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#4551 of 4589 Re: 2005 Kia Sedona Van (Timing belt/gear) [redptc]
Jul 23, 2008 (9:34 am)
Hi, I saw your comment about the rear heater lines rusting/rotting. My last estimate for work from the Kia dealer listed this on the recommendation section, that 3 sections (basically the whole rear lines) were rotted. I have a 2002 Sedona, that has 65k miles on it. The dealer said this was NOT covered under warranty. Where did you say the warranty for this was covered and was it based on mileage?? Also FYI for 02 Sedona- I had my 1st alternator replaced at 9500 miles, was covered under warr., then a 2nd at 65k miles for a total of $462. At 58k miles I had the timing belt, + serpentine belts replaced, they said they were badly cracked, for $585. I live in NH and the dealers here keep busy on these vans. Very expensive for maintenance/repairs.
#4552 of 4589 Re: 2005 Kia Sedona Van (Timing belt/gear) [trimo620]
Jul 23, 2008 (10:03 am)
It was covered under the 5 year ,60000 mile warranty. Great dealer in Columbus,OHIO------(which will be ending in a couple of months)
Dec 17, 2008 (10:07 pm)
Where is the evap canister located?
#4554 of 4589 Re: The Great Experiment [integradriver]
Jan 10, 2009 (7:03 pm)
Six years, 120K miles and it ends here today. Interior is trashed, fittings weren't as durable as in other cars we've had. A growing list of maintenance concerns had us looking, as we weren't interested in sinking money into the Kia after 100K miles. Two sets of tires beyond the OEM, two windshields (one rock, one dealer damaged), one power steering pump. Timing belt was done around 60K mi, didn't want to go there again as 120 rolled around. Wheel bearings and front brakes were in need of work, only one forward power point was still operational. Not sure what happened to the sunroof, kids killed the CD player.
Can't say the vehicle owed us anything, still got $1000 for it as a trade in, sure I could have done better in private sale but who needs the headache? Van made it down to Florida twice, Ohio four times, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia more times than I can count. We made a do it yourself move in 2006 and the van with all of it's seats stripped out was a big help, especially during the speed run when I moved my 55 gallon aquarium.
Van took plenty of body scuffing hits, parking lot type stuff but no major collisions. Can't say that there were any major mechanical issues besides the power steering pump (failure on the part of Wal Mart techs to put the oil drain plug in right is hardly Kia's fault.)
Kia still has the strongest warranty out there, but the price difference between their vehicles and the comparable Hondas and Toyotas is gone. I saved at least $10K between a Sedona and an Odyssey in 2003, the difference now between a Berego and a Pilot was less than $2000.
In general, we were satisfied with the Kia, it provided good basic transportation and was a great value. Of all the cars we've owned, it lasted the longest in mileage but it wasn't aging well. Although we went with a Honda Pilot as a replacement, we would consider Kia for our future vehicle needs.
#4555 of 4589 Re: Maintenance requirements?? [bluedevils]
Apr 09, 2009 (2:29 pm)
I am curious as to where you got such a deal on the timing belt, tune-up (spark plugs), fuel injector service, trans flush, and serpentine belt done for $680 plus tax. The timing belt was $345 of that.
I have shopped around a lot and can't even come close to that kind of pricing. I do live in Canada on Vancouver Island and it may be worth my while to take a trip to Seattle if I can get that kind of comparable deal.
#4556 of 4589 Re: Maintenance requirements?? [moneyguy]
May 05, 2009 (7:23 pm)
That was a Kia dealer in Michigan, no special arrangements. But that also was 2-3 years ago.
Jul 04, 2009 (5:39 pm)
Ok, so here it goes.....
