really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,917 miles

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problem #11

Aug 292018


  • miles
My air bag light is on and I talk to Kia about it they want to charge me a price for to take it off I hae a wheel bearing promble to. I had to get my wheel bearing repair to.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #10

Aug 022018


  • 97,000 miles
I was driving on route 55 with my 2yr old daughter and I was going 70mph when the tread separated from the tire causing my car to fishtail in between both lanes on the highway until I was able to gain control again and got my car to the shoulder of the highway. The defective tire is a Firestone wilderness ht 225/70R15

- Westville, NJ, USA

problem #9

Dec 292013


  • 70,250 miles
We have a 2005 Sedona which we love. It's been a great car for us. Unfortunately, we have had ongoing issues with it for some time now. Our main problem and concern right now is with the front end struts and or alignment. The noise and knocking at low speeds (especially when accelerating from a stand-still) is troublesome, but more troublesome is that we constantly need to replace the front tires. We are going on our 4th set of new tires (for the front alone) due to alignment issues. No balancing or alignment work has helped. After hours of research on line, it seems that the front brakes may be undersized causing the rotors to over heat and warp. The struts also seem to have a wrong type of mount system and have to be replaced. There are numerous complaints to be found on the web from people with similar issues. There is a tsb on the topic (cha015) regarding new strut mounts, but we are not sure what to do about it now. www.Kia-forums.com/Kia-carnival-Sedona/26537-Sedona-front-struts.html forums.edmunds.com/discussion/16289/Kia/Sedona/Kia-Sedona-strut-issues forums.edmunds.com/discussion/7565/Kia/Sedona/Kia-Sedona-tires-wheels we are so disappointed and Kia seems to be doing nothing about it. The problem is getting worse and we fear that there is a safety concern here.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #8

Aug 222013


  • 165,000 miles
I got these tires from wal mart on 07/03/2012 in July I went to take wife to work found my tire flat changed out found side wall came apart. This was a 60000 mile tire why would this happened I have been mechanic from over ten yrs. Never had this problem with tires. Could you tell me why?

- Gibsonton, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 272009


  • miles
I am writing a complaint about the rotors and brakes on my 2005 Kia Sedona. I know many others that own the same type of van and are having the same problem. I have taken it in the dealer and they have told me that they know and are aware of the problem but there is nothing they can do. They have told me that the rotors need to replaced and that the brakes also need to be. I have taken it in several time to have my brakes checked and have been told that they are fine and that there is something wrong with the rotors and that it is a dealer problem. I would like for this to be looked into more as to I would not want to have an accident with such a problem to my van.

- Fort Richardson, AK, USA

problem #6

Nov 162008


  • 79,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving 10 mph, the rear passenger wheel detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic for repair. Through online research, the contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 05V232000 (wheels); however, her VIN was not included in the recall. She felt that the vehicle was unsafe to drive because the wheel bearings were very unsafe. The mechanic stated that this was a common issue with her particular vehicle. The current mileage was 80,500 and failure mileage was 79,800.

- Milford, NH, USA

problem #5

Jun 172008


  • 59,000 miles
In reference to campaign id number: 05V232000. My Kia Sedona has the defective wheel bearings as indicated by the report, but somehow has not been included in the original recall. My vehicle is being serviced by kiefer Kia in eugene, Oregon. The dealership is making, and paying for, necessary repairs. To my understanding, had we not found this issue before our warranty had expired we would have been liable for the cost of repair. I would like to see this recall extended through my VIN #, if your findings support my complaint. More-so for reason to cover any other past/future recalls found that our van may be affected by. Thank you for your time.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #4

Jul 252007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,041 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sedona. While driving approximately 45 mph, the wheel hub separated from the vehicle. The failure caused her to crash into a tree. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a shop and the contact was informed to call the manufacturer. The insurance company stated that they would not repair the vehicle because it was a manufacturer defect. She then searched online and discovered recall number 05V232000 (wheels). The manufacturer stated that her vehicle was not included in the recall because it applied to alloy wheels, not aluminum. She believes that her vehicle should be included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were 78,041.

- Severn, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 012005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the owner of a 2004 Kia Sedona. Approximatley three months ago, we received notice of a recall on the vehicle. It was immediately taken in to have the repairs made - or so we thought. When we returned to get the vehicle we were told that it needed repair, but the manufacturer would not provide the dealer - bill jacobs - joliet, il - with the parts necessary for the repair. As of today's date 9-7-05 the vehicle has not been repaired. I have made complaints to Kia, numerous calls to the dealer and each time we are told the parts are expected on a boat the next day and amazingly they never arrive.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 082005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer made a complaint on June 30th, 2005 for his Kia. He received a recall for the problem, Kia has had the vehicle for over weeks. Before the consumer took it there they assured him they had the part in stock. He contacted the dealer service manager, and the manufacturer. Amy representing the manufacturer said they were setting the part aside with his name on it and that was 10 days ago. The dealer still does not have the part. The recall is for the bearing assembly on both rear wheels.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 292005

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On June 13, 2005 consumer received a recall 05V232000, and the called the dealership. At that point he was waiting on the parts to come in. On June 20,2005 amy at Kia in cartersville called the consumer and informed him that the parts were in and they were reserved in his name. On June 29,2005 he called to arrange for the vehicle to be taken in and have the recall work done. When he arrived at the dealership they informed him that there were no parts. He then called alvina at Consumer Affairs at Kia and was told that they could not get the parts. The number for Kia: 800-333-4542 extension 45935, that is the manager for Consumer Affairs, alvina.

- Rome , GA, USA