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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,115 miles

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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 #2

Oct 072009

Rondo

  • 30,780 miles

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

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

Jan 302009

Rondo

  • 11,450 miles
I was involved in a side impact accident. The other driver ran a red light at approximately 50 mph striking my vehicle in the front drivers door. None of the air bags deployed. The accident resulted in C6 and C7 being fused. This resulting in a permanent disability.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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