really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,060 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona engine problems

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 062013


  • miles


The coolant line corroded and leaked coolant which made the vehicle run hot and stop. I was lucky to be near a gas station and got off of the road. I called aaa for a tow. The dealer would not warranty the coolant line stating it is a maintenance issue. Maintenance issue? how can the general consumer know that the coolant line that runs under the vehicle is a maintenance issue and not covered under the makers warranty.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 172013


  • 47,100 miles
The 2005 Kia Sedona air conditioner stopped functioning normally and sometimes it turns on and sometimes doesn't also the heater started acting up and it sometimes would turn on and sometimes wouldn't this has led to the car getting to the point where it's going to overheat.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #3

Nov 232011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 63,200 miles
Engine stalling.... completely stopped... loss of power during city driving. Dealer not able to find problem. Had van towed. Air bag sensor will not shut off. Several dealers have tried to solve problem but cannot and van is unsafe and risky to drive.

- Unionville, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 262007


  • miles
2005 Kia Sedona van with multiple defects customer states, motor and two freon units for the air conditioning were replaced, along with various other things, vehicle has a stuck throttle during inclement or cold weather which caused an accident* during a rainstorm, the windshield wipers stopped working, subsequently the motor had to be replaced. The passenger side sliding door came off track, the drivers side door handle fell off and the back window latch. The accelerator became stuck and the vehicle went out of control. The consumer hit her porch and a tree. The consumer was told a recall had been issued regarding the sticking of the throttle.

- Madison, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 222005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 2 separate occasions, my new 2005 Kia Sedona, with 4300 miles on it, has shut down while traveling the 1st time at around 40 mph, and the latest time traveling down I10 outside of tucson, AZ with 3 kids and 2 other adult passengers, traveling at about 65 mph. We pulled to the side of the road and tried to restart car. After 5-10 minutes, the car restarted, was put in drive, and moved a few feet before shutting down again. This time it didn't restart and we tried to call the 800 tow number that Kia gave us. We couldn't get through to anyone, so the AZ highway patrol got a tow truck there in 5 minutes. Not only are we out $300 for the cost of the tow, but it has been sitting at the dealership since 08/22/2005. They said that they won't give us a rental car so we had to rent one ourselves at the dealership. I spoke to the manager john on the Saturday following and he said he didn't know what the diagnosis was and there was nobody in service on Saturday, but he would call me on Monday morning(today) and have someone "on it" first thing in the morning. I received no call. I called around 5:00 pm to find it was john's day off and he would be returning Tuesday morning. I was then transferred to a "service tech" who pulled up on his computer the diagnostic of my car. He said that they had or is supposed to order a new rear engine mount. He said that he didn't know how long the part would be because it looked like they had to get it from Japan(hq), and also didn't know how long it would take to install or why that would be making the car shut down. I am very concerned about the whole situation, and don't feel comfortable driving a car that needs to have a part replaced after 4000 miles, that keeps the engine from falling off the frame of my car, especially with infants in my car. Please advise me on my rights(if any), and contact me asap at the phone number provided. Thanks for any help and concern.

- Queen Creek, AZ, USA

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