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I have had a 2003 Kia Rio Sedan for 6 weeks now and have found it so unreliable. Thursday gone I took the vehicle to a mechanic to check why the engine failed to crank over which occurs at least 6 times a week. Whilst at the mechanics the engine failed, they did testing on it to find the immobiser key was faulty and I would have to buy a new one. I have started a new job and rely on a reliable car, I have got to work places late due to the engine not firing and having to wait until it starts. i carry both keys with me and have turned key around and changed keys to get car to fire up. I am fortunate to have a understanding Team Leader, it is so embarassing and awfully stressful. I now have to purchase a new key which the mechanic advised cost is between $200 and $600 had I known the issues with immobilisers I would never have bought the car. To add I have to get out of the car to close the left rare window and reach over to the front passenger side to close the window. I have never experienced anything like it in my 40 years of driving therefor would not recommend buying. Realistically and to be fair to consumers I would like to recommend a recall its not good enough.Report it
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