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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
Average Mileage:
34,638 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,275 miles


- the contact stated that while driving the 2002 Kia sedonna with 37275 failure mileage at any rate of speed the vehicle accelerated while braking. This failure happened four times. The vehicle has been to the dealer three times, but the problem still persisted. Recall 05V013000 was issued for vehicle speed control: Cables. Repairs had been performed twice on the vehicle, but the acceleration while braking still persisted. The current mileage was 37,292.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 222006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle had recently been serviced at a service dealer, for recall # 05V013000, vehicle speed control: Cables. The service report did not state the clip was added to keep the cables in place. Items were noticed hanging under the vehicle. The contact stated while driving 35 mph on dry road conditions, the vehicle accelerated uncontrollably to 75 mph. The brakes were applied but the vehicle continued the travel forward, swerved off the road, glanced a tree on the right side, then impacted a tree head on. The windshield was torn out by the impact and the vehicle caught on fire. A pedestrian saw the crash and went to help. The fire was partially extinguished then the 40 year old driver was pulled out of the vehicle. The driver suffered injuries to the head, a laceration to the right knee, cuts and burns from the fingers of the right hand, to the shoulder, the heel of the right foot was crushed and an unidentified number of ribs were broken. The front right passenger sustained injuries to the head and burns to 30% of the body, mostly on the left side, which resulted in a coma. Both arms and legs were broken as well. An 11 year old male and a 9 year old female escaped the rear of the vehicle. The 11 year old male died of head and chest injuries at the scene and the 9 year old female had a broken right arm and trauma to the right eye. A 10 year old female with head and chest injuries, died in the vehicle fire. A 12 year old male died on impact from head and chest injuries, but was not recovered until after the fire was extinguished. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. All were taken to the hospital. A police and fire department report were taken. Pictures were available. The service dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

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