Battery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output on Kia Sedona

Problem Description and Possible Solution

After the vehicle has been operated with electrical loads (lights, air conditioning), a weak alternator can cause starting difficulties. In some cases, the original alternator could not sufficiently charge the battery; Kia released a new alternator which can correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 112,188 (33,000–196,450)
7 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009
23 people reported this problem
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I have my kia 2006 van in shop I got the in July 24 2014 and it is in shop for repair and my warrany the alternator wentb
I am not happy put thi kia I have hate my kia
Bought it in Illinois. On second battery (purchased) since we bought it. Battery will not charge completely or it dies after the minivan is off for 3 days. Realized that the kia dealership were we bought it had to charged the battery before we had test drive it. They said it happens since it had been sitting their for months. Didn't think nothing of it. We wound up buying a battery 2.5 years later and in less than a year returned it because it wasn't holding the charge. We thought that was the end of the battery drainage... a few months later... maybe 6, it stared to do the same to this new battery. We got a 5 year battery. We can not tell what is going on.
this has happened numerous times over the years and I have purchased about 4 or 5 batteries now and fixing to purchase another.