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#1 of 32 2006 Kia Rio 5 Power Loss
Dec 17, 2007 (6:18 am)
Very occasionally, as in 6-7 times in 18 months our 2006 Kia Rio 5 (manual trans) has experienced a sudden 2-3 second loss in engine power. It feels like the ignition is suddenly cut and the car decellerates quickly, not really dangerous on the highway where momentum and 5th gear keep you rolling, but around town in 2nd or 3rd gear it's certainly a big surprise for anyone following too close behind you! If in a high gear like 3rd, 4th, 5th, if you just leave the clutch engaged the engine will restart within seconds as vehicle momentum keeps the engine turning, if in a low gear you are forced to disengage the clutch, the engine will stop, but banging the clutch back out will "bump start" the car immediately. We really like this little car, besides this and it's reluctance to go into reverse it's been tremendous. Thanks for reading, anyone have info about this power loss?
#3 of 32 Where Do These Plugs Go???
Feb 06, 2008 (12:31 pm)
I have two plugs that I do not wknow where to put, one has a single brown wire going to it, and the other has a dark blue and red wire going to it. they are both located in the front passenger side of the engine department.
btw this is in a 2007 kia rio with automatic transmission, but it should be very similar in most of the 06's. please somebody take a quick look in your car to see where these go, i really need the help!
#5 of 32 computer blew up on my new 2008 Kia Rio
Oct 31, 2008 (12:30 pm)
so i have had my car for only 2 month took in today and they found the computer has completely blown up and needs replacing. The care has been stuck in 3rd gear now till I could get it in and running rough and loud with bad gas milage. this is crazy it only has 3000 miles on it. the dealership even said they have never heard of this happening before. my concern that i have a lemon on my hands. I did love the car till this happened.
#6 of 32 Re: 2006 Kia Rio 5 Power Loss [neanderbob]
Jan 29, 2009 (8:08 pm)
This happened to my Rio 5 also. To make a long story short, we figured out it was the Keys. They security chip in the key failed and needed to be reprogrammed. We figured this out when I decided to bring my spare key to the repair shop in case they needed to replace the ignition but when they tried starting it with the spare key it started with no problem. Tried again with the first key, it wouldn't start. Then with the spare and it started.
#7 of 32 RIO 1.6.Engine.
Apr 29, 2009 (8:55 am)
Pls does any one know if the Hyundai Accent/Elantra.1.6 Engines can fit into KIA rio 2005. AS they are sister companies.ARE they using the same engine units. My daughter blew her 2005 KIA RIO engine.8 valves shattered 4 holes in each piston. The answer will be very much wellcomed and apperciated. Thanks in Advance.
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#8 of 32 kia timing belt
Mar 04, 2010 (6:43 pm)
#9 of 32 kia timing belt
Mar 04, 2010 (6:57 pm)
My 2002 kia has under 60,000 miles. Nothing in the owners manual says anything about needing to change the timing belt. Neither did my dealer.
So, the timing belt broke in the middle of traffic and the engine is now blown. Our mechanic checked around to try to find a new engine and because the event happens so often and many are needed, an engine was not to be found, new or rebuilt. Besides, if a new engine could be found, it would cost more than the car is worth.
The paint is also fading to the point that the primer is showing.
Does it sound like I might be a little put out? You bet. So I am going to tell as many people as possible not to buy a Kia of any kind because they are hunks of junk. My family has had 2 generations of Fords and we currently have a 1991 Ford that is still running and the timing belt has never been an issue and the maintenance has been minimal.
From now on I am buying American Cars (any one want to buy a Toyota?) and my next car will be a Ford. Save yourself. Don't buy a Kia and if you have one, sell it before it's too late.
#10 of 32 Re: kia timing belt [1biglemon]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:52 pm)
Totally agree, sell it before too late. My 04 Kia stopped running on the highway w. 70 mi/hr and many cars behind me few days ago w/o any warning signs. It won't restart, acting like a bad battery but not. 10 yr warranty is a joke because it won't cover anything is broken. Had Honda, Mazda, and Toyota, never had such problem that dead on the road. No more Kia.