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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,460 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.

2005 Kia Sedona brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 152016


  • 168,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving 20 mph, the brakes failed when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The contact stated that the vehicle was no longer safe. The mechanic stated that the brake system needed repairing, but no repairs were made. The failure mileage was 168,000.

- Rapid City, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 022014


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. When depressing the brake pedal, the contact heard an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact also stated that the check engine warning light flashed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the engine sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- 3924 Carlton Ave, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 222006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 14,800 miles
With normal traffic braking front brake start to shutter and brake pedal with pulse making it difficult to stop the vehicle even during a normal stopping action we have had several times where the vehicle has been hard to stop during emergency situation which required excess pressure on the brake pedal to stop. Changed rotors and brake pads between the year 2066- and most recently 2014 4 times which still has not corrected the condition. The vehicle has 48900 mile on the vehicle. This vehicle need to be evaluated for safety defects that could cause a serious injury or death.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #2

Dec 202007


  • 43,500 miles
This particular problem starts when I'm on a major highway and have to make an "immediate action required" braking maneuver at higher speeds of 65-70mph.(slower vehicle in front of you = panic stop, exiting to an off ramp and a hard stop) when braking hard the cars brakes sounds like the ABS system can't get a grip so to speak and the whole car shudders.the car brakes but sounds like your wearing something out. I have had a mechanic test drive the car but he could not replicate the condition. I had new rotors put on to no avail. The condition continues as of today under those conditions I've mentioned. I will live with the problem. Thank-you

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 152005


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact noticed a vibration and a grinding sound coming from the rear brakes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician cleaned the rear brakes and rotors however, the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four separate times however, the technicians were unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Angelus Oaks, CA, USA

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