really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
724 miles

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2004 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 262004

Sedona 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


They were minor at first, speaker cover, weather stripping, and noise when backing up. Then the other problems came: Faulty Pilot bearing, clutch, and pressure plate, 4WD light, E brake, power windows, paint coming of vehicle in various places, dome lamp, door lock sensor, gear shifter, windshield molding, air bag light, gas pedal sticking, cup holder. The ones that concern me the most is the vibration that I have at speeds of 65-75 mph. The whole steering wheel shakes and the vibration can be felt below. I have seen where there are other complaints on this model for this. I am concerned because I have taken it to the dealer and they cannot locate the problem. I also have problems shifting into lower gears especially in the mornings. I also have problems shifting into 1st gear from neutral. I was sitting at a stop light and when the light turned green went to put my car into first, it would not go, I shifted into 2nd and tried to go into 1st but it would not go. I finally cut the vehicle off and got it into 1st. The other main concern is there is a delay on acceleration. I experience it after my vehicle has sat for 5 or more hours. When the gas pedal is pushed the vehicle will not go or will move several feet and then stop. I have made the dealership aware of these problems and some have been fixed but the major ones, vibration, hesitation, and shifting into 1st cannot be fixed because the cause is unknown. I have already had two close calls in this vehicle one because I could not get my car into gear and I was about hit from behind. The other was the hesitation where the car stalled just as I was pulling onto the road and would not go. The vibration concerns me too because this could be the transmission or steering, and I know that much of a vibration has to affect other things as well. I am going to contact someone about trying to declare this vehicle as a lemon. I am concerned for my daughter's safety and this is my only source of transportation. Please help me.

- Connelly Springs, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 302004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,447 miles
Had engine and trans problems at 1200 mi. Found metal in engine and could not explain why. Have had recurring problems with brakes/rotors in which have had rotors replaced and new pads as well. Has had vibration in engine on other occasions in which found crack in spark plug. Interior lights would not work. My van would not start one day and had to have it towed to Kia in lex and they had it for several days and was never given a reasonable answer to what it was that caused it to not start. The dealership has been friendly and helpful, however to many occurrences for any new vehicle so plan to start litigation to declare it a lemon!

- Owenton, KY, USA

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