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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,800 miles

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2009 Kia Sedona brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 092010

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 12,800 miles


Anti-lock brakes and engine stability control. In July at approx 12,800 miles the ABS and ESC lights came on. When pressed the brake pedal thumped as if braking on ice or snow. Gas pedal would rumble and vibrate when van started in motion. Took to dealer and told the sensor was inoperable and it would take 5 days for the part but it was ok to drive it like that - including taking my family on vacation 300 miles away! when I refused to drive it off the lot they ended up taking a sensor from a new van on the lot and fixed it. Happened again at 16000 miles. Brake pedal thumping - gas pedal rumbling - ABS and ESC lights were on along with TPMS and check engine lights. Had to wait and drive it for days before an appointment. Second ABS sensor went bad also and a hub ring had to be replaced.

- Hastings, NY, USA

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