really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,792 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Jul 072008

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona LX. The vehicle has a remote starter manufactured by audiovox, model number pro9556. When the contact pre-started her vehicle inside her home with the device, she noticed that the vehicle switched into gear. She drove backwards and crashed into another place of residence. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the starter device allowed the vehicle to shift into gears without having a key in the ignition when pressure was applied to the brake pedal. As a consequence, the vehicle could easily be stolen and increased the risk of a crash or serious injury. She notified the manufacturer of the equipment and the vehicle, but neither sources would assume liability. The contact has pictures of the failed component and the crash. The failure and current mileages were 40,000. Updated 12/11/08 the vehicle came out of park without the keys being in the ignition. There were also times when the key would get stuck in the ignition. The consumer realized the vehicle could be shifted into reverse without keys. Updated 12/11/08.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 072007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Just purchased new 2006 Kia Sedona van(current miles 512) automatic door locks(safety concern) van has power door looks. Kia cust. Service says nothing they can do along with the local dealer. Hyundai(sister company)on their entourage van does have automatic door looks. I have experience with my Hyundai 2006 sonata where in it also came without auto door looks and I took it back to the dealer and with in 20 min. They did a reprogram of the computer and now it has auo door looks. Since the Kia & Hyundai are on the same platform, same engine transmission I believe the situation can be corrected by a simple program change that the manufacture should be responsible for. Safety of internal passengers and children is most important and this defect needs to be addressed.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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