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KIA RIO 2003

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The Kia Rio has typically been this Korean automaker's least costly model. In early stages, the Rio symbolized an inexpensive, though pretty forgettable, mode of transportation. The 2nd-generation model symbolized reasonable improvement in features and luxury, and also the Rio grew to become more enjoyable they are driving. The most recent Rio is yet another step forward because of its evocative styling, peppy engine as well as an abundance of usable interior space.


Issues With 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.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

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.

Kia recall no. sc036.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Issues With SEAT BELTS:REAR


Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." when used with certain child seats, the automatic locking retractor (alr) function in the rear outboard seatbelt assemblies may disengage.

If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

Dealers will replace both rear outboard seatbelt assemblies free of charge. the recall began on september 15, 2006. owners may contact hyundai-kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Kiarecall no. sc064. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Issues With 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.

In the event of a vehicle crash, if the child seat is not properly installed, personal injury or death could occur.

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.

Kia recall no. sc057.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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