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2007 Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (8%)

Chart based on 161 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

49000 mi
they said i only needed a purge valve but i was told by many different car shops who all said my motor mounts needed to replaced but the car is still under warranty for another 10,000 miles and i think they didnt want to do it at all 
Kia Rondo in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2011 - Oct 2015
Dec 2011

52080 mi
Steering rack unit leaked oil. Probably bad seal according to mechanic. 
May 2013

56420 mi
Brake light switch defective, RECALL FROM KIA CANADA. Free of charges $. 
Nov 2013

58900 mi

C $200
Battery died, was too weak for cold stard. Had to change to a new one. 
Jan 2014

60140 mi

C $15
Radiator drip by the drain plug when winter temperature is lower than -20°C. 
Oct 2014

62920 mi

C $320
Coil spring broke at the base, no negative effect. Replaced preventively. Only the one on the front and driver corner. Also had the front wheel aligned. 
Jan 2015

63860 mi

C $145
Thermostat and Drain plug of radiator changed. The thermostat was not closing well so the engine was amnormally long to get to operating temp. the o-ring of the drain plug leaked when temp outside was -20°C. 
Sep 2015

66960 mi

C $130
LINK KIT FRONT DRIVER SIDE , DONE.. Replaced with a new one. ball joint dead on front passenger side. Part replaced 
Kia Rondo in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Mar 2011

44020 mi
Warped brake rotor. previously warped & lathed. Owner replaced front rotors & pads. 
Mar 2012

56420 mi
Check engine light came on and would not go out after restarting. Happened to be close to dealership, so drove straight over even though almost quitting time. Dealer replaced oil filter and the problem was solved. No charge. 
Oct 2014

92540 mi

C $300
Broken Lt front coil spring. Obviously had been broken for some time. Broken ends were rusty. Noticed when mounting new winter tires. Ordered a new coil spring and installed. Needs a wheel alignment to be done this week. 
Kia Rondo in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Aug 2014
Dec 2010

21700 mi
faulty immobiliser,delay by jurisdiction cdn usa who will pay,no hurry to please a foreign client,I did bad pub for KIA road service $300 for 23 days.Good car but very poor customer service.I won't buy Kia again 
Mar 2012

37820 mi
Last year the same problem took 23 days to be fix.This year it may take longueur because the warranty expired April 25 and KIA Canada and KIA USA DO THEY BEST to pass the buck from one another.No help here from KIA USA NO OFFER OF RENTAL, reprogramming of the key,and install a new immobilizer they did some recall work about the clock? KIA USA is of no help for a Canadian,better service at Toyota. 
Dec 2013

60760 mi

C $140
leaking seal .get a new seal and top up trans fluid.2 hours labor at $60.00 
Feb 2014

63260 mi
adjusted the hand brake and resurfaced the rear disk 
Kia Rondo in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
Jul 2010

80000 mi

US $1229
A/C would work inconsistantly. Had it checked at local garage, at that time the compressor descided to work. Paid for service, 2 days later complete failure. 
Aug 2011

104000 mi
Air Bag warning light came on and would not go off, did not repair. 
Kia Rondo in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Jan 2012

40000 mi
EGR sensor was faulty and was replaced under warranty 
Kia Rondo in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Jan 2012
Feb 2011

41000 mi
Fuel sensor made check engine light illuminate after every tank fill up. No other symptoms or effects emerged. The engine operated normally. After the sensor was replaced,the problem stopped. Parts and labor covered under original warranty. 
Dec 2011

52000 mi
Sway Bars were replaced under warranty. 
Kia Rondo in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2013

69440 mi

C $800
front calipers,pads and rotors. rear rotors and pads sway bar busings and links top bolt on right suspention strut needed be re-tightened 
Kia Rondo in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2015
Jul 2015

85300 mi

US $1800
broken spring (front) replaced all 4 brakes. Windshield wiper motor replacement (was making weird noise like a gear had slipped) Oxygen sensor replacement 
Kia Rondo in Virginia, United States
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

1904 mi
Crankshaft pulley came apart and damaged oil pressure sensor. Covered under warranty. 
Kia Rondo in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

51000 mi

US $300
Check engine light indicated problem with sensors. The Air flow control was replaced. This was covered under an extended warranty purchased with the vehicle. The throttle body was also cleaned. 
Apr 2015

52000 mi

US $100
Compressor failed. This was the first time we used A/C after buying the car used. 
May 2015

52000 mi

US $125
Replacement of interior light modules. Two of the plastic modules broke and parts were obtained. Slow leak from left front tire. Required replacement of tire valve (non-TPMS). A new TPMS valve needs to be installed by the dealer. 
Sep 2015

54000 mi

US $100
Both front axles were replaced (under extended warranty). A vibration had been observed at > 60mph Airbag light came on. The passenger side airbag had to be replaced. TPMS valve was defective. 
Kia Rondo in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

154000 mi

US $125
changed front brake pads and rotors 
Oct 2015

161700 mi

US $500
Wheel speed sensors went out causing traction control system to behave erratically at low speeds. Dangerous situation 
Dec 2015

163000 mi
coil on #3 cylinder burned out and had to be replaced. The shop also recommended replacement of all six plugs, even though they only had 35,000 miles on them. in light of that they were also replaced 
Kia Rondo in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

40000 mi

US $100
Loose strut mount 
Kia Rondo in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

68820 mi
began with what sounded like wear indicator - took vehicle onto jack and inspected - now loud front left brake squeeks when brakes are cold and wheels spinning. Possible minor piston binding? while on jack inspecting, found broken right front suspension spring on end. weirdly split. otherwise not noticed while driving 
Feb 2015

68820 mi
Brake squeel fixed - same trip as for timing belt and water pump preventative replacement work 
Kia Rondo in Washington, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

33000 mi
AC and heater turned on automatically upon starting the car. None of the AC controls respond. Shutdown and restart resolves the issue. Problem came 4 times in 5 years. Replaced climate control Module under warranty. 
Kia Rondo in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

59000 mi

US $10027
Engine, loud knocking noise on start up. Went away after warm up. Dealer kept overnight to have a cold start up. Dealer told me no noise heard at shop, nothing they could do. Took car home. NOTHING DONE!!!!!! 
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 British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2015
Nov 2008

13020 mi
Ordered two roof rail tabs. Two roof rail tabs replaced. 
Oct 2011

33480 mi

C $40
Chck eng. light on 1 day but drove fine.Next day car would not accelerate beyond 10 kph at start.Mechanic chcked codes & car, cd not see cause and cd not replicate.Owner & mech deemed possible gas cap loose + mat under gas pedal.Reset cptr. Again chk eng light on & car wd not accelerate when cold but fine when mech drove it. Mech connected to cptr and read codes; same as last time. Looked up svce bulletins & found TPS issue. Said to go to dealer service dept. Dealer repeated diagnostic of local shop and confirmed Throttle Position Sensor problem, though could not replicate as problem only when cold. Ordered part. 
Nov 2011

34080 mi
Throttle Position Sensor replaced. 
Mar 2014

50840 mi

C $180
Oxygen sensor 
Sep 2014

52700 mi

C $100
Don't know car parts well enough to explain but... persistent intermitt noise from front left; tech drove & examined, checked something w bearings on 2 wheels. Pronounced car safe but cd not explain noise, which persists. 
Kia Rondo in Georgia, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

230 mi
Replace damaged gear shift knob. 
Sep 2008

1000 mi
The speedometer/odometer reads high. Dealer confirmed the problem but KIA told the dealer not to fix the problem. That it is normal for the speedometer/odometer to read up to 10% high. 
Nov 2008

4607 mi

US $12
I kept having a tire slowly leaking. Kia told me to go to Michelin Tire. They found that Kia had put the wrong parts in TPMS. This is what was causing the tire to go flat. 
Dec 2008

8000 mi

US $13
Steering vibrates over 50 mph. (intermittent)   Tire valve corroded causing tire to go flat. Dealer refused to check valves. They are not allowed to check them and did not understand electrolysis corrosion.  Car came with a windshield heater. Tried to use it in snow storm, it did not work. Dealer said that it works even though it will not melt ice.  
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. 
Kia Rondo in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

18000 mi

US $80
air conditioner began to blow warm, then hot air. Scheduled service. They did pressure/dye test on A/C system. no leak detected in system or seals. Refilled with refrigerant and did another pressure test. Tests normal and been in use since. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Dec 2015
Jan 2010

55800 mi
Changed front stabilizer links. 
Sep 2011

96720 mi

C $130
Engine code P0171. Fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator was replaced.  
Oct 2012

114940 mi

C $65
Changed ignition coil on cylinder 2. 
Jan 2015

151680 mi

C $120
Replace leaking lower oil pan 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

Kia Rondo in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2007 - Dec 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 Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2015
Mar 2012

20000 mi
belt squeek 
Aug 2012

23700 mi

US $600
replace pads front and rear at 24k I feel this is premature 
Mar 2013

29000 mi

US $150
Replace serpentine belt after loud squeaking noise started 
Oct 2013

35000 mi

US $100
thumping front end stabilizer links dealer wanted 200 local mech fixed for 100 replace links dealer mentioned flex pipe failing wanted 300+ local exhaust place fixed 150.00 
Mar 2015

49000 mi

US $300
brake squeel frozen caliper replaced replace stabilizer links 
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 Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

1550 mi
Left front wheel sensor needed to be replaced. 
Kia Rondo in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

114000 mi

US $1601
Air compressor unit and lines needed to be replaced 
Jun 2015

128000 mi

US $475
Cable snapped in rear window mechanism. Window would not raise or lower 
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
Headlight 
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 Ohio, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

49000 mi

US $3500
Engine blew...I suspect bad oil pump but dealer said no oil changes (Incorrect) 
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 Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

88000 mi

US $30
Noise going over bumps in front right corner of the car. Stabilizer link worn out and was replaced. 
Kia Rondo in New Brunswick, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

47120 mi
Engine immobilizer would not always recognize keys. Entire system replaced. 
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. 
Kia Rondo in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Dec 2012
Nov 2010

32500 mi

US $41
two taillight bulbs burned out. 
Sep 2012

52000 mi

US $1120
Replaced both front wheel bearings 
Kia Rondo in Michigan, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2013
Sep 2010

24000 mi
Throttle position sensor replaced. CEL on and car would not go above 40 MPH. 
Kia Rondo in Iowa, United States
Aug 2007 - Aug 2013
Aug 2010

44000 mi
Took car in for belt squealing noise. Dealer noticed "groan" in alternator and ordered replacement alternator. Alternator was replaced successfully, along with some general maintenance items. Clunking from suspension on bumpy roads. Replaced Stabilizer link assembly. 
Oct 2010

46000 mi
Check Engine Light on. Dealer said code P0011, they checked related sensor for Ohms and for oil leaks and no issue. They reset light and said bring it back if it does it again. 
Dec 2010

47000 mi
Code P0011, Dealer greased OCV, Oil Control Valve. Commented I should use thinner oil (I use recommended 10w30 for above 0). Weather was cold, about 0F when check engine light turned on. 
Kia Rondo in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2015
Sep 2009

53000 mi

US $325
This was expected brake wear on front rotor and pads. Rotors were turned and new pads applied. 
Nov 2010

73000 mi

US $257
Sway bar links. 
Dec 2012

103000 mi

US $750
Rear brakes ... new rotors and pads. 
Feb 2013

105000 mi

US $700
Driver side front strut had failed. Replaced both front struts. Suspension bushings we wearing. Replaced all suspension bushings. 
Aug 2013

110000 mi

US $750
General vehicle checkup and replaced a windshield wiper motor. 
Sep 2014

119000 mi
Replaced windshield wiper motor. 
Oct 2014

120000 mi

US $750
Normal wear and tear on parts. This repair was on front brakes and included rotors, pads and calipers. 
Oct 2015

133000 mi

US $300
Oil pan had been corroding due to winter road salts and deicing materials that was being used on state highways. The corrosion was slow but by late September the pan's metal was extremely brittle. 
Kia Rondo in North Dakota, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2015
May 2013

33000 mi

US $390
Noticed a sqweak coming from the engine compartment after starting the vehicle. Replaced tensioner and serpentine belt. 
Kia Rondo in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
May 2011

58000 mi
airbag light came on; needed a part to repair; still under bumper to bumper 
Sep 2011

66000 mi

US $490
Needed new power steering pump; part ordered on Sept 29. Not yet installed 
Oct 2011

66000 mi

US $150
installed power steering pump that was ordered at last dealer visit 
Kia Rondo in Missouri, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2014
Jul 2011

52000 mi
bad O2 sensor and fuel pump. parts were replaced. 
Nov 2011

56000 mi
Required a computer software update. 
Aug 2012

70000 mi

US $123
Blower stopped working. Blower relay had to be replaced. 
Kia Rondo in Texas, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2015
Mar 2011

33000 mi
Roof clip was missing. Part was replaced at dealership and covered under original warranty. Map light bulb burnt out and was replaced during this visit. Covered under original warranty. 
Jun 2012

47000 mi

US $2000
Replaced camber bar driver's side rear due to being bent. Front and rear shocks. Alignment reajusted and new tires secondary to uneven wear because of car being out of alignment. 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Kia Rondo in Peru
Nov 2007 - Dec 2015
Jan 2010

17980 mi
Defective EGR valve. Changed under warranty. 
Oct 2010

24360 mi
EGR replaced. 
Mar 2013

39060 mi

$300
Air conditioning compressor bearing failed. Bearing replaced. 
May 2014

46460 mi
Power window main switch assembly. 

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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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