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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,884 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Kia Sedona wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 152015

Sedona

  • miles

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

Drove home from work at 35 mph. The next morning noticed tire tread had separated from the sidewall around much of the perimeter of the tire. Tire was flat.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #4

Aug 072011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 179,818 miles
Kumho 798 tire tread separation. Driving at interstate speed, vibration started and got progressively worse. Had to change to spare which after 30 minutes was doing the same thing (same brand and model tire). Purchased new tires of different manufacturer.

- Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 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

Aug 162004

Sedona

  • 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 #1

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

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