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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,499 miles

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2003 Kia Sedona suspension problems

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2003 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 062008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


I purchased my 2003 Kia Sedona in November 2005. So far the following have been repaired or replaced: Front hub assembly left side once, right side 2X's, the alternator, the wiper motor, two recalls, the battery, now at 65,000 miles the transmission is shot and needs to be replaced and the timing belt has been replaced. However the warranty company says they wont replace it because the cost of the repair exceeds the value of the car. This is simply outrageous. I have brought the car to the dealer for every service needed. Transmission, oil filter ect.

- Mt. Ephraim, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 312005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,700 miles
Consumer states: The right passenger back end of the tire fell off. Had to be towed, the axle broke, the bearing went out, and tire come off. Also, hub assembly came off. Vehicle is in the shop for same problem, and consumer has a loaner vehicle.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 192004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I've had a number of problems with my 2003 Kia Sedona. Initially one of the gaskets leaked and had to N be replaced. The windshield cracked overnight in the garage when there was no weather extremes. The wheel bearings went in the front tire. Recently the engine had to be replaced because it was leaking and after replacing all the gaskets it couldn't get pressure. The driver's door handle broke, the lumbar support stopped working. The hood wouldn't close properly. And on top of all those things I've had 2 blowouts to the front driver's tire in a 2 year period. The dealer says there is nothing wrong with the wheel but I'm not sure he even checked because of the engine problems he had to deal with.

- Sag Harbor, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 162004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,295 miles
I've had many problems with my 2003 Kia Sedona. The emergency brake has never been right. The brakes were replaced at 13K miles, again at 24K miles (front & back) and I'm sure they need to be replaced again at 40K miles. At 22K miles I took the van to the shop for brakes only to be told that both wheel bearings, the left strut (they refused to replace both struts since it was warranty but if I was paying for the repairs they would recomend replacing in pairs) and the power steering pump was going out (which the manager said he was doing me a favor by telling me about). I have also complained of the A/C taking forever to cool down, had a sensor replaced for the gas tank after the check engine light came on and service to the drivers seatbelt. Then yesterday during a storm I went through a puddle about 4 or 5 inches deep which splashed water on my van for a couple of seconds and about 50 feet down the road the van died and could not be restarted. Upon having it towed to the Kia dealer I was told that my airfilter had gotten wet and that there was "dish soap" in my airfilter which would be considered customer damage and not covered by warranty. I also complained about more noises coming from the front and a grinding noise when I begin acceleration in low gears. They requested I make an appointment for service on those issues. In addition, I purchased this vehicle on 4/23/03, when I tried to file a complaint about my service on the wheel bearing, etc with Kia they had no record of me ever purchasing this van. Apparently in their minds my van was sold to someone else on 2/27/03. This means if there is ever a recal or service notice sent out I would not receive them. In addition they had my warranty expiration date set at 2/27/03. I spoke with several people concerning this issue and was assured that this would immediately be corrected, however yesterday when I called for assistance I was told that the van was still listed as being sold to another person.

- Acworth, GA, USA

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