2004 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Kia Sedona

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2004 Kia Sedona Problems

Updated Timing Chain Tensioner to Correct Noise on Startup

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.

Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues

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 should be checked and updated as necessary.

Starting difficulty due to defective anti-theft control module
Difficulty starting the vehicle may be caused by a defective vehicle immobilizer (anti-theft) control module.

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2004 Kia Sedona Questions

How much is a new brain? (1 answer)

Car is running very rough and engine sometimes draggs.

What should I do ? I have taken off the thermostat and replaced the two radiator lines yet the van is still running hot. Van overheats after 10 to 15 min in Street traffic. (2 answers)

I do have codes that displays temperature hot misfires in 2 coil packs and oxygen sensors needed. Could this be the reason the van is overheating or should I look elsewhere for the problem?

Rear hub bearing"s defect making a real bad bumping sounds trying to find out if the recall on this rear in bearit still in effect (2 answers)

can you find out what I need to take it to have this problem corrected

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2004 Kia Sedona Recalls

Recall 05V463000
Gas Pedal May Stick in Freezing Conditions

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.

The Wheel Bearings May Fail Without Warning

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 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...
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 Sedo...
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 t...

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