really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,364 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona miscellaneous problems

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 112007


  • miles


I own a 2005 Kia Sedona LX that was purchased April 05'. I'd noticed off and on for the past 3-4 months a musty odor permeating from the vents when using the ac. I inquired with the dealership as to whether or not this vehicle had a filter for the cooling unit and was informed that the older Kia's do not have filter systems. It was further explained to me that I was probably smelling mold from condensation that builds up on the evaporator, while using the ac, drains into the reservoir and over time mold forms. To prevent the creation of mold the vent would need to be changed to normal air flow, manually, prior to shutting the vehicle off. To remove the mold the evaporator needs to be cleaned and treated with an anti-fungal spray. An alternative to the afore mentioned service is to directly spray the anti-fungal agent into the vents while the heater is on hopefully, killing the mold and eliminating the smell. I've contacted Kia customer service and was again informed that this is classified as a "maintenance" issue, which isn't covered under warranty (cost anticipated $1,000). Good news though, all Kia's from 2006 through present day have been built with a cabin filter; and an auto-switch for air flow, preventing mold. I believe this is a manufacture defect and had a filter system of some kind been used there wouldn't be an issue with mold. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to inform the consumer of this hazardous to your health issue. So while I'm being told that this isn't a manufacture problem, but rather a "maintenance" issue, the vents continue to blow the air directly toward my face, thus causing health risk exposure. I know that property and casualty insurance companies have gone to great lengths to explain signs and warnings of mold exposure and request preventative measures be taken since there are mold exclusions, surely manufactures should be held to the same standard. Thank you for your time of looking into this matter.

- Avon, IN, USA

problem #4

Jul 312007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving 35 mph the vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle which caused the middle row seats to detach from the floor and slam into the front seats. The vehicle was towed to the repair shop. They stated that the plastic latch broke. There are pictures available if needed. The current and failure mileages were 27,000.

- Avendale , AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
My vehicle has been pulling to the right and to the left ever since I purchased it. It also accelerates on its own. It seems as if the gas pedal sticks from time to time. We are currently working with the BBB and manufacturer.there is no specific incident date.

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 162005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,100 miles
Took my 2005 Kia Sedona van in for the 7 time since 12/2004 to have brakes replaced. Spoke with the service techs and they say that Kia seems to have a problem with the front braking system on this vehicle, and is aware of the problem. The manufactor tells the service dept. To just keep replacing them. I am worried about the safety of my family when driving this vehicle. The dealership service department has replaced the braking system many times, but the Kia motors refuses to acknowledge the problem.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 162005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 2,622 miles
Consumer received recall letter on June 15, 2005, and the dealer said he did not have the kit to do recall repairs. Consumer wanted to take vehicle on trip on June 23, 2005 and was concerned that dealer will not have repairs done in time, and vehicle may not be safe. Consumer contacted manufacturer, and they wanted him to call back. Consumer wanted to take vehicle on trip if possible.

- Washington , DC, USA

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