2012 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Kia Rio

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2012 Kia Rio Problems

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.

02 sensor,check light on

check light is on

No Sound from Speakers

The navigation unit in the Kia Rio may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other features may still function properly.

This fault requires no parts replacement, and is a software glitch that can be rectified by a 'hard reset'.

To perform the hard reset, simply disconnect the vehicles negative battery terminal, wait 15 minutes, and reconnect the negative battery terminal.

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2012 Kia Rio Questions

Any and all re ?calls (1 answer)

My seatbelts driver and passenger, not working properly, why car is only 2 yeara old. Is adjustment or repair under 7 year extended warranty. My old Pontiac Sunfire did not have this problem, until after 12 years or more, whats up. Thank You N.M.

If there is a "fix' for a TSB that involves updating software, can you do this? (1 answer)

My car has these symptoms: TSB-eng131 may 13 engine controls - knock/ping on moderate to heavy accel.

a/c relay location (2 answers)

compressor don't work no positive no compressor

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