Transmission Damage Due to Low and/or Incorrect Fluid on Kia Rio

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 113,000 (63,000–164,000)
6 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
12 people reported this problem
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while driving down the road alot of vibration started happening, along with power loss, tranny light came on. shifts kind of funny
I have a 2008 Kia Rio with only 26,000 miles on the odometer. They are about to replace the transmission for the second time. Dealer also claims the struts are worn out.