2015 Kia Rio Complaints

ODINumber 10678836
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash Yes
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 1
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1421038800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1422248400000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a33f6
Component Air bags
Tl*the contact owns a 2015 kia rio. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained a concussion as well as minor neck and back injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 450.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10778005
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1443240000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1443412800000-0400)/
VIN Knadm5a30f6
Component Electrical system | engine
Tl* the contact owned a 2015 kia rio. While driving 35 mph, the engine lost power. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact noticed smoke and fire coming from the engine compartment of the vehicle. In addition, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact had to engage the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,600.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10884677
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1455080400000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1468382400000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a3xf6
Component Vehicle speed control
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 kia rio. The contact stated that the rpms increased and the vehicle independently surged at a high rate of speed without warning. The contact had to apply force to the brake pedal. The vehicle was not inspected and diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11025330
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash Yes
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 1
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1504584000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1506312000000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a37f6
Component Air bags | seat belts | service brakes
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 kia rio. While driving 7 mph in traffic, the contact depressed the brake pedal to the floorboard, but the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle and used the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to engage. As a result, the contact's body struck the steering wheel. The contact sustained chest, neck, shoulder, and knee injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to bill byrd kia (2435 e 15th st, panama city, fl 32405, phone number: (850) 872-0444) where it was diagnosed that the abs module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer informed the contact that nhtsa made them install the warning lights for public safety, but it did not mean that they had to work or illuminate. The approximate failure mileage was 43,128.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11061093
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1513832400000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1515415073000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a39f6
Component Engine
The engine periodically will stall for 2-3 seconds, usually when starting a left turn from a stop. This can prove hazardous in a busy intersection. This has been going on since i bought the car 12 october 2015. The dealer stated the "hesitation" was a normal function of the engine computer's "acclimation" to the driver. It hasn't adjusted to me, and i'm afraid to let my wife or daughter drive the car.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11067027
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 1
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1517720400000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1517859066000-0500)/
VIN Knadn4a33f6
Component Air bags
Both driver and passenger air bags deployed in my 2015 kia rio while driving on a dry smooth road in a neighborhood for no reason. There were three people in the car, and the passenger was injured from the air bag deployment.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11072464
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1423976400000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1518498000000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a36f6
Component Electrical system | power train
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 kia rio. While driving approximately 30-40 mph, the vehicle turned off independently. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times whenever the gear shift lever moved from automatic to manual transmission mode. The contact stated that there was an inadvertent switch from automatic to manual mode with the slightest of touch to the gear shift lever. The vehicle was taken to jeff wyler fairfield cadillac kia nissan located at 5815 dixie hwy, fairfield, oh 45014, (513) 682-2500 to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the automatic/manual mode was a feature of the vehicle and that there was no way to remove the feature. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted or notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 12,437.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11072864
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 2
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1518238800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1518584400000-0500)/
VIN Knadn4a33f6
Component Air bags | seat belts
Tl* the contact's nephew owns a 2015 kia rio. While the contact's nephew was driving 30 mph, the front driver and passenger side air bags independently deployed without warning or impact. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and the driver and passenger side seat belts locked, but failed to unlock. The contact's nephew and the passenger sustained bruising that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to demontrond kia (14101 north fwy, houston, tx 77090), but no diagnostic failure codes were found and the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and an engineer was sent out to inspect the vehicle. An engineer stated that there was significant damage to the transmission area and the subframe was visible. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11184532
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1550638800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1551885249000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a31f6
Component Engine
While driving the vehicle and accelerating the vehicle stalls out.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11140133
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1535169600000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1539449970000-0400)/
Component Electrical system
