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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,320 miles

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2007 Kia Sedona electrical problems

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2007 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 112016


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the sliding door failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Burt, NY, USA

problem #17

Dec 102014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Power doors no longer work, they do not stay latched while driving. Three times the rear passenger door has come unlatched and started opening while I was driving with my kids in the back. I was able to pull over open the door all the way then re-close it. But the problem has persisted.

- Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #16

Aug 152013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I have read several complaints about this same thing I have experienced now on three separate occasions. I too have suddenly lost power and the ESC light and check engine light comes on. The gas pedal is virtually dead, you push the pedal to the floor and all you get is about 1500 RPM and about 20 mph. If you pull over and turn the car off and re-start it, it will work. Very dangerous to be going down the road and suddenly lose power.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #15

Jul 262014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


First, the air bag light for driver stays on, then cruise control quit working, now the horn quit working. I took it to a garage and was told it was a faulty clock spring. I looked up and see that other models of Kia's have been recalled for faulty clock springs; but not the Sedona. I believe this model should also be recalled as it is a safety hazard not to have a working air bag and horn. I was told by two different garages that it will cost $350 to replace the clock spring. I cannot afford to fix this so I will drive with no horn or air bag. If I should be injured or die in a crash due to either of these items not working I have instructed my wife and children to sue Kia for not recalling all the clock springs, when its obvious that more models have problems than what has been recalled.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #14

Jul 202011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 71,337 miles
The rear right door, (power operated) no longer responds to the controls. I have to pull out manually before the power will engage. It feels like it is stuck on something but there is nothing in the way.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012013


  • 45,000 miles
I have been having an intermittent "non-start" issue with my car. I would turn the key and nothing. The lights would go on, radio would go on, but the car wouldn't do anything towards cranking and starting. No clicking noise, nothing. I would get out of the car open and close some doors and most of the time it would start. Also, I was driving on the highway when the ESC off light came on. Whenever I stopped it would go off until I got back on the highway again. I had my mechanic plug it in to see if any error codes show, but there was nothing. I checked online and found a recall for these exact issues tied to the stop lamp switch, but when I took the car to Kia dealership they said they had fixed the recall a couple years earlier. I bought a new stop lamp switch myself, (genuine Kia part, not generic, ) and had it replaced again. (cheap part of and installation.) I then went on road trip and nothing was fixed. ESC off light was on nearly the whole time and I had a non-start during trip. There has to be another issue involved here. I live in New York city so I hardly ever am driving on highways, so road trips was only time I would see ESC off light and I rarely if ever use cruise control, so I don;T know if I would have the cruise control issue tied to this standard group of issues either.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 282014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


While driving down the freeway at 65 mph, the driver's side sliding door opened up while my 8 month old grand-daughter was in the seat next to the opened door, thankfully secured in her car seat. I am surprised to see that no recall has been issued for this after reading so many other complaints of this exact incident!

- Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #11

Jan 092010


  • 37,000 miles
I own a 2007 Kia Sedona LX. I have had it since Nov if 2009. I M replacing my battery every six month due to the fact that the vehicle has a draw and has had since the day I bought it.. it was under warranty by Kia and I have taken it there complaining about this problem. I was told that when they test my charging system it has the normal factory draw. I took it there again and was told it is working fine and not to return. They made me feel crazy. I have been fighting this problem for 4 years. And have been buying batteries every six months. Now that my vehicle is no longer under warranty, Kia has magically found a problem with it. Upon fixing the problem, the vehicle still drains the battery dead over a period of 2 days! I have called Kia headquarters in irvine California. They haven?T been helpful whatsoever. I have stopped many people that own my year of van and asked is they experience the same problem. I M surprised to find that many of them have complained about replacing batteries very often! so this is a factory issue!

- Lehi, UT, USA

problem #10

Aug 012013


  • 85,000 miles
The brake lights remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released and the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light is on. The brake lights remaining on caused the battery to drain.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

problem #9

Mar 042013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically fail to start. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the fuse box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 26,415.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 012011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles


The drivers side automatic door doesn't open at all now when you push the button inside. It acts like it is catching on something so it doesn't open. If you pull the handle, outside, it sometimes will finish opening or closing by itself. But you have to give it that pull to get it past the catching point. You never know if it will run automatically or if you have to manually pull the door open, its like it shuts off or on. If you have to open it manually inside, you really have to push against the door hard to open it up. When you pull it manually it pulls easier, outside, than if you had the auto turned off. But we don't have the problem with it popping open while driving. Just pops out of the latch sometimes when it does auto close and it beeps and lets you know the door isn't completely closed. Just started having the passenger side starting to catch a little bit now, but it does completely run automatically once you give it a little help. Haven't taken it in because the warranty is done and cant afford to pay possibly hundreds to fix it.

