hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,250 miles

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problem #1

Jan 052005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,250 miles
Re:Kia Sedona minivan [xxx] with about 58,300 miles. No prior problems of any kind. St complaint: On evening of Friday, 12/31/04, a clunking/grinding sound from right side of my Kia Sedona at about 58,000 miles grabbed and seized the right axle. On 1/1/05 [sat] I drove car to local srvce cntr. On 1/3/05 [Monday] srvc cntr diagnosed burnt/broken right axle wheel bearings. Altho I told srvce cntr to do brake service on all 4 wheels but not wheel bearings, as I wanted that work to be done by my Kia dealership - my local station replaced brake pads & rims and honed rotors and replaced front right axle wheel bearings. Tow service to Kia dealership was cancelled by me as a result. 2nd complaint: On wed, 1/5/05, I drove daughter at 6:45 a.M. from bronx to her laguardia hs in manhattan. Noticed that car radio and head lights flicked on & off while driving for minutes at a time. Later in day, I drove to brooklyn's 99 street cleaners to pick up my military field coat at 3:20 P.M. minivan parked but engine would not turn over & start. Used auxiliary battery pack [abp] to start engine and entered bqexpressway. Crossing brooklyn bridge to manhattan, engine died. Used abp to start engine and entered fdr drive up manhattan to home. Car engine died 3 more times. After 4 stalls and re-starts with abp, I kept abp connected to vehicle battery and, with all lights off in darkness from 4:30 P.M.-5:45 P.M., in slow rush hour traffic, the abp kept car alive till arrival at local srvce cntr. All fuses checked okay while car battery recharged. Diagnosis made that alternator and/or regulator not working. Have phoned Kia tow service for pick up to dealership. Vehicle has about 58,300 miles on it. Nb: I am very satisifed with Kia customer service and Kia tow service, whom I telephoned on 1/3/05 [and then cancelled tow] and today on 1/6/05. Updated 07/24/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Riverdale, NY, USA