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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,333 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 092004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


Car accelerated on his own as a result car went into median, also passenger side seat belt snapped. Car was heavily damaged as a result of the crash. Went from 10 to 50mph in seconds. Also, brake system failed to respond. Previous report filed #10065882.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 182002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes and coming to a red light, pedal went to the floor and vehicle did not stop. There was a thumping present, and ABS kicked in, allowing driver to stop vehicle. Dealer changed brake pads and rotors.

- Moundsville, WV, USA

problem #1

Jan 052002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During normal operation of vehicle, at any speed ABS light on instrument panel will intermittently illuminate. Also, when consumer attempts to stop vehicle by applying pressure to brake pedal it will fall to floorboard, and brake system will fail to activate. Complete brake failure has occurred approximately four times, and has not resulted in a crash or injury. Dealership cannot reproduce the problem to diagnose the vehicle. The ABS light came on and the brakes failed again due to bad solenoid and loose wire connections and burned up wires.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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