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2009 Kia Rio repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (31%)

Other (0%)

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2009 Kia Rio repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (15%)

< $100 (46%)

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Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Kia Rio5 4dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Rio5 in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

3000 mi
Knock sensor needed replacement 

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2009 Kia Rio5 4dr Hatch

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Kia Rio5 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2021 - Jun 2022
Feb 2022

112000 mi

US $808
Timing belt kit installed 
Kia Rio5 in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

71920 mi
crank position sensor 
Jan 2018

94240 mi

C $300
Added engine block heater. Did a battery and alternator test. Also oil change. 
Jun 2018

99200 mi

C $800
rear brake shoes and drums 
Kia Rio5 in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2021 - Jun 2022
Jul 2021

87420 mi

C $600
alternator and fan belt replaced 
Dec 2021

91760 mi

C $700
starter replaced 
Jan 2022

91760 mi

C $1000
Front disks and pads and rear drums and shoes all replaced. 

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2009 Kia Rio

Engine not specified

Kia Rio5 in Kansas, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

9000 mi
The drivers sun visor will not stay in a position to block the sun. It takes multiple attempts to get it to stay even close to a reasonable position, but a bump in the road will cause it to flip back and driver is blinded by the sun Continued problem with the visor 
Dec 2010

9000 mi
continued problem with visor, going to contact corporate 4th replacement of the part and several calls to corporate finally fixed the visor problem 

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2009 Kia Rio 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 1.6L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Kia Rio in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
Oct 2014

114300 mi

US $400
Engine light came on started shuddering barely made it up a hill, coil and tune up required also belts loose 

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2009 Kia Rio Repair Histories

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