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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,980 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Kia Sedona Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Oct 192009

Sedona

  • 12,093 miles

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

My 2008 Kia Sedona accelerate unexpectedly. It has done this several times starting in Oct 2009. I can be driving along and it will suddenly accelerate on its own. If you apply the brake it takes a great deal of force to get the vehicle stopped, if you're lucky. This has happened several times.

- Colona, IL, USA

problem #15

Jan 182010

Sedona

  • 20,750 miles
Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #14

Dec 172009

Sedona

  • 25,000 miles
Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #13

Dec 152009

Sedona

  • 21,750 miles

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

Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #12

Dec 152009

Sedona

  • 20,500 miles
Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #11

Sep 022009

Sedona

  • 25,000 miles
Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #10

Nov 182009

Sedona

  • 20,500 miles

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

Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #9

Nov 182009

Sedona

  • 23,000 miles
Defective throttle position sensor causes the Sedona van to suddenly and unexpectedly stop with no throttle control. This is a known defect with the manufacturer, however, they will not repair until the sensor fails. This is unacceptable, considering that there is no warning signs, and the car has to be in motion at time of failure. This could result in death or serious injury should the failure occur at high speeds or if in a driving situation that require accelerator. If Toyota was forced to recall cars because of a slow, progressive, wearing of the throttle control, then the NHTSA should classified this defect as an even more serious threat to customer safety. Out of 40 vehicles in our fleet, 20 have failed. This is a 50% failure rate.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #8

Oct 282009

Sedona

  • 23,500 miles
Defective throttle position sensor. Suddenly and unexpectedly the van goes to idle and there is no throttle control. Dealership will not repair unless it goes bad, even though this is one of many that have already proven to be defective. We have 40 of these models in our fleet, with 20 of them failed while being driven. That is a 50% defective rate!! these vehicles should be recalled to protect the customer from possible life threading situation. Especially, since this is a sudden unexpected occurrence that can only happen while driving, and the manufacturer has denied accountability to preemptively fix these vehicles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #7

Nov 022009

Sedona

  • 21,000 miles
Defective throttle position sensor. Suddenly and unexpectedly the van goes to idle and there is no throttle control. Dealership will not repair unless it goes bad, even though this is one of many that have already proven to be defective. We have 40 of these models in our fleet, with 20 of them failed while being driven. That is a 50% defective rate!! these vehicles should be recalled to protect the customer from possible life threading situation. Especially, since this is a sudden unexpected occurrence that can only happen while driving, and the manufacturer has denied accountability to preemptively fix these vehicles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #6

Dec 042009

Sedona

  • 24,000 miles

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

Defective throttle position sensor. Suddenly and unexpectedly the van goes to idle and there is no throttle control. Dealership will not repair unless it goes bad, even though this is one of many that have already proven to be defective. We have 40 of these models in our fleet, with 20 of them failed while being driven. That is a 50% defective rate!! these vehicles should be recalled to protect the customer from possible life threading situation. Especially, since this is a sudden unexpected occurrence that can only happen while driving, and the manufacturer has denied accountability to preemptively fix these vehicles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #5

Dec 242009

Sedona

  • 21,000 miles
Defective throttle position sensor. Suddenly and unexpectedly the van goes to idle and there is no throttle control. Dealership will not repair unless it goes bad, even though this is one of many that have already proven to be defective. We have 40 of these models in our fleet, with 20 of them failed while being driven. That is a 50% defective rate!! these vehicles should be recalled to protect the customer from possible life threading situation. Especially, since this is a sudden unexpected occurrence that can only happen while driving, and the manufacturer has denied accountability to preemptively fix these vehicles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #4

Dec 282009

Sedona

  • 24,250 miles
Defective throttle position sensor. Suddenly and unexpectedly the van goes to idle and there is no throttle control. Dealership will not repair unless it goes bad, even though this is one of many that have already proven to be defective. We have 40 of these models in our fleet, with 20 of them failed while being driven. That is a 50% defective rate!! these vehicles should be recalled to protect the customer from possible life threading situation. Especially, since this is a sudden unexpected occurrence that can only happen while driving, and the manufacturer has denied accountability to preemptively fix these vehicles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 102009

Sedona

  • 23,500 miles
Defective throttle position sensor. Suddenly and unexpectedly the van goes to idle and there is no throttle control. Dealership will not repair unless it goes bad, even though this is one of many that have already proven to be defective. We have 40 of these models in our fleet, with 20 of them failed while being driven. That is a 50% defective rate!! these vehicles should be recalled to protect the customer from possible life threading situation. Especially, since this is a sudden unexpected occurrence that can only happen while driving, and the manufacturer has denied accountability to preemptively fix these vehicles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Dec 082009

Sedona

  • 22,000 miles
Driving down the freeway. 2009 Kia Sedona stops. Somebody is going to be seriously injured if a Sedona suddenly stops on the freeway and is hit from behind by a vehicle traveling 70 mph! there is a serious safety concern with these vans.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 182009

Sedona

  • 6,900 miles
Let me start by saying we loved the van up until this incident. I was driving on the interstate with my family in our 2008 Kia Sedona. I had the cruise control set to 75 mph, I went to pass someone and when I pushed the accelerator to pass the car. I tried to disengage the cruise control by pressing the brake as well as doing it manually by pressing the cruise control button. I could not get the van to slow down even though I was pushing the brake to the floor. At one point I was doing between 90 and 100 mph. I finally managed to get the van stopped and my brakes were smoking extremely bad. I took it to the dealer and they said it was a bad brake switch. The dealer acted like it was no big deal. I explained that we could have been injured or even killed.

- Smyrna, TN, USA

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