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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,025 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the sun visor would not remain in an upright position and was obstructing his view. The dealer did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure yet the vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 77,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 08/05/11 updated 08/15/11

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #3

Jan 152009


  • 160,000 miles
After heavy rain or prolonged rain periods, the cargo area in the back of the van saturates (floods) with water. This was first noticed when the van was parked for the first time outside the garage during the storm of the end of 2008 in the snohomish, Washington area. Since then, this problem presisted until now. The Kia dealer, where the van was bought from as new vehicle, attempted to fix the leak 4 times. The first time they claimed that they sealed body leaks at third brake light and left rear wheel well, but the leak showd up again at the cargo area during the following rain event. The second repair attempt, the dealer claimed that they installed sop rear hatch weatherstrip due to deformation. Again the leak presisted and the cargo area was flooded later. The third attempt, the Kia dealer found that the rear hatch seal was not installed correctly, and they claimed that they cleaned, resealed, and rechecked and no leak. Again the leak returned agin flooding the cargo area. The dealer claimed that they found a leak in the roof seam, and claimed that they cleaned the seam and sealed the seam and sealed the rear seat bolt holes as the fourth repair. Stil the leak returned. A fifth repair by the dealer was replacing the rear hatch seal. Still the problem of the leak exists saturating the cargo. In addition, mold started growing visible around the cup holders on the secon and third row of the driver side, and the driver seat belt in the area where the belt slides into it's compartment. I found in the last two month a rust stain in the dome light compatment above the front seats. The battery dies within short perioge of time as short as about 2 hours which leads me to believe that the high moisture in the van caused electrical problem that exhausted the battery. Colder weather outside the van tends to fog the windows to the point of impairing visibility due to the high moisture and condensation on the windows

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. A fourth of an inch of the windows was not making contact with the rubber stripping. On two occasions, the dealer replaced the rubber stripping on the front and rear windows; however, the front windows were not sealed properly. The contact has to clean the windows manually. The manufacturer stated that the windows were designed to repel water, not remove it from the window. The failure mileage was 700 and current mileage was 17,000.

- Ivoryton , CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 122006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. Both the driver and passenger side window moldings fail to repel water when the windows are lowered and raised. The molding actually separates from the window and reduces visibility. The vehicle was returned to the dealer and the molding was replaced twice. The failure was corrected on the rear windows, but still persists on the front. The dealer stated that the molding was created to simply repel water; however, this is not the case in her vehicle. The current mileage was 17,500 and failure mileage was 400. Updated 01-10-08. Updated 01/09/08

- Ivoryton, CT, USA

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