hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,400 miles

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problem #5

Feb 122013


  • 65,000 miles
Any time there is water on the road my car loses steering and braking capabilities. Doesn't mater if it is a small puddle or a large one. Instrument panel lights come on and a loud squealing noise happens. I took the car to be looked at and they said the shield is in place and this shouldn't be happening. I bought the car in 2010 and it started doing this in 2013.

- Fostoria, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 282016


  • 125,000 miles
Complaint: I've had my car a little under 2 years, and I continuously have a problem with the brakes and steering. I've gotten my brakes fixed at least 4-5 times since I had the vehicle. It does not drive or brake correctly when cold but mostly when it's raining or wet outside. I don't know what to do about this issue. I'm afraid of my own vehicle when driving in rain, puddles, etc. Because it doesn't stop with urgency or stay in control when I go over even small puddles. ( I don't have an exact date, I just know it's happened multipleeee times while driving)

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 302015


  • miles
When I brake the car in the high speed(maybe 40 miles and more in highway), the steering wheel is shaking, and I need to handle it very hard. And this situation is more serious in highway. And the airbag light is always on when I am driving.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 022014

Rondo 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
2009 Kia Rondo has power steering and alternator failure during rain storms. The vehicle completely loses power steering, the brake and battery lights appear on the dashboard, and car sometimes shuts off. The car will restart, but makes a high-pitched screeching noise temporarily. It seems to happen mostly when the car is turning. I have not been in an accident yet, but it worries me to drive it in the rain (it even does it sometimes when driving through a puddle). I've seen many complaints about this on different forums, including Kia.com forums. A couple links are listed below: www.Kia-forums.com/Kia-carens-Rondo-forum/82332-power-steering-failure-wet-conditions-Kia.html it is surprising that there has not been a recall of any type on this problem. Please look into this.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 072014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Kia Rondo. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph during inclement conditions, the vehicle lost power steering and the brakes failed. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA