2006 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Sedona

2006 Kia Sedona Problems

Door Handles May Stick/Jam in Cold, Wet Climates

In cold, wet climates, the driver and passenger door handles may stick, jam, or not return to their rest position; improved handle release cables are available to correct this issue.

Remove Power Supply Fuse For Twenty Seconds if CD Player Fails

If the stereo/CD player refuses to load, eject, or play CDs, remove the power supply (fuse) to the stereo for twenty seconds to reset the stereo's internal memory.

Kia Issues New Alternator to Replace Weak One

After the vehicle has been operated with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning), a weak alternator can cause starting difficulties. In some cases, the original alternator could not sufficiently charge the battery; Kia released a new alternator which can correct this concern.

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2006 Kia Sedona Questions

What fuses control what? (1 answer)

I just replaced my brake light switch because the one replaced for the recall failed and Kia won't honor the recall because they already did so... Soooo, I switched it out myself. Now that I have it all back together I have lost a lot of my powered items. Here's a list of what I don'...

Are there really two different manufacturing methods for 2006 Sedonas? (1 answer)

My A/C compressor clutch coil is shot; the resistance on it is 1.6 ohms. So I need to buy the part to replace it and there are plenty online in the $40-50 range but the dealership says my Sedona (based on the VIN) is a different part than all the ones you can find online and that it costs $130!! ...

What will the part cost to replace the secondary fan used for A/C? (1 answer)

The engine light comes on from time to time & everytime is checked the code comes back as secondary fan for the a/c. Today while the a/c was on for about 30mins or so there was smoke coming thru the vents. It stopped once we turned the fans & a/c off.

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2006 Kia Sedona Recalls

Potential Loss of Vehicle Control

Vehicles first sold or currently registered in areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads are being recalled because one or both front lower control arms may break due to excess corrosion. The lower control arm is part of the front suspension. If one were to break loss of vehicle control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front lower control arms and will rustproof or replace them as necessary.

Brake Light Switch May Fail

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.

 

Damaged Brake Light Wiring Harness

On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the brake light switch wiring my be out of position and contact the steering column u-joint. Over time as the steering wheel is turned back and fourth, the wire harness can become damaged. The damaged wire harness could cause an electrical short resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, and or a no start condition, any of which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected wiring, repair as necessary, and secure the harness out of harms way.The Kia recall number is SC065.

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2006 Kia Sedona Reviews

I'm fairly happy with my 2006 Kia Sedona. My biggest complaint is with the Kia dealership. They charge outrageous prices for their replacement parts. They claim they put superior(to other dealers), genuine parts in the vehicle. Two new catalytic converters with labor cost $2500. They also charged me $440 restocking fee when I changed my mind, after they supposedly had ordered the parts...
bought the 2006 newly designed 2nd generation sedona in 2008. it's had some issues, mostly electrical eg. air bag light on (was a bumper sensor)... front brakes need replacing a bit more often and i had to change the throttle position sensor. but other than that it's been a solid reliable van. i know ppl will criticize kia harsher than other makes, but we also have a 2008 chrysler minivan an...
Problems galore with my 2006 Kia Sedona. Started with sliding door problems not closing correctly, tightly. Then problem moved to my back hatch door just falling and not staying open. Both had to be repaired. Then my automatic locks stopped working (that was very expensive to fix). Headlights constantly going out and having to be replaced. Horn stopped working. But the worst part of all ...

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