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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona suspension problems

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 162015

Sedona

  • 146,203 miles

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

Was leaving our local walmart ; and when almost to the intersection; felt the car wheel wobble like I got a flat tire. So I stopped and got out and looked; didn't see any flats ; started to go and a thunk ; and then I couldn't move; both front tires were pointing in opposite directions. Had to have it towed home; and haven't been able to look and see what the problem is because of the weather. I sure am glad I wasn't going down the interstate at that time; is where I was going.

- Piqua, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 292013

Sedona

  • 70,250 miles
We have a 2005 Sedona which we love. It's been a great car for us. Unfortunately, we have had ongoing issues with it for some time now. Our main problem and concern right now is with the front end struts and or alignment. The noise and knocking at low speeds (especially when accelerating from a stand-still) is troublesome, but more troublesome is that we constantly need to replace the front tires. We are going on our 4th set of new tires (for the front alone) due to alignment issues. No balancing or alignment work has helped. After hours of research on line, it seems that the front brakes may be undersized causing the rotors to over heat and warp. The struts also seem to have a wrong type of mount system and have to be replaced. There are numerous complaints to be found on the web from people with similar issues. There is a tsb on the topic (cha015) regarding new strut mounts, but we are not sure what to do about it now. www.Kia-forums.com/Kia-carnival-Sedona/26537-Sedona-front-struts.html forums.edmunds.com/discussion/16289/Kia/Sedona/Kia-Sedona-strut-issues forums.edmunds.com/discussion/7565/Kia/Sedona/Kia-Sedona-tires-wheels we are so disappointed and Kia seems to be doing nothing about it. The problem is getting worse and we fear that there is a safety concern here.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 162010

Sedona

  • 50 miles
Failure of right passenger rear hub, a recall was issued for the 2003-2005 Kia Sedonas. I was never notified of the recall, I was almost in a vehicle accident for the reason that my hub unit broke on may way to work on the high way. This happened on Saturday 16, 2010.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 232006

Sedona

  • 3,000 miles

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

The 2005 Kia Sedona I own has been plagued by numerous problems. The first of which is a brake malfunction. It was thumping when braking at high speeds then grinding when braking at low speeds. The pads have been replaced, rotors machined, then they were replaced. Also, there is a joint or strut problem B/C. when you go over a bump in a residential neighborhood it sounds creaky and as if it might snap. Also, power door locks have been serviced twice. In addition the steering wheel is very shaky. The dealer blamed that on alignment. Also, the tires need to be replaced at less than 25K and probably have needed to be replaced since 15K. This is due to the brake problem I am certain. All attempts to have these issues resolved have been blown off by the dealer -- until 11/07 when I demanded that there was indeed something wrong.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 022007

Sedona

  • miles
In Jan 2006, after only 12,000 miles on my 2005 Kia Sedona, we took our car in for front brake work. The front wheels vibrated when coming to a stop. The Kia dealer re-turned the rotors and it fixed the problem temporarily. The problem returned but we have ignored it until now (July 2007) when at 40,000 miles the Kia dealer says this is a maintenance issue, not a warranty issue. They said they would fix the problem for $450.

- Enumclaw, WA, USA

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problem #1

Oct 132005

Sedona

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
A regular maintenance at the dealership caused a defect in my vehicle's brakes, a tire rotation defect and a steering problem(vehicle keeps on pulling to the right and brake pedal too soft and almost touches the floor when used-brake ineffective). The dealer did not show any signs of concern about the safety of the vehicle despite several attempts to address the issue. No choice but to contact company's headquarters.

- West Chester, PA, USA

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