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#1364 of 1373 2006 Kia Sedona EX mystery problem
Oct 14, 2006 (5:26 am)
I purchased my Kia minivan in March 06 and have not had any problems with it until recently. around the 9,200 mile mark on my way to work I felt a ripple going about 45 then a few seconds later the check engine light flashed off and on and my I experienced a great loss of power. I took the van to Kia Mall of Georgia and they said the problem was multiple misfire and the #4 coil was bad. I got the van back and have had the same problem happen between 200 - 300 miles three more times. The second time all spark plugs were changed. the third time the ECU (computer) was changed, and the fourth time the dealer says that the ECU is reading my antifreeze at 46.7 when the problem occurs. They have no idea how to fix this, they have told me that Kia may have to make a software patch or new software to fix the problem. The dealer has my van to drive because the service manager wants to experience exactly what happens when this mystery occurs. The dealer has had my van for a total of 3 weeks going into the fourth. I am thinking here I don't know what else to do. I anyone has experienced this problem and had it fixed let me know. If you have a van now be advised that my problem did not occur until I had 9,200 miles on it. One other remark, This problem can happen when van is started, stopping, or accelerating.
#1365 of 1373 Re: kia sedona wind howl [navyair]
Oct 14, 2006 (8:41 am)
Thanks for you info. However, I had the problem with the crossbars and solved it myself by just installing them all the way to the front and to the back. The howl I am getting is coming from the driver side a/c vent only on very windy days at highway speed. I suspect a loose hose, valve or something of that sort. No luck with dealership as yet.
#1366 of 1373 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona EX mystery problem [gasedona]
Oct 14, 2006 (10:09 am)
Almost 4 weeks at the dealer is unacceptable - can you go to another dealer? Also, maybe you should give Kia themselves a call, and report the problem to them.
I suggest that you research the Lemon law in your state.
#1367 of 1373 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona EX mystery problem [gasedona]
Oct 14, 2006 (11:09 am)
Generally speaking I think your problem probably qualifies under the Lemon Laws.
Has your dealer provided you with a vehicle to drive while he has yours?
#1368 of 1373 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona EX mystery problem [thehothit]
Oct 15, 2006 (7:57 am)
I have tried other dealerships with no success. Kia corporate is well aware of the problem. I think all this extra driving is a stalling tactic so Kia can have more time to fix the problem
#1369 of 1373 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona EX mystery problem [tturedraider]
Oct 15, 2006 (8:01 am)
I have had a rental that Kia is paying for on the three of four occasions, they always claim the loaners are all out. This is the last shot for Kia, I will act on the lemon law.
#1370 of 1373 Re: Disappointed with service [nothappy11]
Oct 17, 2006 (11:46 am)
I just wanted to let anyone having a problem with a kia (or any car) less than 2 years old and I think under 24K miles....if you've been in the shop for the same problem 3 times you are eligible for the lemon law. I had a 2004 Kia Sedona that was constantly in the shop for electrical problems. Interior lights never worked..amoung other problems. Long story short I filed lemon law and got a new car. They gave me my full sticker price toward another Sedona. I had to pay difference btw. sticker price of old and the new. $6K. I got a 2006 sedona. Already starting out to look like a lemon again. I went to complete the buyback tranaction for the lemon and the new car had a check engine light on. We didn't complete the sale that day. They said something was just unplugged. I go to buy it 2 days later and it has to be jumped. The dealer says it was because we were playing with all the electric doors. The only reason I followed through with taking this car home was it was the only one in this color left (grey) and I couldn't get my cash.had to buy another kia. No choice. Anyway, then at 700 miles the car won't start. Tow it in. Apparently they sold me a car with a recall which probably drained and killed the battery. Replaced battery, did 2 open recalls (one involved brake light staying on the other had someething to do with rear hatch). Hopefully it's fixed now. If I had a choice I wouldn't buy kia again. Nice car for the money, but too many issues all the time. Also the paint job sucks. It picks up scratches with a light brush to the paint. Anyone else think the paint sucks? Anyway, if you are in 3 times for the same issue, file a lemon law. Maybe this is the only way to teach them to fix their service departments (half the time they claim they can't duplicate--if they try this bring it every day into the shop and get paperwork. Bring someone to drive it with you. Make sure they put it in writing when they hear it or you are not covered.) Enough lemon laws and they'll hopefully make a better car.
#1371 of 1373 Re: Disappointed with service [rachluvjun]
Oct 18, 2006 (2:55 am)
didn't you have the option of walking completely away from KIA? i would have because of the dealership service incompetence alone, even if i liked their products.
#1372 of 1373 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona EX mystery problem [gasedona]
Oct 18, 2006 (4:42 am)
Gasedona - Kia posted a Technical Service Bulletin (KT2006092601) on 9/29/2006 regarding:
P0441 - Evap. Emission System Incorrect Purge Flow
P0128 - Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temp. below Thermostat Regulating Temp.)
This may be related to your Sedona's problem.
Oct 23, 2006 (1:18 am)
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