2011 Kia Sedona drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2011 Kia Sedona received a poor rollover rating from the IIHS.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,250 miles

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2011 Kia Sedona drivetrain problems

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2011 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 062013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 38,500 miles


On two occasions we were unable to shift the van out of the park position. It appeared to be stuck. The first time it happened, my husband shut the van off, and turned it back on and it fixed the problem. The second time it happened, I was able to shift it out of park, but the "ESC" light lit up on the dash board. After doing research on line, I realized this is a major problem on past Kia Sedona models and I am concerned for my safety and the safety of my children in this vehicle. I have called the dealership and am awaiting a response.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 012012


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Kia Sedona. While stopped at a traffic stop, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal and heard a loud bang and grinding sound. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the front driver's side axle was fractured and would have to be replaced. Additionally, the power windows and rear driver and passenger side sliding doors could not be opened. The vehicle was taken for inspection and the technician stated that the sensor in the front driver's side door panel would have to be replaced. The contact stated there was an occasion when the gear shifter would not come out of park. The contact was not aware of the repair performed to correct the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

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