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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2009 Kia Sedona drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 182012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles

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

I bought the car last year and it worked fine until this spring when it had sudden acceleration in the rear gear, causing a minor accident. I was not sure it was the uncontrolled acceleration but then it had two more cases of sudden forward acceleration that cannot be stopped by stepping on the brakebut can be stopped by shifting the gear to neutral. Then this morning (06/18/2012) when I backed out of the home driveway and put the gear to drive, it suddenly started the acceleration again. This time it wouldn't stop even with the gear quickly shifted to neutral, and kept on accelerating. I managed to steer away from collisions for 4 blocks but ended up hitting a fire hydrant and two sign posts, scrape another car, then finally hit the fence to stop the car. The car is totaled but fortunately nobody was hurt. Obviously this car is a great danger to people. It should be recalled immediately.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012010

Sedona

  • 16,000 miles
Constant pool of oil under the hood. (to me it is in the engine compartment - I've been told it's near the transmission case and also told it's near the intake manifold). The oil pool was first noticed by my husband when he was checking our fluids before a trip. It was pointed out to the dealer in July when we were there with engine problems and they "cleaned oil off" as stated on invoice. When questioned about it they had no answer as to what it was from. The oil was there again and has been there constantly since July. The dealer tells us it's oil that's been spilled from oil changes but everytime they clean it off it appears again. The oil was cleaned off twice in October but it's still there. Engine is also very loud and vibrates. Manufacturer was notified in July - no work performed other than wiping it off and no diagnostics to figure out where it's coming from.

- Hastings, NY, USA

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