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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,435 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 engine problems

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 212016

Sedona

  • 129,000 miles

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

The vehicle stalled without warning& I cant bring it to a stop safety cause the brake paddle is hard to push it will not restart right way it will just start & stall

- Fostoria, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 112016

Sedona

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving at various speeds and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred randomly. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 109,000.

- Pigeon Forge, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 152015

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving at various speeds, or sitting for 10 minutes, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred five times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 03/09/16 the consumer was informed the crank sensor needed to be replaced. Updated 05/10/16.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 242015

Sedona

  • 95,610 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 30 mph on an icy road, the engine jerked and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crashed into a fence. The air bags had not deployed and the seat belt had not retracted. A police report was filed. There was one injury reported that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 95,610.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 022014

Sedona

  • 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 #1

Jan 202012

Sedona

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving down the road when the clear road turned into black ice going around a corner, I then got pulled into snow and then side swiped a telephone pole that sent me into a boulder bigger than my car. The impact was at 30mph and the air bags were supposed to deploy between 7 and 10mph. My head when into the windshield 2 times and bounced off the steering wheel. My wife slammed her head off the dash and my daughter had a seatbelt bruise. The air bags never deployed and Kia has a so called fix for the airbags but its still not out or recalled yet. When the ambulance showed up they hit the black ice and almost slid into us. About 20 to 30 mins after the ambulance showed up the town had a salt and sand truck come out and fix the corner. On the way to the hospital the emt told me I was the 5th or 6th person to crash in the same spot this year. And the year had just begun. But more importantly the engine was pushed back 2 to 3 inches and I have pics and video of the damage. The airbags could have saved us a lot of pain and suffering and huge hospital bills.

- Antrim, NH, USA

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