Kia Rondo Problems

Check Engine Light Due to False Intake Air Temperature Sensor Code on Kia Rondo

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Average mileage: 37,726 (12,680–66,000)
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009
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Check engine light illuminated. Per Kia "certified technician" and $196.00 later - "Tech found that the EVAP system is failing, found computer update updated the PCM" - why are the customers paying for faulty software programs or "computer updates". Laymen explanation from Kia certified technician to vehicle owner was "the range is +5 to -5 and with this PCM update it expands the range from +10 to -10 - so not only the question of why are customers paying for faulty software but also paying for the "range to be expanded" - that doesn't really fix the problem does it - only expands the "tolerance" level before the light comes back on - or am I missing something?
I bought it second hand on 9 June 2011. The Check Engine Light illuminates and when the engine gets hot it will stall, so I need to wait until the engine get cooler to swith on the engine again. It happened several times.
As it is still under 5 year warranty so I brought it to the Kia dealer in Rockdale Sydney Australia several times but it seems they could not solve the problem until this moment. So it has been in the service department since 8 days ago.
What a bad sevice I got from Kia, I'm very disappointed.