2011 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Kia Sedona

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2011 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.

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.

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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2011 Kia Sedona Questions

Software update caused probs. Tmps came on for 1 day now off. Lighter didnt work now does. Inside lihts dont work opening driver slider but passenger slider will???? Wth? (2 answers)

Software update- things are going haywire. Tmps came on for 1 day now off. Lighter never worked, now does. Inside lights wont come on when opening driver slider but do when passenger slider opens. Wth is up?

How to avoid freezing manual slide doors? (1 answer)

I bought this 2011 Sedona after seeing it had great reviews for dependability.
Although just below freezing Temps the Teo manual slide doors freeze everytime! So frustrating! Kids have to climb in front driver seat to get in. Sometimes froze all day! U let van warm up for 20 minutes. It's cr...

what causes the battery to drain over night and sometimes within 4-6 hours? (3 answers)

The problem usually occurs at night. Nothing left on. I am having problems with the left sliding door. It happen both in hot weather and cold weather.The other day the wife took it to work cam out 4 hours later and the battery was dead. She had to get it jumped started.

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2011 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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