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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,556 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Kia Rondo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 282012

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles

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

I have a 2007 Kia Rondo with a defective stop lamp switch which causes the electronic stability control malfunction light to illuminate and the brake pedal does not consistently deactivate cruise control when it is depressed. There was a safety recall done on this part, however my vehicle was manufactured less than one month after date range of the recalled vehicles and the Kia dealership says my VIN wasn't affected. I believe that to be incorrect and that I have a defective stop lamp switch that should be included in this recall. Recall campaign id#12V014000.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 252010

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
I was turning left into a walmart parking lane and struck a yellow lane marker that did not have a lane sign. This sign had been broken off 3 days prior to my accident on 11-25-2010. Walmart did not replace the lane marker properly. The impact was driver/corner destroying the light and pushing the panel into the driver door; subsequently the door will not properly open. The airbag lamp did light up, but the airbag itself did not deploy at all.

- Crawfordsville, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 052009

Rondo

  • 25,000 miles
On 2/5/09 I was the driver of a 2007 Kia Rondo that I purchased new at the end of 2007. I slid on ice and hit a tree head on at an estimated speed of 30 mph. My 14 year old son was the passenger. I automatically extended my right arm over my son and the next thing I knew was that I was laying back in my seat crying that I had broke my arm. I believe that I was knocked out for a few seconds as I do not recall hitting the windshield. It is my belief that I was thrown from my seat into the passenger side windshield. I had a knot on my head and the next day during the day light, it was clear the windshield was hit as it was shattered. My airbags did not deploy at all and my vehicle was a total loss. I also did not have any seatbelt marks and both my son and I was wearing a seatbelts. My son sustained a cut to his chin that required 9 stitches, I sustained a neck injury that I am still having treatment for and I had a severely torn rotary cuff that required surgery and some metal pieces to put it back together. As a direct result of this accident, I am no longer able to work, I have had to file for disability, am required to take extensive pain medications, have lost my home, my car and most importantly my ability to work and support my family.

- Sellersburg, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 072009

Rondo

  • 30,780 miles
Ran off the road by a truck and went into a ditch. Not one airbag deployed. The car was equipped with knee airbags, front airbags, side impact airbags and side curtain airbags. Totaled the car, was lifeflighted to vanderbilt. They had difficulty getting me out of the car because the airbags did not deploy. They could not cut the bar between the front and back seats because it was loaded with undeployed airbags. Had a broken leg/hand and neck, chest and back injuries. Notified Kia to find out why the airbags did not deploy. First was told that "it was obvious that I did not hit the right spots to trigger the airbags". sent them pictures, copy of page in the owners manual showing that most of the sensors were hit and a copy of the accident report. After calling almost every day for three weeks they told me that their engineers had determined "that it was not a severe enough impact to deploy the airbags" despite the car being totaled.

- Red Boiling Springs, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 052009

Rondo

  • 43,001 miles
2/5/09, I had an accident, my 2007 Kia Rondo, purchased new in 12/07 ran off the road, slid on ice head on into a tree. My seatbelts did not lock up and my airbags failed to deploy leaving me with a broken bone between my 1st and 2nd vertebra and a severely injured right arm and my head hit with windshield. My car was totaled, my son received 9 stitches to his chin and I am facing at least 2 surgeries. Kia's response is that the air bags should not have deployed. How can someone hit a tree, dead center, completely totaling out the vehicle and the manufacturer make such a statement? the police, hospital, treating physicians and my auto insurance company all agree, along with myself, that had these safety features worked I would have never sustained such injuries.

- Lanesville, IN, USA

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