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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,829 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2004 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 262011


  • miles


Van does not stay started. Sensor control and short on seats.

- Albuquerque , NM, USA

problem #2

Jul 192010


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 40 mph the contact smelled a strong burning odor and smoke emitted from the vents. Suddenly, the contact drove the vehicle onto the emergency lane. The contact stated when the driver side junction box covering was removed it was on fire. The police extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed. The contact experienced the consequences related to the fire as mentioned in NHTSA recall campaign id number 05V463000 (seats). The contact was in the process of notifying the manufacturer regarding the recall. The vehicle was towed to a recovery facility. The vehicle had not been inspected by the insurance company. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202005


  • 8,487 miles
Kia Sedona rear outer bearings and/or hub assembly needing replaced. When the consumer arrived at the dealership, she informed the representative the left rear seat would not come out and the air bag light was on. When the consumer went to pick up the van and after going over the paperwork, she noticed only the air bag light was fixed and everything else the parts were on order. After getting another appointment, the consumer then told the dealer she was experiencing a pulsation when in the brakes. The dealer told the consumer the brakes were not a part of the warranty, however they would take the responsibility for the rotors, but the consumer would have to pay for the brake pads. The consumer stated the pulsation problem had never been fixed. The consumer was told now the rear brakes were pulsating.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

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