2008 Kia Rondo Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Kia Rondo

2008 Kia Rondo Problems

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Check Engine Light Due to False Intake Air Temperature Sensor Code

The Check Engine Light may erroneously illuminate, signifying a fault in the intake air temperature circuit. If no fault is found in the sensor or wiring, a simple reprogramming of the powertrain control module (PCM) may fix the problem.

Fuel Pump Replacement

I bought my 2008 Rondo from a dealer in 2009 with 15000 miles on it. At approx. 36000 miles it left me stranded in town. I called roadside assist, towed to Kia, fuel pumped replaced under warranty. New pump came with a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. Now at 51,877 miles, stranded again, towed to Kia ( roadside assistance out of warranty), now the fuel pump needs replaced again, this time out of my pocket >$500.00 plus tow plus rental. I found t...

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2008 Kia Rondo Questions

ESC IS OFF (1 answer)


AC intermittently comes on in off position when car is cranked. (1 answer)

Also both normal and recirculating indicator lights glow when a/c selector is in one of the normal positions (head/feet, etc.) Diagnosed as Control Head problem. I don't find a part by that name - find Elec Engine Control Module or Elec Chassis Control Module. Which Module would apply or w...

2008 Kia Rondo Cargo Floor latch (1 answer)

their is a latch that lifts up the cargo floor to revel storage under it. Whre can I buy a replacement latch besides the dealer.

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2008 Kia Rondo Recalls

Brake Light Switch May Fail Prematurley

The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

The Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy As Designed

The clock spring electrical assembly in the steering column may become damaged over time, resulting in high resistance in the driver's airbag electrical circuit. This could cause illumination of the airbag warning light and/or the driver's airbag may not deploy as designed. Failure of the airbag to properly deploy increases the risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the clock spring contact assembly as necessary to correct this concern. The Kia recall number is SC094.

Hard Starting, Engine Hesitation

The fuel pump may not supply enough fuel to the engine, causing hard starting, engine hesitation, or other potential impairment. Unusually severe hesitation or other impairment could expose the driver to the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump sub-assembly with an updated part. The recall began September 22, 2008. The Kia recall number is SC074.

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2008 Kia Rondo Reviews

based on 7 customer reviews
I recently purchased the 2008 Rondo (used)from a car dealership in Seattle, and first thing had trouble with the brakes, but dealer repaired the issue! Been very happy with "El Diablo Rondo"! Fuel mileage isn't as good as I would like (around 20 MPG according to the dash board) Drives awesome, and did suprisingly well in the snow, with only all season radials! I would reccomend this car, and ho...
I bought this car used with 26,00 miles from a carmax in Maryland. Haven't ::knock on wood:: had any problem with it besides accident problems and surrounding environment problems. I was in a wreck and had the transmission replaced at a kia dealer which did fail but they replaced it again and no problems thus far with it. I have had the car for about 3 years now have over 100,000 miles haven't...
Bought my car used 1 year ago. has 73,000 miles on it now, most of them mine - all highway. Dealer says I should replace timing belt cost of $1200.00, antifreeze at $350.00, transmission fluid for another $350.00. feel like i'm being jerked around. drove a dodge van 189,000 miles never spent that much on it in 7 years!

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