really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,992 miles

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2006 Kia Sedona seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Kia Sedona Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

Dec 242010


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that he would need to replace the front passenger air bag sensor because in a crash they would not deploy. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 232010


  • 64,000 miles
Problems: Air bag light on again. Has been repaired by dealer several times. Ac does not blow cold continually and has been repaired several times. New compressor, additional freon, etc. Horn malfunctioning again. Transmission problem - the vehicle "bangs or slams" when you come down a hill to a stop. When slowing down to a stop light it actually has a surge or acceleration. This vehicle only has 64000 on it and the brakes have been serviced several times (front and rear). Now when I am driving I get a terrible grinding feeling - and at a higher speed on the highway when you go to slow down faster it vibrates terribly. Also the braking is terrible at higher speeds. Also had problems with the actuator repair/replaced several times, horn not sounding properly, air bag light (repaired several times), cruise control issues (won't maintain speed - accelerates or decelerates), battery or electrical issues (told to replace battery which I did & paid for), headlight issues (have replaced lights several times), vibration on highway (new tires and tires have been rebalanced. Alignment done). After reviewing multiple websites on Kia reviews, these above items are very common experiences for Kia Sedona owners. I wanted to make you aware of these items since I feel that if consumers do not notify the authorities nothing will be corrected or known. I have really noticed in the last few months, almost immediately after passing the warranty mark, the vehicle has taken a turn for the worse and problems seem to be escalating.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #5

Nov 092009


  • 64,005 miles
2006 Kia Sedona. Horn failed to operate. Clockspring and hi horn found to be defective and replaced by dealer.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 202008


  • 40,000 miles


The cars airbag light came on and I was never involved in a collision or anything. I have not taken it to the shop yet because of lack of funds.

- Suquamish, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312008

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle struck a diesel truck. The air bags failed to deploy. The front driver side of the vehicle was damaged. The driver's head went through the windshield. The passenger had glass in her head and was unconscious. The vehicle was destroyed. There was snow on the ground before the crash occurred. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 28,000.

- Monett, MO, USA

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problem #2

Sep 272007


  • miles
2006 Kia Sedona with serious safety issues. Passenger sliding door opens while driving, opens and closes and will not close all the way. Starter was replaced. Air bag light was looked at. Consumer says there are more problems. The rotors had to be replaced due them being out of round. Several parts within the door were replaced such as the cable and door switch assembly and door latch assembly. The vehicle accelerated unexpectedly. The rear sensors and rear caliper brake hose needed to be repaired.

- Ivoryton, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 132006

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,300 miles
I purchased a 2006 Kia Sedona in August, 2006. On 08-14-2006 it was returned for malfunction of the airbag system, repairs were made. I also stated to them that it was pulling to the left, which to this day they have not corrected. On 11-13-2006 at approx. 3,300 miles the engine light came on, the van began to sputter and cut out. It was towed to the dealer( misfire in cyclinder)and repairs were made. The van was returned to the dealer again on 01-03-2007(scanned system, could not find code),01-18-2007(multiple misfires),02-08-2007(random misfires. Also repaired shorted out hot wire to driver's side parking light),04-09-2007(they stated that the gas cap was loose, even though the van is skipping),04-12-2007 (random misfires). After sending a final repair attempt letter to Kia they picked my vehicle up on 04-23-2007 and brought techs in from California to assess the problem. I was going to pick my van up on Thursday 04-26-2007 but Kia called and stated that after they test drove it the engine light once again came on. They stated that they hope to have it resolved on 04-27-2007. On 04-27-2007 they hope to have it resolved on 04-30-2007. On 04-30-2007 they hope to have it resolved on 05-01-2007. On 05-01-2007 they stated that they would be pulling out the drive train to ship to California and in turn Kia/California would be shipping a new one. Now they hope to have it resolved on Friday, May 4, 2007. I have major safety concerns/issues regarding this vehicle. There is obviously severe electrical/mechanical problems and this vehicle is not stable/safe enough to be roadworthy. The people at the dealership are wonderful and understanding to my concerns, however Kia motors of America does not seem to address the safety issues as a concern. I am still pursuing this issues between myself and Kia, but this is way too much hassle to go through to try to keep myself, my family and other motorist safe against this vehicle being on the road.

- College Park, GA, USA

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