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Most Common Kia Sedona Problems

The Kia Sedona is well known for presenting issues to the operator when trying to start the engine. This is especially true for vehicles with the Kia smart key. An issue with the factory vehicle ...
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 ...
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 neces...
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0 Known Kia Sedona Brakes Problems

2 Known Kia Sedona Drive Train Problems

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 i...
Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is...

5 Known Kia Sedona Electrical & Lights Problems

The Kia Sedona is well known for presenting issues to the operator when trying to start the engine. This is especially true for vehicles with the Kia smart key. An issue with the factory vehicle ...
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.
In warm weather, the power sliding door switch may get stuck in the open position. Kia has an improved switch to correct this problem.

2 Known Kia Sedona Engine Problems

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 ...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with the code stored signifying the engine is not reaching normal operating temperature. If no fault is found with the components of the cooling system, a simp...

1 Known Kia Sedona Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 cons...

1 Known Kia Sedona Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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 neces...

0 Known Kia Sedona Maintenance Problems

1 Known Kia Sedona Miscellaneous Problem

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.

0 Known Kia Sedona Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Kia Sedona Problems & Complaints

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 i...
The Kia Sedona is well known for presenting issues to the operator when trying to start the engine. This is especially true for vehicles with the Kia smart key. An issue with the factory vehicle ...
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 ...
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 neces...
In warm weather, the power sliding door switch may get stuck in the open position. Kia has an improved switch to correct this problem.
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.
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 sufficientl...
The navigation unit in the Kia Sedona may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other feat...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with the code stored signifying the engine is not reaching normal operating temperature. If no fault is found with the components of the cooling system, a simp...
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.
Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is...
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 cons...
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