This car Is a KIA Rondo EX 5 pasg & 5 door mini wagon. It has the 2.4L theta II motor. At this tall mileage it underwent a catostrphic internal engine failure and seize-up. KIA finally admitted these 2.4L, 4 cylinders also have their Montgomery Alabama engine plant defect recall problem. Supposedly the Rondos were not affected. Now under KIA recall SC037 they will vibration monitor the engine block. And modify the car’s already there Knock Sensor Detector System KSDS. To flashing mode activate the car’s dashboard MIL warn light. To “hopefully” provide pre-warning about the seize-up damage about to occur. The only real fix is a brand new motor. Which they are not gonna honor on a car with that mileage. They basically lied for several years that my 2.4L motor was actually in the ones affected by their engine manufacture screw uos. Internal metal debris etc.
0 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2011 KIA Rondo