2002 Kia Rio from North America
My timing belt went at 55,000 miles!!!
Stripping on the doors fall off.
Replaced the tires twice.
My father purchased the car and when I finished school he gave it to me. I have been the only driver and now at 56,000 miles the timing belt blew and they won't pay for it. Luckily I live in NH and we have a tight lemon law, but now I can't get to work or school, and I'm a single mother at christmas!!! Kia really disappoints me, I am absolutely hysterical over this... I don't know what to do I have no $$$ and they won't even fix their mistake!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th December, 2005
8th Dec 2005, 05:03
56,000 miles is about right for a timing belt change and also you can't blame Kia if you haven't looked after and maintained the car.
8th Dec 2005, 12:17
56,000miles or 89,600km is NOT right. A timing belt should be replaced at about 100,000km. That would amount to 62,500miles, and this does not mean that the belt will break when it reaches this number. It usually lasts longer to allow for replacement. 56,000miles seems very premature.
Keep fighting this!!!