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2008 Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 90 repairs.
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2008 Kia Rondo engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Kia Rondo

Engine not specified

72000 mi

US $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

110000 mi Battery and distributor cap 
135000 mi

US $80
Needed to replace a coil pack that died. Cylinder 6's coil pack died. The vehicle ran very poorly and was dumping fuel into my catalytic converter. My check engine light was flashing but I had no choice but to drive it the 80 miles home. 
172300 mi

US $90
Replace purge valve. Normal wear. 
175 mi 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. 
32000 mi REplacement computer, replacement ABS sensors, replacement full wiring of system and still unsure if car is fixed. Is still in shop under warranty being fixed!! 
61500 mi

US $450
Replaced rusted out oil pan 
90000 mi

US $100
OIL PAN RUSTED OUT, my mechanic said kia told him this is common and they change a lot of these. i dont think it damaged my car . it was sluggish and oil all over the ground. no warning lights! 
74229 mi

US $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. 
76129 mi

US $100
burned out coil replaced (second one in 2 months) 
128000 mi

US $150
Oil pan was rusting out and needed to be replaced 
56000 mi 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 mi CEL light still on - no diagnosis. 
66000 mi

US $1200
Engine shudders shortly after starting. Repair shop replaced O2 sensor, spark plugs, and coils. 
67000 mi

US $1300
Engine still shudders shortly after starting. Dealer replaced all 6 fuel injectors. 
66340 mi

C $1058
Had to replace the Timing Belt and Water Pump. 
77480 mi

C $865
oil pan was corroded and beginning to leak 
81220 mi

C $179
Upper rad hose began leaking. 
92660 mi

C $1400
Flex pipe replaced 
25000 mi

US $225
Two new front tires and air pressure sensors 
57000 mi

US $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 mi

US $60
Oil pan had rusted out and had to be replaced 

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2008 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

78740 mi

C $500
Noisy exhaust sounded like an after market performance muffler. It was actually an exhaust leak close to the engine. Mechanic fabricated a flex pipe, replaced / welded. 2 1/2 hours labor. 
98580 mi

C $180
Going into puddles cause Intermittent power steering cutting-out w/check check light. Same during rain &/or cold morning starts with squeaking (restart engine resolves temporarily). Replaced serpentine belt-problems solved. 
60000 mi

US $2500
Timing chain tensioner failure. Engine teardown. 
40300 mi Check Engine - reason:Cold weather and a "fast" start - early crank shaft code - cleared it myself (with ODBD2 reader) did not reapeared. 

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