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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,096 miles

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2003 Kia Sedona wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 152007

Sedona

  • 43,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona equipped with Bridgestone Firestone FR380 tires, tire size P215/70/R15. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph, and the front end of the vehicle and steering wheel began to shake. The vehicle was taken to a tire center where the front driver side tire and both rear tires were replaced. The technician stated that the tire tread exhibited premature wear. The similar failure recurred one year and nine months after the replacement of the three tires. The contact planned to notify the tire center for the vehicle to be inspected and to determine which tire was defective. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000. The dot number was unknown.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #7

May 282007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,765 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. The tires are bigo euro tour tires, size P212/70R15. While driving 60mph, the vehicle jerked. It appeared to be a flat tire; however, the tire fell off of the vehicle and rolled down the interstate. The contact was able to control the vehicle and it was towed to the dealer. They were unable to diagnose the failure. The current mileage was 48946 and the failure mileage was 48765.

- Evans, CO, USA

problem #6

Aug 132005

Sedona

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Car has been huge headache bought new in 2003 has been towed twice for leaking coolant lines that rusted out. Last time was on vacation Kia has not returned on phone call or E-mail as it cost me 300 dollars and car is under bumper to bumper warranty has 34K miles. Drivers door handle broke and airbag light was on fixed by dealer. One brake pad lining fell off at 25K miles replaced myself. Most important we had a rear tire blow out at 60 mph in three lanes of traffic. Tire shredded apart with 28K miles and was New York inspected 2 months earlier. Other back tire bubbled out on one side and made the car shudder. Replaced tires myself but please investigate this car now I am really worried after reading about the airbags not deploying.

- Holland, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 212005

(reported on)

Sedona

  • miles

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

2003 Kia Sedona driver front driver's side tire blew out twice in the last two years.** answer required***.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #4

Oct 192004

Sedona

  • 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

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problem #3

Dec 242003

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Tire on passenger side rear had a pin hole on the inside of the sidewall. Spoke to someone else who had the same van who had the same problem.

- Sloansville, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 212003

Sedona

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My tire ripped off the rim when we driving about 60 mph like the ones did for Firestone and it did damage to my van the company did not want to fix anything well we lucky no one got hurt. So I took it to the dealer and they said they never seen this happen I think you should look at these tires.

- Adams Center, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 172003

Sedona

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 60 to 65 mph the rear right passenger tire blew out. The consumer knows he did not run over any object in the road. The manufacturer of the tire was contacted and ask the consumer to send the tire back for further check up. The manufacturer called him back to let him know that the tire had been check and indicated that it was a side impact. Consumer does not agree with the findings.

- Homestead, FL, USA

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