hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,753 miles

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problem #26

Apr 252016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that there had been several failures that progressed before any notification of the three recalls: The headlamps shorted and were replaced 27 times, the hatch failed to secure when being opened and had to remain closed due to the failure, and, while driving highway speeds, the lower control arms fractured on the front driver's side. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic who replaced the parts. The contact was uncertain of when the recall repairs would be completed for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V389000 (latches/locks/linkages), 09V130000 (exterior lighting), and 16V387000 (suspension). The contact received notification after experiencing the failures. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 09/06/17

- Eveleth, MN, USA

problem #25

Mar 012007


  • 1,500 miles
Bulbs constantly going out. Lots of front end issues with noises, clunking mostly. Difficulty seeing due to blind spot where front window and doors meet and where front doors and back sliding door meets.

- Plover, WI, USA

problem #24

Apr 032016


  • 151,500 miles
My 2006 Kia Sedona airbag light would come on and then go off after driving for a few miles or a couple days and this happened periodically on and off for a couple years. It has now stayed on for the last 4 months. Turned on the van one day and the airbag light never went off. Was sitting in my driveway on a flat surface. My van had a hundred and fifty-one thousand miles on it when the light came on and now has a hundred and fifty-three thousand miles. I bought this as a new van in 2007. It was a left over. I have had to replace the headlight bulbs and turn signal bulbs on the front over 10 times since I've owned it. This also seems to be an issue that people have stated with a 2006 Kia Sedona.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #23

May 052016


  • 144,000 miles
This complaint is regarding a single-owner 2006 Kia Sedona. Since 2006 I have had numerous electrical related problems. Over half the buttons and knobs on the stock cd player/radio have not worked for approximately eight years. I am having to replace headlight and turn signal bulbs every few months. The airbag indicator light is illuminated and will not shut off. I have not been involved in any accidents (yet) and would expect my airbags to deploy if and when necessary. My understanding is that the airbags will not function if the indicator light is illuminated. This is a major safety concern, as this is a family vehicle and I have three small children, and I take frequent road trips due to my job. As far as I know, there are no recalls associated with the airbag or electrical/lighting system for this vehicle. Based on my research of complaints associated with this vehicle year, make, and model, recalls should be issued so affected owners may have these problems corrected at no charge and to prevent injury and or death.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #22

Dec 032007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Passenger side headlight regularly (every 2 to 3 months) burns out; have changed the headlight several times per year since 2007. Also the turn signals work intermittently, where one or the other goes out; changed these several times per year as well.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #21

Nov 122014

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
Low beam headlight keeps burning out about once every 2 months.

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #20

Dec 252013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 107,931 miles
The low-beam headlights (especially the right side) keeps blowing out. I have replaced/changed more than 6 times since owing my van. It keeps blowing; researched for recalls but there aren't none. Looking online I see that this is an issue with all 2006 Kia Sedona's. this last time that it happened, I was on my way to Wisconsin from Massachusetts and my light went out. It was a scary situation because it made the travel experience scary and dangerous. I didn't have my low-beam and was forced to use my high beam. I was pulled over by police because I was using my high beam; I had to explain the situation and told him that I was going to take care of the problem as soon as area mechanics opened (this was at 4:00am). I have 3 kids and this is a hazard.problem started almost immediately upon purchasing my van with 11K miles.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #19

Jun 012011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 58,345 miles
The turn signals work intermittently and probably only work 15% of the time, however beginning about 2 years ago the bulbs have never both worked at the same time (meaning when you turn the switch to the left the left signal will turn on but when you then turn the switch to the right it does not work). The bulbs have been changed several times yet this never fixes the problem. The turn signal bulbs have actually only been burned out one time, proving there is some form of a short. All of the other lamps, whether it be head lamps (low or high beam), fog lights,  tail lights, running lights, reverse light or tag lights, keep burning out bulbs. Every 6 weeks I'm having to replace a bulb. This is so dangerous not to mention expensive! with as many complaints as there has been posted due to this very same issue, I do not understand why Kia has not found/created a solution for these issues. This really makes me not want to purchase another Kia vehicle. Also, I've had intermittent problems with one of the electric sliding side doors. One door will not close on it's own. If you pull gently to get it started closing, it will then close the rest of the way by itself. There's nothing internally blocking the release pin from disengaging. This problem just started about 2 months ago.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #18

