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#877 of 999 Reconsidering Sedona. Can I Pick One With Linear Acceleration?
Mar 05, 2007 (7:28 am)
Two weeks ago I posted a message describing my test drive with 2006/2007 Kia Sedona. Both my wife and I felt that the Kia Sedona's non-linear gas pedal/engine response makes Sedona uncontrollable. Thus we did not want to consider Sedona.
Thanks to all the experts and experienced Kia drivers on this forum, I knew more about the throttle mechanism on Sedona. Now for non-technical reasons, I want to reconsider Sedona, or even include Dodge Grand Caravan (shudder!).
My question is, is this throttle response difference from car to car? Is it possible for me to pick up a Sedona that has linear throttle response? Is that mechanism adjustable by dealer?
#878 of 999 Re: Reconsidering Sedona. Can I Pick One With Linear Acceleration? [dongliu]
Mar 05, 2007 (1:28 pm)
I was use to driving a truck with little power and now with the van it has pedel responce,but I'm use to it now.
#879 of 999 Re: Reconsidering Sedona. Can I Pick One With Linear Acceleration? [dongliu]
Mar 06, 2007 (6:37 am)
My 2006 Sedona LX is very responsive, no lag or jerks.
The Vans "Computer" controls everything and so maybe the one you drove needed a software fix.
I had an 05 Subaru that is drive by wire and I never got used to it because it would sometimes hesitate or jerk the car, very "non-linear", and the dealer couldn't fix it.
Now I have the Sedona and so far, it works great.
#880 of 999 Re: 3.8 engine noises [redptc]
Mar 12, 2007 (9:12 am)
I just want to thank you so much for posting. We just purchased a used 06 Kia Sedona and found this noise the day after purchase. As a note, the rattle we heard only lasted a few seconds. We had a trusted mechanic tell us it was a timing issue. Brought it to the dealer who did not (read - would not) find anything. I searched the issue on the web and found your posting. After mentioning and sending a copy of your post to them, Lo and behold they found a "Pit Stop" which I'm told is somewhat like a TSB but "not quite". The Pit Stop stated that the tensioners (sp?) had to be replaced in 2006 Kia Sedonas manufactured before a certain date (sorry don't know the date). Thank you SO much for posting! I don't think they would have taken this woman serious if I hadn't have found your post. By the way, they had to order the parts so it has not yet been fixed.
#881 of 999 2006 Kia Sedona Problems
Mar 26, 2007 (6:56 pm)
Has anyone out there had a problem with their 2006 Sedona stopping dead as if the transmission shifter was placed in neutral? The dealer said the error code is "Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio". They apparently can't fix anything as they can't interpret the code meaning. Since I stalled on a freeway interchange ramp with my family, including an infant, I'm not to happy about this. Also have a problem with the sliding door on the driver's side not closing all the way. Been in 5 times and still have a problem. Supposedly did 3 factory fixes. Optical sensor, spacer washers and some kind of door gasket pins. Any solutions you may know about will help. Dealer will gladly do a buy back at a 6 grand loss to me. Went through the CA Lemon Law in 1986 with a Ford and am really suspicious with that solution.
#882 of 999 Re: Love the 2006 Sedona, but... [thehothit]
Mar 26, 2007 (9:38 pm)
What, if I may ask, is the power sliding door problem? Is it on the drivers side? Has it been fixed. I have had my 06 Sedona for a year and in the shop 5 times because the driver's side sliding door closes to within a foot or so and reopens. Won't do it all the time though. Dealer says problem with the pins (??) in the door gasket. Still does it. Please let me know if they fixed it and I'll pass the info on to my service rep. Could you please include your dealership.
Apr 07, 2007 (6:47 am)
Where in the heck do you plug in the T connecter???
#885 of 999 Re: trailer wiring [fishbreath]
Apr 07, 2007 (10:19 am)
I bought a tailite wireing kit on ebay and it has a complex wire harness that plugs in behind each taillite, and then crossovers to the center of the rear bumper. Drawtite model 18410-037 and it cost about $50.00.