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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,147 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Kia Sedona engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012013


  • 20,000 miles


After I checked with Kia dealer, I learned that there were 4 recalls since April of 2013 on my Kia Sedona; they are (1) stop light switch, (2) lower control arm, (3) rear control arm, and (4) heater pipe replacement. I never received recall notices on this vehicle. However, I received recall notice on my other Kia MY2009 sportage vehicle, whose recall repair was taken care of immediately after receiving the notice. Kia needs to do a better job for sending out the recall notices.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 012010


  • 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

problem #1

May 132010

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 21,441 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Kia Sedona. While driving at low speeds of 5 mph, the check engine and electronic stability control (ESC) lights illuminated. The dealer advised that the failure was common in her model vehicle. The throttle position sensor was replaced and the pmc was upgraded. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 21,441 and the current mileage was not unknown. Updated 7/16/10 updated 07/22/10.

- Rochester , NY, USA

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