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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,845 miles

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2002 Kia Sedona engine problems

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 272010

Sedona

  • 94,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Kia Sedona ex. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the engine stalled. The battery, brake and service engine warning lights were illuminated. The engine was restarted after several moments. The failure recurred at least eight different times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times for the similar failure. The technician was unable to duplicate the problem and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 94,000.

- Ligonier, IN, USA

problem #6

Sep 242010

Sedona

  • 60,735 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly stalled. The fuel pump and battery were replaced but the failure continued. The dealer then replaced the air flow sensor. September 2010, the engine was shaking followed by the vehicle stalling again. The check engine light illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The current mileage was 60,735. The failure mileage was 54,084.

- York , PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 012005

Sedona

  • 180 miles
2nd request ltr fm richard jorge (fl) re his defective 2002 Kia Sedona. When the vehicle only had 180 miles it overheated and shorted out. Presently, the consumer is experiencing a recurring problem with the battery and alternator.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 052005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles

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

While driving the vehicle completely stalled, and the engine died upon trying to accelerate.

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 212005

Sedona 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I have had numerous problems with my Kia Sedona. Within a few months of ownership the head gasket blew and it was towed in and replaced. Then the windshield broke during the night in the garage with no weather extremes. I replaced that. In 2 years I've had 2 blowouts to the front driver's tire. The only 2 in my whole 30+ years of driving.dealer says its not the car. The front wheel bearings were replaced. In Dec 2004 the engine was replaced, the lumbar support was broken and fixed, the driver's doorhandle broke and was fixed by Kia. Jan18 it was back in because the hood release was not working. It was fixed and we picked up the vehicle 1/19. On 1/21 the gas pedal stuck, I brought it in and they fixed it immediately. " the cover had fallen down and they tied it back up." Obviously not a good job because it stuck again on the way home at 65mph. I was finally able to stop the car and had it towed back in. I think it is a death trap!

- Sag Harbor, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003

Sedona

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I really need help and don"T know what to do. Also with my car my engine light was constantly on and to this day the light is probably still on and Kia have not contacted me yet and even though I have a rental from enterprise through Kia paying that is not the issue I want my car so that can sell it so that I don?T lose my home because I am unemployed due to this bucket of bolts. And also the Kia repair man steve johnson at kirkland Kia stated to me that my odometer reading was incorrect and the Kia manufacturer took my car to another dealer because I wad being seen at their auto shop too much and is bizarre or what" I spoke to a paul stapleton at Kia motors America because they have had my vehicle for 30 days straight. On Oct 8 I picked my car up and 20 min later my engine light was back on. The day before I was offered $1000 for a good will gesture from Kia. When the engine light came back on the next day Mr. Stapleton offered to buy my vehicle back for 11,300 and that was without the $1000 good will. Today is Oct 12th and by this afternoon I will be hearing from this company. This is not satisfying to me because I still had a full warranty on my car and for 11,300 I will have to purchase used and no warranty because I had a 2002 that was paid in full and a full warranty.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072003

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle did not hold when going down a hill or no low range. There was a knocking sound coming from the motor(dealer didn't find problem), and a wind noise had come from the front glass while the vehicle was in motion.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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