2002 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Kia Rio

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

check light is on

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I was told it would cost $800-900 to replace.I can't afford that. Can you help me would it be better to buy the part then take it to my mechanic, if so what sites are good to purchase from or what auto store to go to for a good price.

Was told I need a new a/c compressor, it started out that my a/c plowing warm air, making a sound from the a/c. Had my mechanic figured it just needed freon, but then soon after it went warm again, mechanic look into it said I need a a/c compressor.

i talked to advance auto they say they are bolted,i called a kia dealer and tthey said they were pressed,whos right?

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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 VEHIC...

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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 beca...

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

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