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#927 of 997 sounds like you have a lemon.. I did too
Sep 28, 2007 (3:40 pm)
I have had nothing but problems with 2 kia sedonas as well. My first a 2004 was a lemon and my settlement was forced to trade it for a 2006 (I paid the difference in sticker of 6K). Now I've been to the shop several times and still get an engine noise that they can't duplicate with this one..may turn out as another lemon. I suggest you file a lemon law if you've had that many serious problems. All you have to do is have gone 3 times to the shop for the same issue within a certain amount of time..might be within 2 years..not sure. Call one of the lemon law attorneys to discuss your problems. I personally would NEVER buy another kia. If I hadn't already paid my car off, I'd get rid of this one. I just would lose so much cash. Their service has been terrible in my experience as well..they can never duplicate the problem..convenient.
#928 of 997 Re: 2006 Sedona wind howl (byyall] [byyall] [user777]
Sep 29, 2007 (9:02 am)
Thanks for the info. I am afraid to take it to someone not an authorized dealer or they can cancel my warranty. I am thinking of calling up Kia AGAIN and see if they will allow me, at my own expense, to take it to a body shop and get them to see what the heck is going on.
My air conditioner is still doing it's own thing...getting hotter on the driver's side than on the passenger side and blows warm air when the AC is on. It mainly does it when the dealership is CLOSED. I got it there once before and made them sit in the car and feel it. They said, "Well, you have it on 72 and it is over 90 outside so it won't cool!!! Can you believe they think we are that stupid? Good grief, it cooled on the right side but not the left!!
The standard answer is "Well, we can't duplicate the problem".
As for the wind noise on the right rear, they say, "Well, this is just the nature of the beast." I am really mad about this. The KIA was such a good deal financially, but I totally understand why now. I need to rent an apartment in the service dept so I don't put so many miles on it driving back and forth between them and home.
#929 of 997 2006+ Sedona and 5W30 oil
Oct 08, 2007 (7:14 pm)
Would any harm be done if running 5W30 oil for a single oil change interval instead of the recommended 5W20? What about running 5W30 for the life of the vehicle instead of 5W20?
#930 of 997 Re: 2006+ Sedona and 5W30 oil [bluedevils]
Oct 08, 2007 (8:53 pm)
Check your owners manual,it gives the weights of oil you can use.(factory recommened)
Oct 10, 2007 (5:36 am)
Wind howl on back doors on my Sedona was created by the crossbars on the roof rack. Move the front one all the way forward and the rear one all the way back. This eliminated the door howl on my vehicle. As for the howl coming from the ac on the drivers side this proved to be a windshield that was not properly sealed. This corrected all my howl problems and I am now a happy owner with 25000 miles.
#932 of 997 Re: [rctennis3811]
Nov 11, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Speaking of Kia engines... does anyone know where I can go to find the life expectancy of the 3.5LV6 DOHC 195 hp engine--I'm asking in terms of mileage of course.
#933 of 997 FO 715 SPEED SENSOR CONTROL
Dec 07, 2007 (4:47 am)
I have a 2002 sedona and the trans doesn't want to go pass 3rd gear. Hooked up the diagnostic computer and says FO715 turbine speed sensor control. Where is it located? Other than that, the van has given me good service out here in Germany. Also, I have to order the diag tool because the German dealers say that theirs doesn't read American specs cars. Thanks.
#934 of 997 Problem with sub frame on 2006 Sedona EX
Dec 21, 2007 (7:07 pm)
Wanted to make all 2006 Kia Sedona owners aware of a problem I recently experienced with my van. Problem involved worn subframe bushings and required replacement of the subframe itself. Repair was accomplished under warranty but still leaves plenty of room for concern. Learned from the dealer parts dept that the cost of the subframe is $1974.00. Don't know how many hours of labor were involved, but nonetheless it would drive cost of repair well above $2,000.00
I first notice a problem at approximately 18K miles. Suspension felt like it had weakened but it was nothing I could put my finger on. At approximately 24K miles it sounded like the van was bottoming out, especially during turns. Thought the problem was likely strut related. However, was told when I took it to my dealer that it was a problem with the sub frame bushings and they'd have to order and replace the entire subframe. Was told that mine was the second 2006 that the dealer had to replacer the subframe on. Mine had 27,113 miles on it when the subframe was replaced.
I've written Kia to report the problem and express concern that this is a repair that potentially could have to be made several times unless they've began using more durable bushings. Also ask for assurance that they'd cover the problem if it occurs again - even outside the warranty.
Will update my post when I hear back from Kia.
Love my van - this is the first problem I've had, but it's a potential biggie
#935 of 997 Re: Problem with sub frame on 2006 Sedona EX [kiaray]
Dec 21, 2007 (11:43 pm)
I also have a 2006 Sedona, but have had some other problems with it. The dealer is NO HELP in Columbia, SC. The back passenger side door is very noisy when driving on highway. They say it is "the nature of the beast" and all of them do it. Tell me if yours does it also. The left side is fine. Thanks. Carolyn
#936 of 997 Re: Problem with sub frame on 2006 Sedona EX [byyall]
Dec 22, 2007 (3:38 am)
My 2007 Entourage is not noisey, can you describe the noise, is it wind, or a rattle?