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2002 Kia Rio

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2002 Kia Rio Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Due to a problem with the automatic transmission control computer, you may experience erroneous Check Engine Light illumination; an updated control module is available.

Exhaust & Emissions -- eltalachas and 1 other

check light is on

2002 Kia Rio Recalls (Recent)

Engine, June 18, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL INTAKE NIPPLE OF THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR IS SUBJECT TO FRACTURE OR CRACKING DURING REMOVAL OF THE QUICK CONNECT COUPLING SECURING THE MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLY TO THE FUEL INTAKE NIPPLE, OR WHEN FORCE IS ACCIDENTALLY APPLIED TO THE INTAKE NIPPLE DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS OR DURING ENGINE COMPARTMENT REPAIRS.

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2002 Kia Rio Questions and Answers

cardummy7, 2002 Kia Rio, Cleveland, OH

what tools do i need to change my wheel bearings in the front of my car

bliell, 2002 Kia Rio, Lansing, MI

I am told this can be reset and the hard codes (accident data) erased. I have a light on and dealer cannot shut it off as they cant communicate with the module. I did not own the car when it had ...

nurseellie, 2002 Kia Rio, Kenmore, WA

My wheel bearings need to be replaced soon. How much is fair to pay for the labor and parts to change the front wheel bearings on a 2002 Kia Rio?

yellowjack, 2002 Kia Rio, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Inglewood, CA

how would blow by gases pressurize the crankcase. How is this tested. what are bow by gases

Visitor, 2002 Kia Rio, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Mount Mourne, NC

how many hours does cclutch replacement call for??

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2002 Kia Rio Reviews

Im my opinion its the worst car money can buy ...Kia doesnt stand by what they make .,. The transmision went at 83k they replaced it after a fight ... so much for a 10y 100k warranty .,,, Two weeks later it went again come to find out they put in a used tranny... I Will NEVER buy a kia .. I wouldnt even take one if it were free...

I bought this vehicle brand new and we have had ZERO problems with it other than normal maintenance. 105,000 miles on it and haven't had to have any major repairs. Best 12 grand I ever spent. We are VERY vigilant about addressing ANY kind of noise or problem immediately and not letting things get out of control. We change the oil regularly etc. The interior looks like hell but that is because my husband uses it for work and is throwing tools all over the place and driving onto construction sites etc. This vehicle replaced my Honda Accord which needed numerous repairs FAR before it got to the age of this car.....it needed a new power steering pump, fuel pump and water pump all before it was 5 years old whereas the Kia is now 8 years old and hasn't required any of these repairs and has been driven far more and far more roughly than the Honda ever was. I really can't think of any complaint about my Kia, I would buy another in a heartbeat. I can't really say anything about the dealer or Kia in general because I have never had to deal with them because I haven't had any kind of issue with the car. Like I said, just the normal stuff one has to do, we JUST this past summer at over 7 years old had to get an alt and battery, belts....radiator cooling fan last summer (which we swapped out in literally ten minutes ourselves....bought an after market one for $70 online and it is IDENTICAL to the OEM one it replaced). Obviously it has had brake jobs and exhaust system replaced.....but really, nothing out of the ordinary as far as repairs or problems. Keeping fingers crossed we get another 105,000 miles out of it! At the rate it is going my husband will destroy the inside before the engine actually goes!!

good car 2002 bought it new 94000 no problems except had to change the thermostat IF IT WILL STAND UP TO MY WIFE DRIVING IT HAS TO BE GOOD

I've almost ran this guy into the ground with little maintenence. He hasn't died yet! I should start taking care of him! huh?

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