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#1 of 19 kia rondo doors
Jan 12, 2010 (9:39 am)
I recently brought a 2009 kia rondo but we find that we have to have the heat on high if the weather is at or below freezing. When driving there is cold air coming in through the door handles and the buttons on the doors, also the doors are cold to the touch. We have to wear our coats and gloves when driving. Has anyone else had this problem. Also the temperature gages are in US degrees, which we don`t understand any more.
#2 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 12, 2010 (2:41 pm)
Not sure about the drafty doors - our 07 is quite tight and draft-free (I live in Newfoundland, so it gets windy here).
As for the degrees, the manual states how to change the readout to Celcius.
#3 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 12, 2010 (2:53 pm)
first we need to know what model of Rondo you bought, also where you are located. The engine temperature gauge does not show any degrees its just markings from cold to hot with the correct setting just below the centre mark. So not sure what you are referring to, or could it be the temperature on the auto air if so check page 4-75 in manual to switch between Fahrenheit and Centigrade.
I have a '08 EX model and have no problem keeping warm in the vehicle having used it as low as -30 C (and on my third winter). Those heated seats are a big help. As for wearing coats and gloves when driving, I do to if the distance is not too far, but if long distance in cold weather its usually down to a light jacket or sweater, don't like it too hot in the car makes you drowsy. Not often I used the heat on max fan.
If the cold air is entering the door then something is not sealed right, take it to the dealer for correction.
'08 EX Rondo, 5-seater; Ontario Canada
#4 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 13, 2010 (12:03 pm)
I do not have such problem with my 08 Rondo EX either. Indeed, I rarely need to turn on the heat even it has been 10-20F (-15C to -6C) outside in the few weeks.
#5 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [conwelpic]
Jan 14, 2010 (7:25 am)
Our Kia Rondo is a 2.7L V6EX. The temperature gauge I`m talking about is the temperature inside and outside your car. It shows the temperature in Fahrenheit and centigrade, not in Celius and you cannot change it like one writer suggested. Which leads me to believe that the car was made for the US market. We had to phone Kia head office because we had phoned the dealership 3-4 times and there was always nobody in that could help us out and they never phoned back. Head office had someone phone us within minutes and we have an appointment for Jan-29. Oh by the way we live in AB
#6 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 14, 2010 (8:01 am)
Our Rondo is a 2.7L V6 EX too. The outside/inside temp display can be changed from Fahrenheit (F) to Celcius (C). The instructions are in the owner's manual (see page 4-74) - press the AUTO button (keep it down) and press the OFF button for 3 seconds or more. The display will change from F to C, or vice versa
However, maybe the car is a US model, like you say. If so, it might not have Celcius capability.
#7 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 14, 2010 (8:25 am)
centigrade is celcius! If it was a US car it would have mph on the speedo as the dominant figures not kilometers. Also if it was bought new it would be for the Canadian market, otherwise the dealer couldn't sell it. You would only get a US car if it was used or you went to the US to buy it. But that is immaterial as regards the temperature adjustment, this part works the same worldwide.
Sounds like you need to read your owners manual from front to back, there's a lot of good information in there. If you want more check out the KGIS site.
#8 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [conwelpic]
Jan 14, 2010 (9:04 am)
i was going to ask what the heck is centigrade, i'm sure i've heard it before.
i guess the F/C option is in the US models too, there must be some people in US who prefer to read Celsius, like new immigrants.
if you asked the salesman during your test drive, i'm sure he would spend all the time he had to show you how to change it, if he didn't know he would find out in no time, now they ignore you because they have cashed your check, it is exactly the kind of attitude that lead us into this auto industry down turn in North America.
#9 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [conwelpic]
Jan 15, 2010 (10:27 am)
You were right about the temperature change. I did not even bother to try to change it because it says in the book to change from fahrenheit to centigrade to depress the auto and off buttons, never said anything about celcius. Anyway the fact remains that this car is cold when you are driving on the highway. Anything over 40km and you can feel the cold air coming through any attachement on the doors even the speakers and the doors are cold to the tough. We will fine out the problem on Jan - 29th.
#10 of 19 Re: kia rondo doors [boydew]
Jan 15, 2010 (1:41 pm)
Keep us up-to-date with your issue.