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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,186 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Kia Sedona seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #7

May 102016


  • 65,000 miles


This vehicle has 65,000 miles on it and yesterday I did the third break job this van has had. No vehicle should go through breaks as fast as this one does. On top of that, my airbag light has been on since 20,000 miles and all Kia dealers I have brought this van to refuses to look into it. Now that I am no longer under warranty with Kia I plan on bringing it to another shop.

- Davenport, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 012015

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 61,700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 61,700. Updated 04/04/16 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired on November 10, 2015. Updated 05/11/16.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #5

May 132015


  • 71,000 miles
The air bag indicator light is on, and I'm told by Kia that the weight sensor for one seat is not functioning, which means air bags will not deploy. This is a substantial cost to fix of approximately $1,600, however, this light has been on for some time and I feel that it is likely a defect in the sensor, electrical components, or air bag that may be impacting other Kia owners.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 182015

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles


I was hit when pulling out by another car at approximately 55 mph. Other car airbags deployed. My Kia did not deploy any air bags. It is supposedly equipped with front and side airbags. My vehicle was totaled as the frame was bent. Why didn't any bags deploy"?????????" I could have been killed!....updated 05/11/15.

- Hope, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 072013


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Kia Sedona. While driving 30 mph in rainy weather conditions, the vehicle veered to the right, crashed into a curb, and rolled over. The air bags failed to deploy. The rear passenger sustained a chin injury that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,000. The VIN was not available.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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problem #2

Apr 272012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles
I was rear ended by an 18 wheeler, which caused me to hit the car in front of me. There was significant damage to the front of my car. My airbags did not deploy. Photos can be provided.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 122012


  • 8,600 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 15 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated to the contact that the front driver side air bag electrical box would need to be replaced. The vehicle continued to remain at the dealer due to the part not being unavailable. The estimated arrival date for the part was April 21, 2012. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 8,600. The VIN was unavailable.

- Overland, MO, USA

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