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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,332 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Kia Rondo suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #5

May 282015


  • 58,658 miles


Coming back from Wisconsin the left front coil spring busted and shredded the inside of the left front tire blowing it out traveling at 65 miles per hour. I had seen on the internet that hyundies and Kia were noted for there defectiive front coil spring breaking and causing damage to tires and possibly wrecks. I called the Kia dealership in quincy, Illinois and he told me the parts were no longer under warranty and I would have to pay for parts and labor to fix my vehicle. This has already cost me $240 for 2 new front tires on my vehicle. I feel this is unfair due to the fact that possibly these front coil springs were of defective weak foreign material and should be investigated for the sake of peoples lives

- Hamilton, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012014

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
Last week went in to get new tires and mechanic brought to me 2 large pieces of both my front coil springs. They had broken off but luckily not in a way that would puncture the tires. Both showed rust on the end of the springs which leads me to believe it was a failure of the metal. They will cost me $500+ to replace. This weekend Hyundai, also made in South Korea, announced a recall of their vehicles due to faulty front coil springs, especially in cold weather states, which we are.. I have tried to research whether Kia used the same springs but cannot find that info online.

- Stevens Point, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 302011

Rondo 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Part: Sway bars I had been experiencing a clanking noise coming from under the car. I thought it was the spare tire loose. Had it checked it was tight. I thought it was the bar under the hood, the arm that holds the hood up. Checked it and it was properly clipped. I had the problem diagnosed by a private mechanic and I was informed that it was the sway bars. Private mechanic stated it is not a safety feature, but he recommended to fix as soon as possible. I had the sway bars replaced. I paid almost $200 to have them replaced due to the mechanic stated it was the roads I traveled that were causing damage to the suspension. Not even a year later I require sway bars to be replaced again. Is this really the roads that are so bad that sway bars are replaced yearly.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012


  • 100,000 miles
I took vehicle in to private mechanic for wheel alignment. I was told that due to manufacturing quirk that one of the alignment adjustments to the wheels can not be accomplished. The dealer was unable to help either. I was told that a tire was improperly welded on upon manufacturing and a correct/appropriate alignment would not be possible.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 182012


  • 42,000 miles
I recently took vehicle in for wheel alignment. I was told that due to manufacturing quirk that one of the alignment adjustments to the rear wheels can not be accomplished. The dealer was unable to help either. I was told that a specialty alignment shop might have the appropriate equipment and parts to do the alignment.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

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