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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,928 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Kia Sedona electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122005

Sedona 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact received two recall letters; one for the dashboard lights, and the other for headlights. She contacted the dealership, and they could not diagnose the problem by phone and will not be able to inspect the vehicle until January 11, 2005. The manufacturer recommended that contact another dealership.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 292003

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,857 miles
We purchased the 2002 Kia Sedona yesterday 12-28-03. We drove the car for about 45 minutes today, stopped for dinner at a fast food restaurant and then drove again for about 10 minutes when while driving the vehicle, the battery and brake warning lights flashed on and off a few times, then stayed on. When the brake pedal was depressed, the radio shut off and would not come back on. Then the seatbelt warning light came on and the dash lights, exterior and interior lights dimmed. While car was still in motion, the sunroof would not close and the other windows were very slow at closing. The car shuddered a couple of times as if ready to stall. We made it home just in time, the car stalled and would not restart. We were able to close the sunroof, but it was very slow. We have tried to charge the battery, but it does not seem to be taking a charge. Secondly the seatbelt indicator light does not sound or indicate that seatbelts are not buckled. Thirdly there is moisture under the drivers side head light. Also, when the vehicle is in motion and the dvd player is operating, there is a whistling sound heard through the dvd headphones/sound during acceleration. We will be notifying the dealer tomorrow morning.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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