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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,412 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.

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2004 Kia Sedona steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202008

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Kia Sedona. While her daughter was driving at about 5 to 10 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn in all driving conditions. The contact also heard a squeaking sound when turning the steering wheel. The steering shaft U-joint failure (badly corroded) caused the contact to crash the front end of her vehicle into the bridge on her driveway. She has not taken the vehicle to a dealer. The dealer said that there is a national back order for steering intermediate shaft. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 90,000 and failure mileage was 89,000.

- London, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 182004

Sedona 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,825 miles
While driving 50 mph vehicle stalled. Vehicle was still driveable. Dealership informed the consumer that there transmission failed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Dealer stated problem was caused by electricl harness. Also having multiple failures with output speed sensor; transmission 3 times; thermostat assembly; power steering leaked; input speed sensor; low ground voltage failed; fuse block problems; cruise control. Consumer was advised that due to the design of the cruise control, the vehicle accelerates often while on an incline at 45 to 55 mph as if vehicle's engine/transmission was racing.

- Easley, SC, USA

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