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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
508,875 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

May 022016


  • 1,800,000 miles


I was driving no less then than block from my house - when I notice smoke from the driver side fuse panel and next thing you know the whole panel became engulf in flames. I called the fire department and able to put fire out- but unfortunately, the car become total in the damage.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 222015


  • miles
I had my camshaft rear plug replaced after in came out and leaked oil everywhere in 2014. Now it's come out again doing the same thing. What can I do to keep it from happening again and again. Is it the plug or the camshaft that's blowing it out. I can't find any schematic to show me why or what to do.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #2

Jan 052014

Sedona 6-cyl Diesel

  • 130,500 miles
The car was parked in front of the house. A neighbor knocked on the door and told us that the Kia was on fire. No one was in the car at that time. The engine compartment was totally burned up. The car gave me no other problems.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122013


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, she heard a knocking noise coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected and it was determined that the threads for the crank shaft bolt were missing. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the balancer and bolt would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 105,500.

- Stearns, KY, USA

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