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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,986 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #12

May 052016

Sedona

  • 108,000 miles

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

Air bag dash light came on one morning and has never gone out, Kia wants between 100 and 1500 dollars to diagnose and repair, even tho vehicle has never been in an accident.

- Nebo, NC, USA

problem #11

Jan 012013

Sedona

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving at low speeds and making a right turn, the steering wheel seized. As a result, the contact crashed into a curb and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to multiple dealers and independent mechanics who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #10

Feb 242015

Sedona

  • 95,610 miles
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 #9

Feb 272015

Sedona

  • 103,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving 55 mph, another vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and back, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Chattanooga , TN, USA

problem #8

Jan 132015

Sedona

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While making a right turn over a speed bump at 2 mph, the contact crashed the vehicle into a pole. As a result, both air bags deployed. The contact sustained injuries to the fingers and swelling to the arms that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Montrose, MI, USA

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problem #7

Oct 302014

Sedona

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving at 43 mph, a deer jumped in front of the vehicle which caused a crash and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the chest and back which required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 175,000.

- Russells Point , OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 202012

Sedona

  • 90,000 miles

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

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

problem #5

Oct 292012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 47,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, she applied the brakes and another vehicle crashed into the rear of her vehicle. The contact's head was thrown into the steering wheel as both the seat belt and the air bags failed. The contact sustained injuries to the eye, shoulders, wrists, and her right calf. The contact also suffered from intervals of dizziness as a result. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and the contact was awaiting diagnosis of the seat belt and air bag failure. The failure and current mileage was 47,500. The consumer was still having eye problem and was transported to the emergency room twice. The consumer was still being treated for the eye, head, and lumbar vertebrae injury. The consumer has seen psychologist and psychiatrist for fear of driving and severe depression due to the accident. The consumer has constant headaches. Updated 1/7/2013

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #4

Jan 242012

Sedona

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the vehicle lost control while turning at 30 mph on ice. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole and some boulders. The air bags did not deploy during the crash. A police report was filed and all three occupants of the vehicle at the time were taken away in an ambulance. The driver sustained minor contusions and a damaged knee, the other passengers were suffering from temporary amnesia. The vehicle was declared destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 85,000.

- Peterborough, NH, USA

problem #3

Nov 232011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 63,200 miles
Engine stalling.... completely stopped... loss of power during city driving. Dealer not able to find problem. Had van towed. Air bag sensor will not shut off. Several dealers have tried to solve problem but cannot and van is unsafe and risky to drive.

- Unionville, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 202006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving his 2005 Kia Sedona with a failure mileage of 23000, at 40 mph another vehicle pulled in front of him and his horn failed. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the clock spring. After the repair the horn worked intermittently. Updated 02/22/07.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #1

Oct 282005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,520 miles
I bought my very first new vehicle in Sept 2005, and had my first auto accident less than six weeks later. I was on my way to work on Friday, Oct 28, 2005. I came upon a vehicle stopped in my lane. I put the brakes on, and left a small skid mark. I had plenty of room to stop my vehicle, but was unable to. Once I pressed the brakes, I realized I wasn't slowing down and pressed harder on them. There was some jerking and it felt like I was hopping up the road. My vehicle never slowed down at all. Needless to say, I crashed into the rear end of the stopped car. It caused major damage to my front end, and damage to the back of the other vehicle. Also, my airbag did not deploy. My vehicle is currently at the body shop waiting to be looked at, but they are estimating the cost at $8,000 or more in damage. I really feel angry about this because I am a cautious driver, and I feel this accident was not my fault. I feel the brakes on my van did not function properly.

- Monticello, ME, USA

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