2004 KIA Rio

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 2004 KIA Rio

Recall Date Component Summary
December 12, 2005 CHILD SEAT

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, ‘CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.’ CERTAIN CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORS WILL NOT FULLY LATCH ONTO THE LOWER LATCH ANCHORS LOCATED BETWEEN THE REAR SEAT BACK AND REAR SEAT CUSHION BECAUSE OF INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHILD SEAT ANCHORS AND A METAL WIRE LOCATED IN THE FRAME OF THE REAR SEAT BACK. UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIR IS COMPLETED, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY YOUR CHILD SEATS MANUFACTURER ON HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL THE CHILD SEAT WITH YOUR VEHICLE’S REAR SAFETY BELTS RATHER THAN USING THE LATCH SYSTEM.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER ANCHORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

April 9, 2004 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL INTAKE NIPPLE OF THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR IS SUBJECT TO FRACTURE OR CRACKING DURING REMOVAL OF THE QUICK CONNECT COUPLING SECURING THE MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLY TO THE FUEL INTAKE NIPPLE, OR WHEN FORCE IS ACCIDENTALLY APPLIED TO THE INTAKE NIPPLE DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS OR DURING ENGINE COMPARTMENT REPAIRS.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR AND MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLIES.

THE RECALL BEGAN JUNE 18, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

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3 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2004 KIA Rio

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37 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2004 KIA Rio

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SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10897541
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11202631
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11183157
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10725617
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10609586
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10565082
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10485125
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10443859
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10440268
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10421512
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10369219
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10360357
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10354082
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10281226
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10260541
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10249072
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10240850
SUSPENSION:FRONT:STABILIZER BAR
ODI Number: 10222564
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10220143
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10204856
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10194775
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10175941
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR | SUSPENSION:REAR | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10172443
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ODI Number: 10172592
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10172888
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10172536
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | STRUCTURE | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10162588
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10160791
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
ODI Number: 10152976
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10150163
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 10149813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10143539
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
ODI Number: 10119819
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
ODI Number: 10118855
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10107953
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10099686
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10090029
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0 Investigations for 2004 KIA Rio

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18 Service Alerts for 2004 KIA Rio

Date Description
April 4, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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April 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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September 13, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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September 13, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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April 4, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 2, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PITSTOP – ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES – In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

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November 4, 2016 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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November 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 18, 2017 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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January 18, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE – By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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January 1, 2005 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

IMPROVED TIMING BELTS FOR THE KIA RIO AND OPTIMA. *TT

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January 1, 2005 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT

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April 13, 2004 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

PENDING RECALL RELATING TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR AND FUEL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES. KIA HAS EXPANDED THE RANGE OF AFFECTED VEHICLES. *TT

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January 1, 2004 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

VACUUM LEAK AFTER TSB SC036. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT

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December 1, 2007 101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

RIO (BC) ENGINE HARD TO START, RUNS ROUGH AND STALLS — WHAT TO CHECK — CRANK POSITION SENSOR (CKP) TONE RING. *NJ

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August 28, 2008 053000 PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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August 28, 2008 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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August 28, 2008 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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