2008 KIA Rio

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2 Recalls for 2008 KIA Rio

Recall Date Component Summary
May 31, 2012 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE

KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 RIO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 20, 2005, THROUGH DECEMBER 9, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSOR MAT CAN EXPERIENCE FATIGUE CRACKING. IF SUFFICIENT CRACKING OCCURS, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) WILL CEASE TO FUNCTION SUCH THAT THE SYSTEM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DETECT WHETHER A CHILD PASSENGER IS IN THE SEAT AND THE AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY DURING A CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT.

Remedy:

KIA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE OCS SEAT SENSOR MAT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 26, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

May 31, 2012 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 RIO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 20, 2005, THROUGH DECEMBER 9, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSOR MAT CAN EXPERIENCE FATIGUE CRACKING. IF SUFFICIENT CRACKING OCCURS, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) WILL CEASE TO FUNCTION SUCH THAT THE SYSTEM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DETECT WHETHER A CHILD PASSENGER IS IN THE SEAT AND THE AIRBAG WILL DEPLOY DURING A CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT.

Remedy:

KIA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE OCS SEAT SENSOR MAT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 26, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

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45 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2008 KIA Rio

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AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10914494
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11001621
SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
ODI Number: 10926412
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11267065
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11181015
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10864025
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10861389
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10854461
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10854458
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10735040
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10734866
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10703533
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10690382
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10682898
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10676821
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10664899
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10641286
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10618642
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10564990
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10551111
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10512119
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10503105
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10449052
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10405575
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10399496
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10378229
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10376849
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10365462
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10359001
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10344603
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10322487
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10318096
EQUIPMENT
ODI Number: 10307452
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10305833
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10291497
STEERING
ODI Number: 10286902
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10273005
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10266513
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10256496
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10252926
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10242039
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10238421
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10231834
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10226542
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10222953
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34 Service Alerts for 2008 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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May 19, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB_ENG066_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED

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May 19, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB_ENG066_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED

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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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April 24, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: – TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to the correct transmission fluid type and fill quantity requ

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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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July 16, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN – APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) – TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP

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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

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December 1, 2013 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM UPGRADED SOFTWARE. MODEL 2006-2011 RIO. *PE

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March 22, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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March 22, 2013 130000 VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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April 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KIA: ECM UPGRADE-MIL ON WITH DTC P0300, P0128, P0140, P0442 & P0461. VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A ROUGH IDLE DURING INITIAL COLD START UP PERIOD AND/OR ILLUMINATE THE MIL. *PE UPDATED 10/29/10. *PE

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August 29, 2013 063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

TSB: MUFFLER PIPE HANGER BRACKET REPLACEMENT – REVISED – SOME RIO VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2008 TO JULY 10, 2011, MAY EXPERIENCE A RATTLING NOISE WHILE DRIVING, EMANATING FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCED

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August 29, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: MUFFLER PIPE HANGER BRACKET REPLACEMENT – REVISED – SOME RIO VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2008 TO JULY 10, 2011, MAY EXPERIENCE A RATTLING NOISE WHILE DRIVING, EMANATING FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCED

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April 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KIA: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION ECM UPGRADE FOR MULTIPLE DTC’S LISTED-P0300, P0128, P0140, P0451, P0461. PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) OF SOME VEHICLES (MAP SENSORS ONLY) WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A ROUGH I

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June 1, 2010 132000 VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

KIA: SERVICE ACTION-REAR DOOR GLASS RUN WIND NOISE REPAIR. SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE WIND NOISE FROM THE REAR GLASS AREA DUE TO EXCESSIVE GLASS TO CHANNEL RUN CLEARANCE. *PE

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November 1, 2012 063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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November 1, 2012 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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June 8, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Q AND A: WTY002 – CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION

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June 8, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Q AND A: WTY002 – CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION

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June 8, 2016 143100 AIR BAGS:SENSOR:OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION

Q AND A: WTY002 – CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION

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June 1, 2010 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

KIA: SERVICE ACTION-DOOR WEATHER STRIP INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT. VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE ABNORMAL WEAR ON THE DOOR WEATHER STRIP. CHECK DOOR WEATHER STRIP ON ALL DOORS FOR ABNORMAL WEAR, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE ONLY AFFECTED DOOR WEA

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May 1, 2009 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

KIA: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY (LCC) WHEN CERTAIN ACCESSORIES ARE ADDED TO A COMPLETED VEHICLE PRI0

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July 1, 2010 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

KIA: TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) RECEIVER UPGRADE; CHANGE OF TPMS SOFTWARE (SA049). SOME VEHICLES HAVE LOW LINE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS). SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE ILLUMINATION OF THE TPMS WARNING LAMP INDICATI

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July 1, 2015 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *PE

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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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