2004 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Kia Rio
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2004 Kia Rio ProblemsFailure of AC Compressor Clutch
A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
2004 Kia Rio QuestionsMy Kia will not pass state inspection. (1 answer)
My Kia will not pass state inspection because the 02 sensor and the evap system keeps saying not ready. My battery is at 12.6 voltage and my alternator is good and there is no engine light coming on. How do I get it to pass inspection?
I have a 2004 Kia Rio not sure on the cylinder but I changed the radiator because I was told the old one was bad so we replaced it. Drove it home then it was fine it has been parked for about 3 weeks started fine twice, on for about half an hour but the hole time it was on it kept blowing out whi...
Not seized replaced starter but still not working
2004 Kia Rio RecallsProblem with Child Seat Anchor Between Rear Seats
Due to interference with a metal wire inside the rear seat frame, the lower child restraint anchors should not be used. Owners are advised to follow the instructions provided with the child seat on how to properly install the child seat using the vehicle's rear seat belts rather than the LATCH system. If the child seat is not properly secured, personal injury or death could occur in a crash. Dealers will replace the lower anchors free of charge. This recall began January, 2006. The Kia recall number is SC057.