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2004 Kia Sedona

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2004 Kia Sedona Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine is excessively noisy on startup (after the engine has been off for several hours) and the noise lasts more than four or five seconds, turn off the engine and check for correct engine oil level. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Kia released an updated timing chain tensioner to solve this problem.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software ...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.

Drive Train -- Verified

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

2004 Kia Sedona Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 28, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER SEATS, THE WIRING UNDER THE FRONT SEATS COULD BE MISROUTED, ALLOWING CONTACT WITH METAL SEAT COMPONENTS.

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Drive Train, August 15, 2005

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In freezing conditions, water on the throttle cable may freeze, creating resistance to movement. The cable may stick and prevent the engine from returning to idle, causing the vehicle to maintain speed or accelerate. This can occur without warning and could cause a crash. Dealers will modify a protective sleeve around the cable to fix the issue. The recall began August 15, 2005. The Kia recall number is SC-051.

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Drive Train, June 13, 2005

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On certain models equipped with alloy wheels, water may accumulate around the rear hub caps and damage the outer rear wheel bearings. The wheel bearings could fail without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the rear hub caps and replace the rear outer bearings and/or hub assembly as needed. The recall began on June 13, 2005. The Kia recall number is SC-049.

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2004 Kia Sedona Questions and Answers

bobster, 2004 Kia Sedona, Hagerstown, MD

I replaced the headlight assy.
Is thier a ajustment for the light.

travis_8_5, 2004 Kia Sedona, Fort Leavenworth, KS

cant find what B2500 trouble code is. i know that it deals with the srs airbag but i cant find exactly what it is

amaze.custom, 2004 Kia Sedona, Big Piney, WY

Around highway speeds (50-75mph) while pressing the trottle vehical shaking horribly, once I let off the gas the car runs smooth and again press gas just slightly the car shakes again. Thinking the...

kiadad2010, 2004 Kia Sedona, Menomonee Falls, WI

I have developed a leak on the passenger side in the rear. I called the dealer and they said most likely rear heater core tubing connections have corroded. I was told I could take the line off and...

emdargon, 2004 Kia Sedona, Quincy, MA

with shaking in steering wheel

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2004 Kia Sedona Reviews

Kia will not stand behind their product. My sister bought a new one and the
check engine light came on. They told her it had the wrong oil filter on it. I am
an ASE master mechanic so I went to the dealership with her. They stood behind
this bogus story.
A friend has a Kia with the brake warning light on. I have read dozens of stories
of people with the same problem. Kia doesn't wire this system like everyone else.

I have a 2004 kia sedona. Bought in 2008. Has almost 240,000 miles and no problems. Normal maintenance and I still drive it. Its great in the snow so I cant complain. We do have to completely go through the front end due to going through wheel bearings every year but not surprising since we have driven alot in this van. Had a 1997 windstar before this and it was junk. Would buy another Sedona. Great van!

Not sure what is worse...vehicle or service no service not knowing how to repair and not standing behind their own product. Only thing I see Kia Service and Dealers at is blaming others for their garbage. I will never buy another and will and have passed the word out. The only thing I could see this vehicle good for is ?????? well let me get back to you on that because I couldn't think of one thing.

bought new in 04. over 92ooo miles, 50000 did brakes & struts
still running strong. disappointment would be gas mileage. not as good as caravan

Kia dealers give you a hard time about warranty items.
They try to blame it you.
Been having check enginge light come on for years, they never fix the problem, always charge crazy fee for some B.S. service, and light comes back on.
Service sucks.
I will never buy or recomend a Kia .

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