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.
Battery Weak Due to Inadiquate Alternator Output on Kia Sedona
Average mileage: 115,632 (33,000–196,450)
17 people reported this problem
2006 Kia Sedona 85,700 mi, Visitor
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
2007 Kia Sedona 117,000 mi, Visitor
Week alternator that has been changed out with new one three times still won't charge the battery. Battery light still on in dash and evert me I bring the new alternator that previously passed Back to the dealership it fails the test and we start over with a new one. We redirected the main fuse on the positive battery cable with a temporary jump wire until we get a new fuse at the parts store. The bayern light went off so we think that is the problem.
2009 Kia Sedona 33,000 mi, Visitor
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.