2004 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Kia Rio
- what is the correct transmission fluid for my car
- I was told I need to have the servo cap replaced. Please let me know what
- My car has been hesitating, its puttering when I press on the gas pedal to go.
- Live on a hill and car has no power when cold until it warms then runs fine
- Can I use a 1.8 engine out of a 2003 kia spectra in my 2004 kia rio that had the 1.3 or 1.6
2004 Kia Rio Problems
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 Questions
my car is leaking tramission fluid
When it is on park and sometimes at red light, when I touch the gas slighlty it shakes little and stops running. Other than that it runs great. I changed air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, new battery still it happens. what do you think about idle cable it seems little lose to me , couuld it b...
This ONLY happens after about 30+km (when engine has heated up).
N.B. Even when heated up, if I turn the engine OFF, gears shift perfectly. I.e. ONLY difficult to shift 1st & 2nd gear when engine is RUNNING and heated up.
I heard all I need is to have hydraulics bled... Is this correct?
2004 Kia Rio Recalls
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.
2004 Kia Rio Reviews
I read some of the other review and wonder if I really have the same car as everyone else. I got my Rio in '07 @56k miles. I've kept the oil changed, timing belt changed @70k, but that's about all the maintenance it has gotten. Works just fine. The engine is underpowered, but that's only if you're expecting a Ferrari. It's a low budget, commuter car. It does exactly what it is supposed to...
2004 Kia Rio can really be surprising with all kinds of vehicle problems that it has eyes and ears so you need to behalf in it, while riding and driving. Problems of a 2004 Kia Rio and along the trail will eat your money throughout its lifespan. It can really be a good car, if only these problems do not exist... here goes the evils of 2004 Kia Rio.. Drive on a smooth road, if your tires are ...
I bought this car for my daughter to go to school and work. It had 45,000 miles on it-was a "cute" looking car. Less than 2 years later-the timing belt went and blew the engine. We've had issues from the start with the transmission, cooling system, brakes and suspension. My mechanic labeled the car "a piece of crap-not worth fixing". Had taken it to Kia dealer multiple times while under warrant...