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Jun 24, 2008 (6:23 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 999 Re: The 2006 Sedona [lavrishevo]
Jun 24, 2008 (6:56 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 999 Re: The 2006 Sedona [lavrishevo]
Jul 06, 2008 (10:58 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.
#956 of 999 Re: sedona is a lemon [bdr3297]
Jul 11, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Hi BDR..I sympathize with you...not much you can do with the lemon as long as Kia is taking care of it in arbitration. I had the Kia offices on the phone at least once a week to make sure i didn't dish out money on a car under warranty! if you look way back at my history on here, you'll see I had an 04 that was nothing but problems! I was fed up the day i drove 100 miles for an appt and had to have the car jumped when it wouldn't start! I knew then it was a drained battery due to a known alternator problem with the car! I had every piece of electrical changed in that van including 4 weeks in a rental while they sent my spedometer to NY for replacement! That day i drove straight back to the dealer i bought it from. I proceeded to look at the 06 Sedona and even though i owed some on the 04 bought the 06 while i waited 2 hrs for the service dept to tell me all i had was a dead batter! I told them to keep the car, i had just bought a new one! I love my 06 and have had no problems other then the fuel pump recall that i knew about when i bought it! I will be buying again in 09 a Sedona if they upgrade thier features more.
#957 of 999 Charges for ADJUSTMENT on Warrantied 06 Van?
Jul 12, 2008 (9:02 pm)
I took my 2006 Sedona in for an oil change and to have the automatic rear door checked for making a sound like metal against metal. Imagine my surpise when I was charged $40.00 for the ADJUSTMENT to the rear door. They said ADJUSTMENTS WERE NOT covered under the warranty. Is there something I missed in the warranty book? As far as I can tell, this should not have happened at a little over 20K miles. Has anyone else had this problem? Have you had to pay for an adjustment to a part that should have been working longer than this?
I sometimes feel with the KIA dealership in Columbia, SC that I have gone through some type of time warp or something.
#958 of 999 Re: Charges for ADJUSTMENT on Warrantied 06 Van? [byyall]
Jul 13, 2008 (5:52 am)
I believe the warranty adjustments are good for only the 1st 12 months after buying it new. Had the same problem at Hyundai,after they tightened a wire on the starter of my granddaughters 2 year old Santa Fe and charged her $86.00 for the work. Only to have the starter go bad a week later. talked to the general manager about it and got her money back. (They put a new starter in under warranty) Good luck on future adjustments.
#960 of 999 Re: 12 month warranty? [capecoralbill]
Jul 13, 2008 (10:03 am)
#961 of 999 mechcanical lumbar rest 2006 sedonda
Oct 06, 2008 (6:58 pm)
have had this fixed 3 times, last time lasted 1 day. Have been told simply snaps back into place, all parts seem to fit find.
anyone have any ideas
#962 of 999 Re: sedona is a lemon [likelleh]
Oct 11, 2008 (4:20 am)
I sympathize. Our 2007 EX (bought new July 2007) has needed: a new dvd after week two, new fuse panel (no wipers during rain storm and no horn), leaking sunroof, and power sliding doors that decide if and when they work. All of this within 4 months of buying. Original dealer was terrible with customer service. Next dealer a little better but still cannot diagnose what is wrong with the doors. The warranty is nice but who wants to use it monthly! A stripped model may be better but I am staying away from Kia after this one.