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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,671 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona miscellaneous problems

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 232010


  • 64,000 miles


Problems: Air bag light on again. Has been repaired by dealer several times. Ac does not blow cold continually and has been repaired several times. New compressor, additional freon, etc. Horn malfunctioning again. Transmission problem - the vehicle "bangs or slams" when you come down a hill to a stop. When slowing down to a stop light it actually has a surge or acceleration. This vehicle only has 64000 on it and the brakes have been serviced several times (front and rear). Now when I am driving I get a terrible grinding feeling - and at a higher speed on the highway when you go to slow down faster it vibrates terribly. Also the braking is terrible at higher speeds. Also had problems with the actuator repair/replaced several times, horn not sounding properly, air bag light (repaired several times), cruise control issues (won't maintain speed - accelerates or decelerates), battery or electrical issues (told to replace battery which I did & paid for), headlight issues (have replaced lights several times), vibration on highway (new tires and tires have been rebalanced. Alignment done). After reviewing multiple websites on Kia reviews, these above items are very common experiences for Kia Sedona owners. I wanted to make you aware of these items since I feel that if consumers do not notify the authorities nothing will be corrected or known. I have really noticed in the last few months, almost immediately after passing the warranty mark, the vehicle has taken a turn for the worse and problems seem to be escalating.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 172006


  • 1,000 miles
I purchased my Kia Sedona in April 2006. On average, four times a year I will press the accelerator pedal and the RPM's will go up but the vehicle will not move forward. I have to then release the accelerator pedal and press it again for it to "catch" and move forward. The 1st time was while on vacation in san diego in 2006. On 4-5 occasions the problem almost caused a serious accident. I have reported it several times, but since Kia cannot find a "code" they claim that they cannot fix the problem.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 062009


  • 12 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. Approximately two weeks ago, the contact received a recall notice and scheduled an appointment with the local dealer. The dealer informed him that the parts for the repair were unavailable. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The current mileage was 35,527 and failure mileage was 12.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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