2005 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 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.

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.

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2005 Kia Rio Questions

Now My Check Engine Light has been on. So I had got it looked at and was told it was a air flow sensor. So, they reset the light. And it came back on. And I paid money to handle the air flow sensor which was said that was the problem. 2 days later it's back on. I had took my car back and had ...

It has happened when we checked the fuse

My abs light went on my Kia. Pump was diagnosed as faulty so the changed it and still not working. Took it to a kia dealer who thinks it the modulator but is unable to locate it in my car. They spoke to Kia who were unable to help. Anybody out there who can. It is costing a fortune

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2005 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.

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