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3rd gen kia rio mileage/maintnence thread/cost

post what has needed repair and at what mileage on your 3rd gen kia rio .

post any red flags or repairs you know are definitely needed by a certain mileage .

we just bought a 2014 kia rio hatch with 8795 miles on it .the carfax shows it has had 2 oil changes so far with the previous owner and the third is due at 10,500.
so far no issues to report but we only have it maybe 2 weeks .been getting 29-30 mpg on the instrument panel mileage counter .
doing a real count now and will post my results by end of weekend .

i have read some horror stories about timing belts and total engine demolition if you fail to change it at the suggested time . these were older rio`s .

anyone know if the same goes for the 3rd gen?

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hey ,it be nice if you could post what it cost you to get things repaired .
like if you had the dealer replace your timing belt, what did that cost?
how much were oil changes at the dealer?
brakes?
ect,ect,..thanks
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ok, so today i ran the rio down until the gas light came on . went and filled up . it took 9.3 gallons to fill . we went 291 miles. doing the math that comes to 31.29 miles per gallon . pretty much spot on with the odometer gauge readings .
we are outside the city and most our driving is rural roads and routes.
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2012 Rio does not have a timing belt .
Has a Timing Chain.
I have 27000 Kilometers after 32 Months & only issue is a persistant Dashboard rattle.
Other than that & a quite firm ride due to 17" Wheels on SX model I love this car.
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hhmm i gotta do some research then .i wonder if my 2014 would have a timing chain then?
would be nice if it did .dont like the idea of a belt .
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2014 does have a chain.

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yeah i went looking .glad it has a chain ,but will still need replacement if i want to retain my warranty coverage .
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yeah i went looking .glad it has a chain ,but will still need replacement if i want to retain my warranty coverage .
Why would it need replacement. Are you having some kind of problem with it? I don't see a mileage or time requirement in the factory manual for timing chain replacement.

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Why would it need replacement. Are you having some kind of problem with it? I don't see a mileage or time requirement in the factory manual for timing chain replacement.
no ,no issue , havent looked in my manual yet , i been over reading it .based this on what others were posting but they had older year cars .
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There are considerable differences/improvements from the older Hyundai/Kia vehicles to the latest generation. Even going from 2G to 3G. I don't think info on the issues/problems of the earlier vehicles would be of much (if any) relevance.
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