Kia
Sedona
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Power Sliding Door May not Stay Closed Due to Failed Switch on Kia Sedona

Problem Description and Possible Solution

In warm weather, the power sliding door switch may get stuck in the open position. Kia has an improved switch to correct this problem.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 82,482 (8,400–163,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2011, 2015
32 people reported this problem
Comments
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door will not close and door open signal stays on when door is closed
Power door will open but not shut by automatic button.
sliding door jams or gets stuck open
I had a heck of a time with those darn doors! The rear power doors both kept opening while driving. I turned the power off and locked doors, still they kept opening and bell dinging doors open! Eventually, took to dealer and installed 2 new door latches.
Passenger sliding door lock will not lock or unlock. I have to keep the door switch in the lock position in order to lock the vehicle. I can press the door open button from inside the van, or press the door open button from the key chain. If the door is unlocked, I cannot lock it. If it is locked, I cannon unlock it other than sliding the manual switch on the door itself.
The rear driver side sliding door will not latch. This happens usually when it's warm outside. It makes a terrible deep sqeeking sound like it's trying to latch then the sensor beeps due to latch failure. It is currently in the shop and will take almost a week to fix due to waiting on the replacement part. This is along with the gas door failing to open after pushing the release several time. This issues is being fixed as well. The third issue is a recall on the power steering hose which I was told was an easy fix.
sometimes, when i close the passemger side sliding door, it close, sounds tre times beep and reopen.
Sliding door makes grinding noise. Sometimes doesn't completely close. Fixing it due to a recall
MY SLIDING DOOR HANDLES ARE GETTING HARD TO OPEN THE OTHER DAY I OPENED THE SLIDING DOOR ON DRIVERS SIDE AND THE LATCH THAT LOCKS THE DOOR BROKE TOOK IT TO A KIA DEALER TO BE TOLD THE PART WAS 51 DOLLARS AND IM GONNA NEED TO REPLACE BOTH OF THEM CAUSE THE ONE ON THE PASSENGERS SIDE IS GOING TO THEN THEY TELL ME THEY HAVE TO ORDER THE PARST IT WILL TAKE ABOUT FOUR DAYS AND TO INSTALL THEM ITS GOING TO COST ME 300 DOLLARS SO TOTAL I WOULD BE PAYING OVER 400 DOLLARS TO FIX TWO LATCHES. I TOLD THEM TO ORDER THE PARTS AND I WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO INSTALL THEM MYSELF IM NOT GONNA PAY 300 DOLLARS WHEN I CAN GOOGLE IT AND DO IT MYSELF.
Both doors failed and we took it in for the 60K service and this repair. Valve covers were leaking at that time as well. I re-torqued the valve covers and it hasn't leaked since(98205 miles). The passenger side door has failed again. Not covered by warranty any longer so I need to repair it this time.
Door on passenger side open while drive. When parked.....door will not stay closed.
Replaced motor every time and it worked for about two years with exception of this latest try. I just can't get it to close the door. Opens just fine.
Door latch does not latch. I found out driving down the road and suddenly the driver side sliding door openned next to my 3 year old. Still trying to find out what is causing it to not latch.
This just started happening. The door flew open while driving on the highway. Fortunately, I didn't have any passengers in the car with me at the time. I was able to pull over and tie the door with a cable to keep it shut. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?
Randomly passenger side door will not shut.
driver's side sliding door doesn't latch, sensor says door is open, not fixed yet.
Sometimes the passenger driver's side door will not close. The latch is stuck and I can't unjam it. No diagnosis or fix bc I can't afford it. Looking for a solution on the Internet to help before Monday!
Door would not close. Took it to Kia and they took my money and replaced an actuator but they eventually gave up and disabled power on the door(passenger door on driver side) and we don't use that door anymore.
sliding door will not close all the way. Can not drive van without door opening up.