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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
148 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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2005 Kia Sedona accessories - interior problems

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

May 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The day I purchased my 2005 Kia Sedona the radio stopped working. That was replaced, then the lighter went. Again the radio and then within the first three weeks the brakes and front end which has been the ongoing problems and concern to date. With numerous trips up until 9/05 and my taking it to yet another dealer 9/05-1/06 leading to it blowing out a tire and now them telling me all along of course that nothing is outside of "normal" or their fault etc. However buying this vehicle new and it sounding and like something I've never heard before (and I've driven for 20 years many types of cars new and very old!) let alone the way it shakes.. yet they always led me to believe I was nuts. They did replaced the rotors finally only after I took it to someone else who documented it needed it and I took it back with the paper work and that wasn't until August (I bought it in may) and they'd blown me off for two months. I've called Kia main office who also is making it not their problem it's a "normal" wear issue. There is no car that sounds and feels like this upon braking. Reading your site at least I know I'm not alone finally which is what *they* want you to think!

- Brodheadsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 297 miles
The consumer owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. She purchased the vehicle on 6-20-05, and twenty minutes after she drove the car off the lot, the radio quit working along with the ignition light illuminating. The consumer took the vehicle back to the dealership, and they could not service the car that day but made an appointment to come back on 6-22-05. The dealership kept the vehicle for three days. On 7-26-05 the brake went all the way to the floor and made a loud ticking noise while turning. The consumer took the vehicle to another dealership for repairs, and they resurfaced the brakes and the ignition. On 7-31-05 the brakes failed. The consumer tried to pump the brakes and they would not catch. To keep from hitting the vehicle in front, she veered to the left and ran onto the median, causing two blow outs on the driver's front and rear. The consumer had the vehicle towed to aaa, and they replaced one of the tires and placed the spare on the vehicle. There where no injuries in this accident. Also, one of the tires in the accident looked as if someone had taken a knife and cut the tire. The cut was so clean that the dealership refused to repair the tire or the rim. The consumer had to buy a new tire and rim. On 8-18-05 the van was taken back to Kia, . the consumer was given a rental car. The consumer had gotten the vehicle back on August 28, 2005. On 8-19-05 the consumer received a recall letter concerning the gas pedal and braking problems. (11/30/05) the emission light had come on and smoke was seen coming from under the vehicle, there was a loud ticking sound heard when turning the steering and a coil was repaired as a result, the grease seal leaked and there was a hesitation when the vehicle kicked into gear.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

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