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2009 Kia Rio

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2009 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.

2009 Kia Rio Questions and Answers

MZanella1, 2009 Kia Rio, Round Rock, TX

The light comes on telling me that I need to check my tire pressure, has been on now for about 2 months ... and yes I have checked the tires, they are fine.

mississ50, 2009 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Picayune, MS

LOCATED ON LEFT SIDE OF DASH NEAR TACH DIAL SLIGHLY LOW AND TO THE LEFT.

blue ls, 2009 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Mount Dora, FL

COOLANT LEAKING FROM RIGHT FRONT OF ENGINE.Water pump or what? Do you have to pull front of engine a part to find out if its a water pump or something else?

Visitor, 2009 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Auburn, NY

when i put the defrost on should the air condition button with the green indicatol light on it stay on even when i push it to go off?

Visitor, 2009 Kia Rio, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Minneapolis, MN

I have had a 8 mpg drop from one tank to the next during identical driving and weather conditions. Have there been any major issues with fuel injector gumming? Recently replaced air filter (600 m...

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2009 Kia Rio Reviews

I have 244000 on my Rio. That is not a typo!
Oil changes every 5000(synthetic).
Timing belt change at every 65000.
Still get 32-36 mpg winter and 37-40 mpg summer.
Love this little car!

This is a HORRIBLE car! I have had nothing but problems with it. I bought it brand new and it only has a little over 10,000 miles on it. I already had a complete electrical malfunction, breaks went bad in THREE months and they still cant find the problem with them and I've had the car for 7 months now (still with the bad breaks), light fictures fell out and the warranty doesnt cover that, and now my air conditioner is making hissing noises. My paint was chipping off withing a matter of days of me driving it off of the lot. Paid $14,000 cash for it and its only worth $200 in my eyes.

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