Last post on Nov 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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Kia Rondo, Wagon
#18 of 27 Re: 2008 Kia Rondo EX Problems with Fuel System [cfetters]
Nov 24, 2010 (11:11 pm)
correct me if i'm wrong, once you start a warranty claim, the dealer has to fix the problem even though if your car run out of warranty (both time and mileage) before they can fix it.
if you bought your Rondo new in 2009, why you said it is at the end of its warranty?
#19 of 27 Re: 2008 Kia Rondo EX Problems with Fuel System [cfetters]
Nov 25, 2010 (9:47 am)
I'm having problems understanding this, you said you've had the vehicle a year and half and its nearly out of warranty and you bought it brand new - how is that possible? I believe the problem you are having is covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles - you've done that much mileage in 18 months!
I own a '08 Rondo and have had the odd problem that has been taken care of under warranty with no problem. I've had no mechanical problems, the vehicle is as solid and rattle free as the day I bought it and would have no hesitation in purchasing another Kia product. To say you are having one problem, so all Kia's are crap is a blanket statement. You can have problems with any vehicle no matter who makes it regardless of price. Mercedes and BMW's are some of the most unreliable vehicles built according to Consumers Report.
#20 of 27 Re: 2008 Kia Rondo EX Problems with Fuel System [conwelpic]
Nov 26, 2010 (3:28 am)
Yes my warranty is almost up in just a year and half. I travel from FL to PA and back a lot. I have family in both states and kids dad lives in a different state. So naturally that is gonna tend to rack up miles.
I don't recall sayin that all KIAs are crap. I said that my KIA is crap and that KIAs are junk. My dad is a Auto Technician and has worked on plenty of KIAs so MY OPINION is not just based on my car. I am entitled to MY OPINION hwether other people like it or not.
#21 of 27 Re: 2008 Kia Rondo EX Problems with Fuel System [cfetters]
Nov 26, 2010 (9:14 am)
You certainly are entitled to your opinion, we just needed more info about your gas problem, that's all.
#22 of 27 Re: 2008 Kia Rondo EX Problems with Fuel System 
Jul 26, 2011 (1:46 pm)
I have a 2007 LX 2.7L.Been having same issues-stopped to put gas in it and quit on me.Drives perfectly until next time I have to stop and get gas and same thing.My check engine light came on shortly after that.Took it to Autozone and the EVAP code came up.Now my Air bag light is on also.I bought it 1 yr old and quickly ran over the 50,000 warrenty.Ive changed timing belts and tons of other things on it.Since Sept last yr alone Ive had the fuel pump replaced-$650,a/c compressor replaced(Kia quoted me $1000 and had my brother in law do it for $450)Im taking to my mechanic this week to see what is wrong with air bag light and the gas issue. to see if they can figure out the problem.Im worried though that this car is not worth the upkeep on it.I completely understand what youre saying that they are junk-the maintenance is unreal.My husband has a Nissan Sentra and besides normal maintenance we have never had an issue.Our Jeep before that was a dream.My car is an 07 and should not have the problems it has.Has anyone else had this problem and had it fixed?
#24 of 27 07 Kia Rondo LX Fuel Issue
Jul 26, 2011 (2:07 pm)
Okay I have a 2007 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L with 106,000.Bought it a yr old and quickly ran out the 50,000 warrenty.I recently stopped and put gas in my car(did not top it off but filled it up)and it started acting like it wanted to die on me.It drove perfectly..until I put gas in it again and same thing-I have to sit there with my foot on the gas until it quits sputtering.A few days later my check engine light came on.Took it to AutoZone and 3 EVAP codes came up.Im taking it to a mechanic on Friday but my husband and I know NOTHING when it comes to cars so I always like to know something and this one boggles everyone.Now my Air Bag light is on also-which Ive never heard of an air bag light coming on.
I have paid so much $$ fixing repairs on this car.I replaced the fuel pump last yr for $650,my a/c compressor clutch went out and Kia quoted me $1000 for the whole compressor.I found the part online for $450 and my bro in law changed it and charged it.Its never a quick,cheap fix on these.The other cars Ive had and never been as high maint. as this car.
Anyway-has anyone had this issue??
#25 of 27 Re: 07 Kia Rondo LX Fuel Issue [greeneyes1984]
Jul 26, 2011 (3:45 pm)
We had a 2007 EX V6 that we bought new. We loved it and it was in the garage only once for warranty work. We now have a 2011 EX V6 and it seems to be on track to be as reliable as our 2007.
One thing about many modern cars and refueling - don't keep pumping gas once the nozzle clicks off. Continuing to add fuel may damage the EVAP system. I think this is what's wrong with your Rondo - the original owner possibly had a habit of doing this, and now YOU are the one having to deal with it.
For you to say the car is junk is stretching it. You had 2 problems! (Yes, the fuel pump issue and the refueling issue are related) My last Honda, a Civic Si, was in the shop 13 times in the 1st six months! Now THAT's junk.
#27 of 27 Re: 07 Kia Rondo LX Fuel Issue [greeneyes1984]
Nov 29, 2012 (12:59 pm)
I have the 2008 and had the same issue. I bought it used and on the first fill up I had that same problem. Stranded at the gas station for over an hour trying to start the car and it wouldn't stay running. It would shake and stall out.
I never top off by the way. I just set it to fill until it clicks and that is it. It happened to me and my husband too so it isn't just a girl thing. I was under warranty when this happened so Kia had the car several different times trying to figure it out. They would give it back to me and it would happen first time I filled the tank. It took months and months for them to figure it out and they had to fly in an expert to look at it.
It turned out to be something was installed backwards. There was a recall on something to do with fueling and when that was all taken care of they installed something backwards... I can't remember what it is though. Sorry. Evap sounds familiar. When they told me about it, I didn't really understand so that is why I forgot. But it is fixed now. If you call the Kia dealership on Mitchell Ave in Cincinnati, they might know.