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#470 of 1373 2003 Sedona EX
Aug 23, 2004 (6:06 pm)
It's been almost a year since buying our Sedona and posting to this board. Our Kia has just over 15,000 miles on it. So far, we have seen a few very minor problems that the dealer has fixed under warrenty without complaint. (1) We have heard the moaning/mooing from the AC since we picked up the vehicle from the dealer, but I had already read about it on here so wasn't worried about it. It's not been irritating enough to give up the van for a day to get looked at. (2) after about six weeks, the wiper switch began clicking when you turned the steering wheel and was replaced. (3) Door jam on drivers side sliding door split, was replaced.
Other problems I have experience but have not had checked yet include (a) a vibration/creaking/rattle sound that the van makes almost every time it's started. Seems to eminate from the right side in front of firewall. At first I thought it was the suspension making noise, but when I turned the engine on/off several times, it occurred every time right after the engine fires up. (b) Drivers side window makes a mild clunking sound some times at the top of the travel when rolling up the window. Sounds like the window regulator may be loose.
Having said this, we are love our van and would make the same decision again. I am even considering a Kia Sorento when my 1992 Nissan Pathfinder with 175,000 miles on t needs replacing.
#471 of 1373 check engine light already
Aug 23, 2004 (6:42 pm)
Well I've got 40 miles on my Sedona and the check engine light just came on, and stays on. I have to make an appointment for next week.... sigh.
#472 of 1373 Re: Windshield on 02 Sedona stinks.. [bott07]
Aug 24, 2004 (10:24 am)
Had the same thing happen to our '02 Sedona. Service agent ran a pen down the crack and said a stone had hit the windshield. Wife said she didn't recall taking any hits from rock.
#473 of 1373 Brake and Battery Warning light
Aug 24, 2004 (11:25 am)
We have a '02 Sedona with 63K miles. Just recently the Brake and Battery warning lights came on. The parking brake seems to be releasing correctly because the brake warning light will dim. Check the voltage on the battery and was seeing 11+ volts. This was telling me that the alternator was not charging battery. Next morning, started engine and lights didn't show up and battery was getting 14+ volts. Shut engine off and later re-started and lights were back. Van going to dealer tomorrow. Will report back on solution.
#475 of 1373 Vibration when braking
Sep 04, 2004 (8:20 am)
After the Kia dealer resurfaced the rotors...the van still has a subtle vibration when braking from higher speeds. Has any Sedona owners experienced this?
'04 Sedona EX
Sep 07, 2004 (1:16 am)
Found a disturbing trait about my new Sedona. The paint is REALLY weak!!
Here's what happened.....I'm in my garage working on a ceiling recepticle directly above the Sedona. While fiddling with the plug for the Garage door opener and house alarm system power pack, the plastic recepticle cover fell two feet and landed on the Sedona. chipped down to the primer about 1/3 inch long. I was like.....Holy crap thats weak paint!!!! Touched up then used a clay bar to smooth out and its hardly noticable now.
From this experience I expect significant chips in the frontal area of car from road debris and rocks.
'04 Sedona EX
#477 of 1373 Re: Vibration when braking [craigmri]
Sep 20, 2004 (1:45 pm)
I have an '02 EX with about 49000 mi. I periodically experience slight vibration/shudder when braking - but only when the brake rotors are dirty. I've noticed that I don't have the problem after washing the car and hosing inside and outside the wheels. I've never had this experience with any other car I've owned. It hasn't bothered me enough to waste a day at the dealer's to check it out. By the way, my Kumho's look like they've got at least another 10K miles left on them.
#478 of 1373 Re: Air conditioner trouble [minivanfrank]
Sep 24, 2004 (3:00 pm)
Our Sedona has had major air conditioning problems as well. Since day one it has made awful noises. Kept taking it in and dealership kept saying it is fine. Finally they say OK, a part is on recall we will replace. Part replaced. Still makes noise. Take in and they say nothing is wrong. AC goes out. Take in and they replace AC and compressor. This was 1 month ago. Our AC just went out again last week. I take it in and they tell me that I can't bring it in for 2 weeks!! But the AC does work on and off. So hopefully they can get it right the next time. The dealership is so hard to deal with and very rude.
#479 of 1373 Re: Vibration when braking [68orion68]
Sep 24, 2004 (3:01 pm)
Our brakes do that too. Actually there are times that the van does not stop and skids a little. I have had it looked at and the brakes are fine. So I am not sure what the problem is.