2012 Kia Sedona Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Kia Sedona

2012 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.
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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2012 Kia Sedona Questions

repair says I need new transmission (1 answer)

what should I do

Need a EVAP canister for my 2012 Kia Sedona passenger van (1 answer)

check Engine light won't go off because I have a leak in this canister and so I can't get it inspected by the end of the month. Where can I get one?

burns oil 1 qt per week and smokes from exhaust (1 answer)

car smokes from exhaust and burns at least 1 qt oil per week

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2012 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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2012 Kia Sedona Reviews

I have a 2012 Sedona EX has 25000 miles 3 years old. Excellent Vehicle It is a fully loaded vehicle Because of the Rear DVD console the Radio has no Navigation, Blue tooth. I have used many GM mini vans all had more advanced features like Air leveler suspensions. Could't find a vehicle with 8 passenger seating. The odometer reads 2 miles over the actual speed. When I brought this to the dealer...

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