2009 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Rio
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2009 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.
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.
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 QuestionsHow do I get the "o/d off" light to turn off? (1 answer)
The button on gearshift doesn't seem to work, and it won't go higher than 3rd gear. 140,000miles. When problem first started it would come and go, but now seems to be permanent.
I was driving and my foot hit the accelerator hard and the car revved up. Now I smell a burning smell when I accelerate the car. The tires are squeaking too