2006 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

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

2006 Kia Sedona Problems

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.
Failure of AC Compressor Clutch

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.

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.

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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

Code P2106 - Throttle Actuator Control System and P2135,P1295 for APS sensor A/B voltage correlation.There is a bulletin in these codes covered at the dealer.Heres the bulletin number TSB 09-FL003-2. The TPS needs replacing and reprogramming the ECM.This should all be fixed at no charge at the dealer.Hoped this helped.Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
You know, you do get what you paid for. BUT and this is a BIG but...DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE SPENDING 25K on a brand new car! We have a 2006 Sedona and I absolutely LOVE my van! It's a wonderful family car. Very safe, drives beautifully, and when things have gone wrong with it (which yes, there have been some electrical hiccups) THE WARRANTY COVERS IT...EVEN IN KOREA!!! I don't know why peo...
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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