2008 Kia Sedona accessories - exterior NHTSA complaints: Visibility/Wiper

NHTSA — Visibility/Wiper Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,329 miles

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2008 Kia Sedona accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 82,658 miles


I had the wind shield wiper heater on to help de-ice the wind shield. Approximately 10 minutes into travel I smelled an electrical burning smell. I pulled over into a gas station and started to inspect the car, opened the hood and looked around and the instrument panels, fuses etc. I didn't find anything. I got back into the car and I heard what sounded like glass cracking and heard a popping noise. There was smoke coming from the lower wind shield. I got back out and looked and it appeared that the wiper heater malfunctioned in the wind shield and popped a hole in the wind shield. There was scorching around the hole that was blown in the wind shield and the windshield continued to crack up through the drivers line of vision and also all the way across to the passenger side of the window. I called Kia and asked about warranty but they said they would not cover it even though they have heard of it happening before, I did find out that another model of this same make was recalled for this same thing happening.

- Copenhagen, NY, USA

problem #1

May 052011


  • 50,000 miles
It started with the fuses for the power plug in the front blew several times and had to be replaced. About 2 months after that the turn signal bulb kept going out on the passenger side, we thought at first that the bulb kept blowing out. This kept happening every couple of months until about 10 months ago now every couple of weeks the bulb blows again and we have to keep buying bulbs and paying to have them replaced. One of the people who inspected our car this month was going to replace another bulb but he told us that as soon as he touched the bulb it started working again. That there must be a short of some kind but he passed the inspection since the bulb worked now. After that we kept noticing that every time we went out and it started to get dark we didn't have our headlights on, we didn't think anything about it the first time because it was right after the inspection and assumed the inspector had turned them off. But it has kept happening it has now happened at least 5 different times and I know I didn't cut them off and I am the only one driving the car. I have also in the last 6 months had the motor to the fluid dispenser for the windshield wipers stop working it worked one day and the next I pushed the button to clean the windshield and nothing happened. I have seen dozens of complaints online about people having the same problems and worse with their Kia Sedonas Kia needs to fix all of these problems or replace the cars.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

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