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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,721 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

May 272008

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles


There was no events leading up to the failure, I was pull on to the road and lost complete control of my steering, my steering wheel just kept going around and around, complete steering failure. I have not done anything yet to fix...

- Westbrookville, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 272008

(reported on)

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
2002 Kia Sedona with steering failure. Consumer states that mechanic told her that a bolt fell out and could not be replaced unless the entire steering shaft was replaced. Consumer states that wasn't the first time the steering has had problems. The consumer stated during the first year of owning the vehicle, the transmission failed, the drivers seat motor had to be replaced several times and the fuse that controlled the dashboard lights malfunctioned on a continuous basis.

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #3

Apr 102004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
One more time Kia Sedona 2002 failed to brake car lost control front passenger seat belt snapped out, looks like power steering failed and brakes also, not the first time brakes failed in Kia Sedona. Prior to this accident the consumer complained to the dealer about vibrations while braking. Car accelerate by itself (throttle stuck).

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 172002

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,604 miles
2002 Kia Sedona at 19,604 miles took it to the dealership for the floorboard buckles on the driver side when the steering wheel is turned to a full rotation, no problem found at that time, they said they could feel nothing. At 25,000 miles returned to the dealership with the same problem, test drove they could feel the floorboard buckle and was told it is normal. Now at 41,000 miles I have the same problem but the insides of the front tires wore down to the cords and I had to have the tires replaced.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 062002


  • miles
Consumer complains of a loud grinding noise especially when making left hand turns, moderate noises on right hand turns and light on straight driving. The power steering was flushed and the grinding returned with an added whistle. The cause was a hose that was leaking. Consumer feels the power steering pump should have been replaced.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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