How to Open a KIA Rio Trunk Without Keys

by Blaze Johnson

The Kia Rio was first introduced in 2001 and and came available in hatchback or sedan form. The simple subcompact design -- in conjunction with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine -- targeted a consumer base looking for an affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle. The Kia Rio has many safety features that come standard such as front- and side- airbags, child safety door locks and ignition disabling. Despite being a subcompact vehicle, the interior headroom stands at 40 inches while legroom extends to 42.8-inches for the 2010 model year.

1

Open the front driver door and locate the trunk release lever. The trunk release lever is on the floor between the driver seat and the door.

2

Pull up on the trunk release lever to release the trunk latch. If your trunk release is inoperable, proceed to the next step.

3

Locate the rear seat release lever. The lever is located on the top portion of the seat, towards the middle. Pull up on the lever while pulling the seat back down.

4

Move the seat belts off to the side and lay down the seat. Pull the emergency trunk release lever on the trunk latch.

About the Author

In the spring of 2008, Blaze Johnson decided to share his expertise through writing. He studied business administration at a local community college and runs his own driveway mechanic service, specializing in computer-controlled vehicles and custom car audio installs. Johnson also serves as the de facto computer repair person for his family, friends and coworkers.