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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,846 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Kia Rondo steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 262012

Rondo 4-cyl

  • 33,132 miles


I was driving on the highway when exiting the vehicle shut off. I took it to the mechanic and explained what happen. They said they checked it and nothing was wrong it was just the air compression "which they fixed" but as soon as I went to the mall the stick shift jammed and I couldn't turn off the car. An officer helped me and said take it back to the mechanic. When I brought it back he said it moves fine there's nothing wrong. My car has been parked ever since this incident. Im afraid it will shut off and we might crash. Please help me thank you.

- San Lorenzo, PR, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012

Rondo 4-cyl

  • 89,250 miles
On several occasions in the past month while driving, my Kia Rondo stops responding as I attempt to accelerate. It has caused me to block traffic and could cause a serious accident. I took it to a local repair shop and they were unable to diagnose the problem. At this point I am afraid to drive the car as I am afraid of causing an accident. There is another problem which has been occurring for several months- driving through a puddle or any standing water causes th car to screech and make a loud grinding noise and causes a total loss of steering. This happens every time the roads are wet. It is so unsafe that I never drive in less than dry road conditions.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

May 092012

Rondo 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
On 5-9-2012, it was raining heavily. My Rondo, which drove fine the day before and the day after, started making a loud screeching noise and the steering became very "tight" feeling. I pulled off road into a parking lot, and when I did experienced total loss of steering control. I came very close to crashing into the parked car beside me as a result. I waited a few minutes, restarted the car. Pulling out of the parking space, my vehicle brakes engaged suddenly without notice, and my son and I were grabbed by our seat belts as our bodies were thrown forward so hard. I was blocking traffic so I restarted the car, and it drove ok on a straight road, but when I turned, again lost steering. When I say loss of power steering, I mean with all my might I couldn't get the car to go where I wanted. The rain stopped and I had no further problems until yesterday, 6-13-12, when it had been raining again. This time, pulling onto a busy road, moving quickly due to the approaching traffic, and again lost all ability to steer. Fortunately I was able to slam on my brakes and go in reverse to get out of the path of oncoming traffic, but had the circumstances been different, my young children and I could have suffered a catastrophe. NHTSA had two similar reports with the 2007 Rondo: Internal sequence number #736xxx dated 8-23-09 and #749xxx dated 12/2/2009. I hope NHTSA and/or Kia addresses this problem before someone is injured or killed. "parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information (FOIA), 5 U.S.C.552 (B)(6).

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 202009


  • 40,000 miles
Kia Rondo year 07 power steering freezes in wet weather due to moisture spraying on the power steering belt causing slippage. Manufacturer has identified the problem verbally, but refuses to correct or document the problem in writing.

- North Port, FL, USA

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