2019 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 2019 KIA Rio

Recall Date Component Summary
August 9, 2021 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forte 4-door, Forte Koup 2-door, and 2018-2019 Rio 4-door vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

Remedy:

Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 5, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC216.

August 9, 2021 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forte, Forte Koup, and 2018-2019 Rio vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

Remedy:

Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 5, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC216.

These are complaints about vehicles like yours and some can only be found here. Do they sound familiar?

0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2019 KIA Rio

skip to NHTSA complaints

Date Component  

7 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2019 KIA Rio

skip to CAS complaints

Date Component  
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11315702
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11309662
STEERING
ODI Number: 11277536
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11255508
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11205794
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11171552
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11377300
Is the government investigating the safety of your vehicle? Find out here.

0 Investigations for 2019 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.

37 Service Alerts for 2019 KIA Rio

Date Description
March 1, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

January 6, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

January 6, 2022 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

January 27, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: IVT/CVT SW LOGIC IMPROVEMENT AND/OR IVT/CVT REPLACEMENT (SA476) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black b

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

December 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

December 21, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

December 21, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

October 5, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar

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

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

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

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

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

September 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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

August 3, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) – This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors in

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

August 3, 2021 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) – This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors in

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

April 8, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE – 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 bulletin pr

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

March 25, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar

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

March 11, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE – 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 bulletin p

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

November 4, 2020 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black b

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

November 4, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black b

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

November 4, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black b

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

November 25, 2020 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black ba

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

November 25, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black ba

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

November 25, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black ba

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

September 24, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE – This bulletin provides the procedure to turn OFF the service reminder lamp, at the first service interval reminder alert that will display on the instrument cluster.

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

August 25, 2020 034510 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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

August 25, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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

July 27, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MAINTENANCE REMINDER FEATURE – This bulletin provides information on setting the “Service Interval Reminder” feature available on most Kia vehicles. If the service interval reminder is set, the customer will be i

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

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

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

October 15, 2019 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSB084_R3: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of t

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

February 14, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

PITSTOP: AIRBAG CRASH PAD SURFACE IMPRINT – This Pitstop provides information to avoid unnecessary replacement of the crash pad on some 2019~MY Rio (SC) vehicles due to an airbag outline/imprint usually noticed under sunlight conditions of

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

November 26, 2019 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor D

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

November 26, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor D

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

November 26, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor D

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

April 5, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P0128 (SA374) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Rio (SC) vehicles, produced from August 27, 2018 through March 4, 2

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

April 5, 2019 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P0128 (SA374) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Rio (SC) vehicles, produced from August 27, 2018 through March 4, 2

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

May 31, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting “in use performance tracking” emissions dat

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

February 21, 2019 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) – This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C

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

February 21, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) – This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C

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

2019 KIA Rio

search for another vehicle

Loading...