hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,500 miles

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2009 Kia Sedona electrical problems

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2009 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 302013


  • 140,000 miles


Vehicle was repaired in 2013 but by 2014 was acting up again. Same problem as initial repair. A recall repair that goes bad in within 20,000 miles is not a good repair. When asked to repair it again Kia put in the wrong part I had to take it back a 3rd time to get it fixed. The total cost to my repair was $679.45. The problem was that the car would not shift from park into drive and the ESC light would go on, it took multiple tries to get the car out of park in order to drive it.

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 272016


  • 91,500 miles
When going through a puddle of some depth maybe 6 inches(not sure exactly), the power steering will stop and a couple of lights come on, on the dashboard. Then about 15 seconds later all goes back to normal. Always seems to happen when turning left or right.

- Millville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Apr 012013


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the headlights and tail lights failed to illuminate. The dealer stated that the relay needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. In addition, while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated and would not accelerate. The contact also stated that the brakes failed to respond and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. On another occasion, smoke appeared under the hood when the vehicle was started. The dealer stated that the electrical harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 202011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
My vehicle suddenly stopped to react to the gas pedal, motor RPM fell down to ~1000 RPM - usually its idle value. The problem happened as I was trying to speed up while entering the traffic on a highway, and it created a dangerous situation. It looks like a common problem with Kia Sedona vehicles, I was able to find quite a few references on the internet, for example see this: www.Kia-forums.com/Kia-carnival-Sedona-2006/61112-sudden-loss-accelerator-response.html.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #1

Jul 102010


  • miles
The lights have to be shut off manually every time we use the lights and if we forget, the lights come back on a few hours later by themselves and someone will call to inform us the lights are on. We went on a wet gravel road and gravel stuck in the brake drum and making a grinding noise. I backed up fast, hit the brakes hard a couple of times to clear the gravel from the brake drums. Another problem is the key will not turn and the steering wheel is locked and have to play with the steering wheel and try to wiggle it until the key can be turned to start the van.

- Saskatoon, 00, USA

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