Kia Motors Complaint - 2005 Kia Rio & Timing Belt - Dead Engine
Loved the car until it died. They engine is blown because my timing belt broke teeth. This caused the engine to be damaged. Still owe $5,000 dollars on this car and I am unable to fix this vehicle. Belt died at 79,000.. so when they say to change your timing belt at 60,000 .. you better.. It has an interference engine. When the belt goes.. so does your engine.
New engine is $2,000 dollars .. replacement.
To rebuild over $1500.00 easy.
Now I'm in the hole $5,000 and have a very expensive paper weight in my front yard. Will never buy another Kia ever again since this seems to be a very common issue and they parts are way to expensive to repair.
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