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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 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.

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2002 Kia Sedona engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012003

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Check engine light keeps coming on, every 2000 miles. It is always the same thing, a rich fuel mixture. This problem affects the acceleration of the vehicle. When the driver steps on the gas, the car either bucks and won't go, or just bogs down and won't accelerate. This is dangerous when trying to merge in traffic on busy, congested highways. Everytime this happens, we take it to the dealer and they keep it several days to a week before they can figure out what is wrong. This is the 3rd time since April 2003 for the same issue.

- Hamilton, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 132002


  • miles
This started as a slight knock & within 5 minutes the engine was screaming loud knocking banging clanking etc. Total loss of power, and slipping of gears on top of what sounding like the engine falling apart. They took a month to replace the engine now I have had numerous speedometer, check engine, odometer & check engine failures/malfunctions.

- Pine Beach, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 022002

(reported on)


  • miles
At different intervals, the oil leaks onto the catalytic converter causing smoke to come from the bottom of the car. Also, now at 5000 miles the motor is failing.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 292002


  • miles
Vehicle will intermittently shut off while consumer is driving, consumer tried to start vehicle back up, but there was nothing. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated that consumer should not use alot of electricity in vehicle.

- Staton Island, NY, USA

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