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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 262007

Sedona

  • miles

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

2005 Kia Sedona van with multiple defects customer states, motor and two freon units for the air conditioning were replaced, along with various other things, vehicle has a stuck throttle during inclement or cold weather which caused an accident* during a rainstorm, the windshield wipers stopped working, subsequently the motor had to be replaced. The passenger side sliding door came off track, the drivers side door handle fell off and the back window latch. The accelerator became stuck and the vehicle went out of control. The consumer hit her porch and a tree. The consumer was told a recall had been issued regarding the sticking of the throttle.

- Madison, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 102005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact received a recall letter concerning the throttle cable, and because he is in another country serving in the military, they will not honor the recall. Manufacturer said he has to buy the part.

- Apo, 00, USA

problem #3

Sep 152005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I received a factory safety recall notice in the mail today concerning my 2005 Kia Sedona minivan. I purchased it in fort walton beach, Florida while stationed at eglin afb, fl. I received military orders to move to minot afb, North Dakota and found that there isn't a Kia dealer within 286 miles or 5 1/2 hours. There is an authorized Kia service location in minot, nd at don bessette motors but can only use them for emergency factory service. The factory recall condition states that in freezing conditions, which North Dakota falls into that category, can cause the throttle cable to freeze during normal operation allowing the vehicle to maintain or accelerate speeds without warning and may cause a crash. I would like to have the Kia motor company to either authorize me to have my car worked on here in minot or have my car towed to the nearest Kia dealer at their expense and have it fixed. I work in transportation for the military and have never heard of such resistance from a car company to fix a mistake on one of their own cars. Thank you.

- Minot Afb, ND, USA

problem #2

Jun 012005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the owner of a 2004 Kia Sedona. Approximatley three months ago, we received notice of a recall on the vehicle. It was immediately taken in to have the repairs made - or so we thought. When we returned to get the vehicle we were told that it needed repair, but the manufacturer would not provide the dealer - bill jacobs - joliet, il - with the parts necessary for the repair. As of today's date 9-7-05 the vehicle has not been repaired. I have made complaints to Kia, numerous calls to the dealer and each time we are told the parts are expected on a boat the next day and amazingly they never arrive.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 022005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After the owner purchased the vehicle on July 2 2005, she received a recall letter on July 9 2005. The recall number was 05V329000. It was about the throttle cable sticking. The owner was upset because at the time of purchase, the dealership did not make her aware of any recalls on the vehicle. The owner believes that if a car has a serious safety problem, the car should not be sold until repaired. This should be a law. Cars should not be sold when they have outstanding recalls. The owner is concerned that some people after purchasing the vehicle, would not pay attention to these recall letters that arrive shortly after purchase and they could end up in an accident due to something that should be repaired before the car is sold.

- Hudson, NH, USA

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