Kia Rio5 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Kia Rio5

Kia Rio5 Problems

No Sound from Speakers

The navigation unit in the Kia Rio5 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.

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.

Transmission Damage Due to Low and/or Incorrect Fluid

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.

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Kia Rio5 Questions

Jus had both BRAKE lites out(all back lites ok)switch replmnt or just bulbs? (2 answers)

Dec'15 CRAIN KIA (AR) replaced ONE ignition coil (1of3)@$320. (no deductble)much higher$ than I see listed here. Any way of telling when the other 2coils same? like milage-wise. Its only @69,400mi.

I make an accadent with my RIO 2013 HB and below is the problems below (1 answer)

KIA RIO HB 2013 Automatic 1400 cc

1- Starting engine take long time.
2- RPM is not working
3- Check engine alarm is on
4- when in move on D high knock sound increase with speed
5- on R mentioned sound does not exist but upnormal vipration happen
6- bracks on D and R stop working (it make ...

New Kia rio5...drove 5 times, went to shift down & load clunking noise then dead (1 answer)

The dealership won't honor the warrenty because I burnt out the clutch. Actually I was driving very well and shifting fine. The last time I drove. I was.shifting down for a light and it made a horrible and loud clunking sound and came to a dad stop. I put it in first and it made the same soun...

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Kia Rio5 Reviews

Love this car. Fun to drive (stick) looking to do timing belt and serp at 96 thou. Not good in snow!! Otherwise wipers and tires only. Just found water (rain) coming in through passenger side airbag port by upper door. This is new?! Anyone else having this?
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 hau...
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 c...

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