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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,566 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Kia Sedona engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 092011


  • 38,382 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sedona. The contact was driving approximately 5-10 mph and exiting a parking lot when the vehicle failed to respond to acceleration attempts. The electronic stability control warning light was illuminated and the vehicle was shut off. Once restarted, the check engine warning light was illuminated. The failure recurred five times and the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,382 and the current mileage was 38,482.

- Woodside, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 182009


  • 18 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sedona. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle could not be restarted and it had to be towed to the dealer who stated that the engine remote start device had a "bad connection". the vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer eight times for the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 18. The current mileage was 19,100.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #1

Aug 212010


  • 17,299 miles
While driving 70 mph down freeway Kia suddenly lost power and would not accelerate had to maneuver across 6 lanes of traffic to get to shoulder. Once I turned van off and restarted, I could once again accelerate. The failure occurred 3 more times within a 5 mile stretch. Finally made it to a gas station where we called for roadside assistance, I had 3 babies in carseats in van at time of failure this could have been a huge tragedy if traffic was any worse than it was. Van is at dealer now waiting for service.

- Emerson, GA, USA

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