Kia Rio5 Repair and Maintenance
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Kia Rio5 ProblemsSoftware Update Available to 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.
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.
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 QuestionsCar running fine then died upon restart. (1 answer)
We stopped at a store and then the car wouldn't start. We went and bought and tried a new battery and put more gas in (it was running low at the time). And still nothing. The car has power. Lights are on, radio, fan, windows work. Just won't start. There is no turning over at all. Any id...
car would start fine for days then wont try later starts replaced ignition coils all 4 wnt start what can I check now? everything runs but wont start.
I have a 2013 kia rio5 sport gdi and I drive it with the windows open. There is a constant clicking noise comming either from the engine or the front driver side wheel. The mechanic said nothing is wrong with the wheel so it must be the engine. Its really annoying. Help!