WHEN THE CAR WAS ONLY 9 MONTHS OLD. THE ENGINE MOUNTS COLLAPSED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED AFTER ONLY ONE YEAR. THE MOLDING INSIDE THE CAR IS CONSTANTLY COMING OFF. I KNOW OF 4 OTHER KIA RIO OWNERS WHO HAVE ALL HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH THEIR CARS AND ALL OF THEM HAVE TRADED IN THE RIOS AT A GREAT LOSS RATHER THAN PUT UP WITH THE CONTINUOUS PROBLEMS. I ALSO WANT TO GET RID OF MY RIO BUT THE VALUE OF THE CAR IS SO MUCH LESS THAN WHAT I OWE ON IT ( AFTER 3 YEARS OF PAYING ON IT ) THAT I CAN NOT AFFORD TO DO SO. I HAVE SEEN MANY OTHER SIMILAR COMPLAINTS ON YOUR WEBSITE, YET KIA DENIES THAT THERE HAVE BEEN ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE RIO. *AK

20 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 08/15/2001 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 8/5/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10022529

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Details: VEHICLE FIRE ORIGINATING FROM THE VEHICLE FUEL LINES. *MR AS THE CONSUMER WAS DRIVING, SHE NOTICED THAT SOMETHING SMELLED HOT IN THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONSUMER THEN TURNED THE ENGINE OFF, DISCOVERED THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD, AND SAW FLAMES WITHIN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT OF THE VEHICLE THAT CONTINUED TO GROW. PRIOR TO THE FIRE, THE CONSUMER NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE DECREASED IN POWER WHILE DRIVING AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONSUMER ATTEMPTED TO GET THE VEHICLE REPAIRED THE NEXT DAY AND THE DEALER COULDN’T GET TO IT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING WEEK, AND WAS TOLD THAT DRIVING THE VEHICLE WOULDN’T HARM THE VEHICLE. (A SIMILAR OCCURRENCE OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAPPENED A YEAR PRIOR TO THIS EVENT) THE FIRE BEGAN IN THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE ENGINE NEAR THE BULKHEAD AREA OF THE TWO METAL FUEL LINES THAT RAN ALONG THE BULKHEAD. *SCC *NLM

3 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 09/27/2002 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/23/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10022292

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: INTERMITTENTLY ENGINE CHECK LIGHT COMES ON/OFF. DEALER HAS INSPECTED THIS VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL PROBLEM RECURRING. *AK

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 06/04/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 6/4/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10011299

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. *JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: 03/05/2003 Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 3/10/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10007200

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: THE ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD, THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM.*JB

1 Injuries: 0
Fail Date: Unknown Deaths: 0
Date added to datbase: 2/12/2003

Kia Rio defect, claim, class action, problem, lemon law

ODI Case Number: 10005277

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Details: I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK, AND WHEN I WAS APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE FROM MY HOME, MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, AND MY CAR BEGAN “CHUGGING”. I MADE IT AS FAR AS 3 HOUSES AWAY FROM MY DRIVEWAY WHEN MY CAR JUST STALLED OUT. RATHER THAN RE-STARTING, I DECIDED TO ROLL TO MY DRIVEWAY. I DIDN’T EVEN MAKE IT AS FAR AS MY DRIVEWAY, AND MY CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE. THE BLACK SMOKE WAS SO THICK, YOU COULDN’T EVEN SEE THROUGH IT. MY WHOLE ENGINE WENT UP IN FLAMES, AND MY CAR IS NOW TOTALED. I HAVE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR UNTIL NOW.

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