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2006 Kia Rio

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2006 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

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 ...

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.

2006 Kia Rio Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 29, 2012

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The front passenger seat occupant sensor mat can experience fatigue cracking. If sufficient cracking occurs, the occupant classification system (OCS) will not be able to detect whether a child passenger is in the seat and the airbag will deploy during a crash. Deployment of the airbag with a child in the seat increases the risk of injury to the child. Dealers will replace the OCS seat sensor mat to correct this concern. The Kia recall number is SC097.

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2006 Kia Rio Questions and Answers

rizzode, 2006 Kia Rio, Lothian, MD

The air bag light came on suddenly and will not go off. Any idea what could have caused this and how it should be fixed?

patriotdesign, 2006 Kia Rio, Kingman, AZ

Check Engine Light is on and occasionally flashes when accelerating.
OBDII Codes were "Cylinders 1 & 4 Misfiring"
I changed all plugs...still happening.
Cylinders 1 & 4 missing du...

Visitor, 2006 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Gresham, OR

how to change the park light in kia rio

ervie, 2006 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Kingwood, TX

check engine light came on about 100 miles after timing belt, new plugs, new belts, & trans. service. car has 70700 miles. Mechanic says code indicates evaporative canister problem, but, he c...

shadows_in_faith999, 2006 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Sumter, SC

when i start the car up its fine but when i fill it up with gas i cant get it started

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2006 Kia Rio Reviews

I purchased my 2006 Kia Rio5 in March of 2006, and so far my family of 4 has logged 251,000KM. We love the hatchback, it cost us a few grand extra but it gives us the ability to move dresser without the hatch open. It's basic but when we need a car to drive to Florida from Toronto it's the one to choose. We upgraded tires and rims to 185-15's and tinted the glass(a nod to my teenage sons) added fabric protection and rustproofing and she's good to go. All you gotta do is watch those fluids like a hawk! Oil @5000K, transmission, coolant, water pump, TIMING BELT, serpentine belt a must @100,000..I love the fact that my Rio5 cruises at 65 miles per hour AT 2500RPM.....can't do that in a Yaris...in 8 years I have changed tires,a battery and a windshield, all of which were reasonably priced parts. I have had only one repair, my security module failed in the ignition..... all in all a great value and an awesome winter car

My 2006 KIA RIO has done over 156,000 KMS and it has been fantastic.I get serviced regularly and I keep it in excellent condition. I also put on 185/15 tyres and the difference to road handling and ride is amazing.I also have ABS braking which has come handy on several occasions.In Australia I have the JB 1.6L twin cam 16 valve with CCTV variable valve timing fuel injected motor. This is my little red rocket I am going to keep the car as long as possible because the newer models are not worth investing that amount of money. In Australia,term deposits are paying around 5% interest so I'll keep my money in the Bank!

I bought a 2006 Kia Rio brand new at the end of July 2006. I've onyl had a few issues with the car, mainly my inexperience with maintenance. I did have to purchase a new battery after 2yrs. I did have to buy 4 new tires, 2 at a time, only because i was not aware that the places changing my oil did not automatically balance & rotate the tires. Overall its been an awesome car and I would recommend it to new drivers! Currently at 98k miles

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