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#4510 of 4589 Remote keyless entry
Apr 07, 2007 (8:28 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 (12:48 pm)
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.
#4512 of 4589 Oh No ....Missed 60k Warranty Issues?
Apr 12, 2007 (8:26 pm)
Hey guys, this is a great forum - I REALLY wish I would have looked into it a month ago. I just went over 60k with my 03 EX (at 60,300 actually) and I might be experiencing the alternator issue but I'm not sure.
I've been holding off on getting the 60k service because of the high price of the timing belt - Beaverton Kia (Portland, OR) quoted ~$1,200 total. I'm going to shop around like other people have and try to do better.
For a while now, I've suspected that I need a new battery because it drains quite fast if I listen to the radio with the van off. Is it possible that this is actually an alternator problem and it's not charging the battery all the way when I'm driving? Is there any chance that I can still get the alternator done now that I'm over 60k?
#4513 of 4589 Accident Depreciation
Apr 16, 2007 (5:35 pm)
Got t-boned in my '05 Sedona with 35k last week. No injuries to myself or my wife but estimated damage to van is $4800. Right rear quarter panel and sliding door are being replaced. It was drivable but pulling pretty good to the left so some obvious alignment damage.
Any ideas on how much this will effect the value at trade in time?
#4514 of 4589 Re: 02 Sedona [smulvey] Trans- fluid
Apr 25, 2007 (12:26 pm)
I have been searching for the transaxle drain bolt on my 2004 Sedona. Can you help me find it???
Appreciate any advice
#4515 of 4589 Re: 02 Sedona [smulvey] Trans- fluid [chrisbatto]
Apr 25, 2007 (7:10 pm)
You'll find the Trans drain plug on the drivers side of the oil pan IMMEDIATELY over the frame!! You only have about 1 1/2 inch clearance and it is a mess unless you fabricate some sort of deflector to send the Trans Fluid to either side of the frame!!
A note of interest - according to Daytona Kia, when they drain the pan, it only takes about 2 qts to refill it. According to them, that is all that is required by Kia to keep your warranty current. I thought that all the fluid hade to be replaced, at least 8 qts. or more. Not so!
#4516 of 4589 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Stalling Problem [bigboyball]
Jun 06, 2007 (4:17 pm)
I know you posted this last year, which incidentily was when I started having the same problem with my 2002 Sedona EX. Multiple trips to the dealer. They said it was because I needed a transmission service. So I paid for that and it did not help. Then they replaced the transmission and called me to pick it up. I get out of the parking lot and it is jerking (hiccuping) again. Never stalls but acts like it is going to. Next trip in I am told that I need a new fuel filter, a fuel injector cleaning. I called my father (ASE Certified Master Mech) and he said it couldn't be fuel filter or injectors if I could do 80 without a problem which I have no problem doing. So I declined and gave up. I did get my fuel injectors cleaned at another place and it did not help (except for my mpg). After 4 months & weeks without a car & fighting with Kia I gave up. Figured it wasn't going to leave me stranded. Drove it for a year like that. Jerking, jumping, acting like it was going to stall (rpm dropped to 0).
I took my van in today for the timing belt and complained again. Ironically, the service advisor says they have encountered it since then and have figured out it is the plentium. It was getting to much air into the engine. So I picked it up tonight and so far no jerking, lunging, hiccuping.
I did tell them it would have been nice if they would have called me when they figured it out, since I was on first name basis with the whole garage and basically spent months there.
So I am not crazy afterall.
#4517 of 4589 Recently Purchased 2005 Sedona
Jun 08, 2007 (8:13 am)
I just bought a 2005 Sedona, off lease, with only 15K miles on it. We've historically owned Nissan Quests with good results, but looking at 2-3 year old vehicles, the Sedona typically was rated out better, except for mileage, than the Quest was, so we went ahead.
Within days, we had to have the alternator replaced, which was covered under warranty with no issues. We've noticed 3 other things on the vehicle now and I'm wondering if there are historical issues with:
1) noisy AC compressor, only when idling (it hums), when moving its fine
2) absolutely no radio reception
3) my wife seems to feel as the vehicle slows, the vehicle is harder to steer -- not like a complete loss of power, just harder --- I haven't really noticed it
We're wondering if the alternator could have contributed to problems 1&2 (power issues can do WEIRD things).
Any input would be appreciated. In general, I love the feel of this, and it seems roomier, sturdier, and has more amenities than the Quests did. Just hoping this is more adjustment than the beginning of problems.
#4518 of 4589 Brake Warning Light
Jun 08, 2007 (11:13 am)
I have an 03 Sedona and everytime that I make a right turn the light comes and and the warning beep is activated. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
#4519 of 4589 Re: Brake Warning Light [dubegee]
Jun 11, 2007 (9:03 pm)
yep...your brake fluid is low...put some fluid in and it should stop