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

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.

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Average mileage: 80,691 (14,000–140,000)
6 model years affected: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009
25 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
2009 Kia Sedona14,000
As soon as the temperature drops we can't use the doors or windows
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2008 Kia Sedona90,000
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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2007 Kia Sedona101,314
driver side rear door sticks and wont open, or close all the way
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.
2005 Kia Sedona89,000
Both passenger handles broke inside in the winter.
2005 Kia Sedona112,000
Door will not open
2007 Kia Sedona108,000
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!
2006 Kia Sedona140,000
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.
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.
2006 Kia Sedona70,000
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).
EVERY winter. or anytime that it has been raining...ridiculous!!
Doors stick all of the time. Dealer told me that they fixed it but they continue to stick
2006 Kia Sedona50,000
Everytime the temps drop below freezing my door handles stick and I have to have my husband open them.
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