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Oct 15, 2006 (5:45 am)
Does the sedona/entourege have power 2nd row windows (do they roll down?) and if so where are the controlls for the second row occupants
#759 of 999 Re: power rear windows [allcarsrcool]
Oct 15, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Yes. They are on the "B" pillar, about halfway up, on the back corner that faces the 2nd row seats.
#760 of 999 2006 replacement for a 2004 lemon
Oct 17, 2006 (11:55 am)
I had the unfortunate experience of a 2004 Sedona lemon. I file a lemon law. Electrical problems amoung others. The 04 was always in the shop. It would take 2 trips to fix any problem you brought it in for. One to diagnose, the next after they'd had the ordered part in. Long story short I filed a lemon law case and won. I got full sticker price toward a 2006. I had to pay 6K difference between sticker prices. Anyway I go to pick up the new van and check engine light is on. I cancel the transaction until that's fixed. They tell me 2 days later it was a plug that was loose. I go back to turn in my lemon and buy the new...and it won't start. Dealer says it was because we were testing out all the power doors on the battery. He jumps it and I take it home. (I wouldnt' have taken this car but it was the only olive grey tan leather left in the tri-state area. After 700 miles the brake light goes on and sticks. Then few days later the car won't even start..again. I have it towed in. Turns out 2 open recalls upon selling me the car. So the new dealer (not the purchasing dealer--he was 2 hours away--the only one with my color) fixes the open recals and replaces battery. He thinks the recall of the brake light problem caused the battery to fail and all problems since the beginning. We'll see. I feel like I am on my way to another lemon. We'll see. I wish I could have taken my money and run but they wouldn't give me the cash. I'll fight harder if this is another lemon for the cash! Anyway I've noticed on my 04 and this 06 the paint seems to be really bad. i had peeling paint on the door handles of the 04 and they replaced them under warranty but the new peeled too. Now my 06 has been lightly touched and it's got scratches in several places. Has anyone else found the paint to be low quality? Do you know any way to protect the paint job better? Is there a cheap fix I can do (maybe get a company to put another top clear coat on it?) to keep scratches from happening so easily? I wish the car was made better because it's really a nice van. A lot of great features. Comfortable, looks nice, etc. I just wish it was reliable and that service new what they were doing.
#761 of 999 Re: 2006 replacement for a 2004 lemon [rachluvjun]
Oct 17, 2006 (2:51 pm)
Are you sure you have a 2006? I had a 2002 and I know the 2002-2005 vans sucked. But I now have a 2006 and it's fantastic!
#762 of 999 Re: 2006 replacement for a 2004 lemon [tuggles1]
Oct 17, 2006 (6:56 pm)
Yes I definitely have the 2006. I had a 2004 lemon. Now I've already had a bad experience with my 06. Like I said I went to buy it and turn in my lemon and it had a check engine light. Then the next time we went to complete the deal it wouldn't start after playing with the automatic doors and tailgate. So they jumped it. It worked great for 700 miles then brake light came on and wouldn't go off. Then car wouldn't start again. Brought it in and they fixed the 2 recalls and tell me maybe that's what was wrong with it initially. I certainly hope so! Nothing like having a brand new car that won't start and has to be towed to the dealer!
#763 of 999 Re: 2006 replacement for a 2004 lemon [rachluvjun]
Oct 18, 2006 (7:02 pm)
Boy, no doubt. I sure hope that things work out for you. I have many things go wrong with cars but never to a new one. Our 06 has about 2500 miles on it with out any problems. I pray it stays that way. Even if it has a great warrenty, I still don't want things going wrong with it.
#764 of 999 Re: 2006 replacement for a 2004 lemon [akolive]
Oct 19, 2006 (3:09 am)
I never ever heard of a paint problem on these new Kia's. The paint is a fairly standard application and is part of the warranty, so it's not lowgrade. 9K miles on our 2006 and utterly perfect. I have friends with Toyota Sienna and they have problems with 2005 and 2006 models, so any car can have an issue if you have some bad luck. Sounds like you've had more than your share!
#765 of 999 Re: 2006 replacement for a 2004 lemon [rachluvjun]
Oct 19, 2006 (3:11 am)
Rach, i too had a 2004 lemon and have a 2006 ex that i purchased at the end of Aug and have almost 3700 miles on. I have a long history with the Kia forum and if you do a search on my name you'll see too what i have been through. I had to work directly with Kia Northeast to get anything done right at the dealer with the 04 and in the process had 5 service managers let go due to poor quality service. Even with the 06 I have already put a complaint in against the dealer and recieved a call from Kia NE in regards to it. I now have a great dealer with a great service dept and hoping things continue well with the 06. I do have the fuel pump issue with the 06 as well as the rear sensor recall on it. However, I love the 06, the redesign and the 500lbs less the 06 weighs compares to the 04 makes a big difference in driving and handling. My gas mileage is on target, 19/20 in the city and 26/28 on the highway. I have not other problems, but I have had the car hand waxed and detailed 3 times already and trying to get enough wax on it to keep it from scratching in the New England Winter.
#766 of 999 waxing
Oct 20, 2006 (9:15 am)
thanks for the messages. I think that is most of the problem...the service techs not knowing how to fix simple problems. Maybe my old one would never have been a lemon if they just could have fixed it correctly.
About the paint..that's a good idea to build up the wax. Did you do it yourself or just do the kind the car wash sprays on? I keep away from the car washes with brushes...but found this great NO touch car wash here by me. I love it. Nothing ever touches your car. It's all a done by really powerful water shooting on to your car and all the soap and wax being shot on. LOL
What kind of wax do you suggest? The old fashioned hand waxing? What brand do you use? I just find the slightest touch buts a slight scratch that shows up as a white line on my dark olive grey color. I'd like to do something to prevent it.