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Kia Rondo repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (7%)

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Kia Rondo transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (63%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

49000 mi After 10 months, the replacement transmission went out. Kia replaced due to 12-month warranty. 
100750 mi

C $1930
Scan and repair engine problem.. It was a collapsed vacuum hose. 

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2008 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

54560 mi Poor 2nd to 3rd shift. Dealer could not replicate so not repair performed. 
25420 mi 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. 

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2007 Kia Rondo 4dr Wagon

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

1904 mi Crankshaft pulley came apart and damaged oil pressure sensor. Covered under warranty. 
60760 mi

C $140
leaking seal .get a new seal and top up trans fluid.2 hours labor at $60.00 
54000 mi

US $100
Both front axles were replaced (under extended warranty). A vibration had been observed at > 60mph 
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. 

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Kia Rondo Transmission Problems

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