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Kia Rondo Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 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 Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

26% of the Kia Rondo repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 185 repairs.

Kia Rondo repair cost distribution

Of the Kia Rondo repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 22% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 15% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 54 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Kia Rondo

Engine not specified

Kia Rondo in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 2000    
3000 0 somehow leaves made their way under the hood and settled near ac vents so we were getting a bad smell everytime we put the a/c on.They cleaned out the leaves and sprayed sanitizer in the area, never has happened to any of my other vehicled seems like the 
 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

Kia Rondo in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 6000    
14000 0 Noise coming from air conditioning system and heard at idle. Diagnosed in January as compressor AC Dick and Hub. 3 hours in for warranty repairs. Noise returned within a week. Diagnosis is full AC compressor needs replacing. Parts on order. Will be fixed 
17000 0 Returned to dealer at scheduled appointment in February to replace the compressor. Problem of noise fixed with new part. Appointment took 2 1/2 hours including paperwork. 
23000 0 Passenger mirror cover broke while being used. One end of cover that makes the light come on broke. A whole new visor with lighted mirror was ordered and replaced the broken mirror during the second trip. Took two days for the part to come in. Less than one hour to replace visor. 
29000 0 Second broken mirror mount on different side than first repair. Also fixed under warranty. 
29000 0 Engine light came on. Auto zone read computer saying bad 02 sensor. Called and made appointment for 7 May. Took it to main KIA dealer and they diagnosed it as being a different sensor (not 02) that had a TSB on it that when replaced, the engine... 
38000 0 When coming to a stop and tach reaches 900 rpm's, the engine revs up to about 1100 rpm's and car jerks forward and makes a clunking sound. That same clunking sound is heard while driving along, leave off the gas pedal and then apply more gas. 
42000 35 Engine revs, car jerks forward and makes a clunking sound. That same clunking sound is heard while driving along, leave off the gas pedal and car jerks forward and makes a clunking sound. That same clunking sound is heard while driving along, leave off th Small light inside headlight housing. Owner couldn't see how to replace. Handle to lift/lower seat became very hard to move. Dealer found broken part, replaced and all is well. 
42700 45 Black plastic cladding under engine found by mechanic half torn off. Ordered new part and put it on the next time I stopped in. 
 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

Kia Rondo in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 17000    
27000 40 Emergency brake adjustment 
67000 467 Headlight 
83000 45 Headlight, parking light, side marker light replaced 
95000 950 More marker lights and one parking light in front. Every bulb in the front of the cars has now been replaced. Designed to last exactly 5 years? One license plate light ordered in April, still not received and installed on 5/15/2012. Brake pads replaced, parking brake finally fixed. Original dealer could not seem to repair the parking brakes due to ____ ? Stupidity? 
107000 0 Window regulator lift cable snapped. 4 trips needed for repair. First trip was diagnosis and part ordered. Second trip had regulator for the wrong door, 3rd trip still didn't have the right part, 4 trip finally fixed. 
130300 365 Seat belt latch for driver's seat belt failed. I tried lubricating it in case it was just sticky and that didn't work. $175.00 for the part $110 for the labor. Came to over $325 with replacement of a license plate light, taxes. Starter connection loose. I didn't have tools handy so had to tow to the dealer. 
133000  
Kia Rondo in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 1240    
2480 0 Vehicle was delivered with faulty radiator cap. Had taken the car in 5 weeks earlier as we could smell coolant - was pressure tested OK with no charge, but smell persisted until repaired this trip. 
3100 0 Car failed to start intermittently. Dealer reprogrammed the keys to the interlock system. Reprogramming the keys did not work. Car failed to start several times over week following first visit. Returned with appointment. Dealer wanted to give me a new key only! Spoke to manager and demanded a new ignition interrupt/interlock unit. Part on 
4340 0 Replaced entire engine immobilizer unit and antenna. 
 
Kia Rondo in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
2480 0 diagnose problem with DVD player. 
2480 0 Replaced faulty DVD player. Chamfered brake pads to stop brake squeel. 
31300 0 Problem; noise from suspension on uneven road. Solution; replace worn sway bar links on front. Problem; drivers interior door panel armrest was cracked. Solution; Replace drivers door panel. 
44020  

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