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#946 of 997 Still No help With Wind Noise and other problems
Feb 18, 2008 (9:19 am)
Took my 2006 Sedona back to the dealer last weel. As usual, NONE of the problems were fixed. The dealership always says the same thing on every problem, "We can't duplicate the problem" I thought in this day and age of computer science they could hook the vehicle up and find out anything that is wrong. Apparently, I was wrong.
The air noise on the right side of the van somewhere along the post between the front and back seats continues and actually seemed worse after I took it in. It only could be heard on the right front seat side, but now I can hear it when I drive!
Lordy, Lordy. I know I will never buy another one.
Mechanically it runs good and gets great gas mileage for such a heavy van. There are so many extras I still don't know about all of them. I have to get the book out and find out what some of the little icons on the dashboard are.
I know this is more a dealership problem than it is the vans fault.
At least this past time I got a NICE service advisor who wanted to help; HOWEVER, he has no control over the mechanics, etc.
There is NO WAY I will ever buy another one NOR will I recommend a KIA to anyone.
#947 of 997 Re: Still No help With Wind Noise and other problems [byyall]
Feb 18, 2008 (12:08 pm)
sounds like you went to the same dealer I've been going to in Fort Myers Fl. they seem to have the excuses down pat--vibration in front wheels that starts at 70 mph-(we can't duplicate your problem, we are not allowed to drive that fast.) wind noise, not bad at local traffic speeds,but deafening at expressway speeds--( we can't duplicate your problem- we are not allowed to drive that fast) Did get a new one last time in-( the wind noise is probably being caused by the window visors you have on the van) before he made that statement he should have looked at the visors and saw the kia name on them. talk about putting your foot in your mouth! the concept that I had the noise before the visors were available never occured to him. I'm with you--I'm sure this will be my last KIA, the van is a great vehicle, as was the SORENTO we had before it but the incompetance I have run into at the dealership cancels out the efforts that KIA has put into it
#948 of 997 Re: I hope [byyall]
Feb 19, 2008 (9:56 pm)
What problems are you having in your 06? I have one as well and may be able to help.
#949 of 997 Re: I hope [lavrishevo]
Feb 20, 2008 (3:39 pm)
I really have only two problems with my 06 that bother me to any degree and those are the wind noise coming from the area of the right hand center pillar and the vibration seemingly coming from the front wheels. the wind noise only becomes really bad when you get to highway speeds,but the dealer appears reluctant to put a couple of techs in the van and have them drive out on the highway to islolate the noise. one person in the vehicle could not locate the problem by himself, and unless he got out on the highway he wouldn't hear it. the problem with the front end vibration is most likely( in my opinion as an ex-mechanic) either a tire running out of round at higher speeds or a hydraulic pulse in the power steering system. trouble is that it don't start acting up until you get over 70 mph-seeming to peak out about 77/78 mph. the vibration increases when you back off the throttle and is more pronounced than when accelerating. all the dealer wants to do is balance the wheels-I guess that is supposed to cure everything.of course the other solution is not to go over 70. It's very rare that a person can drive on I-75 and stay at 70 or below without feeling like somebody is going to run over you-I'd rather drive a couple of mph faster and flow with the traffic. I keep hoping somebody up the line in the KIA world would start reading the posts on this site and rattle the dealers a bit , or maybe to loosen the purse strings and let the dealers find solutions. Like a lot of others, I think the Sedonna is a great vehicle-just a few bugs.
#950 of 997 Re: I hope [bugandbj]
Feb 20, 2008 (3:52 pm)
I had the same problem with wind noise.. I took to dealer and there was a bad seal where the wires come in.. it is a heated windshield.. It would also vibrate everything... Problem fixed..
#951 of 997 Re: I hope [bugandbj]
Feb 20, 2008 (4:54 pm)
Yes, my 2006 sedona had a vibration problem and after KIA did all the tests and replaced all the rims and tires, the problem was still there and it started the brake
pedal vibration too! They ended up replaceing the front rotors and turning down the back rotors -all vibration problems went away. I like the van but it seems like they all have too many problems and service needs help. You better live close to a KIA dealer if you buy one because you will be wasting a lot of time getting your KIA serviced.
#952 of 997 Water in Cargo Area
Jun 23, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I bought my 2006 Kia Sedona right before I went overseas to Iraq so that my wife would have anew vehicle to work with and not have to worry about anything. Twice she has found water in the cargo area and thought maybe something was wet in the area and left there. I have now found the same twice but nothing was left there this time. Anyone have this problem on their Kia Sedona? I took it to the dealership and they said they ran some tests and could not find any leaks. Thanks.
Jun 24, 2008 (7:23 am)
Sorry guys (gals) for the problems that you are having with your Sedona. Unfortunately first year models are the ones with the most "bugs" to be worked out.
As far as the rain in the trunk, obviously check all the seals around the rear gate.
For the wind noise, if you have cross bars on the roof rack, trying moving them or taking them off. Some have reported this eliminated the wind noise on their van. I did read somewhere about the window motors being so powerful as to almost create a gap in the seal when in the fully up position. I do not know if this is true.
If you develop a kind of rattle from the rear of the car most likely it is from rear door lock that just needs to be sprayed thoroughly with a silicon lubricant. Use the little red tube and spray inside the lock on both sides.
The vibration is something I have not had on my 06 which is a very early model, built in January. I don't know what to tell you about this, maybe rims out of round, could be tires as well, or the rotors. I will suggest not going with the Kia brake pads when you do need them. Not only are they inferior in quality but horribly overpriced. Go with a quality aftermarket ceramic / organic pad like Posi Quiet or something similar.
Hope some of this helps. The way dealerships are acting these days seem to be across the board. Some thing of the Sienna and Odyssey forums. No more customer services these days.
#954 of 997 Re: The 2006 Sedona [lavrishevo]
Jun 24, 2008 (7:56 am)
I had the two wind noise on my 06 Sedona. The wind noise coming from the door is due to the cross bars. Do NOT install them per installation instructions--instead move the front bar all the way to the front and the rear bar all the way to the rear. This solves that problem--no need to take them off as the dealership probably recommended. The other wind noise I had appeared to come from the AC vents whenever the wind was strong. Turns out this was due to the windshield not sealed correctly. After these corrections, all was nice and quiet.
#955 of 997 Re: The 2006 Sedona [lavrishevo]
Jul 06, 2008 (11:58 am)
Our 06 Sedona had a terrible wind noise also. This one appeared during strong side winds when traveling at freeway speeds. In trips across the midwest the banshee wailing drowns out both the radio and the cussing by the occupants. I talked with a dealership in Wyoming and they replace the odd "u" shaped front windshield molding with an aftermarket flat one (under warranty) that reportedly solves the problem. Our local dealership (in Oregon) cannot do anything unless you can duplicate the problem. Since this area sees few strong side winds and the maximum speed limit is 60 mph, there is no way to duplicate the problem. We have had excellent results with the local dealership in all other areas but they are stuck with this catch-22.
Recently I purchased a 25 foot length of .125 inch screen splining at the hardware store for a bit over 3 bucks. Last time we experienced the prairie wind wailing I pulled over at a rest area. We cut a 9 foot length of the spline and shoved it into the "u" with the car key. We pulled back onto the freeway under identical wind conditions. The problem was solved! The black spline is not noticeable in the molding. I assume the odd shaped molding has a purpose. Perhaps to channel rainwater? Whatever the case, we have been out in a few wet thunderstorms with no ill effects so far.