The kia rio bought brand new at haddad kia in bakersfield, ca began having electrical issues in the year 2018. It began with overheating. Kia suggested that it was a fuse, and the replaced it. Upon replacing it the issue was fixed for 2 days. The overheating persisted, and went back to haddad kia. They then "tightened a loose hose" this fixed the overheating for 2 weeks. It then returned to the stage of overheating. It was once again returned to haddad kia where they said that the wiring harness had a loose connector, and needed to be replaced. The job took 2 weeks, upon getting the car back it didn't overheat for 45 minutes. The problem returned. The car went back to kia where they now say it was a melted fan connector. The car is currently in for repairs and unknown if this will fix the problem of overheating.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11149408
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1512709200000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1541102170000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a36f6
Component Engine and engine cooling
Purchased the car from kia dealer on 5/20/17 with limited power train warranty. Had oil change done on 7/22/17and again on 10/14/17(copies were provided to the warranty company). The second one was at the dealer. On 12/8/17 my daughter was driving down the street and felt a jolt and saw smoke coming from the hood of the car. She was able to pull over and get out of the car safely. Someone used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire before the fire department arrived. It was towed to a different kia dealership who said "the engine has internal damage that locked up the engine and caused oil to spill and catch fire." the warranty company denied the claim and said that it was lack of maintenance and there wasn't any oil in the car which contradicts what the dealer said. We tried fighting it but after a month we needed transportation and reported the claim to our insurance company who totaled the car but did not give us full value because the warranty company said it was lack of maintenance. Now we see all the reports on other kia's going on fire and believe our car had the same issue. We lost over $7,000 on the deal.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11170483
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1538452800000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1547714990000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a32f6
Component Engine
The engine light is constantly on but when hooked to the machine, there are no error messages. Some days it’s on, some days it’s not.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11183190
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1550725200000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1551385496000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a36f6
Component Unknown or other
I bought this car in 2015 with low mileage and the eco button didnt was used for what they explained because gas was burning alot faster until i got over 50,000 miles. When going up a hill it makes a weird nose like the motor is about to go out with a loud rattling noise and its about to make a stop. When its raining and you hit the brakes it want completely stop, you have to hit your brakes twice and you feel this sound like a spring or something skipping ove the fuction for it to make a complete stop and this will cause a major accident. It has happened alot on the highway and interstate .once u go over 65 mph the car shakes with sounds of something loose in the steering and other places. The locks on the doors aren't safe due to doors can be opened even if you lock them on this standard vehicle ex. If a bigger size person or basically an average adult with certain clothing on. Was in this vehicle there clothing possibly could get caught in the latch even though its locked the door could still pop open due to easy acsss of an safely locked door..you have to make sure to keep the doors on a safe lock in the back within the hazard of children and what i mean is if something was to happen hazardous the kid want be able to get unless someone open it from the outside in a panic situation because the doors unlock by pulling the latch when you use the turn key lock for kids. Maintenance lights comes on for no reason and stay on if you fix the problem especially the tire pressure light. This been going on every since i went over 50,000 miles now im at 120,000 i tried talking to the company about it because they who i purchased it from to give back before i actually started driven it but they wouldnt take it back and no other dealers either before all the problems started. The car was sold at more than what it was worth...
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11183368
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1550811600000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1551448316000-0500)/
VIN Knadm4a39f6
Component Electrical system | engine | vehicle speed control
Vehicle was in motion turning right decelerating as i turned. Once i turned, acceleration pedal was disengaged and no acceleration was happening. Braking system was completely locked up and could not press the brakes. When i coasted to a stop, there was visible fire coming from underneath the engine compartment. Temp gage never registered as high while driving. Within a matter of a couple minutes, the whole car was engulfed in flames as i waited for the fire department to arrive. They said there was no visible fluid leaking on the ground and did not know the cause of the fire. Car was maintained regularly for oil. Had issues with the car overheating and took it to kia and they could not find anything wrong with it and released me. Car is totaled now.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11221745
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1559361600000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1561089600000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a30f6
Component Engine
I sent in a complaint about my vehicle .i wrote the wrong problem right problem is catalytic converter
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11221481
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1560744000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1561054401000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a33f6
Component Engine
My engine caught on fire as i was driving the car. There was a knock sensor error discovered a couple hours before, but nothing was indicating that there was imminent critical danger.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11230487
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash Yes
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 2
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1562299200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1562702062000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a33f6
Component Structure:body | unknown or other | wheels
Takara recall i was hit on the driver's side of my car by a semi doing approximately 58 mph in doing so my car went into a spin and the back of my car hit a concrete bridge, on a 2 lane interstate. My air bags did not deploy!
