fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,625 miles

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2002 Kia Sedona windows / windshield problems

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 202005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,876 miles


Consumer belts squeal, slidding door drags, pulley was replaced at 7744 miles. ** answer required*** the pulley and belt have been replaced 10 times. The alternator seized while the vehicle was being driven. The A/C fan made loud noises. The sliding door dragged. The emergency brake would not hold, the dealer adjusted it three times then finally replaced. An internal short in the fuse clock caused the vehicle not to start. The vehicle stalled intermittenlty but the dealer was unable to duplicate the stalling. The power windows would stick and make noise, the dealer lubed it and replaced the regulator. The rear hatch rusted around handle and had to be repaired/refinished twice. The exhaust manifold racked. Oil leaked from oil filter. The front and rear wipers failed. The sliding door handle broke. The dash lights illuminated due to broken bad switch contacts. The rotors warped. The A/C was blowing when it wasn't on and sometimes it blew out warm air. The rear seat arm rest will not stay down. The threshold on the left side is cracked.

- Monessen, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I really need help and don"T know what to do. Also with my car my engine light was constantly on and to this day the light is probably still on and Kia have not contacted me yet and even though I have a rental from enterprise through Kia paying that is not the issue I want my car so that can sell it so that I don?T lose my home because I am unemployed due to this bucket of bolts. And also the Kia repair man steve johnson at kirkland Kia stated to me that my odometer reading was incorrect and the Kia manufacturer took my car to another dealer because I wad being seen at their auto shop too much and is bizarre or what" I spoke to a paul stapleton at Kia motors America because they have had my vehicle for 30 days straight. On Oct 8 I picked my car up and 20 min later my engine light was back on. The day before I was offered $1000 for a good will gesture from Kia. When the engine light came back on the next day Mr. Stapleton offered to buy my vehicle back for 11,300 and that was without the $1000 good will. Today is Oct 12th and by this afternoon I will be hearing from this company. This is not satisfying to me because I still had a full warranty on my car and for 11,300 I will have to purchase used and no warranty because I had a 2002 that was paid in full and a full warranty.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242002


  • miles
Electric system wiring causing lights/windows and door locks to go out. Dealer notified.

- Morrisonville, IL, USA

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