really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,007 miles

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2007 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 172016


  • 120,000 miles


City driving down a busy road at 45 miles an hour and the car speed began dropping, check engine light came on, and gas pedal would go all the way to the floor but not give gas to the engine. Pulled car into a nearby parking lot. After sitting for about 15 minutes, my mechanic showed up. He started the car and the gas pedal worked. We drove it to my home. Now I am afraid to drive it, it could happen again, and cost for fuel system repair is huge for me!

- Tomah, WI, USA

problem #10

Nov 032015


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently. The brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle continued to accelerate. In order to stop the vehicle, it had to be restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #9

Sep 012014


  • 53,150 miles
While driving on the interstate with cruise control activated the vehcile experianced an uncommanded deceleration with no response to pressing the gas pedal. With no left hand medium to pull over to, this left only the right medium as an alternative. Navigating to the right without acceleration made this extreamly dangerous in miami traffic. Once on the medium the vehicle was turned off and restarted, reactivating the system. Dealer indicates the throttle position sensor is intermittanly defective causing the throttle to default to idle mode and deactivating throttle commands. I am of the opinion this is an unsafe condition and the throttle should default to a manual input if the sensor becomes discrepant.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 262014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


First, the air bag light for driver stays on, then cruise control quit working, now the horn quit working. I took it to a garage and was told it was a faulty clock spring. I looked up and see that other models of Kia's have been recalled for faulty clock springs; but not the Sedona. I believe this model should also be recalled as it is a safety hazard not to have a working air bag and horn. I was told by two different garages that it will cost $350 to replace the clock spring. I cannot afford to fix this so I will drive with no horn or air bag. If I should be injured or die in a crash due to either of these items not working I have instructed my wife and children to sue Kia for not recalling all the clock springs, when its obvious that more models have problems than what has been recalled.

- Marshfield, WI, USA

problem #7

Aug 202013


  • 72,929 miles
My grandchildren and I were coming home from the lake on a highway at about 60 mph. I depressed the accelerator to pass another car when it became stuck. We were accelerating at a rapid speed and I could not slow the vehicle down I was standing on the break and was still doing 80mpi. I had to put the car into neutral to coast the side of the road but the engine was still revving at high speed. After stopping the vehicle I had to manually pull the accelerator pedal up with my hand. There was nothing for it to have gotten stuck on. The floor mats were not touching the pedal in any way. This was not only scary but to say the least very dangerous.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 272014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
We were driving interstate 80 westbound. As we were exiting a rest area entering the interstate the accelerator became stuck and the speed of the vehicle could not be controlled. We were reaching speeds upwards of 90-100 mph. We couldn't get the van to slow down so we put the van in neutral to slow it down. The van finally slowed but because the rpms of the engine were so high and would not stop the engine made a screaming noise and the van finally stopped. We had it towed about 50 miles to the Kia dealer in des moines Iowa and are waiting to see if there was a factory defect that caused the pedal to become stuck all the way to the floor with no release.. in the mean time it is feared that the engine is blown, making payments still and no vehicle or help from dealer at this time..

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #5

Aug 032013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


In spring of 2013, our 2007 Kia Sedona ex continued to accelerate after letting off of the pedal. This occurred on a hilly, windy road with wife and three children. Car continued to accelerate through the braking efforts. Car was stopped without incident. Dealer test drove (could not replicate the problem) and ran through diagnostics without yielding any codes. They basically stated it must have been the pedal getting stuck on a floor mat. It was the first time we experienced it, so we thought that might be reasonable. However, the same problem happened again with husband twice while driving the car with two kids under similar road conditions. When put in neutral the rpms reached 6-7000 and maintained it until it fell down by itself. The problem continued while on family vacation, this time on flat roads. It did not matter whether I was starting out of a red light, or simply accelerating between speed limit changes. The pedal was not getting stuck on the floor mat. This must have happened 15 or so times on the 6 hr ride home from vacation. Took it to a different dealer when we got home. They seemed to take it more seriously...got the district service manager involved and I even received a case# and phone calls from Kia America, corporate in California. I felt pretty good. They even paid for my rental car. Kia had my car for over 2 weeks at the dealer. Then I got another call from them stating that Kia was putting pressure on them to put me back in my car because they wanted to end the rental car contract. This dealer said the same thing as the last one...no diagnostic codes, could not replicate the problem, and they ran through the checklist of items that Kia makes them go through with this unintended acceleration issue. I now have to go test drive it for them. If I cannot replicate the issue, then I have to take it back unfixed. Ugh. Disgusted..

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 142011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 79,200 miles
1. driving van on highway when ESC and check engine warning lights came on simultaneously. 2. vehicle suddenly loses all acceleration. Has happened twice in the past two weeks, both times at highway speeds. 3. dealership indicates that this is a chronic issue with multiple models and that replacement parts have been redesigned to reduce failure, but that issues are so prevalent that parts are on back order and that it may take "2 weeks or 2 months" to receive parts to correct the problem.

- Louisburg, KS, USA

problem #3

Apr 012007


  • 44,609 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. While driving 60 mph and trying to slow down, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact had to thrust the vehicle into neutral and the rpms kept increasing. The contact pulled over and turned the vehicle off. The dealer stated that they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle accelerated at least three times after the diagnostic test. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that if the dealer could not duplicate the failure, they could not repair the vehicle. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 44,609.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 232010


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. While stopped at a stop light the contact was informed by another driver that the vehicle's brake lights were not functioning. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in recall 09V130000 exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch. The contact noticed prior that the cruise control feature would no longer function and the ESC light had appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The current and failure mileages was 68000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 252008


  • 30,193 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. The contact noticed that the computer in the vehicle would sometimes accelerate on its own. The first instance occurred while test driving the vehicle. The vehicle accelerated when he removed his foot from the brake pedal. The dealer stated that the failure was caused by the vehicle being parked on the sales lot for months. Two weeks after purchasing the vehicle, the failure recurred. While driving in reverse at 20 mph, the contact crashed into a fencepost due to the failure. He took the vehicle to the dealer nine times for a diagnostic, but no error codes could be found. The manufacturer did not assist. The current mileage was 42,833 and failure mileage was 30,193.

- New Freedom , PA, USA

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