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.
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2005 Kia Rio
2005 Kia Rio Problems
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.
Kia issued a service bulletin regarding an improved rear seat belt mechanism. The mechanism has a range of movement that works better with child car seats.
2005 Kia Rio Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2005 Kia Rio Questions and Answers
My check engine light comes on at about 40 mph, I pull over disconnect the hot battery lead and its like it never happened? I hooked up the OBD II scanner and get a code misfire, I changed the plug...
I have an engine light that comes on and off about every week and i know its a fuel problem because some of the time at a stop and i need to go the engine shakes like its not getting the proper fue...
how much should this cost to replace
speedometer is all over the place
I hear a tp tap tap noise that goes fast or slow as to the spead iam going