About Kia Rio
Kia Rio is a subcompact vehicle manufactured by South Korean automaker Kia Motors since August 2000. The first Kia Rio was introduced in 2000 to replace the first generation Kia Pride, which is the rebadged version of the Ford Festiva-and the Kia Avella. It is now in its third generation, and till now Kia Rio has won Semperit Irish Car of the Year and Carsguide's 2011 Car of the Year awards.
The second generation Kia Rio (JB; 2005-2011) was introduced in the early 2005 model year in Europe and for model 2006 in North America. It shared the same platform with the Hyundai Accent. As a 4-door sedan, Kia Rio was offered in Rio and Rio LX trim levels while as a 5-door hatchback, it was named as Rio5 and offered SX trim level in North America. It was powered by the 1.4 L, 1.5 L, and 1.6 L inline 4-cylinder engines fitted along with 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission. At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the third generation Kia Rio (UB; 2011-present) was unveiled. Now, it adds new Rio GT and Rio Sport EX trim levels. New 1.2 L, 1.1 L engines mated to new 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions are also new powertrains.
Kia Rio Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a subcompact vehicle, Kia Rio is very popular among families for commuting. Though it is usually used under normal driving conditions, as time passes by, it is still could not avoid the situation that it will wear and tear and problems would come for it:
First, engine seizure and intermittent loss of power. According to Kia Rio drivers, engine problem is the most common in Kia Rio. Specific symptoms include engine backfiring, misfiring or vehicle stalling. What's more, engine performance decreases as giving out squealing noise, lower fuel efficiency, rough idle and reduction in power. Sometimes, the vehicle would have trouble in starting as well. In fact, Rio ignition coil, Rio drive belt, Rio timing chain, Rio rod bearing and Rio air filter should get a complete inspection.
Second, braking and suspension failures. As suspension failure often shows as audible snapping, clicking or popping sounds coming from the tire wear, abnormal tire wear, vibration on the steering wheel and additional play in the wheels, we can assume that the Rio wheel bearing needs to be replaced. While braking failure causes rear brakes got locked up, especially on wet surfaces, you might as well inspect the Rio brake proportioning valve.
But as a complicated item assembled by lots of little auto parts, you have so much energy to take good care of each one. So here we will tell you what parts need more attention. First is the wiper blade, it works mostly in heavy downpour, snow and other bad weather conditions, which makes it a vulnerable part. Wheel seal works at any time along with rolling wheels and headlight works at night or any other extreme conditions, they all should get routine maintenance in your Kia Rio.
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