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#10 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 15, 2010 (2:41 pm)
Keep us up-to-date with your issue.
#11 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors 
Jan 18, 2010 (7:49 pm)
Here in the USA, Celsius used to be called centigrade. In fact in many scientific circles, it's still called centigrade! In 1948 the 9th General Conference on Weights and Measures, representing 33 nations that subscribed to the Treaty of the Meter, adopted the name Celsius honoring Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who developed a similar temperature scale two years before his death. During my high school and college scientific studies, albeit back in the '60s and early '70s, it was still called centigrade.
For those on this forum who may have an electronics interest, it's much analogous to the change in frequency nomenclature. Using a wireless router's transmitting/receiving frequency as an example, it used to be called 2.4G Cycles per Second (gigacycles/second). To honor the German physicist Heinrich Hertz, who made important scientific contributions to electromagnetism, they changed "cycles per second" to "Hertz". So, the aforementioned wireless router operates at 2.4GHz.
Now back to regular programming...
#12 of 19 Kia Rondo doors
Jan 29, 2010 (9:55 pm)
Just had our Kia rondo in the shop today to have the doors checked out and it can`t be fixed because the door panel that covers the handles and any opening on the doors is made of thin steel or tin and it is rivitted onto the door frame. They tried to seal any opening that might cause air to get into the car but it did not help. There is still cold air coming through the doors and the doors are cold to the touch. Also found out today that other customers are having the same problem with the 2009 Rondo.
So I guess they are saying that we have to live with it. NOT HAPPY
#13 of 19 Re: Kia Rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 30, 2010 (1:34 pm)
That's correct as the inner door panel behind the plastic top cover does have a metal panel, but they can be drilled out the rivets if they have to, but there is no way you have to live with it. If its an obvious problem it must be corrected, however in some cases its not always easy to find. Did they simulate air going through the door by blowing with a air hose?
There is proceedures listed in your warranty manual as to what you can do if you are not satisfied with the results and failing all of that you can also contact KIA in Korea on their website as they want to make sure your dealer and region is looking after you properly.
I double checked on my '08 as we came along the 401 (|Highway of Heroes) today doing over 100 km and with those speeds it was easy to check if any cold coming through the door - nothing at all, totally draft free, also nothing around the door seal. It was -18C and we were very warm in the car, with the fan at its lowest setting a full heat temperature. Also its so nice to turn on the heated seats when you need it.
I have not come across this problem on other forums.
#14 of 19 Re: Kia Rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 30, 2010 (2:01 pm)
my Rondo is also 09, but doesn't have cold air problem.
i once drove from Vancouver to Calgary, snowing heavily near Lake Louise, never had cold air coming through the door.
we have something in common though, the service department at the local dealer sucks, if Kia wants to overtake the Japanese brands, other than making good cars (which they have already done, i really like my Rondo) they have to retrain all their service people.
#15 of 19 kia canada
Feb 23, 2010 (9:03 am)
called kia canada twice about our car doors . They were supposed to call us back last week Feb 15th--19th has off today the 23th have not had a call back and they said they would phone. There has to be something done with these doors, our legs get cold from the cold air coming through even with the heated seats on. Going to call them back today, if I get no help is there any one out there who has any suggestions on who to call.
#16 of 19 Re: kia canada [boydew]
Feb 23, 2010 (10:09 am)
Many years ago I had a problem with my Jeep that the dealer & AMC (before Chrysler took over) would not deal with. I called the local T.V. station who had an investigative team that dealt with consumer problems. Holy Cow, once my story hit the air waves I got calls from the dealer and the local rep from AMC. Needless to say, the problem was corrected in a day.
#17 of 19 Re: kia canada [boydew]
Feb 23, 2010 (4:17 pm)
did you follow the proceedures I suggested in my earlier posting #13 which is in your warranty manual.
I would be talking to the service manager and then the dealer principal to get this resolved or perhaps take it to another dealer (my dealer has been no problem) or you could inform KIA Canada that you will be contacting KIA in Korea as they have a website link for wanting to hear if you don't get satisfaction from your dealer or Kia Canada.
#18 of 19 kia rondo doors
Apr 23, 2010 (8:52 am)
this is boydew here after a long absent. I brought my car to the dealership three times about the cold air coming through the doors and we may have it finally fixed.They just put tape over some of the holes on the door panel. There are about 20 holes in a row on the doors to let air into the door. I won`t really know until the weather gets cold again if its going to work. Anyway another thing is the fuel economy- very poor about 8-9km per litre. Should be getting better at eleven thousand km and warmer weather. Anyone getting good milage--let me know.
#19 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Apr 23, 2010 (9:08 am)
Go to the KIA Rondo Real World MPG forum ... many disgruntled owners in regards to mileage.