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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,048 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Kia Rondo brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 182015


  • 8,900 miles


I was pulling into driveway when I started to back up to straighten myself up so that I could pull straight up into the driveway. And when I took my foot off the pedal, the pedal was stuck causing me to accelerate at about 60mph. My car went over a tree stump resulting in me crashing into the neighbors house. While this was happening, the brakes would not properly work.

- Hazel Crest, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 122013


  • 33,122 miles
Husband driving, car stopped suddenly, he hit brakes, brakes failed, and rear ended car in front, who then hit car in front, who then hit car in front. 1 or 2 people injured and was taken to hospital. We are sore, but will survive. Was recall on part that was replaced, faulty brake light switch. Switch was replaced in Sept. 2013 and accident was 11-12-13. Had mechanic checked and codes C1513 and C1616 came up. Have been told this could have caused brake failure. Concerned that a part that was replaced one month before accident, had failed again. People will be injured or worse killed because of this problem. Been speaking to man in Canada via internet, who has exact same vehicle, same year, same make, who also had brake failure. Spoke with Kia, they refuse to do anything. Please do something about this before others are injured.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 122013


  • 33,122 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes were applied and failed without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. A police report was filed. There were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure and current mileage was 33,122.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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