2009 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2009 Kia Rio
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2009 Kia Rio ProblemsIgnition Coil
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.
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.
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