2011 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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

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

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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?

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...

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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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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