Jun 122012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 600,000 miles
The lowbeam headlights keep blowing out. They keep blowing and I have notified the dealership and Kia directly and they say there hasn't been a recall. Looking online this is an issue with all 2006 Kia Sedona's. the other day both lights blew out and I didn't have any lowbeams to drive home. I have small kids and this is a hazard. I had to use high beams to get home. This started around 60K miles and has been ongoing.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #17

Jul 122013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
Headlight burn out. This auto burns out several headlights each year. I have changed about 18 headlight bulbs since purchasing vehicle. All Kia Sedona owners have same story and Kia usa should find and fix the cause, for the safety of drivers. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

- Louisburg, NC, USA

problem #16

Jul 012007


  • 30,000 miles
When hitting bumps vehicle is making a squeaking / creaking sound fire light front every 3 mon seat belts every time hard to used and now finally broke.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #15

Sep 012012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The van's front turn signals began working intermittently. Despite changing the bulbs numerous times, the problem keeps occurring. They work about 20% of the time. This has occurred even after having the fix done for the stop light recall.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #14

Aug 142009

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles
Haven't had any accident. But have had problems with headlights keep burning out. I have spent so much money buying bulbs. Problems with one of seat belts keeps locking up, and have a scrunching noise for years now the dealership say might be suspension.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #13

Mar 012010


  • 65,690 miles
The electrical system has shorts and harness issues all over. You had a recent recall, but not involving 2006 Sedonas only 2007. Our vehicle has same issue as found in the recent recall. The airbag light is on and I have never had an accident. The lighting is also affected due to the wiring harness. I have one blinker I constantly replace and same with one front head lamp. I have seen other complaints of the same thing with the same exact vehicle.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #12

Dec 102012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Right head light has blown at least once a year for the past six years. Same is true for the front right turn signal bulb. I checked the internet and the same or similar complaint can be found on numerous occasions Kia denies that there is any problem. I was on a trip one night when the head lamp blew and was very nerve racking because I feared that the other lamp blowing would leave me without any visibility.

- Touchet, WA, USA

problem #11

Jan 232012


  • miles
Both headlamps out at same time.

- Greenwood, SC, USA

problem #10

Oct 152009

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My 2006 Kia Sedona has had both the driver and passenger low beam headlights burn out very prematurely. I have probably replaced 9 individual headlights since I bought the car in 2006. Bulbs only last 4-6 months each. H7 is the replacement bulb that is recommended and I have wasted my money countless times buying the "premium bulbs" only to have them burn out. Took the car to Kia dealer and of course they can't find a problem, but looking at multiple blog sites a lot of other people are having the exact same problem.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 142011


  • miles
We own a 2006 Kia Sedona. We are replacing headlights at least twice a month. This is becoming quite an expense. Once we change one the other blows. We have had it evaluated by a certified mechanic and he see no wiring issues, however they last bulb we took to him looked as if it had some sort of corrosion on it. Either there is water getting in there or there is a contact issue with the bulb and the electrical mechanism. After reading many comments, I see I am not alone. I think Kia needs to look into this. We bought this car for its safety features however, this sounds to me like a it could potentially cause and electrical issue which could in turn cause a fire.

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 052011


  • miles
We own a 2006 Kia Sedona, purchased used. We have had to replace the headlights 3 times in the past year. This is obviously some sort of product defect. This is not the first car we've owned - we have never had to replace headlights that many times in previous vehicles.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #7

Feb 262011


  • 83,500 miles
My 2006 Kia Sedona seems to continually blow low beam headlights. Have had the vehicle 3 years and have gone through 7 bulbs. The dealer replaced the headlight wiring harness on the drivers side in 2010, but claims that they can't find anything wrong with the passenger side. The turn signal bulb on the passenger side also works intermittently.

- Vestal, NY, USA

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