definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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2005 Kia Sedona transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 072009


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 45 mph on normal road conditions; there was a loud noise when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal. Suddenly, there was no power. The contact was able to drive to the emergency lane; however, reverse was the only functional gear. The driver was able to drive cautiously in "reverse" cautiously to a nearby residence. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 85,000.

- Spring Hope, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 062006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Kia Sedona LX purchased new from dealer on 3-10-05. On 3/24/05, took van in for initial oil change and asked them to check brakes as well because of excessive noise, grinding, and a pulsating when using brakes. Mileage was 2890. When technician checked brakes, the rotors were found to be warped, so they were resurfaced. On 9/17/05, took van back in for grinding noises as well as transmission slippage. Mileage was 7781. According to the technician, no fault was found with braking system and noised was blamed on high humidity. No fault found on transmission either. Throttle upgrade recall performed at this time. On 12/27/05, took van back in for shaking and vibrating when braking. Mileage was 10664. Technician found that the rotors were again warped. Tried to resurface again, but found flaw in material, so new front disc plates were replaced. On 3/20/06, van once again taken in for popping and noises made when braking. Mileage was 15325. Technicians found no issues and said that they would need more time to diagnose issue. 15,000 mile service performed in lieu of checking brakes. On 10/6/06, took van in for issues relating to brakes again. Technicians found that the brake pads were in need of repair on front, and rear drums needed resurfacing. Engine mount was also worn and replaced.

- Moore, OK, USA

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