Q: Drove over large curb - 2015 Kia Rio5

asked by on

I was driving my Rio5 in the grocery store parking lot and accidently drove over a large curb with the passenger side wheels. The lights on the dashboard went bananas. They flashed all over the place. Then they went back to normal. I am really worried I ruined my car. Do you know if I could have possibly caused damage? Should I take my car to the dealer to get it checked out?

The behavior you describe may only have been a momentary glitch because of the shock to the chassis. However, other damage to suspension, fuel and brake lines or the exhaust pipe might have also occurred. If you would like, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your vehicle’s suspension/brakes, and exhaust system.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Drove over large curb - 2015 Kia Rio5

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Brake pads

Without seeing the vehicle, an exact cause for your concerns cant be determined however, it is possible that the impact affected the brakes somehow. Clutch adjustments can be required with mechanical clutch systems, to maintain proper pedal height and engagement....

Q: 2013 Ford Escape displays message "Engine Fault, Stop Engine"

There are many potential causes for your concern. However, there is a technical service bulletin (TSB) that lists symptoms similar to what you describe. It's TSB 15-0007 and addresses the following concerns: lack of power, loss of RPM or hesitation...

Q: My 2015 Tahoe rides really, really rough. Any reason you think it rides rough?

Hello, There are a number of things that may cause the vehicle to ride rough such as worn out suspension components or suspension components that are improperly adjusted, worn control arm bushings or worn out ball joints. A ball joint...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.