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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,333 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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2003 Kia Sedona engine problems

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2003 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 032009

Sedona

  • 91,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. While the contact was having her vehicle serviced, she was informed by a local mechanic that the engine was making a lower end noise and that a screw was missing on the throttle body. The dealer informed the contact that the engine needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 91,000.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 142009

Sedona

  • 41,000 miles
2003 Kia Sedona - mileage on this van 48,177 1. steering stiffness, make it hard to turn about 90% of the time while driving. 2. rough engine - missed fire due to the coil leakage and about started about 6-8 months ago.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,650 miles
In my Kia Sedona minivan I had purchased brand new only because of the warranty I took kids to school oil light came on and when I tried to crank back no. They towed to the local Kia dealership and the said it was not warrantable.

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 112006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 Kia Sedona with problems with losing power, choking. ** the butterfly plates were found loose in the plenum and the screws were missing. The technician told the consumer that they were not installed properly from the factory. When the butterfly's failed the consumer was on the highway going 70 mph the suddenly lost power. The A/C failed in the middle F the summer.

- Tonopah, AZ, USA

problem #2

May 162006

Sedona 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,849 miles
Oil sludge is building up in the engine. The oil has been changed as required and the engine flushed to no avail. Antwerpen Kia dealership is refusing to honor the vehicle warranty and repair or replace the engine.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 272003

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
While driving at 30 mph smoke was coming from under the hood. The consumer pulled over, popped the hood, and noticed fire on top of the engine.

- Peoria, AL, USA

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