Safety Ratings
2003 Kia Rio
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 1.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 1.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints160
Number of Investigations2
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Kia Rio vehicles

2003 Kia Rio (8/4/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06V294000

Component Name: SEAT BELTS:REAR

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." WHEN USED WITH CERTAIN CHILD SEATS, THE AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR (ALR) FUNCTION IN THE REAR OUTBOARD SEATBELT ASSEMBLIES MAY DISENGAGE.

Defect: IF A CHILD SEAT IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH REAR OUTBOARD SEATBELT ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI-KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

2003 Kia Rio (12/12/2005)  

Campaign Number: 05V557000

Component Name: CHILD SEAT

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' CERTAIN CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORS WILL NOT FULLY LATCH ONTO THE LOWER LATCH ANCHORS LOCATED BETWEEN THE REAR SEAT BACK AND REAR SEAT CUSHION BECAUSE OF INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHILD SEAT ANCHORS AND A METAL WIRE LOCATED IN THE FRAME OF THE REAR SEAT BACK. UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIR IS COMPLETED, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY YOUR CHILD SEATS MANUFACTURER ON HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL THE CHILD SEAT WITH YOUR VEHICLE'S REAR SAFETY BELTS RATHER THAN USING THE LATCH SYSTEM.

Defect: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, IF THE CHILD SEAT IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER ANCHORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

2003 Kia Rio (4/9/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V179000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL INTAKE NIPPLE OF THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR IS SUBJECT TO FRACTURE OR CRACKING DURING REMOVAL OF THE QUICK CONNECT COUPLING SECURING THE MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLY TO THE FUEL INTAKE NIPPLE, OR WHEN FORCE IS ACCIDENTALLY APPLIED TO THE INTAKE NIPPLE DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS OR DURING ENGINE COMPARTMENT REPAIRS.

Defect: FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR AND MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLIES. THE RECALL BEGAN JUNE 18, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

2003 KIA RIO for sale

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$6,399

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 104,608 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Pueblo, CO
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
  • 10 Days on Lot
$3,995

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 66,585 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bartlesville, OK
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
  • 3 Days on Lot
$3,500

2003 KIA RIO BASE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 93,714 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Massillon, OH
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
  • 15 Days on Lot

2003 Kia Rio Cinco

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2003 KIA RIO CINCO

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 125,339 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
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2003 KIA RIO BASE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 92,172 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Nashville, IL
  • MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
  • 11 Days on Lot
$2,988

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 97,111 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bowling Green, KY
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
  • 3 Days on Lot
$3,490

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 34,650 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Graham, NC
  • MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
  • 67 Days on Lot
$2,495

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 157,343 Miles
  • Ext Color: Orange
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
  • 94 Days on Lot

2003 Kia Rio Cinco

$2,000

2003 KIA RIO CINCO

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 144,267 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sandy, UT
  • MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy

2003 Kia Rio

$5,995

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 113,773 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Puyallup, WA
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy

2003 Kia Rio

$3,500

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 163,720 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hemingway, SC
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy

2003 Kia Rio

$999
$1,999
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2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 152,002 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Midlothian, IL
  • MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
  • 360 Days on Lot

2003 Kia Rio Base

$1,475

2003 KIA RIO BASE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 158,091 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hamilton, OH
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
$2,500

2003 KIA RIO

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 141,864 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • MPG: 23 City / 30 Hwy
  • 61 Days on Lot

2003 Kia Rio Base

$3,995

2003 KIA RIO BASE

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 141,912 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy
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