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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 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

Jan 062010

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2002 Kia Sedona. Consumer states unintended acceleration was the cause of an accident. The vehicle took off at an accelerated speed and would not stop despite the brakes being applied. The consumers husband hit another vehicle and subsequently hit a tree. The consumer stated the accelerator was stuck.

- Lakeview, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 222004

Sedona

  • 59,000 miles
While driving accelerator became inoperable between 2000, and 3000 rpms. Contacted the dealer, and was told there was plastic coating which broke in several parts. However, there was something shredding the coating.

- Amherst, NH, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 272003

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While my wife was going to work February 27,2003 the Kia Sedona's gas pedal continued to jam which resulted in it to speed uncontrollable. When I found her on the side of the road she didn't want to drive it, so I drove to the dealer, its been there ever since unable to repair it.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

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