2005 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Kia Rio
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2005 Kia Rio ProblemsUpdated Control Module to Correct False Check Engine Light
Due to a problem with the automatic transmission control computer, you may experience erroneous Check Engine Light illumination; an updated control module is available.
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.
2005 Kia Rio QuestionsWhere is the thermostat is located (1 answer)
When ever the car starts to squeal the lights dim and i lose power, i have tried to locate the source of the problem but it is so loud i cannot narrow it down, sounds the same throughout the engine compartment. Any help in narrowing down this problem would be appreciated. I have changed belts. ...
2005 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.