really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,536 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Jul 182009


  • 69,100 miles


The vehicle will lose power. The engine will continue running, but only at idol speed. This event can happen at any time. My wife was driving our Kia at the time this event happened. The check engine light and the ESC off light came on and the van had no power. After shutting the van off and restarting she was able to drive home with only the check engine light on. I pulled the neg. Battery cable and reset the ECM. I drove the van for 200 miles without incident. The next morning the van started normally, but within a minute both lights were on and the engine would not respond to any throttle input. The codes pulled from the computer are P1295, P2106, and P2135. After looking on google, this is a chronic problem plaguing Kia and Hyundai vehicles. According to what I've read, it can happen at any time, on any model year. Nobody has been able to isolate the cause, except to replace the ECM, and replace the throttle body. It is only a matter of time until this happens to somebody in heavy traffic at highway speed.

- Altavista, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112008


  • 71,124 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While making a left turn at 35 mph, the rear driver's side door suddenly opened and then began to close electronically. The door continued to open and close until the contact was able to disconnect the wiring on the defective door. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer, but was not serviced for the failure. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The current and failure mileages were 71,124.

- Rising Sun, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 072008

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona LX. The vehicle has a remote starter manufactured by audiovox, model number pro9556. When the contact pre-started her vehicle inside her home with the device, she noticed that the vehicle switched into gear. She drove backwards and crashed into another place of residence. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the starter device allowed the vehicle to shift into gears without having a key in the ignition when pressure was applied to the brake pedal. As a consequence, the vehicle could easily be stolen and increased the risk of a crash or serious injury. She notified the manufacturer of the equipment and the vehicle, but neither sources would assume liability. The contact has pictures of the failed component and the crash. The failure and current mileages were 40,000. Updated 12/11/08 the vehicle came out of park without the keys being in the ignition. There were also times when the key would get stuck in the ignition. The consumer realized the vehicle could be shifted into reverse without keys. Updated 12/11/08.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 072007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Just purchased new 2006 Kia Sedona van(current miles 512) automatic door locks(safety concern) van has power door looks. Kia cust. Service says nothing they can do along with the local dealer. Hyundai(sister company)on their entourage van does have automatic door looks. I have experience with my Hyundai 2006 sonata where in it also came without auto door looks and I took it back to the dealer and with in 20 min. They did a reprogram of the computer and now it has auo door looks. Since the Kia & Hyundai are on the same platform, same engine transmission I believe the situation can be corrected by a simple program change that the manufacture should be responsible for. Safety of internal passengers and children is most important and this defect needs to be addressed.

- Waterford, MI, USA

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