2005 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Kia Rio

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.

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

check light is on

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I have to fill it every 3 days now. I started noticing it 3 years ago. My memory fails me but I think it may have overheated and died around that time. (I have 2 cars so I can't remember which one for sure).

Check engine light comes on even though car is running fine. Car wouldn't shift out of second (automatic) gear. Parked car and rested for 1/2,hr and added transmision fluid. Car was fine after that for about another 6,000 miles and now it has done it again. This time there are bubbles in tran...

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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.

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