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2007 Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 159 repairs.

2007 Kia Rondo repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (53%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 55 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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2007 Kia Rondo

Engine not specified

Kia Rondo in Florida, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

3000 mi
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 Maryland, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2014
Apr 2008

3000 mi
We had an initial problem with the Rondo of warped brake rotors and bad wheel alignment. A trip to the dealer fixed both. Dealer said there was a TSB or recall for the issue. 
Jan 2009

23000 mi

US $190
Wheels needed aligning again. Cloth seats needed shampooing. Seats stain when anything, including water, is spilled on them. Brakes groan on take-off from dead stop, but no cause could be found. 
Jun 2009

33000 mi
Check engine light came on after I noticed lots of smoke from the exhaust at start-up. Bad O2 sensor was diagnosed. Dealer had to order part, as there are 4 O2 sensors on this car, and no dealer in the area had the right one in stock. Waited a week. 
Aug 2010

59000 mi

US $300
Sensor in Emissions system went bad. Replaced by dealer under warranty. Front brakes shuddered when stopping. Front pads were replaced (first time) and front rotors were turned. 
Sep 2013

134000 mi

US $100
Car hesitates off-load on low-grade roads. Dealer thought it was coil-related, but did not repair due to lack of engine code and # of coils. Check engine finally came on and dealer got a code not related to coils. Did trans work, didnt help 
Oct 2014

160000 mi

US $200
A/C stopped blowing cold air 
Kia Rondo in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2010
Jan 2008

14000 mi
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 
Feb 2008

17000 mi
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. 
Jul 2008

23000 mi
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. 
Apr 2009

29000 mi
Second broken mirror mount on different side than first repair. Also fixed under warranty. 
May 2009

29000 mi
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... 
Sep 2009

38000 mi
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. 
Dec 2009

42000 mi

US $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. 
Feb 2010

42700 mi

US $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 Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2008

14000 mi
The emergency brake light would not activate if the brake was left on. 
Nov 2008

22000 mi
Car shakes when stopping. Solution was to rotate tires Still shakes on braking. 
Apr 2010

36000 mi

US $200
Pulsating brakes. Brakes replaced and Rotors shaved 
Kia Rondo in Texas, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2013
Sep 2008

20000 mi
Airbag light came on and stays lit. Parts have been ordered. Waiting for call from dealership. 
Oct 2008

21000 mi
Everything was fixed same day car was taken in once new parts had arrived. Have not had any problems since. 
Jan 2011

60000 mi
A/C controls were going haywire when on, a/c control panel was replaced under warranty. 
Kia Rondo in Missouri, United States
Jan 2008 - Aug 2015
May 2008

27000 mi

US $40
Emergency brake adjustment 
Oct 2010

67000 mi

US $467
Aug 2011

83000 mi

US $45
Headlight, parking light, side marker light replaced 
Apr 2012

95000 mi

US $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? 
Oct 2012

107000 mi
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. 
Jan 2014

130300 mi

US $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. 
May 2015

160000 mi

US $60
High and low headlight replaced on right side. Second time since 2007. I think most of the exterior lights were replaced at the five year mark. Headlights, turn signals, brake lights. 
Aug 2015

163000 mi
Sold with 165,000 miles. Estimate to fix slow oil leak on the bottom of the engine was $650.00. Estimate to replace all shocks and struts. $1100.00. Received $1600.00 in trade for a used 2015 Mazda CX-5 GT. 
Kia Rondo in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2015
Oct 2007

2480 mi
diagnose problem with DVD player. 
Nov 2007

2542 mi
Replaced faulty DVD player. Chamfered brake pads to stop brake squeel. 
May 2012

31300 mi
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. 
Kia Rondo in New Brunswick, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

2480 mi
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. 
Oct 2007

3100 mi
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 
Nov 2007

4340 mi
Replaced entire engine immobilizer unit and antenna. 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Rondo in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

6000 mi
Consistent pull to the right - camber not adjustable 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Rondo in Florida, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008 Kia Rondo computer stopped working at stop light. Dealer overnighted part from California. No problem since. 

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2007 Kia Rondo Repair Histories

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