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#4502 of 4592 Time to say Good Bye to Kia Sedona.
Feb 26, 2007 (6:39 am)
Well guys - I definitely benefited from reading these Kia forums. My 2002 Sedona EX now has over 55,000 miles and given its repair history, I'm afraid to let it go beyond the warranty. I was able to trade it on a 2006 Ford Five Hundred (finally talked my wife into downsizing to a more fuel efficient vehicle). The good news was that after much negotiation, I was able to get $6995 for the trade-in of the Sedona, which was more than I thought I would get. I bought the van in Dec 2004 with 26,000 miles for $12,900. So besides the chronic vibration I could never get rid of, here's the list of repairs I had to have done to the van:
05/10/05 - Axel Seals
05/27/05 - New Transmission - Old transmission had a hole in it and was leaking fluid
12/28/05 - Front Brakes and Rotors (Not covered under warranty - did the work myself with parts from NAPA)
02/07/06 - Seat Wiring Recall
02/07/06 - Rear Coolant Lines (Not covered under warranty - cost over $500 to replace)
02/16/06 - Left Front Wheel Bearing (Kia couldn't do it fast enough, and it was dangerous, so I paid to have it done somewhere else)
05/08/06 - Power Steering Cooler
07/11/06 - Air Conditioning Compressor
07/11/06 - Intermediate Steering Shaft
So - Good luck with your vehicles, but I think Kia still has a way to go in terms of quality and a LONG way to go in terms of service and honoring their warranty!
Feb 28, 2007 (1:52 am)
Since there seem to be a number of people here with issues, I've created a new discussion so that it'll be easier to find. You may notice that I've moved some of the posts there already: Kia Sedona Strut Issues
#4505 of 4592 Re: Time to say Good Bye to Kia Sedona. [times2]
Feb 28, 2007 (10:37 am)
What was the MSRP of the 500? When was the deal? And what was the price (before TTL) and before the trade-in allowance?
What a person "gets" for his trade-in can be manipulated by the dealer by adjusting new car price and financing terms.
You maybe did not get what you thought.
#4506 of 4592 Re: Time to say Good Bye to Kia Sedona. [joe131]
Feb 28, 2007 (11:28 am)
This was a pre-owned Ford 500, so MSRP doesn't really come into account, but KBB for dealer retail is around 16,500. He wanted 14,900 for it initially, although their website picture showed a tag in the window for $15,900. Actually, the link is still there now: http://www.sfllc.com/preowned_cars/u22327.htm
Just picked up the car yesterday (02/27/07). He originally offered 6000 over the phone for the van, bumped it up to 6500 after seeing it, and then after I told him I would have to think about it, bumped it up to 6995. The 13900 was the price before TTL. I did the financing separately, so they didn't make anything extra on that either.
#4507 of 4592 Re: timing belt [erikklein]
Mar 08, 2007 (10:30 am)
Thanks for the great input here. We have a 2002 with 72,000 miles that's making a creaking noise when shifted out of park. It's really just a minor annoyance right now but it's nice to know what the fix might be for it.
Our door locks also have a mind of their own--locking on their own intermittently. I think I've isolated it to the front passsenger door lock mechanism. What did they do to solve the problem?
#4508 of 4592 Tire size question - can I go taller?
Mar 17, 2007 (2:52 pm)
..Now that I have a few aftermarket accessories on my '03 Sedona, I've decided the only thing I'd really like to improve is the appearance of the tires. The stock tires almost look a bit too small for the size of the van (in my opinion). Is it possible to get a slightly taller tire without having to go to the expense of replacing the wheels as well? Has anyone here put larger tires on their Sedona..and if so, was it an improvement? Thanks much, Joan
#4509 of 4592 Re: Brakes [martince]
Apr 07, 2007 (7:10 pm)
Why change the front pads?
#4510 of 4592 Remote keyless entry
Apr 07, 2007 (7:28 pm)
Hi, I bought my 2004 Kia Sedona EX brand new and from day one the keyless remote never made a beeping sound when I would lock it. I thought this was normal until I meet someone with the same year and model van and she told me she took her van back to the shop becasue the "beep sound" stopped working and they fixed it. My question is.. Is my keyless remote suppose to beep upon locking? My Parking lights flash and this is all.
Apr 12, 2007 (11:48 am)
on our 2002 EX, the parking lights flashed the first time the lock button was pressed. If you press the button a 2nd time within a couple seconds of the first press, the horn makes a quick/quiet 'beep.' This is fairly standard behavior for vehicles when being locked via key fob.