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Kia Sedona Door Handles May Stick/Jam in Cold, Wet Climates

Kia Sedona Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 80,691 mi (14,000 mi - 140,000 mi)


In cold, wet climates, the driver and passenger door handles may stick, jam, or not return to their rest position; improved handle release cables are available to correct this issue.

  • Visitor, , 14,000 mi

    As soon as the temperature drops we can't use the doors or windows

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Sliding door handles do not want to open especially when cold. This is a safety issue in my opinion. If you need to get into the car you cannot.......

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  • Visitor, , 101,314 mi

    driver side rear door sticks and wont open, or close all the way

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  • Visitor,

    All doors stick at times and will not open. Moter makes a noise when ideling. Lights brake, headlights, turn lights are always going out. Then at 1:00am my neighbor calls to tell me the brake lights are on???? Talk about weird!! Wake up to that news.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    Both passenger handles broke inside in the winter.

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  • Visitor, , 112,000 mi

    Door will not open

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    I have had to actually Force the latch by holding the door closed from the exterior, lock the door manually with the key, unlock the door, re-enter the vehicle and close it. Once it warmed up, no problem. MASSIVE FRUSTRATION!

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    My driver side door jammed too. The problem is the door would not close. I got out of the car and manually manipulated the door until it became workable again. I'm OK with this. I'm not OK with the two automatic doors failing because the pully cords snapped when temperatures dipped under 25 degrees. This is crazy. Does anyone else have this problem.

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  • Visitor,

    The side doors stick when it is cold and damp. The solution is to drive the car and wait for the heater to warm the door a bit. If you need to get in immediately, you have to enter from the front door and push from the inside.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Power doors freeze and do not work in a reasonable amount of time (like easily 30 minutes after warmup). Driver/passenger freeze as well, but do eventually work (in a short amount of time).

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