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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,345 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona suspension problems

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #57

Aug 012016

Sedona

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V387000(suspension) and 16V389000 (latches/locks/linkages) were received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #56

Jul 202016

Sedona

  • 145,063 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle began to decrease in speed as there was a loud noise coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side lower control arm had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 145,063.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #55

Apr 012015

Sedona

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a moderate vibration while being operated at any speed. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000(suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact that even though the recall letter stated that 2006-2007 models affected by the recall would have their lower control arms replaced, they could refuse due to the recall notice received being an inspection notice. The failure mileage was 114,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Robinson, IL, USA

problem #54

Mar 272015

Sedona

  • 134,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. After two hours of operating the vehicle, an abnormal fuel odor was present. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the vehicle's inserts were fractured and the control arm needed to be replaced. The cabin filter was replaced, but the fuel odor was still present. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000 (suspension); however, the dealer refused to perform the repair due to the vehicle not being in one of the states affected by the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #53

Jul 182016

Sedona

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle veered right independently and was stopped by a curb. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side control arm detached due to corrosion and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

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problem #52

Jun 152016

Sedona

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While an independent mechanic was replacing the brakes, it was discovered that the front lower control arm had severe corrosion and were about to fracture. The technician diagnosed that they needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension); however, the dealer only rust proofed the parts. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Westernport, MD, USA

problem #51

May 282016

Sedona

  • 143,475 miles

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

Was driving down a road at 35 mph and the front left control arm broke making us slide sideways across a road until we came to a complete stop. The front left control arm snapped making the tire point out to the left and unable to drive.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #50

Apr 242016

Sedona

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 25 mph, the lower control arm on the front passenger side failed. The contact heard an abnormal noise and the steering wheel could not be steered. The contact also noticed that the ESC warning light illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over and had it towed to a dealer. The vehicle was diagnosed that the lower control arm needed to be replaced. The repairs were not performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

- Cinncinati, OH, USA

problem #49

Apr 222016

Sedona

  • 103,000 miles
I was driving the vehicle at approximately 35 mph. All of a sudden I heard a loud thud. The wheel jerked violently to the left and my vehicle began careening left toward the side of the road. I immediately began braking. I was able to stop the vehicle and exit safely. Upon inspection of the vehicle, I noticed that the front wheels were pointing in slightly different directions, and the front left wheel was moved significantly back in its well toward the rear of the vehicle. Upon inspection of the suspension components, it was immediately clear that the front left lower control arm broke while the vehicle was in motion. There has been a recall (campaign number 13V550000) on the lca for this vehicle, located in Michigan, and the recall was performed by a dealership. This failure was after the recall had already been performed. Apparently this lca didn't meet the criteria for replacement, and was "rustproofed" instead. The rustproofing did not prevent this lca from failure. The vehicle has less than 104,000 miles. Had I been traveling faster, or had there been an oncoming car, the outcome could have been significantly worse or even fatal. I did receive a mild injury to my right wrist when the wheel jerked violently. The tendon is hyper-extended and requires that I wear a wrist brace.

- Manistee, MI, USA

problem #48

Oct 152015

Sedona

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving at an unknown speed, the front tires went in the opposite direction independently and caused the vehicle to malfunction. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the control arm, front axle, and tie rod needed to be replaced. The technician informed the contact that the failure was due to the recall repair. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #47

Dec 282015

Sedona

  • 159,200 miles

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

Front chassis need to be replaced and I change 2 alternator and baterry less dam a year is not safe casue the vehicle shuts down and the pedal brake geta hard to stop the van and the airbag light keep on all the time

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #46

Aug 052014

Sedona

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph and attempting to engage the brakes, the steering wheel seized and prevented her from controlling the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence, where it was discovered that the driver side control arm had fractured due to corrosion. The contact mentioned that an independent mechanic inspected and diagnosed that all four control arms were corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 115,000. Updated 02/19/16

- Newland, NC, USA

problem #45

Sep 172015

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 20 mph, the driver side lower control arm fractured causing the wheel to tow in stopping the vehicle abruptly. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000...updated 03/14/16 updated 03/22/16.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #44

Nov 012015

Sedona

  • miles
Kia had a recall on the front lower control arms for rotting out, I'm having the same issue in the rear lower control arm, it too being rotted out.

- Middlefield, OH, USA

problem #43

Nov 132015

Sedona

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 35 mph, the lower control arm fractured, which resulted in the front driver side tire being sliced and the vehicle losing control. The vehicle was towed to the contact's relative's residence. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was remedied under NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not provided....updated 03-10-16

- Ephrapa, PA, USA

problem #42

Nov 052015

Sedona

  • 135,500 miles
Kia issued a recall in 2013 for rusting control arms causing them to brake. Nov 1, 2014 at 109000 miles Kia did not replace my control arms but only coated them. On Nov 5, 2015 the left control arm broke from rusting thru. When the control arm broke it caused the axel to brake and the strut to bend as my wheels were going in two directions. I had no control in steering and was left sitting in the middle of a busy road coming from the turnpike. I was only going about 30 mph but three minutes from entering the pa turnpike where my speed would have been 55 65 mph. Had I reached those speeds I would have been severely injured or killed. Kia has not adequately taken care of the know problems that the control arm is rusting. They did not do their job in protecting me driving this vehicle. Kia response was that they did the recall and take it up with the dealer that did the work. The dealer said they would fix the problem but at my expense. If my control broke how soon will other control arms brake which might cause injury or death. Kia needs to relook at this problem and replace the control arms before someone dies.

- Pennsburg, PA, USA

problem #41

Oct 292015

Sedona

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle began to make an abnormal noise and pulled to the left without warning. The contact also stated that the vehicle began to fishtail. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The failure reccured. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 109,000.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #40

Oct 212015

Sedona

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. In November of 2013, the vehicle was taken to the dealer after the contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 13V55000 (suspension). The vehicle was inspected and the recall was completed with the dealer indicating no action was needed. On 10/22/2015, while making a left turn, the driver side lower control arm fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the failure was caused by rust and corrosion of the control arm. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Clayton, GA, USA

problem #39

Oct 032015

Sedona

  • 2 miles
I have replaced the sway bars 3 times in 2 years.

- Rupert, WV, USA

problem #38

Sep 232015

Sedona

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that when accelerating or making turns, the vehicle would sway independently. The contact was made aware that NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension) was previously satisfied by the original owner in April of 2014. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who informed that it was impossible to repair the vehicle because the original equipment was still installed on the vehicle and all frontal control arms would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Centerville, ID, USA

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