2009 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Kia Sedona

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2009 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.
Power Sliding Door Switches May Get Stuck in The Open Position

In warm weather, the power sliding door switch may get stuck in the open position. Kia has an improved switch to correct this problem.

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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2009 Kia Sedona Questions

My low beams are not working but high beams are. Also the metal circle where the key goes in the ignition was hot, not sure if it is related or not (1 answer)

remote for doors will not lock or unlock them. (1 answer)

We have changed the battery/ light does work but nothing happens

Auto theft device sensor not allowing van to start at times. (2 answers)

When you turn the key, nothing happens. The lights, radio, windows all work, but the car is completely dead. It takes quite a few tries to get it to start. Just as I start to panic, it will start. Has anyone found a dealer who will fix this problem? I think it may have something to do with th...

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2009 Kia Sedona Recalls

Hood Opens While Driving

The secondary hood latch may stick in the open position and not fully secure the hood. This could allow the hood to open while driving. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch or clean and lubricate the latch, depending on the vehicle's location and the condition of the latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Suspension Lower Control Arms Break

The front lower control arms may fracture and separate from the vehicle due to exposure to road salt and corrosion. Dealers will replace the front lower control arms or add additional corrosion protection to existing control arms as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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