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2005 Kia Rio

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2005 Kia Rio Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 30, 2006

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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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2005 Kia Rio Questions and Answers

Chaz_1, 2005 Kia Rio, Highland, NY

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...

rprid2002, 2005 Kia Rio, Port Orchard, WA

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...

wedm1, 2005 Kia Rio, Poughkeepsie, NY

how much should this cost to replace

speedometer is all over the place

stevensdar, 2005 Kia Rio, Bellevue, MI

I hear a tp tap tap noise that goes fast or slow as to the spead iam going

stevensdar, 2005 Kia Rio, Bellevue, MI

i have a tapping sound from the front when i go fast the pappings faster when i slow down the tapping slows down

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