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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,379 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 body / paint problems

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 042014


  • miles


Both of my front door handles on inside broke completely off exactly the same way only way to get out if my car is to roll window down and open from outside. Also sliding door handle same material broke off I feel it is a safety hazard if the windows were to quit working I would have no way out. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #4

Nov 022005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact stated both T sliding doors malfunctioned. He had a problem with the passenger's side door previously. It fell off the track, and was repaired by service dealer. Now, both doors were stuck shut and will not open, even open from the inside. No appointment has been made with the service dealer for repairs.

- Weleetka, OK, USA

problem #3

May 142004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,893 miles
Kia has informed us that our car will continue to need repairs since it was not designed to be driven on dirt roads. We live on a dirt road and drive many miles of dirt roads and now we are spending money replacing parts not protected from dirt due to faulty engineering design.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 072002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both sliding doors will not stop if a person gets in the path of door. If doors are not open all the way they will close.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 242002


  • miles
Electric system wiring causing lights/windows and door locks to go out. Dealer notified.

- Morrisonville, IL, USA

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