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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,112 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012016


  • 98,558 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sedona. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light illuminated. While the vehicle was at the dealer for routine maintenance, the mechanic performed a diagnostic test on the vehicle. The contact was informed that the occupant classification system (OCS) seat track needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,558.

- Poplar Grove, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 252013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Went with my family to dinner and vehicle worked fine as usual. When we got back into the vehicle after dinner and I started it, I noticed the airbag light on, the A/C was on full blast and interior lights stopped working. Turned vehicle off, waited a minute and tried again with same results. Went home, disconnected the battery terminals, waited a couple of minutes and reconnected them and still the problem. Have looked on the internet and noticed other owners with same problem and no solution.

- Dallastown, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 072012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Purchased a 2008 Kia Sedona used with a 3yr 36K extended warranty. On the way home I tested to see if the cig lighter worked in the dash. The air bag light illuminated, and the interior lights no longer work. Also the A/C fan in the cabin is now stuck on high when in use. This is an annoyance however the major concern is the air bags will now not function. After extensive online research this is more than a common occurrence. Kia should be forced to recall every electrically faulty vehicle they put out. The electrical problems which are numerous always seem to disable the air bags and cause other issues. This is not safe and is a hazard to the public.

- Asheboeo , NC, USA

problem #2

May 182009

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sedona. While driving the vehicle at various speeds, the brakes began pulsating and there was excessive vibration in the steering wheel including a burning odor. The stated that the failure could be related to the way she drove the vehicle. A second dealer stated that brakes over heated and the brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the brakes should have failed at 15,000 miles. The vehicle will be repaired; however, she stated that the brakes were defective. The failure mileage was 7000 and the current mileage was 15,300.updated 10/26/09. The rotors overheated and were warped. The air bag light was on. The consumer was also informed tires were need on the vehicle due to cupping. Updated 10/26/09

- Ford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 122009


  • 31,000 miles
It all started when my wife picked up the vehicle in question from a rental salesman, he told her that she should not plug our gps unit into the cigarette lighter or it would cost $90 for us to repair the light that would come on for the air bags. We did not plug the unit into the cigarette lighter but plugged it into the accessory power outlet. On Sunday 07/12/09 I encountered a problem. The air bag light came on, the air conditioner only came on high, and the interior lights went out. It's an electrical problem in the outlets.

- Buena Vista, VA, USA

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