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SafetyAlerts
October 1, 2003

Kia Has Recalled the 2001 Rio

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.


Make : KIA Model : RIO Year : 2001

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V352000

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number Of Units Affected : 57340

Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, FUEL LEAKS MAY DEVELOP AT THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR ASSEMBLY, EITHER AT ITS SERVICE PORT OR AT THE MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLY CONNECTOR TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR ASSEMBLY INTAKE PORT BECAUSE OF QUALITY DEVIATIONS IN THE SERVICE PORT VALVE OR MAIN FUEL TUBE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL DISTRIBUTOR AND FUEL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES. KIA HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-222-5500.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.