2010 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Kia Rio

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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.

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Feels like my emergency brake is on after stopping, but it is the transmission on my automatic. Usually happens after the engine is warm after about 20 miles or less.

While sitting at a red light my rio shut off. When I restarted the engine the tach. Stopped working and the shift up and shift down lights are continually flashing. The only time the lights stop blinking is when the engine is in reverse. What does this mean?

Did this before and was gas cap. checked that and not problem. TPMS light was on yesterday. checked tire pressure and ok

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