definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,316 miles

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2007 Kia Sedona lights problems

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2007 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 112016


  • miles


Brake light switch is malfunctioning, but this vehicle is not included as part of the 2013 recall for this same issue in other Kia and Hyundai cars.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 012013


  • 85,000 miles
The brake lights remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released and the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light is on. The brake lights remaining on caused the battery to drain.

- Mundelein, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 022007


  • 16,500 miles
We are having ongoing issues with front turn signal failures on our Sedona and we have heard from other Sedona owners with the same problem. I at first thought it was a simple matter of poor factory quality light bulbs (I have had to replace every bulb on this vehicle before it was even two years old). The headlight issue I was having seems to be corrected by more expensive and higher quality bulbs. The front turn signal issue is not a bulb issue. After replacing front turn signal bulbs on a quarterly basis since 2007, I finally slowed down to take a closer look at the problem. The problem with the front turn signals, is the ground contact point within the bulb socket. The ground "tab" is thin and over heats. Once the tab is hot, it starts to loose the spring tension required to keep the tab in contact with the side of the bulb. Once contact is lost, arcing starts to form pits and corrosion on the ground tab and the contact point. Replacing good bulbs will sometimes mask the problem, because when you remove the old bulb and replace it with another, you will unintentionally knock away some of the corrosion. In doing so, the new bulb may start to operate for a period of time. In the past two years, I have simply removed the bulb, bent out the tab a little, and used scotch bright to sand away the corrosion. I then lube the bulb with proper grease and reinstall. I have mentioned the problem to the service departments of peak Kia (where the vehicle was purchased) and arapahoe Kia, but I'm being told that there is not an issue and there are no recalls. I asked if the newer model vehicles use any type of upgraded or changed bulb/socket/connection and was told nothing has changed because they are not having issues with turn signals. This is a problem with this model and it is a safety issue. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #5

Jul 082012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the brakes failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was told that the electronic stability control switch needed to be replaced. The dealer also advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting: Brake light: Switch). The current mileage was 98,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 012012


  • 101,025 miles
When brake pedal is depressed, the brake lights stay on. Electronic stability control malfuctions. Cruise control sometimes will not deactivate when brake pedal is depressed.

- Portage, PA, USA

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problem #3

Nov 012011


  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact noticed the headlights began to blink intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, the brake light warning symbol was illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Berkeley Springs, WV, USA

problem #2

Aug 162011


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the brake light, cruise control and the electronic stability control failed. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch) and they would not assist with the repair, because the vehicle was over 60,000 miles. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Cape Coral , FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 272010


  • miles
Only owner of 2007 Kia Sedona, I was informed by another driver while driving that my brake lights did not work. I had noticed that the "ESC" light was on my dash and did not go out. I called Kia motors to inform them of this after I saw online that there was a recall and they advised that my vehicle was not involved in the recall and that I needed to take it to a dealer for diagnosis. I did and it was the same faulty brake switch that was on the recall but since Kia said my unit was not included in the recall I have to pay for the part and repair by the dealer. I requested reimbursement from Kia motors in good faith as what happened to my vehicle was exactly what happened to owners in the recall but they denied my good faith request.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

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