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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,938 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 012013


  • miles


Dear officer, I have purchased 2 sets of four tires (assurance tripletred, 215/70R15) in summer 2010 and 2011 (Hyundai xg and Kia Sedona). I found that only one of tires shows a kind of cracks a lot on the side (I have the picture) relatively. I checked the date of manufacturing on the tire and found 'blank'. three of four show the year and week (0923...). I also found that one of four tires in my another car has no date either. It's odd and suspicious to me. I have got them all from a Goodyear store. I have some pictures to show the evidence. I am so scared when I realized that I have driven my cars on illegally updated or sold tires. [xxx] P.S. I already contacted Goodyear and got feedback from my contact person at Goodyear, saying that it's odd but can be happened. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Farmington, CT, USA

problem #7

Feb 012013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 176,000 miles
In June and July of 2011 I purchased 4 yokohama 215/70R15 98S avid touring S tires for my 2005 Kia Sedona van. Within the last 6 months I have had to replace 3 tires due to separation. Driving is both highway and city with at least 80 miles highway 5 days ever other week. Since purchasing the tires I have driven 46,000 miles. The first separation occurred August 1, 2012 with millage at 157,000. The second on November 21, 2012 at 164,000 miles. The third separation occurred February 1, 2013 at 176,000 miles. The symptons indicating a problem with the tires are; a. wobbling of the vehicle at very low speed, B. pulling to the right or left, C. intense vibration at highway speed (>55). We are lucky there have been no accidents relating to these defective tires. The first two tires were replaced under the tire dealers warranty program. I lost confidence in the manufacturer and model after the third separation and with credit from yokohama purchased four new tires; different make and model. All the tires were retained by the dealer. The last tire had a manfacture date of 81S0610.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #6

May 022009


  • miles
I got my 2005 Kia Sedona in 5/2006 used. Since that time, I have had to have the brakes replaced (pads and rotors) at least 6 times, have had to have 4 sets of tires and have had to have the air conditioning replaced. The compressor in the A/C went completely out in 2009. This is all in addition to: Replacing spark plugs, fans, etc etc. I have spent a huge amount of money on this van and it still shakes, pulls etc and the brakes are about to have to be replaced again.

- Bowdon, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 132008


  • 10,000 miles


2nd complaint for the 2005 Kia Sedona - rear tire wear. Every set of tires I put on the vehicle need to be replaced in the back after 6 months due to extreme inside wear. Took the vehicle to a private repair shop and they stated there was no way to adjust and suggested taking to a dealer. I took it to a dealer and got the same response - plus no aftermarket part to put on it either. Of course it took me 3 months to get a response out of the dealer on the aftermarket question. Now, every 10,000-15,000 miles I replace the front tires with new, and put the old ones on the back. I even took the tires to the dealer for show and tell....they had no answer for the problem.

- Homerville, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 192007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. The vehicle has kumho, size P195/55R15 tires. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the front passenger side tire was flat. The tire was removed to reveal that the inside side wall was cracked. No nails or holes were found in the tire. The inner ring of the tire appeared as if it would pop. The contact replaced the tire with a full size tire and drove to the dealer with the tire. The dealer stated that the tire had been driven on while it was underinflated; however, the contact disagreed. The tire has yet to be replaced. The weather was cool and dry at the time of the failure. No pictures were taken and no invoice was issued. The dot number and other tire information was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 20,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #3

Aug 012005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Have a 2005 Kia Sedona and the van has 22,000 and has been in the repair shop for brake problems over 6 times. Since 8/05 has been back in for service for oil leaks, remote problems, tire problems. The rotors have been changed, the pads, everything has been done but after a little time passes the noise and the pulsating comes back. The van starts to pull when you go to put on the breaks and it makes noises. Keep bring it back to the dealership and they fix it with new brakes, rotors, pads but the problem keeps coming back and back. Should not have had to replace the brakes and pads, and rotors so many times with very little mileage on it. Updated 12/12/07

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #2

May 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The day I purchased my 2005 Kia Sedona the radio stopped working. That was replaced, then the lighter went. Again the radio and then within the first three weeks the brakes and front end which has been the ongoing problems and concern to date. With numerous trips up until 9/05 and my taking it to yet another dealer 9/05-1/06 leading to it blowing out a tire and now them telling me all along of course that nothing is outside of "normal" or their fault etc. However buying this vehicle new and it sounding and like something I've never heard before (and I've driven for 20 years many types of cars new and very old!) let alone the way it shakes.. yet they always led me to believe I was nuts. They did replaced the rotors finally only after I took it to someone else who documented it needed it and I took it back with the paper work and that wasn't until August (I bought it in may) and they'd blown me off for two months. I've called Kia main office who also is making it not their problem it's a "normal" wear issue. There is no car that sounds and feels like this upon braking. Reading your site at least I know I'm not alone finally which is what *they* want you to think!

- Brodheadsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 132005


  • 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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