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2008 Kia Rondo Engine Problems and Repair Histories

63 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Kia Rondo. 12 of these members (19%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 14 engine repairs to 2008 Kia Rondos--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Kia Rondo problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Kia Rondo problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Kia Rondo problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

26% of the 2008 Kia Rondo repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 13% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 54 repairs.

2008 Kia Rondo engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Kia Rondo engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 38% cost between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, and 38% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2008 Kia Rondo Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Kia Rondo

Engine not specified

Kia Rondo in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 71000    
72000 200 replaced coil in 4th cylinder 

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2008 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

182-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Kia Rondo in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2014 40300    
40300 0 Check Engine - reason:Cold weather and a "fast" start - early crank shaft code - cleared it myself (with ODBD2 reader) did not reapeared. 
Kia Rondo in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Check engine light came on for 3 days then went out. Was in dealer to pick up accessories ordered and they checked the code and it was due to the gas cap, they replaced the seal on the cap. no problem since. 
43000  
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 26660    
66340 1058 Had to replace the Timing Belt and Water Pump. 
84940  
Kia Rondo in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012    
604 dead coil pack replaced. All plugs replaced. Coil difficult to reach due to placement at rear of engine. Now a month later another one has blown. 
100 burned out coil replaced (second one in 2 months) 
96000  
Kia Rondo in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 56000    
56000 0 CEL and rough start after fueling. Left veh at service station but told they could not duplicate problem, CEL reset and problem has not occurred since. 
58000 0 CEL light still on - no diagnosis. 
66000 1200 Engine shudders shortly after starting. Repair shop replaced O2 sensor, spark plugs, and coils. 
67000 1300 Engine still shudders shortly after starting. Dealer replaced all 6 fuel injectors. 
70000  
Kia Rondo in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 34000    
54700 225 Two new front tires and air pressure sensors 
57000 28 Replacement of Purge Valve 9/20/2010 return after one week since purge valve replaced. Engine light came on one week from replacement date. Once again replaced same purge valve and set information from computer to KIA. 
106000 60 Oil pan had rusted out and had to be replaced 
110000  

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