- Boone, IA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012012


  • miles
2007 Kia Sedona. Consumer states problem with starting vehicle the consumer stated the vehicle had an intermittent no-crank condition. The consumer supplied a tsb regarding the issue. According to the tsb, the condition may be caused by higher than normal resistance across the burglar alarm relay located in the in panel module (ipm). Other concerns such as poor pin connections and other faulty components in the starter circuit may also cause higher than normal circuit resistance and should be considered before replacing the ipm.

- East Islip, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 012012


  • 101,025 miles
When brake pedal is depressed, the brake lights stay on. Electronic stability control malfuctions. Cruise control sometimes will not deactivate when brake pedal is depressed.

- Portage, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 232011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 138,400 miles
There was a recall for 2007 Kia Sedona regarding 2007 Kia Sedona recall, item affected: Exterior lighting:brake lights:switch, date announced: 4/17/2009, affecting vehicles made 9-20-2006 thru 11-20-2006, however my vehicle was made 11-28-2006, everything on the recalls describes what my vehicle was experiencing.(the stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. A stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. It may also cause the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.) Kia customer service said they would not cover my problem because they stated it was fixed with the previous models and all models manf. After 11-20-2006. They advised me to file a complaint with you.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 082011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Occasionally, the power sliding door on the drivers side closes and then reopens about 6-12" and has to be closed by hand. There have been several times when the same door opens all the way and it can't be closed, either by power or by hand. It will remain open until it gets ready for you to close it. The time frame varies but usually 10-15 minutes. Several times, while driving with all of the doors closed and locked, the same sliding door will open a couple of inches and I have to stop and manually close it. The van has been in the shop several times and each of the described incidents still happen from time to time. The repair technicians cannot duplicate the problem so no corrective action can be taken. It's just a matter of time before someone falls out of the vehicle while it is moving and is either severely injured of killed.

- Colbert, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112008

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
I have concerns of safety concerns on seat belts and electrical wiring 1.the seat belt shoulder strap and that is it doesn't retract back to its retractable position. It seems to be seizing up. It has been lubricated a number of times but keeps returning. Lap belt was replaced under warranty and this one is doing the same thing. My concern is that if the shoulder belt does seize then how the forward forces will allow the lock mechanism to engage itself to stop your body from being exerted forward. 2.the wiring I have found that one of the cigarette light power outlets has under the proper gauge of wire for the amperage that will cover the demand. One of things I have observed is that checking out the outlet the wires that power the outlet is 22 gauges which are rated for less then 1 amp draw. The cooler that I am using requires an electrical circuit 3 amps and needs to be rated for 15 amps. What has been happening is the wires behind the panels are warming up, this is the wire the manufacturer uses heats up and it could lead to a fire behind the panel. The head office of this vehicle has no information to know if there is a problem with the above concerns and feel this needs to be looked into before there is a death because these are not proper items installed.

- Mississauga, 00, USA

problem #2

Dec 302008


  • 35,000 miles
This morning my wife was riding down the road in our 2007 Kia: Sedona doing 55 miles an hour, when the side electric door just opened up on it's own. (it was locked.) our six year old grandson was sitting there with his seat belt on (thank god). As you can guess, it scared the hell out of him and my wife. Last year, this same thing happened a few times with the other side door. (one time, I was sitting at the door coming back from West point, NY.) as of now, Kia is having problems getting parts. (it might be because of volume of problems.) they say it will take a week to get parts. (Kia does not supply a free rental.)

- Sussex, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 072007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
Sliding door malfunction. Had three problems with doors not completely shutting and reopening while in drive. Could be a safety issue. Consumer is updating information. The consumer was informed the computer malfunctioned. The vehicle had been in the shop 4 times due to the power sliding door opening while the vehicle was in motion. The consumer stated she didn't have the ability to override the power function as she should. Updated 05/13/09.

- Mablevale, AR, USA

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