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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,700 miles

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2008 Kia Sedona transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 272009


  • 32,700 miles


We rented a 2008 Kia Sedona van with the 3.8L engine and it lost power in the middle of the highway at speeds of 65-70mph. The engine did not die, but the check engine and ESC warning lights came on and there was no power being transferred to the transaxle. On the first van the incident occurred after driving only 50 miles, the replacement van was driven 1,286 before it too did the same thing. We informed advantage car rental that it appears to be a systematic problem with that make and model.

- Austin, TX, USA

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