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Kia Sedona Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine is excessively noisy on startup (after the engine has been off for several hours) and the noise lasts more than four or five seconds, turn off the engine and check for correct engine oil level. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Kia released an updated timing chain tensioner to solve this problem.

Drive Train -- Verified

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software ...

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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An engine misfire may develop due to a failed ignition coil. Our technicians tell us one coil is used for each cylinder. If one fails, often times another is not far behind. It may be worth considering replacing all the coils if a failure is encountered.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the stereo/CD player refuses to load, eject, or play CDs, remove the power supply (fuse) to the stereo for twenty seconds to reset the stereo's internal memory.

Kia Sedona Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 24, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN MINI VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, ┬┐SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.┬┐ THE SECOND AND THIRD SEAT BELT BUCKLE ANCHOR BOLTS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 25, 2003

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME OF THE SECOND AND THIRD ROW SEAT STRIKERS INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE FLOOR PAN HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND COULD BREAK IN A CRASH.

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Brakes, May 19, 2003

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A programming error in the ABS Control Module logic could cause reduced braking force and increased stopping distances when stopping the vehicle below 25 MPH. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the control module to fix the issue. The recall began May 19, 2003. The Kia recall number is SC-032.

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Drive Train, March 21, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, DURING ASSEMBLY, THE THROTTLE CABLE WOULD TWIST ITSELF OUT OF POSITION.

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Drive Train, August 15, 2005

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In freezing conditions, water on the throttle cable may freeze, creating resistance to movement. The cable may stick and prevent the engine from returning to idle, causing the vehicle to maintain speed or accelerate. This can occur without warning and could cause a crash. Dealers will modify a protective sleeve around the cable to fix the issue. The recall began August 15, 2005. The Kia recall number is SC-051.

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Kia Sedona Questions and Answers

val 1, 2002 Kia Sedona, Guaynabo, PR

Yesterday, 04 April 2009,While driving on a level road at 120-km//hr my car suddenly jerk or slippping.The engine rpm increases but the speed decreasses.I feel that the gear shifting at least from ...

tanna, 2002 Kia Sedona, Shirley, IN

i have reccently installed a new transmission and the van will run but will not shift how do i reset it

julie2002, 2002 Kia Sedona, Easton, PA

Hello i bought a kia sedona 2002 a month ago and this code (po 431) keeps coming on. they check everything, they changed a transmition sensor and it did work find for a couple of days but the light...

bigtrout, 2002 Kia Sedona, Nashua, NH

what could be the problom

bigtrout, 2002 Kia Sedona, Nashua, NH

looking at engine front of van is the 3 coils the one you are talken about in the last question? if not please tell were thay are

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Kia Sedona Reviews

this van is a go getter.im single with no male help.had it a yr put 30,000 miles on it.no repairs needed.it also demolished a txter that ran into me at 50 miles an hr.only damage was cosmetic.demolished his van;)

bought the 2006 newly designed 2nd generation sedona in 2008. it's had some issues, mostly electrical eg. air bag light on (was a bumper sensor)... front brakes need replacing a bit more often and i had to change the throttle position sensor. but other than that it's been a solid reliable van. i know ppl will criticize kia harsher than other makes, but we also have a 2008 chrysler minivan and it's been a migrane. the kia has had minor issues, but the chrysler has also had minor issues - plus a blown transmission! the chrysler had 78k miles when it blew up. the kia so far has 130k miles and runs smooth as the day we got it. i take it florida without worry. point is kia is no more problem ridden than the domestics.... kia is perhaps less problem ridden than domestics.

the one thing we saw with the new style sedona is the power sliding doors are prone to problems. we don't have that option so all is well for us, but our kia salesman says those were improved on in 09 or 10. but if power doors are a big issue just turn the power off and manually use the sliding doors instead... sometimes it's not worth spending $ on power doors. power sliding doors are the sedonas achiles heel. other than that it's a great van.

KIA IS NOTORIOUS IN KEEPING BLIND OWNERS OF FACTS OF FAULTY ISSUES FROM A-Z . I CAN'T COMPLAIN MUCH ABOUT MINE BUT KNOW ALL TOO WELL UNTIL IT BREAKS OR FAILS KIA WILL KEEP QUIET ON ALL ISSUES AND JUST KEEP STAMPING OUT VEHICLES . IT'S MY LAST KIA EVER . GOING BACK TO CHRYSLER I DROVE FOR 30 YEARS AND LOVED THEM .

Piece of junk. I have been paying on this vehicle for two years and I have put too many replacement parts on it. The harmonic balancer came off while I was driving. These parts are heat synced on and are not suppose to just fly off while driving. The drive window motor has quit working. I am constantly replacing brakes and changing the transmission fluid. Every time I try to run the AC the belt brakes and I have to replace it. I did not buy the car new but it has been nothing but trouble and I really wished I had never purchased it. I would not recommend anyone buying a Kia.

Nothing but problems with our 2005 kia Sedona, that we just paid off this past April ,new tramsmittion in October of last year, always putting new brakes on,continuous squeaking brakes now the cooling/heating pipes are rusted, van overheated anti-freeze leaked all over the place, car was smoking, just this past Monday we got stuck in New Hampshire had to have it towed all the way back to Holyoke, Mass cost us $437.00 piece of "JUNK" never buying another kia ever...never got the milliage they said either, 25 on highway 18 in city bunch of liars.....

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