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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Kia Sedona accessories - interior problems

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 182015

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles


Before the incident there were issues with the rear captain chairs seat belt latch when trying to buckle them. I have three small children under the age of 3 years of age and it is very important and crucial that seat belts are in working order without issues for the safety of their well being. Before the incident the seats themselves in the rear rows had issues latching as well when being installed. On August 18, 2015 myself and three small children were in a severe high impact accident and none of the airbags had gone off like they never existed. My kids and I suffer from seat belt abrasions and I suffer from bruising in multiple places from my head down, shoulder pain and back issues. Police, paramedic's, collision center, witnesses, and my insurance company were all notified or had notified about the airbags. Apparently, my seat which was the driver seat was also completely snapped off as well. Updated 08/26/15

- Gallupville, NY, USA

problem #3

May 072009


  • 130,000 miles
Got into van today to drive it and the back of the seat broke from the bottom of the seat.

- North Conway, NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 272008

(reported on)

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
2002 Kia Sedona with steering failure. Consumer states that mechanic told her that a bolt fell out and could not be replaced unless the entire steering shaft was replaced. Consumer states that wasn't the first time the steering has had problems. The consumer stated during the first year of owning the vehicle, the transmission failed, the drivers seat motor had to be replaced several times and the fuse that controlled the dashboard lights malfunctioned on a continuous basis.

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 042002


  • miles
After removal of 2nd and 3rd row seats, they fail to latch on easily as described in the manual, both times dealer's help was necessary after multiple trials at home

- Floral Park, NY, USA

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