2008 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Kia Rio
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2008 Kia Rio ProblemsFailure 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.
I purchased this vehicle because I was tired of purchasing used vehicles and having to make repairs all of the time. I have had to have the ignition coils replaced 2 times within the last year. This wouldn't be a bug deal if each coil wasn't $100+ to replace! I do not recommend this vehicle at all.
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.
2008 Kia Rio QuestionsThe steering wheel on my 2008 kia rio is locked and I can't turn key to start it. (1 answer)
if that is in fact the problem what is best thing to do? I was told i would need to get another ignition with key. Can the old one b reconditioned so I don't have to change the key.
Took car apart to make sure everything was lined properly and it was we replaced bearing clutch and pressure plate..why is same noise still here? Help please
2008 Kia Rio RecallsThe Front Passenger Airbag May Deploy with a Child in the Seat
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.