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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,400 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 fuel system problems

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2008 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 202014

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Vehicle was taken to premiere Kia of kenner, and also contacted kca/irvine 7:40am call; issue car sputters when gas pedal applied; car does not start after fueling, requires multiple starts; car stalled twice on hwy Nov. 20, 2014 issues began. Kia dealer representative refused service of NHTSA campaign recall # 08V459000 recall date Sept. 17, 2008, subsequently contacted Kia Consumer Affairs in irvine, ca. Call center the phone call outcome csr stated would contact the local district manager for approval of recall would expedite process, csr stated would contact local dm within two hours and get back; received denial letter in mail. Recalls shows 6,680 "potential units affected for this recall 08V459000 fuel pump sub assembly, whereas campaign recall # 12V014000 shows 145,755 units affected for ?airbag clock spring assembly? and recall # 13V114000 shows 623,658 units affected for ?stop lamp switch may function intermittently.? on the surface seems Kia is only including full recalls for vehicles only if it poses the least financial harm to the corporate company profit as shown in the number of recalls of ?easy to fix? issues but those such as the fuel pump assembly have the least amount of issued recalls representing a negligible amount of total vehicles. Is Kia sacrificing safety for profit with these corporate decisions? Kia has denied a recall of the same issues that my vehicle is experiencing as stated in the recall bulletin: ?the fuel pump may not supply enough fuel to the engine, causing hard starting, engine hesitation, or other potential impairment. Unusually severe hesitation or other impairment could expose the driver to the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump sub-assembly with an updated part." Kia has neglected to resolve faulty issue. Please advise Kia to rectify the situation by repairing the faulty fuel pump assembly.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #4

Apr 032012


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Rondo. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact noticed a sputtering noise and a hesitation while accelerating. The check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated that a coil would have to be replaced but the contact was not aware of the exact repair needed. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V459000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage) that could have been related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #3

Jan 012012

Rondo 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2008 Kia Rondo, for the past few months I have been having issues when I get gas. It is the 2.7L engine and when I stop to get gas it won't start. I have to push the gas to get it to crank and then have to hold it down for approximately 2 minutes before it will stay cranked. If I do not keep the gas pressed down for that length of time it cuts off or hesitates then cuts off. I have inquired with the Kia dealership about the recall for the 2.4L engines and was informed that my car did not qualify for that recall. However, my car is having the same issues as the ones that were recalled.

- High Point, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 152011

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
I own a 2008 Kia Rondo with a 2.7 liter 6 cyl engine. I have been having identical problems that the 2.4 liter 4 cyl has had that caused a fuel pump recall. It stalls because it can not get sufficient gas. It does not want to start after getting gas, and it is having a gas starvation issue. I have taken the car to a mechanic, who indicated it should have been recalled with the 4 cyl. I contacted Kia and they are refusing to repair the issue as a recall. At one point the car stalled while I was driving and I almost wrecked.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 222011

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
My 2008 Kia Rondo 2.7 always hesitates after I fill the gas tank, and recently it cuts off while I am driving, when this occurs I lose my ability to steer the car.

- Houston, TX, USA

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