2005 KIA Rio

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

1 Recalls for 2005 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.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2005 KIA Rio

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36 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2005 KIA Rio

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Date Component  
AIR BAGS | POWER TRAIN | STEERING
ODI Number: 11374512
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 10818838
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10820989
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10776432
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:FAN/MOTOR
ODI Number: 10660357
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10629331
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10588777
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10572593
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10560693
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10551514
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10459179
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10359902
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10356310
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10351205
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10331273
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10316328
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10294786
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10292631
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10284768
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10285207
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10264504
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10259853
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10204401
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10200116
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 10189937
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10172568
SEAT BELTS: REAR/OTHER:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10162145
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10152111
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10148544
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10145062
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10140625
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10132647
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10134084
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10132113
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
ODI Number: 10129945
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10372600
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0 Investigations for 2005 KIA Rio

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

17 Service Alerts for 2005 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

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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

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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

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

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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January 1, 2004 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. 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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