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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,545 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 012008


  • miles


Kia Sedona 2006 minivan with rotor problem. Terrible grinding noises while braking, was told rotors and pads had to be replaced at only 11,000 miles of mostly highway driving. Then 9,000 miles later when noise/grinding/shuddering returned, told rotors again had to be replaced. Numerous other complaints online about this same problem in this vehicle but dealer and manufacturer refuse to acknowledge it!!

- Hamden, CT, USA

problem #4

May 152008


  • 16,000 miles
2006 Kia Sedona - front brake rotors replaced at 8000 miles due to warping, at 16000 miles front rotors again warped and require replacement. Not covered under manufacturer warranty because of more that 12 months since rotors were first replaced. This will now be the third set of front rotors on this vehicle in two years and less than 20,000 miles.

- Munhall, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282006


  • 125 miles
We have a 2006 Kia Sedona minivan and from the first we have had problems with the emergency brakes on this van. The problem is severe when the brakes are hot. When engaged the emergency brakes allow the van to roll backward down my driveway into the street. My driveway is on a steep incline and all my other vehicles have not had any problems with the emergency brakes holding them at the top of my driveway. My Sedona has had a problem and I have been told by dealership people that it holds while in the shop(on level ground) and that the systems is working as it should. The emergency brakes are getting worse. We are afraid that one day when it rolls back into the street it will hit a child who is in the vans blind spot. The Kia factory people lack the technical training to understand basic braking systems and their correct application & function. Emergency brakes are meant to hold on an incline to prevent the van from rolling which in my case the emergency brakes have failed to perform as required from the very first. Please help before a life is lost. Thank you william pasquale 631-588-4791.

- Lake Grove, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 132007


  • 16,602 miles
I am writing to make you aware of a possible defect in the 2006 model of the Kia Sedona which is a vital safety concern. The brake system has two flaws: 1.the brakes make a loud squealing noise when backing, especially down a hill or steep grade. This situation was addressed on four separate visits to the Kia service center in 2007. Those dates were September 20, October 26, November 17 and December 13. Each time, the service center stated that this is ┐normal noise associated with semi metallic brake pads┐. the service center did resurface the pads on the October 26, 2007 visit. The squealing was corrected for a short time, and then returned. It is still present to this day (July 10, 2008). I have never owned a vehicle that constantly has ┐normal┐ brake noise as stated by the Kia service center. This vehicle is only two years old and was purchased on May 22, 2006. 2. when decelerating and coming to a stop, the brakes will suddenly lose capture for a short moment. The pedal must be pressed harder at that point to continue stopping. This situation was addressed at the Kia service center on December 13, 2007. The service center technicians stated they were unable to duplicate the problem and no repairs were attempted. We sent a letter to Kia Consumer Affairs on November 20, 2007. A Kia representative did contact us to advise that they would not address our concerns any further. We were invited to take the vehicle back to the service center ┐again┐ should the problems continue. Vehicle in question: 2006 Kia Sedona ex 3.8 liter engine 6 cylinder, 5 speed automatic model# 64242 engine # G6S05842 color ┐ olive grey/beige interior Kia consumer assistance: Kia motors America, Inc. National Consumer Affairs manager P.O. Box 52410 irvine, ca 92619-2410 (800) 333-4542 Kia service center (local): 5500 N. keystone avenue indianapolis, in 46220 (888) 419-4536

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 272007


  • miles
2006 Kia Sedona with serious safety issues. Passenger sliding door opens while driving, opens and closes and will not close all the way. Starter was replaced. Air bag light was looked at. Consumer says there are more problems. The rotors had to be replaced due them being out of round. Several parts within the door were replaced such as the cable and door switch assembly and door latch assembly. The vehicle accelerated unexpectedly. The rear sensors and rear caliper brake hose needed to be repaired.

- Ivoryton, CT, USA

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