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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,104 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Kia Rondo lights problems

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2007 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012013


  • 69,500 miles


I like my Kia Rondo. I have had respect for Kia and have recommended Kia. No longer do I have respect for Kia. They have lost a customer. Kia did a recall back in 2009. I had the recall done on my car. Now I am having the same problem again. Kia will not fix the switch I need replaced. They told me they did it once and they are done. If I don't have an extended warranty, I have to pay for it out of my pocket. So wrong. They gave me 2 bad parts and now they don't care. Another car maker that I will not buy from. If the first time it's a safety issue that quote "the malfunction of the stop lamp switch may put you at risk of a crash.?, why isn't it a safety issue the second time or when the problem persists"

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 302011

Rondo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact was driving 25 mph when the brake lights malfunctioned. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch) and called the manufacturer but the manufacturer informed the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was concerned because other drivers would not be aware of when he was applying the brakes. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 10/17/11 updated 10/28/11

- Round Rock , TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 142007

Rondo 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that for more than three years the contact has had problems with the headlights dimming and flickering on the vehicle. The failure occurs when the rpms on the vehicle changes. The manufacturer has inspected the vehicle and stated they have no fix for the vehicle. The manufacturer told the contact that this failure would be corrected on the 2010 model. The failure mileage 20 and current mileage was 78000. The consumer believed the headlights were adjusted to high. The dealer informed the consumer that Kia was aware of the problem with the 2010 model and was working on a fix. The tires were cupping in the rear, the rear brakes, battery and brake switch had to be replaced. The vehicle overheated. The vehicle would not come out of park. The dealer. The dealer replaced the brake pedal switch. The alternator was replaced. Updated evoq 02/28/11

- Ballson Lake, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 042008

Rondo 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
Hello, I have a 2007 Kia Rondo LX 4 cylinder. From the day of the purchase the right front tire sometimes makes noises and during the rain the noise is more apparent. I took the vehicle to the dealer three times for this reason and they could not figure out what the issue was. Also once the ESC light was blinking and I took the car to the dealer again and they were unable to find the problem. The ESC sensor is going to be replaced next week. What concerns me is that I was informed that the brake lights may not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. Last year my car was hit from the back twice while it was at a stop position. In the second accident it was a hit and run, I was in a traffic on a highway and the other driver hit my car from the back. He screamed from his window "check your lights", now I understand that this accident could have been the result of the brake lights not working causing another vehicle to hit me. I was not able to find the driver and was forced to pay for the repairs myself. It cost me $1235.30, out of which $190.25 was used to order a back bumper and $10.68 for side bracket and $19.37 for right guard bracket and I paid to the zoom auto body shop(located at 240 N. hill avenue, pasadena, ca 91106) $915.11. The first accident was similar and now I am wondering whether my vehicle's non-functioning brake light could have been the cause as well. That accident cost me $2461, lucky the other vehicle's owner's insurance paid for that. Both cases are still open. I was told to contact you, hopefully, you can assist me somehow. Thank you for your time. Updated 02/04/10.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

May 122009


  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 09V130000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch) and immediately called the dealer to schedule a repair appointment. The dealer did not schedule an appointment nor provide any assistance. The vehicle has begun to experience the failures mentioned in the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer did not assist as well. The failure mileage was 29,000 and current mileage was 30,000.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

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