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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,426 miles

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2007 Kia Rondo lights problems

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2007 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 172015

Rondo

  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contacts owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. While driving at an unknown speed, the brake pedal was depressed and the rear brake lights failed to illuminate without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000. Updated 11/09/15

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #7

Aug 102014

Rondo

  • 140,000 miles
To whom it may concern, on approximately, Sunday, August 10, 2014, I was driving my 2007 Kia Rondo and a man hit my bumper due to the fact he could not see my brake lights (due to the manufacturer's recalled parts; NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V114000 and 09V130000). I was unaware of the recalled product until yesterday, February 1, 2015, when I was doing a google search. This whole situation has really frightened me because I am essentially driving a ticking time bomb. The brake lights are out, and the red "air bag" light is on (therefore determining that the air bags do not work; NHTSA campaign number: 12V014000), and the yellow "ESC off" light is on, and does not go off. I have to continuously pop open the hood to reconnect the battery every other time attempt to turn the car on. I am a Monday-Friday 9-5 working 19 year old living on his own, and I am living to paycheck to paycheck. I am simply unable to pay for the damages due to the engineering by the manufacturer, and I am praying I will receive some type of compensation so I can have a reliable car for my daily life. Kind regards, a 2007 Kia Rondo owner

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 102014

Rondo

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed intermittently. The contact also stated that the passenger side tail light failed. In addition, the contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The failures occurred on numerous occasions. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V114000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic) but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 072013

Rondo

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the ESC warning light illuminated intermittently. The failure also recurred when starting the ignition. In 2007, the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 09V130000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Templeton , CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 062014

Rondo 4-cyl

  • 79,190 miles
Vehicle had the stop lamp switch replaced under NHTSA campaign 09V130000 (Kia recall SC077) in June 2009. On 4/6/14 the replacement stop lamp switch failed causing the ESC malfunction light to illuminate, the brake lights to fail to illuminate, and brake-transmission interlock to prevent the transmission from being either shifted from N to R or from P to R without using the shift lock release tab. I had just backed out of a parking space at one store with no problems, crossed the street, and attempted to park at another store when the transmission would not shift out of drive. Had to use shift lock release to get vehicle home and to dealer on 4/7/14. Dealer confirmed failure of the replacement switch, charged me $69.02 in parts and labor to replace it. Since Kia expanded the recall in April 2013 to cover all remaining Rondo's, I feel that Kia should have replaced the switch under warranty as this indicates a lingering problem with the switches across various model years and other Kia and Hyundai models. I also feel that NHTSA should investigate failure rates of the switches replaced under NHTSA campaign 09V130000 (Kia recall SC077) because Kia apparently has not made satisfactory progress in resolving this safety issue given the failure of the unit placed in my vehicle.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

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problem #3

Aug 152012

Rondo

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that while parked the ESC and check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated the stop lamp switch would have to be replaced. Additionally, the brake lights fail to illuminate. The failure occurs intermittently. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Madison, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 172012

Rondo

  • 42,222 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that after having an oil change the ESC warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle had been repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 42,222 and the current mileage was 42,506.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 142012

Rondo

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that the transmission gear shifter failed. As a result, he was unable to shift gears into reverse or park. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) but was advised by the manufacturer that the vehicle was repaired under that recall previously. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Southaven, MS, USA

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