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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 miles

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2003 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122005

Sedona 8-cyl

  • 31,000 miles

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

When applying the brakes, the accelerator sticks and auto acts as if both pedals are being pressed at same time. This has happened about 20 times since purchasing the auto on 5/31/03. On 2/12/05 I came to a stop and the auto was idling so fast that it was roaring and inching forward when I had my foot on the brake as hard as I could. On 2/11/05 this condition occurred for a short period of time. Car has been idling extremely fast without pressure on the gas pedal. I had the car towed in by Kia roadside service but was told that if they could not create the problem they could do nothing about it. What do I have to do, kill myself before they take care of this problem" if I had let off the brake today I could have ended across a street, down a hill, and into the side of a building. Kia did tow my car to the dealership but I'm not satisfied unless they find the problem and fix it since I have complained about this since day one buying the car. I drove it about 3 miles after buying it and had to go thru a red light and around a corner into a main thoroughfare before I got the car stopped. Took it back to the dealer and was told that I was hitting the gas pedal and the accelerator at the same time. Now, 30,000 miles later and 20 incidents later I am still having the same problem. Everytime I have had the car in for other service I have mentioned this problem and been told "bring it in when it is doing it". if I am 40 miles away, this does not work. What do I do???"

- Westerville, , OH, USA

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