We have a 2005 Kia Sedona LX, all silver, no options. We bought it used in 2006 for $9k with only 26k miles on it. The van is ok, but definitely not the best. Over the 3 years of ownership, we have had to have the rear trunk handle replaced (under warranty) and had an issue with the power steering (a pipe to the power steering busted and spray power steering fluid everywhere), That was also covered under the extended warranty that we have, and we paid only $128 to have the pipe replaced and the power steering fluid replaced. Our MPG is roughly 14-18, and we expected a little more out if it. The van is underpowered for the weight of the van, as we have to have the RPM pretty high up to get onto expressway ramps. We have had a mysterious crack in the windshield that occurred overnight, that the dealership claimed was from a stone hitting it, but I do not think it was from a stone as the crack would not have suddenly occurred overnight and the crack is right at the passengers side windshield wiper. We are on our 3rd set of front tires, and 2nd set of front breaks, which is not bad, since we are on the 65k mile mark now. I do think that 3 sets of front tires is a bit much though. Our rear tires have never been replaced and have flat spots on them due to not being rotated, but we have winter tires on the front, and need them to stay up there. The van has a wierd knock in the front end when it starts up and the engine is cold, it sounds like a engine mount is loose, it may be an exhaust hanger too, as the sound followed to the rear driver's side, but I have no clue where the exhaust is located on this vehicle. We had a 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport before the Sedona, and our Trans Sport is dearly missed, but with a blown engine, we decided to get a newer van. We have 6 in our family, so we need all seats at all times, so grocery shopping is a little rough for us at the moment. We are looking into getting a luggage carrier for the top of the van. We want to get a railer hitch and a little trailer, but the wife says that she doesn't want me to do that, since turning on the van is really wide. Rear brakes make a wierd noise when coming to a stop or stopping at low speeds (its a humming noise and vibrates). They have made this noise since ownership and the pads on the back are still good. The plastic in this van seems to be very very cheap, as it marks up very easily. We have had the battery die on us 4 times, luckily not out anywhere, just at home in the driveway. The trunk needs to be slammed to be closed, which has me wondering why Kia did not use better materials on the trunk assembly. We are talking about trading our Kia in to get another van (something a little bigger and better quality) but the income situation is bad at the moment (not going into that story). We also have an issue with the paint coming off of the wheel covers, and do not know why it is doing it. Van is also starting to rust UNDER the paint right behind the grill on the hood. Makes us wonder how long until we need to go get a paint job done to this van. I do think Kia has become better quality wise ( look at the new kia soul, the forte, and the new optima) they are decent quality. I test drove a Borrego last year, and I could not believe the difference from the Sedona to the Borrego quality wise on the interior. It was like comparing a Lexus to a Saturn!!! Again, it is a ok minivan for the price, but it is not the van we thought it was going to be.
#4558 of 4589 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Stalling Problem [jmlinvb]
Jul 21, 2009 (3:00 pm)
I am having the same problem with no help from anybody. I was wondering if you new exactly what they did or if not do you have a contact name and number for the service tech that fixed your problem and I will call them myself.
#4559 of 4589 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Stalling Problem [kia02]
Jul 21, 2009 (6:27 pm)
Kia02 - I have had a similar problem with our 02 Sedona with hesistation but it would never stall and cut off. It seemed to be worse during VA winters which aren't very cold, but helped by installing new plugs, wires, fuel filter, and air filter. Also there is a TSB of KT2005022369 that I had the dealer apply to the computer and haven't have any problems since the tune up and computer re-program for ECM. The subject is Sedona ECM reprogramming (Engine -005) which applies for EN500-poor engine power/acceleration; EN2000- Idle irregularity; EN4000-Engine stalls.
Some Sedona vans built prior to 11/19/01 may exhibit a hesitation on cold drive-away. Check the sticker in the door jam on the driver side to find the build date. Information can be found at www.kiatechinfo.com
#4560 of 4589 2004 Sedona AC noise
Jul 21, 2009 (7:03 pm)
I have 04 Sedona that has been producing a noise when the AC is running. It ranges from a moan/groan to motorcycle racing up from behind me. The noise seems to have been more persistent in recent days, now that the temps are up and we've been using the AC more often. I've seen other posts saying it is the air compressor expansion valve or a bracket that holds the compressor that is causing vibration. As my Sedona has 69,000 miles on it, the warranty has expired. So I need to know if this noise is an annoyance or a precursor to the AC unit failing. Simple solution is to turn off the AC and the noise goes away. But as we are planning a trip through central California, turning the AC off won't be much of an option. Any thought?