definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,374 miles

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2002 Kia Sedona suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 122005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


One of the main concerns/failure is a front end bobbling noise when driving on uneven pavement. The dealer states they know of the problem but they don't know how to fix it. Originally they replaced the front struts and 2 engine mounts as these were cracked. The noise is still there and my dealer is at a loss on how to fix it. Kia-forums.com under Kia Sedona front struts is a forum devoted to people who are having this front end bobbling noise. There are about 5000 hits on this forum and each one of the car owners has been told Kia knows of the problem but they don't know how to fix it. This problem is happening on all Sedonas from 2001 to present.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 152005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,121 miles
Loose front suspension. Failure has not happened, yet. Worried that the noises coming from the front of my vehicle will cause a failure on the road. Kia is aware of the problem but is reluctant to repair it. They know that all Sedonas have this problem but as yet to come to grips with it.

- De Pere, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 242004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Front end suspension was tight when new. Now the front end makes sounds as if something is loose and about to fall off or break. Dealer said it was normal! other 2002 Kia Sedona's don't have that feeling in the suspension. I have read that other's have had their suspensions fixed by changing components such as struts, bushing, seals, etc. Kia knows something is wrong with the 2002's because test drives show the 2003's don't have that sound of shacking front end.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

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