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Adjust automatic transmission

I have a Kia Rio, 2013 6 speed automatic. The gearbox changes up to the next gear at ridiculously low revs, and once its in third, the poor little engine cannot cope without the revs and associated torque. quite simply it labours badly. But, you cannot get it to kick down a gear unless you go to nearly full throttle. How can I remedy this?

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  • Ian McWade
    Ian McWade Feb 13, 2014

    Just a little bit more info for you boys. The Rio I have only has 3000km on it so far. I bought it with 54km on the speedo, and it has had this changing up problem from day 1. I get so frustrated coming out of a tight corner, in 3rd gear, that I select manual mode and pull it back to second, all because the gearbox will not kick down unless you are nearly at full throttle. These automatics are supposed to learn the way I drive, right?? well this one hasnt learnt anything..

  • Todd Arndt
    Todd Arndt Feb 13, 2014

    I do not believe that the KIA is, I know Dodge is but the long and short is that KIA can Re-Program the computer to set the Desired Shift Points...

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The Dealer can adjust SHIFT POINTS, there is nothing you can do with this.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

  • Ian McWade
    Ian McWade Feb 13, 2014

    But arent these new fangled adaptive learning gearboxes computer controlled, so wouldnt you just reset it back to default settings and wait for it to learn the way I drive. AGAIN!!the

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