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2008 Kia Rio Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Kia Rio

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2008 Kia Rio is between $385 and $471 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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2008 Kia Rio
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$428
Annual Repair Cost
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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 neces...
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...
The light for OD off just came on and the button on the shifter for OD does nothing anymore. I ca...
where do you put the spark o plugs on a kia rio? does it goes on the front side or on the top, or...
this is the first time the engine light has come on
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 RIO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 20, 2005, ...
Overall (9 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
July 03, 2012
2008 Kia Rio
Oh boy where to start. This is my 3rd kia and it disgust me that the newer vehicles suck. First TPMS gone out on two tires (gonna cost 150.00), had to change sparkplugs which is normal but the coi...
May 28, 2012
2008 Kia Rio
Bought it from a private seller when it was 2 yrs old, with 28,000 miles on it, for $7000. I immediately put new brakes and tires on it. Took it to the dealership to have them give it a once ove...
November 16, 2011
2008 Kia Rio
Bought my Kia Rio brand new. They had a $1000 rebate plus dealer incentives. Literally emailed every kia dealership within 200 miles, and bought it for less than $12K. Been a great car. Changed the...