I have a kia rio 2012 with the same problems?


Asked by Feb 15, 2015 at 10:51 AM about the 2012 Kia Rio LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Kia rio at 29,000 miles 2012 Accelerates to red line when you start it, accelerates
when on the road, accelerates when stopped at a traffic light and sometimes when
cornering from an intersection it feels as if it wants to stall out? The problems do not
occur all the time but are making me feel very unsafe driving it. It has been back to the
dealer about three times and they tell me they are not allowed to change any parts
unless they could could replicate the problem? It appears that they never could find the

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I am having the same exact issue. This is the second time bringing it to Kia. It was really, really scary. I am waiting for them to tell me anything...two weeks ago when I took it they said they couldn't find anything with the computer check and driving it around themselves. They sent me home with no diagnosis except that maybe it's the cold weather...I doubt that...because I DO always let it warm up. Have you found any answers? I'll keep you posted on my end. I'm looking online for similar probs with cars and will print out what I find and suggest they look at such possible probs...I'm really hoping that they don't blow this off or take a lazy way out. This is how people get hurt and/or sued. I'm not stopping this time...either they fix it bc it's under warranty or they give me a new car.


So I just got my car back today! They said it was the accelerator pedal...that it was sticking...and that the binding inside was getting stuck. They replaced the pedal for free because it was still under warranty. So far so good! :) I hope this stays this way for quite some time. I will keep you posted if anything changes! Suggest this to your mechanic and tell him that I have the same car!

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