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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
257,068 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Kia Sedona wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 022015

Sedona

  • 1,100,000 miles

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

Rear wheel bearing freezing up making tire come off

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 232010

Sedona

  • 98,115 miles
The back right wheel came off of our 2003 Kia Sedona van. My wife heard a loud noise as she was driving down the road. She applied the brakes but the car had difficulty stopping. She managed to pull the van over to the side of the road. When the tow truck came, it pulled the van about a foot before the entire right rear wheel came off. Had she been traveling on the highway, she and my 3 children might not have survived the incident.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

May 012007

Sedona

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. While driving at approximately 20 mph, a loud noise was heard coming from the front wheels. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the front passenger side wheel bearing and hub cap were replaced. The failure recurred on each wheel on the vehicle and a second time on the front passenger side. Each repair was performed by an authorized dealer. The contact inquired with the manufacturer about NHTSA campaign id number: 05V232000 (wheels) however the manufacturer advised his VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 86,000 and the current mileage was 132,000.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 142010

Sedona

  • 83,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. While driving 20 mph the contact heard a loud vibrating noise. The contact stated the faster he drove, the more noise the vehicle made. He stated that he drove the vehicle to the dealer and was told that his vehicle was not part of the recall.the contact referenced recall NHTSA campaign id number: 05V232000, component, wheels. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was 84,000.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 232009

Sedona

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 45 mph on normal road conditions; there was a burning odor inside and outside of the vehicle. The driver pulled over to the side of the road. Upon vehicle inspection he observed that the front driver and passenger wheels had excessive heat build-up. His vehicle identification number was excluded from recall campaign id number 05V232000 (wheels). The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The failure and current mileages were 103,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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problem #1

Jan 032007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,291 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. She received a recall notice for the wheel bearings, brake lights, and the vehicle speed control. The dealer refused to honor her recall notice since the VIN was not included. The contact provided the dealer with copies of the recall notice with her vehicle information listed and they declined to repair the recall. The manufacturer admitted that her vehicle is included in the recalls based upon the VIN. The contact returned to the dealer; however, they did not honor the recall after confirming that she received approval from the manufacturer. She is currently responsible to assume the cost for repairs related to the recalls. The failure and current mileages were 79,291. The NHTSA campaign id number(s) are: 03V158000, 05V013000, 05V232000.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

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