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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,474 miles

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2002 Kia Sedona suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 312004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,840 miles


Problems: Unwanted acceleration; clunking/seizing brakes/lit airbag warning light. Mileage: Under 58,000 miles. Kia Sedona 2002 VIN # [xxx]. on afternoon of 12/31/04, I & passenger drive from nyc to hartford, ct. Minivan repeatedly accelerated to 70-75 mph along highway roads. I braked to reduce speed repeatedly. Unsuccessful repeatedly despite knowledge that state troopers looking for speeders on new year's eve. Returning from hartford, ct to nyc on afternoon, on highway roads, a light grinding sound from right side of car [seemed both front & rear wheels] came on whenever I steered to the left. No sound if driving straight or to right. Checked under minivan for loose anything. Saw nothing. Felt tires and steel wheels for heat, if brakes are wearing or sticking. Felt uniform temperatures on all tires and wheels. Conduct my business in hartford, ct. Drove home to bronx county, NY with passenger. Picked up family of 4 kids, 2 parents to drive to mother-in-law in queens county. Drop off passenger and proceed to route 87 South. Leaving route 87 South [major deegan highway] onto exit ramp for route 95 North [cross bronx expressway eastbound] in stop & go traffic around 7:30 pm there was a clunking sound going from right front wheel to center to left front of car. I stopped & checked under car with electric lantern for broken strut or tie-rod. Saw nothing. Drove on route 95, over whitestone bridge to queens. Parked van. On 1/1/2005 [Saturday] around 1:00 am I drive family back to home in bronx county. Two streets from home a clunk sound again, grabbing wheels. Drop off family at 1:30 a.M. drive vehicle to neighborhood gas station for check-up that Saturday morning. Unable to contact service dept of local Kia dealership due to new year's weekend. Also, note airbag light is on continuously. Will contact warranty phone numbers & personnel & Kia dealership am of Monday, 1/3/2005 prior to work commencing. Front & rear suspension complaints. Updated 07/24/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Riverdale, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 162004


  • miles
Consumer stated he experienced premature tire wear. He stated he was only getting 18,000 miles from a set of tires. He stated his first set of tires were the original ones and they wore out at about 18,000. Now he has sigma 15 rims and now they are wearing out at about the same amount of mileage.

- Belmont, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 262003

(reported on)

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The accelerator pedal and brake pedal were too close together and vehicle rides rough.

- Hot Springs National Park, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002


  • 55 miles
Our Sedona has been pulling since we first bought it. First to the left, then to the right, then nothing, no pull. Been aligned twice. Also been told I take my hands off unevenly which causes to pull, also that I don't know how to keep correct tire pressure in. The car pulls heavily. One way or the other. Scared to drive. Also brakes vibrate car badly when braking from high to low speed especially on a downhill. Have contacted the BBB auto line. I believe the car is extremely unsafe and I can not stand driving this thing. It is a two hour drive to my Kia dealer and I have been there a lot. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768313

- Emmett, KS, USA

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