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Kia Rio Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

 
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 90,666 mi (55,000 mi - 165,000 mi)

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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.

  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    When I turned on my a/c my car began to vibrate, followed by a burning rubber/plastic smell followed by loss of power steering and failure to start. Kia won't help me with any of my problems, they try and find any loophole or way out of any warranty promised when they smiled and sold me the vehicle.

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  • Visitor, , 83,000 mi

    faulty clutch on ac compressor sticks and turns slow makes scratching noise.

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    ac CAUSES VIBRATION

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  • Visitor, , 94,000 mi

    A/C clutch locked up

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    Noisy fan squealing when A/C was turned on-especially first thing in morning. Still have the problem, mileage now at 62,000. Taking car in for a check soon.

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    a/c belt broke clutch was being noisy and finaly it froze and broke the a/c belt.

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