2009 Kia Rondo

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Available in 5 styles:  2009 Kia Rondo 4dr Station Wagon shown
Asking Price Range
$6,670–$12,938
Estimated MPG

18–20 city / 26–27 hwy

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Rondo

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Recall number: 13V114000
Recall date: 04/01/2013

Problem Summary:

KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KIA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 RONDO AND SPORTAGE, MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 SORENTO, MODEL YEAR 2007 SEDONA, MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SOUL, AND MODEL YEAR 2011 OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE AN INABILITY TO DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. ADDITIONALLY, A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY ALSO RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE PUSH-BUTTON START FEATURE, AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE.

Consequence:

FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE 'ON' POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER MAY BE ABLE TO BE MOVED OUT OF PARK WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE. THIS MAY LEAD TO UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE CAR WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC098.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/31/2007 and 07/30/2010.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Recall number: 13V114000
Recall date: 04/01/2013

Problem Summary:

KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KIA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 RONDO AND SPORTAGE, MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 SORENTO, MODEL YEAR 2007 SEDONA, MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SOUL, AND MODEL YEAR 2011 OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE AN INABILITY TO DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. ADDITIONALLY, A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY ALSO RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE PUSH-BUTTON START FEATURE, AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE.

Consequence:

FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE 'ON' POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER MAY BE ABLE TO BE MOVED OUT OF PARK WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE. THIS MAY LEAD TO UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE CAR WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC098.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/31/2007 and 07/30/2010.


FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Recall number: 08V459000
Recall date: 09/11/2008

Problem Summary:

KIA IS RECALLING 6,680 MY 2008-2009 RONDO LX AND EX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.4 LITER ENGINE. THE FUEL PUMP MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY RESULTING IN NOT ENOUGH FUEL GETTING TO THE ENGINE. POOR ENGINE STARTING, ENGINE HESITATION, AND OTHER IMPAIRMENT MAY RESULT, AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE.

Consequence:

UNUSUALLY SEVERE IMPAIRMENT WHILE DRIVING COULD EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP SUB-ASSEMBLY WITH AN IMPROVED PART. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/22/2008.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 11/05/2007 and 07/12/2008.


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