have 2003 Kia Rio, bought used 3 years ago with 46,000 miles, now has 58,000 It has been in the dealership for 4 months off and on for check engine light. They have done many things including throttle body, fuel pump, computer, wiring harness,catalytic converter, o2 sensors, and etc. nothing has worked. One code it comes up is po133, a fuel code. I am at my wits end with Kia and the dealership, four months is too long to have this problem and never to have a car to drive. I do have a warranty on it so I have only had to pay around $800 out of pocket, but am tired of this. what would you do, what do you think my options are or do you know anyone who can help me . thanks
I would check into the "lemon law", this may apply to you and your situation as you perform research in this matter. I do not have direct advise for what is causing this problem, due to the fact that you have had such a number of key repairs performed in a short amount of time, with many hands serving it. I would begin with the "lemon law" clause and go from there.
〉 Answered on Jan 29th, 2010 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
The check engine light is connected to numerous things associated with your vehicle. At this point we would strongly advise you to see a different Kia dealer or a mechanic you trust
〉 Answered on Feb 1st, 2010 by Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube
Hello Gerry- when looking up your code in our data base PO133 is-Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response - Bank 1 Sensor 1.- I would advise getting it scanned by a facility that has real time diagnostic capabilities- this may help narrow down the source of the problem- hope this helps, thanks Super Girls Auto.
〉 Answered on Jan 31st, 2010 by Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto
I would suggest that you speak to the service manager and explain your problem. If that gets you nowhere, ask to speak to the General Manager of the dealership. Have your receipts and explain how the problem has not been fixed.
If you still get no satisfaction I would recommend contacting Kia Corporation directly. It sounds to me like they're just guessing and it's costing you money.
Here is a place where you can see exactly what your code means
Hope this helps. Good luck with your vehicle.
〉 Answered on Jan 31st, 2010 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines