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2008 Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

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

Other (6%)

Chart based on 126 repairs.
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2008 Kia Rondo repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 100 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

Kia Rondo in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

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

Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2014
Apr 2011

44640 mi

C $448
NOISEY FRONT END SUSPENSION AND LOOSE STEERING. 2 Lower Ball Joints and 4 Wheel Alinement. The Ball Joints were finished. The garage installed new Ball Joints with Grease nipples on them. 
Aug 2011

49560 mi
Rear Brakes had 50% remaining on them when checked on July 28/2011. On August 16th i noticed a noise coming from the rear brakes when applied. My mechanic showed me the piston had jammed on LR side, tore up Pad&Rotor. Check Engine light came on, code Emission problem, couldn't find anything wrong,reset light,came back on 4 days later. 
Oct 2012

66340 mi

C $1058
Had to replace the Timing Belt and Water Pump. 
Aug 2013

76260 mi

C $275
Very loud noises whenever i went over bumps & rough pavement.Car steering was loose. Replaced 2 Front End Link Stabilizer Bars. 
May 2014

88420 mi

C $1100
Brake Pedal went down to the floor.Shimmy in Steering wheel when brakes applied.MASTER Brake cylinder was leaking,rotors were warped.Replaced Master cylinder replaced,Rotors & Pads. 2 days in garage to get Master Cylinder. 
Kia Rondo in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

60800 mi

US $450
Replaced rusted out oil pan Replaced front sway bar endlinks and bushings 
Kia Rondo in Maryland, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

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. 
Sep 2011

58000 mi
CEL light still on - no diagnosis. 
Jul 2012

65500 mi

US $1200
Engine shudders shortly after starting. Repair shop replaced O2 sensor, spark plugs, and coils. 
Aug 2012

66400 mi

US $1300
Engine still shudders shortly after starting. Dealer replaced all 6 fuel injectors. 
Kia Rondo in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012

63240 mi

C $17
Burnt headlight, hard to find replacement for low beam. Part number H11B 
Mar 2018

141980 mi

C $600
Both front coil springs broke, replaced both with new set of coils & shocks. 
Kia Rondo in New Brunswick, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

77080 mi

C $121
The ac was not cold as it should be. It was down 35% in fluid. They recharged and it works like new. 
Sep 2016

88660 mi

C $1434
Gas tank was rusted. Replaced. with a used one. Replaced the two rear sway bars. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

77580 mi

C $865
Broken front coil spring oil pan was corroded and beginning to leak 
Feb 2015

81220 mi

C $179
Upper rad hose began leaking. 
Sep 2015

85560 mi

C $275
Worn stabilizer links changed. 
Apr 2016

90200 mi

C $234
A/c stopped working. Took it in and had the system pressure tested and recharged. This lasted for about two weeks. The Rondo is in the shop today for the same problem... 
Jun 2016

90520 mi
not blowing cold. It was the expansion valve. Had to remove the intake manifold to access it. Changed valve all seems well. ac quit again. Compressor failing. 
Jul 2016

90820 mi

C $1400
Installed new Compressor, purged and filled system. Flex pipe replaced 
Aug 2016

91760 mi
The system has once again "lost Pressure. The tech can't find a leak. 
May 2017

99820 mi

C $32
A/c again blowing hot. Recharge and test for leaks. 
Jun 2017

99851 mi

C $54
replace the a/c evaporator and the heater core. Evidence of some leaking on the evaporator and the heater core was about to fail. remove and re-place the a/c evaporator and heater core Scan and repair engine problem.. It was a collapsed vacuum hose. A/c has once again lost it's pressure. I have had the vehicle into the shop every two weeks for the last two summers. Most re-charges have been at the repair shops expense. I have very little confidence in the a/c system and have been staying close to home in the warm months. I have about 3000.00 invested into the system and still having problems. It loses pressure every two weeks and must be recharged. Found the leak!!! rubber pressure hoses have pin hole. change top hose, lower on back order. collapsed hose...replace and reset warning light 
Jul 2017

100440 mi

C $38
New wiper arms assembly installed. oil change 
Aug 2017

100130 mi
Tech believes he found the leak. Flexible hoses to be changed. Replace Upper or high pressure A/C hose 
Sep 2017

101060 mi
Replace the lower a/c hose assembly, two-part system, low pressure return hose and a supplemental hose section, then recharged and hope for the best. The Tech would prefer me to go elsewhere henceforth. 
May 2018

106640 mi

C $446
Replaced a brake line, failed two days after brake service. Serviced rear brakes, replace front pads and rotors. 
Kia Rondo in Iowa, United States
Nov 2012 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

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. 
Kia Rondo in New York, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2018
Jun 2012

73000 mi

US $535
Both front springs broken. Parts not available. Car was at dealer for a week, but they did supply a loaner. Had purchased ext warranty which covered all but the $100 deductible. 
Jul 2012

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. 
Aug 2012

76029 mi

US $100
burned out coil replaced (second one in 2 months) 
Sep 2013

91000 mi

US $50
Low beam headlight 
Apr 2014

96800 mi

US $53
Low beam headlight, passenger side burned out. Replaced. 
Jun 2014

101000 mi

US $40
Headlight (third of four) out and replaced 
Jun 2015

114000 mi

US $50
low beam headlight on passenger side replaced 
Apr 2016

125500 mi

US $107
ball joint replaced on passenger side 
Jun 2016

128000 mi

US $150
Oil pan was rusting out and needed to be replaced 
Jun 2017

140500 mi

US $230
Brake pedal sunk to the floor. Ruptured brake line replaced. 
Jun 2018

153000 mi

US $500
Both front springs broken, replaced with new.  Passenger side low beam headlight replaced. 
Jul 2018

153000 mi

US $321
Noisy exhaust. All parts replaced from the catalytic converter back. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Sep 2012

59520 mi
seat belt rear right replaced, did not pull out properly brake service machine rotors, wheels replaced 5 weeks later wheel fly off on freeway, adjuster and mechanic believe overtightened 
Kia Rondo in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

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!! 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!! 
Kia Rondo in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

55000 mi
TSB for clunky noise in front struts.  air bag light on - solved 
Dec 2011

60000 mi
vent control vane broke off -- repaired under warranty 
Jun 2012

73000 mi

US $150
compressor required replacement - covered under extended warranty with no troubles and a rental to boot. 
Oct 2016

171200 mi

US $90
Replace purge valve. Normal wear. 
Jul 2017

188000 mi

US $10
Replaced gas cap 
Mar 2018

204000 mi

US $1550
Scheduled timing and drive belt replacement, water pump, and new coil. 
Jun 2018

208000 mi

US $80
Top radiator hose leak at clamp. Cut off hose and moved it. No red zone overheating but enough to kill the battery, which is the cost in the repair. Ambient temperature that day was 103 as well. About time for battery replacement regardless. 
Kia Rondo in Indiana, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

23000 mi
The switch to open the rear hatch failed. The hatch is electric solenoid driven. Switch was ordered and replaced. Problem has not returned. 
Kia Rondo in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2017
Jun 2010

50000 mi
Front tires valve stems are frozen and couldn't be removed to allow air to escape when tires were replace. 
Aug 2010

25000 mi

US $225
Replaced air pressor sensors. Two new front tires and air pressure sensors 
Sep 2010

57000 mi
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. 
Aug 2012

94500 mi

US $100
AC quit dealer stated it was faulty. Ordered and part arrived a week later, took three hours to install. All cool now There were two outstanding factory recalls performed. 
Jun 2013

106000 mi

US $60
Oil pan had rusted out and had to be replaced Calipers have a bracket that allow the caliber to slide in/out and these brackets have two pins that have boots that protect the pins from seizing up. They do not make after market or dealer replacement parts. found in junk yard 
Kia Rondo in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

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. 
Jul 2012

29200 mi
airbag controller chip had to be replaced, 2 days to diagnose and had to wait 2 additional days for part to come in. 
Jun 2018

72300 mi

US $375
Front driver side airbag impact sensor had to be replaced. 
Kia Rondo in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

37200 mi

C $800
faulty oxygen sensor 
Kia Rondo in Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

13000 mi

US $38
TPMS light illuminated. Dealer replaced TPMS controller. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

88600 mi

C $100
Replaced front end sway bar link that was causing a rattling sound when driving. 
Jun 2016

96100 mi

C $20
AC refrigerant needed to be refilled 
Oct 2017

109740 mi

C $130
Replaced faulty purge control valve. The reason for the replacement (Evaporative Emission System (EVAP) control system leak) still exists. 
Nov 2017

109740 mi

C $260
Replaced right tie rod Left ball joint replaced Four wheel alignment performed 
May 2018

114080 mi

C $20
New shocks, strutts, strutt mounts and stabilizer links Air conditioning gas added. Air conditioning still weak. 
Kia Rondo in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

49000 mi
After 10 months, the replacement transmission went out. Kia replaced due to 12-month warranty. 
Kia Rondo in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2018
Sep 2016

110000 mi
Battery and distributor cap 
Dec 2017

112000 mi

US $100
Headlight keeps going out. Presumably a vibration or housing issue. No big deal but annoying. 
Kia Rondo in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

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! 

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2008 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

Kia Rondo in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
Feb 2014

40300 mi
Door unusable, rear door handle passenger side problem . Did not talk to Kia, simply bypass solenoid but now only inside lock will work manualy but at least I can use the door now. Will check with Kia if "secret warranty" applicable... 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 Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2018
Mar 2012

27300 mi
Clunking noise from the front suspension when going over uneven surface. Front stabilizer bars replaced under warranty. Clunking noise got better but still there. Dealer replaced struts under warranty. Problem seems to be solved. Clunking noise from the front suspension when going over uneven surface. Front stabilizer bars replaced under warranty. Clunking noise got better but still there. Dealer replaced struts under warranty. Problem seems to be solved. 
Apr 2015

60000 mi

US $2500
Timing chain tensioner failure. Engine teardown. 
Feb 2017

72000 mi

US $500
Accessory belt replacement 
Dec 2017

78000 mi

US $1000
Compressor bearing failed. Makes whirring/whining sound. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

25420 mi
Part# 37300-25-201 Generator assembly changed. Chirping engine. Noise remains after car picked up. Was told another part needed to be ordered.  Driving off from a cold engine automatic 2.4L (regardless of season) there's a noticeable "kick" harshness out of 1st gear / into 2nd. Dealer said there's no service bulletins, recalls, or other customer complaints. 
Oct 2010

31480 mi
To eliminate chirp dealer installed both front sway bar links. Parts #54830-2G000 Link Assy-FR Stabilizer. 
Oct 2012

58900 mi
1. noise going over bumps from suspension area. inspect. found left front strut nut loose. upper nut retightened. 2. Service Bulletin: rear crossmember anti-corrosion. fixed with tape, gasket-exhause pipe, wax, undercoat. 
Apr 2013

62400 mi
Rear passenger power door lock sometimes doesn't unlock or lock (It makes a sound as if it's working. Dealer replaced inside cable. No charge, even though just out of warranty. 
May 2013

63240 mi
Kia fixed/replaced Cable in left-side door (was not locking/unlocking). No charge/no work report. Same day pick-up.  
May 2015

78740 mi

C $500
Spongy / sinking brake pedal: multiple mechanic opinions of mostly a master cylinder problem. The winning mechanic freed-up the sliders on passenger front brake in 1 hr. *Avoided an unnecessary big repair cost by finding the right mechanic. Noisy exhaust. An exhaust leak close to the engine. Mechanic fabricated a flex pipe, replaced / welded. 2 1/2 hours labor. 
Dec 2016

98580 mi

C $180
Going into puddles cause Intermittent power steer &/or engine cuts-out w/alternator light. Same in rain &/or cold morning starts squeaking from serp-belt (restart engine solves squeak temporarily). Replaced serpentine belt-problems resolved. 
Jun 2017

102300 mi

C $5
Replaced burnt out rear/left upper brake light bulb (replaced right/rear 2 yrs ago). Used 2nd bulb from pack. Done in 10 minutes. 
Nov 2017

106020 mi

C $325
Noisy exhaust under driver area - Replace Flex-pipe. Probable cause - speed-bumps brushing the under-carriage. Same repair 2 yrs ago 
Dec 2017

106330 mi

C $159
1 Head light Low beam replaced by shop 
Kia Rondo in Malaysia
Dec 2009 - Aug 2014
Dec 2010

12400 mi
Rattling noise detected from under car’s rear left absorber section when going on a rough road surface. Workshop got it fixed after 1 month wait for the new replacement part (absorber) to arrive. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Dec 2012

53320 mi
Front stabilizer link rattle. Replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2013

54560 mi
Poor 2nd to 3rd shift. Dealer could not replicate so not repair performed. 
Kia Rondo in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

71300 mi
AC clutch 
Kia Rondo in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jan 2012
Oct 2011

109120 mi
rear wheel camber not adjusable, premature and uneven tire wear. 
Kia Rondo in New Brunswick, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
Aug 2010

24800 mi
Exhaust plate loose 
Kia Rondo in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2012 - Dec 2018
Jul 2013

79360 mi

C $400
My garage changed the starter of the AC because it was not cooling anymore but 2 days later the AC stopped cooling again.  
Aug 2014

89900 mi

C $130
Changed the stabalizing bars in fron 
Nov 2018

120280 mi

C $200
It's only the back part of the muffler 

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