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I have a 2003 Kia Rio auto. Last week when I turned the engine off and all the doors locked and I could not open them. I had to call the RAC to get me out of the car. If the car was on fire I would not be able to get out. What could be wrong? Geoff.
Which mini-van is the best deal (consider all in great condition with clean carfaxes): 2000 Toyota Sienna XLE 4dr 58,225mi $7,500, 2001 Honda Odyssey XE-L 66,009mi $9,770 or 2006 Kia Sedona LX 31,819mi $9,700?
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 ...
I went through a puddle of slush w/my 2002 Kia Spectra. The lights,radio,clock etc. started going dim. Got home the car died out. tightened the belts. But still wont stay running. Only for a minute. Alternator is new.(will take a jump but dies out again) What could be wrong.
I just bought a new 2010 kia forte sx and once in a while I experience a shift shock is there something wrong w/ my trans
My car (a 2006 Kia)will soon have 30,000 miles on it. The dealers cost for check up far exceeds what I can afford. Exactly what is covered in the 30,000 mile check-up? can I trust auto repair shops to do proper maintenance?
I am told I need an AC compressor, dryer assembly, freon, & v-belt. Could you please tell me what this should cost? They quoted $241.73 and parts 605.99 for my 2000 Kia Sportage. Thank you for all your help. Not sure really what to do. Do not trust any of them anymore. Thelma Lee

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