10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,123 miles

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problem #66

Aug 012017

Sedona

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving various speeds, a clicking noise was present coming from the front end while turning the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the front lower control arm was damaged due to corrosion and rusting. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and no assistance was offered. The local dealer was not notified. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Morristown, TN, USA

problem #65

May 272016

Sedona

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000 (suspension); however, the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called fiesta Kia (505) 999-2700 where the dealer stated that they did not have the equipment to repair the vehicle. The contact also called pitre Kia at (505) 999-4848 where it was confirmed that they did not have the equipment to complete the repair. The manufacturer was called, but there was no answer. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #64

Jun 232017

Sedona

  • 150,000 miles
One of the control arms rusted completely and broke while driving. Because of this we have inspected the other control arms and they were all rusted to the point that it made the car unsafe to drive and they have been replaced. Now the car will not start periodically. I have researched and many other owner of the same make and model are having this same issue due to the anti theft device.

- Newland, NC, USA

problem #63

May 262016

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V387000 (suspension) and 16V389000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The dealer was contacted (Kia kingdom, rolla, mo) and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 08/18/17

- Dixon, MO, USA

problem #62

Apr 252016

Sedona

  • 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 #61

May 082017

Sedona

  • 196,000 miles
Existing Kia recall SC133. Lower control arm needs to be replaced and vehicle is unsafe to drive in present condition to nearest servicing dealer. Manufacturer refuses to have vehicle towed in order to fix safety issues. Manufacturer refuses to call back and address issue. My vehicle has been unusable to me for apx. 3 weeks now due to Kia not addressing the recall in a timely manner.

- Van Wert, OH, USA

problem #60

Apr 142017

Sedona

  • 235,000 miles
Front driver side control arm covered under recall but not replaced broke while driving, causing the axle and other front suspension parts to break, causing the front wheel to point outwards in opposite directions, and the vehicle to come to a screeching stop, from 30 mph. Vehicle was taken to Kia dealer in 2013 after receiving real notice about front control arm and was told the part was fine and did not need replacing.

- Summertown, TN, USA

problem #59

Mar 012007

Sedona

  • 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 #58

Feb 082017

Sedona

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving at a low speed in a parking lot, the lower control arm fractured as the contact attempted to make a turn. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the lower control arm was rusted, fractured, and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #57

Aug 012016

Sedona

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V387000(suspension) and 16V389000 (latches/locks/linkages) were received. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #56

Jul 202016

Sedona

  • 145,063 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle began to decrease in speed as there was a loud noise coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the passenger side lower control arm had fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 145,063.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #55

Apr 012015

Sedona

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a moderate vibration while being operated at any speed. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000(suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer informed the contact that even though the recall letter stated that 2006-2007 models affected by the recall would have their lower control arms replaced, they could refuse due to the recall notice received being an inspection notice. The failure mileage was 114,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Robinson, IL, USA

problem #54

Mar 272015

Sedona

  • 134,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. After two hours of operating the vehicle, an abnormal fuel odor was present. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the vehicle's inserts were fractured and the control arm needed to be replaced. The cabin filter was replaced, but the fuel odor was still present. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V387000 (suspension); however, the dealer refused to perform the repair due to the vehicle not being in one of the states affected by the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #53

Jul 182016

Sedona

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle veered right independently and was stopped by a curb. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side control arm detached due to corrosion and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #52

Jun 152016

Sedona

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While an independent mechanic was replacing the brakes, it was discovered that the front lower control arm had severe corrosion and were about to fracture. The technician diagnosed that they needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension); however, the dealer only rust proofed the parts. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Westernport, MD, USA

problem #51

May 282016

Sedona

  • 143,475 miles
Was driving down a road at 35 mph and the front left control arm broke making us slide sideways across a road until we came to a complete stop. The front left control arm snapped making the tire point out to the left and unable to drive.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #50

Apr 242016

Sedona

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving 25 mph, the lower control arm on the front passenger side failed. The contact heard an abnormal noise and the steering wheel could not be steered. The contact also noticed that the ESC warning light illuminated. The contact pulled the vehicle over and had it towed to a dealer. The vehicle was diagnosed that the lower control arm needed to be replaced. The repairs were not performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

- Cinncinati, OH, USA

problem #49

Apr 222016

Sedona

  • 103,000 miles
I was driving the vehicle at approximately 35 mph. All of a sudden I heard a loud thud. The wheel jerked violently to the left and my vehicle began careening left toward the side of the road. I immediately began braking. I was able to stop the vehicle and exit safely. Upon inspection of the vehicle, I noticed that the front wheels were pointing in slightly different directions, and the front left wheel was moved significantly back in its well toward the rear of the vehicle. Upon inspection of the suspension components, it was immediately clear that the front left lower control arm broke while the vehicle was in motion. There has been a recall (campaign number 13V550000) on the lca for this vehicle, located in Michigan, and the recall was performed by a dealership. This failure was after the recall had already been performed. Apparently this lca didn't meet the criteria for replacement, and was "rustproofed" instead. The rustproofing did not prevent this lca from failure. The vehicle has less than 104,000 miles. Had I been traveling faster, or had there been an oncoming car, the outcome could have been significantly worse or even fatal. I did receive a mild injury to my right wrist when the wheel jerked violently. The tendon is hyper-extended and requires that I wear a wrist brace.

- Manistee, MI, USA

problem #48

Oct 152015

Sedona

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. While driving at an unknown speed, the front tires went in the opposite direction independently and caused the vehicle to malfunction. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 13V550000 (suspension); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the control arm, front axle, and tie rod needed to be replaced. The technician informed the contact that the failure was due to the recall repair. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #47

Dec 282015

Sedona

  • 159,200 miles
Front chassis need to be replaced and I change 2 alternator and baterry less dam a year is not safe casue the vehicle shuts down and the pedal brake geta hard to stop the van and the airbag light keep on all the time

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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