Engine Pinging on a brand New 2020 car
Bought a new KIA Rio bought in September 2020 and the engine is pinging. I have read how others have the same problem and KIA won't or can't do anything about it, so it could be a factory problem. Please reach out we need to do something!
Purchased in September 2020 for $21,990.00.
Don’t buy this car
The car was running fine for the first 2 months. This was purchased new in October 2020. The engine overheats when air con is on. Apple car play always cuts out. It’s been towed to Kia twice in a month. Now the car over revs on take off before it hits its gear and also will not reverse. Got towed to Kia again, been there for 3 days without resolution so far. I will never buy a Kia again. As a contractor I am losing income everyday I’m not on the road and this will eventually cost me more than what the car is worth. I will be exercising my rights for a full refund or a brand new car. Unacceptable for a new vehicle.
Purchased in October 2020.
Underpowered piece of crap
Got it as a loan car when my car is due for a new airbag. The automatic one is a piece of crap you need to use manual mode if you want better pickup on hill. The fuel consumption is terrible as well. I would say at least Toyota Echo and Daihatsu Sirion are better than that.
Worst Car ever!
in 4 years and just 35000km was replaced steering rack, steering Coolum, steering motor, steering wheel, battery, suspension for the trunk, dash board was loose 3 times, ODO replaced.
Just to note I bought the SI so a very expensive version. Please do not Buy Kia!
Purchased in November 2015.
2 failed coils in less than 13 months
2 failed coils in less than 13 months this car has always been serviced and has only done 34,000 klm.
Worst car ever! And I'm not joking!!!!
We bought our Rio 3 years ago (June 2010) with 70,000kms on the clock. Seemed fine for about 3 months then issues started, one after another, in the 3 years we've had it (and only 25,000 kms added) we've spent close to $3500 in repairs! We've had to replace so many parts it's hard to keep up. Very unreliable and I wouldn't recommend anyone (not even my worst enemy) to purchase this car! And upon my research seems a lot of people have an awful time repairing the darn thing. So do yourself a favour and don't even consider buying one. We've had enough and are trading it in for a Honda!
Unreliable! Worst car ever built! Costly to repair the dozen or so problems every year!
Would I buy another Kia vehicle? No!
I purchased the vehicle new on 02/02/08.
Under warranty the rubber exterior window seals, on both rear doors have been replaced. The rubber was cracking.
The rear hatch door, along the left hand side and right hand side, along the edges of the glass there is a rubber seal which runs vertically along the length of the glass. The rubber seals had rubbed the top coat paint through to the primer, along the full length of the right hand side, on the left hand side of the vehicle the paint was rubbed through along a length of approximately two ...centimetres. These areas were repainted, not under warranty but as an act of goodwill by Kia, as in their opinion the paint must have been "thin" from factory. Suspected rust forming under the paint, on the right hand side “dog-leg” body section, in front of the rear wheel. I am extremely dissatisfied and disappointed with Kia Motors Australia's response to this issue and they have had considerable time to resolve this issue. I am now going public. Please visit the following link to read my story. [link removed] Inexpensive The number of faults.
After having my Kia Rio for 9 years I've regreted buying it. The motor blew up at 40000k's and had to spend 3grand to fix it. With that kind of money to fix it could of put extra 2 grand and brought a Mitzubishi Magna that is more reliable and would last a hell of a lot longer than Kia Rio. I would not recommend anyone buying a second hand Rio I now need to fix Steering and Suspension, CV Joint on driver's side, CV Boot Joint needs replacing motor leaking into a cavity under car I need these fixed just to get it back on road and rego and I can'...t afford it now as I'm now expecting baby No 2 in July 2010. We've had heavy rain and water leaks into car so carpet on floor has become mouldy, Middle console has come apart have to put back together everytime get in car, This car is only 9 years old and already falling apart like an old 20 year old car. If I'd known what I know today I would have brought a Mitzubishi Magna. I have the 2001 hatchback, Good on fuel, big boot space even when fold down seats. Poor built quality, interior falling apart. Anchor point for child restraint at back of boot of car have to undo extension strap to put pram in and redo extension strap it's a pain everytime would of like it at back of seats like Ford Focus Hatchback. Keyless entry broke after 4 years after a year central locking stopped working.
Agree - it's a heap of junk.
This car was bought in December 2005.
I've just had it serviced (twice a year) and told that I need 4 new tyres!!
I only had two new front tyres two years ago!!!
I will never buy this make again.
Drives smoothly, pretty good on petrol.
I'm not a hoon driver yet something makes the tyres wear out VERY quickly. Reverse gear hard to get.
Kia Rio Blown engine happen on aussie day coming back from coast lost power no indicator lights, we pulled over, car cut out, checked engine there was no oil sat on the road for 5 hours couldn’t get a tow truck.
National Capital motors Canberra charged us $200 to tell us the engine is blow kia said no will not fix it (just out of warranty) as when you were ment to get a 60000 service you got it done at 62000 that was the only reason they could come up with. I said if they fix it we will buy a brand new Kia Rondo $28000 they said no, ill never buy kia again lost my trust. :(
Cheap to run and to buy
Questions & Answers
Hi my daughter purchased a new Kia Rio in October 2020 and the engine is Pinging and they can't seem to fix it. She is using the correct 91 fuel and not E10. We've been told by customer service that there are other RIO's doing it as well and they cant explain why, it just seems to be a fault. They just said to use 95 until they find a fix but this is against the manufacturers recommendations. Were worried about the long term engine damage that is being caused. Anyone else got the same problem?
Pinging is most likely due to crappy fuel. Try using 91 instead of E10. The other option is that there is a sensor that is giving bad fuel/air ratios back to the computer "or" the computer has an issue.
She has always used 91 and never used the crapy E10. They have tried 4 times now to fix it doing engine tests and fuel samples and don't seem to be able to. The customer service department let slip that there a number of other Rio's in the same model doing it as well and they cant explain why? They suggested we run it on 95 or 98 which is against the manufacturers recommendations until they geta fix?
I'm getting like 10.5L per 100km which is not great. My Ford Escape uses 10L per 100km and it has twice the horsepower (turbo) and is 500kg heavier....if you only have had it for a short time you could try another dealer and then go to the ACCC.
I have a problem when braking the car creaks it only happens after the car warms up. Coukd it be worn rotors?
Has anyone had dash vibration noise, I have two Kia Rios 2016 & 2019 models both have dash vibrations.
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||15" Steel||15" Steel||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 L||45 L||45 L||45 L|
|Engine||3 Cylinder 1.0L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L|
|Max Power||88kW @ 6300rpm||74kW @ 6000rpm||74kW @ 6000rpm||74kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm||133Nm @ 4000rpm||133Nm @ 4000rpm||133Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016|
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