213 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Kia Rio. 16 of these members
(7.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 26 engine repairs to Kia Rios--an average of 0.1 per
vehicle--have been reported.
CEL code P0496 high purge flow. Purge valve replaced under warranty.
Check engine light came on and code reader indicated misfire on cylinder 3. Changed spark plugs but code remained. Substituting ignition coil revealed coil on cylinder 3 was bad. Replacement coil is not OEM AFAIK.
Check engine light came on. Vehicle went into limp mode, ran rough with low power. Drove approx 5km to dealer. Checked codes right away, no wait. Found problem to be coil for #2 sparkplug was dead. None in stock, so they robbed a showroom car - very fast.
Harsh Shifting & rough idle that was improved by the AT software update.
I noticed there was oil covering the top of the #3 plug. When I pulled it out, there was oil on the plug tip, though it looked fresh. Dealer examined it, found no internal source - suspect oil overflow during oil change.
Attempted replacement of fuel filter - discovered the plastic fuel pump assembly had warped slightly, preventing new fuel filter from being installed correctly. Will replace fuel pump assembly ($220) at a later date.
"Check Engine" light came on and engine would not rev over 4000 RPM. Code revealed MAP sensor and cranshaft position sensor both failed. Replaced. Also replaced timing belt and flushed transmission and radiator since they were due.
CEL turned on intermittently, P0124 code returned from OBD-II. Mechanic replaced thermostat, no effect. Replaced coolant temp sensor personally, this solved the problem.
Car was hard to start after filling up. Replaced purge valve. Engine light still coming on. Possible problem with canister. Had evap canister replaced still light comes on and months goes off. Mechanic said it may be the comupter.