Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
145,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Kia Sedona electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Kia Sedona:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #1

May 292015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


click to see larger images

electrical fire electrical fire electrical fire electrical fire electrical fire

Was over my girlfriends house one night, came home the next morning and my neighbors witness my van starting up by itself the car started chiming (as if door was open) and then the front of the car busted into flames. Underneath the steering wheel and the dashboard area and inside of car was mostly damaged. Had not had any trouble with the car and had no warning that this was going to happen. The fire department was called and put fire out. It's obvious that the cause is some kind of electrical fire.

The car is a total loss. As I sit here and read reviews and other complaints this is pretty common with the Kia's. This is a problem and Kia is putting out dangerous car and not accepting responsibility. People if you own a Kia (any year) please read the reviews about this car before you purchase. Will post pictures soon.

- , Dayton, OH, USA

Not what you are looking for?