Kia Motors - New Kia Rio Shop Queen
Here is the life of my 07 Kia Rio
I bought it with 7 miles on it.
At 20k (First Year) miles I had to replace the tires and the battery.
At 25k the AC stopped working. Found a pinhole leak in the AC condenser (NOT COVERED) with the green refrigerant. I replaced the AC condenser myself
At 30k miles I had to replace the rotor left side, caliper, master cylinder, wheel bearing, and pad. $1200(Not covered).
At 42k miles my tranny started spilling fluid. About a quart in 5 mins. I called the Kia DEALER in Albuquerque to tell them my problem. They told me to have it towed up there. I live 100 miles away. With a 100k warranty it should be none of my concern. Besides I had the gut feeling that they would weasel out of the warranty work sticking me with the repair/tow bill.
I asked the dealer if this would be covered. They asked did you have the "service" on the tranny done at 30k in which the owners manual states inspect fluid. I said I have inspected the fluid and it was healthy in color with good viscosity. They asked are you a Kia Certified Technician? I said no, they said than your warranty is voided.
Needless to say I currently have my front clip disassembled, engine in a hoist and the tranny removed. I have to drive 100 miles to order the five dollar seal because they wouldn't order it without the money upfront. It is a low down dirty shame that this much maintenance has to be performed on a car with such low miles.
Mind you I do regular maintenance religiously. Oh good luck finding any repair manuals for this car as they don't exist.
Just a tip- Save your money buy a different brand.
Review about: Kia Motors Car.
Monetary Loss: $13000.