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11208183
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 2
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1557460800000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1558094754000-0400)/
VIN Knadnn4a31f
Component Electrical system | unknown or other
Stopped car, put in park, turned engine off, opened doo, started to get out, car began to roll, one leg out of car, oneed in, fell under car, rear wheel ran over my legs.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11218045
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1550811600000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1559751366000-0400)/
Component Engine
When i frist got my car the engine light came on. Dean mccrary fixed it. Now the light comes back on and off. May car drive slow sometime. I had it checked they said it was cavalier
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11220187
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1560312000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1560550273000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a3xf6
Component Engine
Driving approximately 40 mph, car hesitates to accelerate. Check engine light came on. Had car checked, diagnostic says catalytic converter is not operating properly. I had this part replaced less than 4 months ago! Now the same problem is occurring again!
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11267756
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1569643200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1570680000000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a34f6
Component Electrical system:horn
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 kia rio. While driving 40 mph and approaching another vehicle's blind spot, the contact pressed the horn, but it failed to function. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to carworld (located at 11916 prairie ave, hawthorne, ca 90250, (833) 219-9951), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,241.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11243103
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1562299200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1565551200000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a39f6
Component Vehicle speed control
“tamara recall” my car drive gear has twice slipped into “shift gear... 1st, 2nd, along with a noticeable lou day sound: usually i put car in drive or reversal, then drive. I didn’t know what was going on; then 2nd time i notice near speed, it showed numbers instead of d for drive. Vechile was in motion, i pulled into a restaurant parking lot. Cut car off and started car up again. All was good. 1st time i drove to got home didn’t know what was going on.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11245734
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1556942400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1565139370000-0400)/
VIN Knadm4a36f6
Component Fuel system, gasoline | unknown or other | unknown or other
On may 4, 2019, at around 2:15 pm i was drving around 15 miles/hr for 1 mile & i stopped around 230th avenue sw & highway 99 in seattle. I stopped because i heard some engine noises. I opened the hood and soon after saw flames under the engine. The flames grew bigger and the whole engine caught fire. I called 911 and the police and the fire department put out the fire. By 2:45, the fire was extinguised. The complete front of the car was burnt.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11281705
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1574139600000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1574429605000-0500)/
VIN Knadm5a3xf6
Component Engine
I was driving to work, hand heard a pop under my hood. My engine and battery indicator lights started flashing and i lost all power. After polling over and turning my car off, i noticed a tone of smoke coming from under the hood. I popped the hood latch and peaked under with out opening the hood after seeing light. I noticed the flames and grabbed my phone to call 911. Soon after the car was engulfed inflames and 3 bangs where heard. Both tires and i'm guessing the fuel line erupted. The front half of my car was now ablaze starting to reach the interior started to burn before the fire department could put the fire out.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11286869
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire Yes
NumberOfInjured 1
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1574830800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1575435600000-0500)/
Component Engine
Tl* the contact owns a 2015 kia rio. While driving 60-65 mph on the freeway, the vehicle started to jerk and a loud grinding noise was heard without warning. The contact managed to exit the freeway onto a residential street where the contact noticed smoke under the hood. Suddenly, there was a loud explosion under the hood and the contact's head impacted the steering wheel. The vehicle became engulfed with black smoke. The contact sustained a busted lip, bruised eye, a whiplash, and a concussion. Medical attention was not receive as of yet. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed by an independent mechanic to a lot. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The cause of the failure was not determined. The failure mileage was approximately 93,000. The vin was unknown.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 10916783
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash Yes
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 1
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1438142400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1476763200000-0400)/
Component Air bags
Tl* the contact owned a 2015 kia rio. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, he was involved in a head on collision and his vehicle ultimately hit a tree. The driver side air bag deployed, the other air bags did not. There was a police report filed and the contact sustained severe injuries where medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was deemed destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000. The vin was not available.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11012961
Manufacturer Kia motors america
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1497499200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1501944174000-0400)/
VIN Knadm5a31f6
Component Structure:body
In the front area of the vehicle there is a plastic bumper attached to to the vehicle and below in frnt of the engine there is a skirt also plastic that overlaps when parking head on and drags into the concrete surface.the probles is that this plastic bumper attached to the vehicle is pulling away the attached area of the vehicle and is creating a gap at the point of attachment to the bodyi have no control over the skirt overlapin and fear that bumper will come off at any given time.i explain the best i could.thanks
ProductType Vehicle

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