2011 Kia Sedona electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Kia Sedona electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 062016


  • 55,000 miles


Ignition switch becomes very hot after an hour or so of driving, . so hot that the metal portion of the switch and the key cannot be held by a bare hand when it is removed from the switch

- Remsen, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 012013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Kia Sedona. The contact stated the sliding door became inoperable. The contact mentioned that the manual and electrical switch failed to release the sliding door. The problem occurred numerous time. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer recommended the replacement of sensors. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufactured was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Woodhull, NY, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jul 272011


  • 600 miles
Parking sensor failed and my husband was in a accident, in our now 3 week old 2011 Kia Sedona, they sold us the floor model, which had to be jumpstarted we thought nothing of it, took it in bc low gas milege, and bc the door was lose, then 2 days ago my husband was backing out of a spot the alarm never sounded, he is fine so is the other driver, well we went to walmart and went to back out and the sensor was going crazy, so I got out and nothing was there but when I sttood directly behind the car the alarm never sounded, then I backed my husband out and hoped in, the alarm started to sound again. We have 3 children, we got this car bc we new it would be a safe choice but we have not had it long and are really upset by all of this.

- Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USA

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