2005 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Kia Rio Problems

Updated 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.

Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

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.

Use Only Kia Approved Transmission Fluid

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.

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2005 Kia Rio Questions

Where is the thermostat is located (1 answer)

Once car warms up, drops idle and runs off 2 cylinders.? (1 answer)

When i start my car, idle, or turn on my air my car squeals. (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. ...

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2005 Kia Rio Recalls

Problem 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.

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