Kia Rio Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (2001 - 2021)

From the model year 2001 to 2021 the Kia Rio has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. However, all of its engines are interference.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Kia Rio Timing Belt Or Chain (2001 - 2021)
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterferenceService Interval
20211.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20201.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20191.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20181.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20171.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20161.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20151.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20141.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20131.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20121.6L 4 Cyl.timing chaininterferencelifetime
20111.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20101.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20091.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20081.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20071.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20061.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20051.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20041.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20031.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20021.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
20011.6L 4 Cyl.timing beltinterference60k miles
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TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.