fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,193 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona engine problems

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles


Have a 2005 Kia Sedona and the van has 22,000 and has been in the repair shop for brake problems over 6 times. Since 8/05 has been back in for service for oil leaks, remote problems, tire problems. The rotors have been changed, the pads, everything has been done but after a little time passes the noise and the pulsating comes back. The van starts to pull when you go to put on the breaks and it makes noises. Keep bring it back to the dealership and they fix it with new brakes, rotors, pads but the problem keeps coming back and back. Should not have had to replace the brakes and pads, and rotors so many times with very little mileage on it. Updated 12/12/07

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #4

Jan 192007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle took approximately five seconds to accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle would intermittently stall when idling. The vehicle would restart, but then shut off again. There were no warning indicators present. The dealer was unable to duplicate or diagnose the cause of failure. The failure mileage was 28,000 and current mileage was 39,000. Updated 01-16-08. The problem was due to a faulty engine control module.

- Lancaster , PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 172006


  • 21,866 miles
2005 Sedona check engine light illuminated, spark plugs were replaced. Consumer also experienced problems with the gear shift, throttle and brakes locked up. Previously responded on 12-15-06 by aae duplicate letter the master cylinder in the consumer vehicle had to be replaced. The part had been recalled (recall number 05V329000) but the dealer refused to replace it. The consumer requested reimbursement form the manufacturer.

- Bolton, MS, USA

problem #2

Oct 072006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles
: the contact stated while driving 70 mph on the highway, the vehicle stalled without warning. It was pushed off the road and restarted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. This occurred twice. The first time the dealer reworked the grounds to the front area module. After the second occurrence the dealer replaced the throttle position switch. 2005 Kia Sedona. Updated 10/30/2006 -the vehicle stalled a third time and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle is still at the dealer because that cannot find the caused of the stalling. The passenger side sliding door would not stay closed.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 212006


  • miles
: the contact stated engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to dealers where they determined the cylinoid valve was stuck in the closed position. The cylinoid was repaired and the next day the engine light illuminated again. When the dealers alert, they advised the vehicle to be taken to an independent auto shop. The independent auto shop also diagnosed the problem as the cylinoid valve was being stuck in the closed position. When the contact returned to dealers, the dealers yelled directing the contact to get off of the property. No further service was provided to vehicle.

- Dale, TX, USA

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