fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,683 miles

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problem #5

Nov 112005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,982 miles
Brake rotors warping. Been in the shop 4 times and doing it again. First time was at 1,982 miles then again at 3,895 miles again at 8,190 mile again at 14,285 miles and now again at 18,000 miles. They have resurfaced(X2) replaced the rotors (X1) the rotors and replaced the pads all 4 times.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 022007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Front brakes and rotors on the 2005 Kia Sedona. The rotors are overheating with normal driving and had to be resurfaced at 15000 miles. The brake pads had to be replaced at 23000. The rotor had to be replaced at 34000. Kia manager told me there is a problem with the 2005 Kia Sedona brake system and suggested that I make a complaint to NHTSA.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 312007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,934 miles
At 10,616 miles I had to have my brake rotors and pads fixed due to squealing; the dealers mechanic turned the rotors and replaced the pads. Now at 20934 miles the same repair has to be done again. When I questioned the mechanics about this I was told they are having a problem with the 2005 Kia Sedona due to the brakes not being sufficient for the weight of the vehicle. I was also told never to tow a trailer even though my van is rated to tow because the brakes may fail. When I contacted Kia complaints they said they would not do anything to help me, and denied there was a problem with the brakes on the 2005 Sedona. After searching the internet I have found this is a huge problem for many other 2005 Sedona owners. There is even a discussion about it on www.edmunds.com in the forums section. I am pleading with the NHTSA to intervene regarding this matter before there is a loss of life!

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 222005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
The contact stated when brake were applied the vehicle shook in front. Replaced the pads and rotors twice within a week. The rotors were warped, and need to be replaced again. Dealer said they were going to call a representative to handle the case. Manufacturer said this is not a manufacturer's defect.

- Marble, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 072005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact states shas been having problems with brakes since April or May 2005. The brakes were squeaking and the rotors were warped. The dealership told the contact that the rotors were warped from the boat where the car had been shipped. They replaced the rotors. Also, they replaced the brakes and the pads. In addition, filed some kind of clips and dusted the pads. She has had the brakes worked on or repaired a total of five-six times since April. Right now the brakes were jerking badly when she stopped. The rubber piece that goes around the window to seal the window was bad. The piece would roll up either on the outside or the inside of the window.. they ordered a different piece three times and still have not had it fixed.

- Millsboro , DE, USA