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Drive Train -- Verified

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 ...

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

Kia Rio5 Questions and Answers

sandy21, 2006 Kia Rio5, Louisville, KY

I have about 70,000 miles on my car.The air bag light stays on continulously and wont go off.What could be causing this?

dumbstruck, 2006 Kia Rio5, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Waco, TX

car stops with no warning; somrs on just won't turn over

milinka, 2007 Kia Rio5, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Granville, IL

check engine light is flashing and its shaking

donaldwright, 2006 Kia Rio5, Victorville, CA

we cant get the transmission out from the bottom. wondering if we need to pull the engine as well, And go through the top

onecool55, 2006 Kia Rio5, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Sparks, NV

second what is the average cost on replaceing the timming belt and water pump

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Kia Rio5 Reviews

Got this as a rental first, and fell in love. Very roomy, lots of storage, comfy and has great pickup. My AC just went out, so that's a bummer, but a cheap fix. My salesperson is fantastic, still calls me 3 years later to make sure I'm still happy lol.....the service dept....well......not impressed. My one issue was husband changing the oil error lol. Great car, especially for kids/cats and hauling stuff:) I love proving people wrong when they tell me I can't fit xyz in my car:)

I agree about the brakes. They do make a sound like they need replacing when there is moisture. It goes away quickly. Not a big deal but sure made me take it back to the dealer for a check. The battery is a problem! I only have 20,000 miles on my Rio5 and just replaced the battery. I have 35% left on my brakes and will need to replace by November. The cost will be 199.00 per set. I do like my car though I know it's like driving a cardboard box down the road. I would purchase another with more features. I wpould like electric seats, sunroof, and a GPS system. I am looking at the Soul.

the brakes are a bit touchy in humid weather they will squeel the first few times you apply them until they dry also their isnt much power for the gas it saves it o.k. for me. I got the upgraded power package. The speakers arent very loud. its a fun sleek car for the most part. I did have a deer jump in front of me and when I swerved it responded well and i went around it fine.

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