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Kia Rondo Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Drgldy

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...

Kia Rondo Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 13, 2012

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 22, 2008

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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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Brakes, April 1, 2013

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, June 17, 2009

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The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.


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Kia Rondo Questions and Answers

kathy barnette, 2007 Kia Rondo, Rohrersville, MD

I recently bought this vehicle and still waiting on KIA to send me a manual--my main question I guess I am having is what is the button that says ESC Off. I can't find anything online anywher...

worker570, 2007 Kia Rondo, 2.7L V6, Houston, TX

I am having a problem with my steering wheel vibrating when driving between 45 and 60 mph. I have had the tires rotated and itis still doing the same thing.

Visitor, 2007 Kia Rondo, 2.7L V6, Harrodsburg, KY

eng lite cums on rough and weak eng performance

Visitor, 2007 Kia Rondo, 2.7L V6, Harrodsburg, KY

need codes

Jody99, 2007 Kia Rondo, V6, Columbus, OH

not having any problems with the car, just want to know if this is really needed or just away for the dealer to get more money out of me.

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Kia Rondo Reviews

Purchase my 2009 Kia Rhonda used in 2012, no problems except I noticed I have been changing headlight bulbs frequently. As of 3.3.2014 I took it to Auto Zone to have the driver side light replaced. Come to find out the bulb has not burned out. Was informed that the bulb was not put in properly and then told to take it to the dealer, because they did not want to dismantle everything to put it in correctly. I took it to Firestone, they also said the bulb was good and that they had tighten it and it should work. Not. Two days later it was out, went back to Firestone and it was determined that the internal connections needed to be repositioned or replaced by the dealer. The bulb was not connecting properly to the internal system. This sounds like a major cost. Wondering if this should be covered under warranty or considered as a recall problem?

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 hoping I have many years of trouble free driving, as it only has 37,000 miles on the odometer...Having on going issues with the brakes, and now they squeek when making left hand turns? Going in for another check up 01/29/14...wish me luck!

bought my kia rondo in 2009 and in 2012 started to have problems with the headlights they kept burning every 3 to 4 months. i got them originally fixed at my mechanic since kia said was not under warranty and wanted to charge double the price than my mechanic. Now my mechanic is been fixing them under their warranty. i think there is something wrong with the wiring that keep burning the headlights and kia should be responsible for all the times they have been replaced. Anybody else has headlight problems?

I got my car in 2007 and love it. The escape stays off and I cant get it to come back on. Suppose to come on when you start your car

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 had to replace anything yet besides breaks, tires, wipers. i did have to get new control panel because rats or squirels chewed all my wiring up i live in the city and it s very likely so i also had my ignition wires replaced for the same thing. We found nesting and bones in my car. Not really Kias fault. I can normally go about 10,000 miles before getting an oil change. Emission past not over problems with the car. Over all i am please with this car. Love the size of the car great for long distance travel wish it had better mileage though. I get about 17-18 city and depending ( not sure why ) I get about 23-24 highway. Would like the same size and design as this kia but with better mileage preferably 23 city /30 highway would be better.

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