2008 Kia Rondo lights NHTSA complaints: Exterior Lighting

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,033 miles

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2008 Kia Rondo lights problems

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2008 Kia Rondo Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Oct 112011


  • 65,100 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that the stomp lamp switch malfunctioned and and as a result, none of the brake lights illuminated. In addition, the cruise control function would not disengage when activated and the ESC off warning light illuminated remained illuminated. The dealer inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the stomp lamp switch malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 65,200. The approximate failure mileage was 65,100.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 152008


  • miles
Headlights shine at a short angle down to the road with a distinct horizon line causing a very short visibility distance for night driving. The issue is not as bad in city driving where there is ambient light or street lights, but in the country, it is dangerous with hills, curves, and creatures of the night. Driving with lights on high-beam helps, but interferes with visibility of on-coming drivers.

- New Woodstock, NY, USA

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