2010 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

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

2010 Kia Rio Problems

Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues

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.

Ignition 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.

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

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2010 Kia Rio Questions

What could be causing my to have to replace my coil packs and spark plugs freque (1 answer)

I am replacing them every other month at least 2 of them

How do you replace the oil in the air conditioner compressor? (1 answer)

Air is not blowing cool

Why does my transmission get stuck in second gear and sometimes hard to take off (1 answer)

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.

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