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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 miles

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2009 Kia Sedona accessories - exterior problems

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2009 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012011

Sedona

  • 39,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the warning chime indicating that the sliding doors were open began to sound. The contact stopped the vehicle and verified that the doors were closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test and the technician stated that the latch assembly would have to be replaced. The failure continued intermittently after the repair. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure and stated that the doors were operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012010

Sedona

  • 4,000 miles
Passenger sliding door on my 2009 Kia Sedona is very hard to open. It has been since we got it. Sometimes the door gets stuck and will not open at all from the inside. Someone has to get out another door and open it from the outside. On one occasion the dealer's mechanic told us to open the door slower - it still got stuck. On another occasion the manager of the dealership sat in the van and after playing with the door showed us how to open it by pulling on the handle two times and pushing very hard on it. The dealer wouldn't do any work to the door. It continued to get stuck frequently and when it does open it is only after we push on it very hard. We took it to another dealer who at least tried to lubricate the doors. It seems to get stuck less frequently but is still hard to open and sticks once in a while. The 2nd dealer wrote on invoice "door would not open even with excessive force". I feel this is a safety issue as my children might not be able to get the door open in an emergency. The manufacturer was notified of this in July.

- Hastings, NY, USA

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