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#4575 of 4589 Kia Sedona Climate Control Problems, etal
Oct 15, 2009 (8:40 am)
I live in upstate NY and I own a 2004 Kia Sedona. Since I have had the car, I have had numerous problems related to the comments contained in this column. The car is currently being repaired for the fifth time this year - this time, it is leaking rear coolant lines being replaced. The problem has existed since it had approx. 50,000 miles on it. I am amazed that Kia Corp. has not recalled the cars to repair these leaking lines, as my mechanic has said they have already made several similar repairs in this area. Prior to this current problem, I experienced loud squealing noises from the engine area on our way to FL. I called the Kia dealers in Daytona and they informed me that they would have to replace the belt and the tension wheel. Since we had no other transportation, we decided to wait until we got back home & have the local garage fix it. We ended up replacing the idle arm and bracket & all belts to the tune of $600. In addition, the car has rusted thru the rocker panel & front hood, which we also had to have repaired at our cost. End point - we put well over $2,000 into this 2004 Kia this year. I sent a letter detailing all of this to our Kia dealer by certified mail, which was returned to me unopened.
Any ideas on how I should proceed????
#4576 of 4589 Re: Kia Sedona Climate Control Problems, etal [windjim20]
Oct 15, 2009 (8:59 am)
I also have a 2004 KIA SEDONA
I have had many problems myself with the A/C it is not cooling the car and any time I took it to get fixed they told me that they couldn't find anything....which I can't remember how many times I have taken my car in for the same problem but they have no clue and of course now my warranty is out....It makes me so mad that I took it somewhere else and they told me they replaced the H-Block whatever that is but that also didn't fix my problem that was $400 later.... My first KIA I had to Lemonlaw because there were so many problems....it is really ridiculous...Maybe try to send a letter to HeadQuarters hopefully they can help you that's who I contacted when I lemonlawed my first KIA Good Luck...!!
#4577 of 4589 Re: Brake Warning Light [sockeye342]
Oct 16, 2009 (8:13 am)
I have the same problem in a 2003 Sedona. The first thing I checked was the brake fluid. It is just more than halfway between min & max. Are you saying that is low?
#4578 of 4589 2204 Kia Sedona warning light/horn
Oct 16, 2009 (11:01 pm)
My warning light is on for the airbag and it doesn't go off. About the same time, the horn quit working. Any connection to the two?
#4579 of 4589 Re: 2204 Kia Sedona warning light/horn [mombee]
Oct 17, 2009 (12:53 pm)
My airbag warning light is on but my horn is working. So I think there is no connection between the two.
#4580 of 4589 Re: 2204 Kia Sedona warning light/horn [mombee]
Oct 17, 2009 (6:28 pm)
The warning light for the airbag and horn not working shouldn't be related but possiable. The warning light for the airbag in earlier models was a bad connector for the seatbelt, mainly the passenger seat. I had to replace the seat belt buckle on the passenger seat of my 02 about 6 months ago.
For the horn check the fuse panel under the hood and see if you have blown fuse. Unless the steering wheel was taken apart, I can think why the connections would be off for the horn connection.
Let us know what you find.
#4581 of 4589 Re: Remote keyless entry [jbauti]
Nov 23, 2009 (10:31 pm)
My 2004 does the same thing. I called Kia and they said on my model ( 2004) that it would not honk when I locked it. Wish it would tho!
#4582 of 4589 Re: 2004 Kia Sedona warning light/horn [marriedmanw]
Nov 23, 2009 (10:34 pm)
I did take the car to Kia and they put it on the computer. Apparently all 3 ( horn, air bag and cruise control) are linked together thru the clock spring. It's working fine now but I sure can't figure why the a/c quit between the time I dropped it off , and picked it up. Wondering if the green lights on the a/c knobs are a fuse? Still blowing hot air tho ( kind of like the repair guy I'm thinking!).
#4583 of 4589 Where to get service?
Nov 24, 2009 (1:02 am)
I just realized Kia has completely moved out of my state. Where and how am I going to get service? I was told that the transmission service is so hairy that only Kia would do it right. I had it done when Kia was still here at about 80,000 miles; when do I need it done again?
#4584 of 4589 Re: Bluedevils - Keyless entry problems [lagavulin]
Jul 17, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Well in 2010 I bought a new car which had great range, and became more frustrated about my pitiful range with my 2002 kia sedona. It has over 150,000 miles on it now. So I searched here and found this, if ANYONE else wants an EASY fix, here it is.
1) Take out the UPPER glove box. Two screws, one on each side, and 2 hidden ones in the center (you have to pry off some fuzzy round plugs). After you get it out, you will see the receiver behind it. It is a plastic box with a pitiful stubby antenna to the right. remove the 2 screws holding it to the chassis. About a foot to the left you will see a round horizontal metal tube screwed to a vertical bracket. All you have to do is take a stranded wire (14 gauge or so) and loosen this screw and wrap one end around it and re-tighten. Run the wire over to the keyless receiver and scrape the rightmost screw hole. Re-install the keyless receiver with the two screws and wrap the other end of the wire below the rightmost screw so that it touches the grounding plate under the screw. Before you re-install your upper glovebox try it! My range went from a pitiful 5-10feet to over 50-60'. If anyone still has the 2002 Sedona this should help.
My dealer back in 2002 was no help when I took it in to him. Maybe you can get rid of this annoyance if you still have your van.