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#963 of 999 Re: sedona is a lemon [nomoresedona]
Oct 13, 2008 (6:45 pm)
Usually states have a lemon law that would have required the Kia Company to give you a totally new vehicle for these problems. In SC they enforce this.
My 2006 Kia has had wind noise problems since we purchased it in June 2006. The Kia dealer in Columbia consistently denies the problem by saying, "All of these vans do that. It is the nature of the beast."
The dealership here is terrible. My husband and I took it to a dealer 70 miles away. The first day they had it they really went to work on all of the problems we have had since we got the van. Come to find out that "the nature of the beast" is wrong. They do not have an actual recall, but a Technical Data something that details what is needed to stop it.
It is truly frustrating to have to drive 150 miles roundtrip to get a decent dealer. It is in a smaller town and they actually care! I pray the other things will be done as well, including problems with the driver's side AC getting hot just at certain times.
Oct 14, 2008 (4:23 am)
What is it that you're refering to when you said .............."They do not have an actual recall, but a Technical Data something that details what is needed to stop it."..........Stop what? Thanks Bill
#965 of 999 Reply to CapcoralBill
Oct 14, 2008 (8:03 am)
The problem with the sliding door had not been addressed by the Kia dealer in Columbia, SC. When we took the Kia 70 miles away to another dealer they called me later and said there was something from Kia that there were problems with, probably, the modulators in the door to keep it from closing and causing it to make the wind noises because it did not close properly.
The dealer in Columbia just does not care at all. I honestly believe they want it to go out of warranty so they can charge an arm and leg to fix it.
ALSO, their price to fix something small (one of the back sensor covers) was more than 3 hours labor when the other 3 dealers I called said an hour to l l/2 hours at the MOST.
Be vigilent. Call dealers in other areas than you live in and talk to their service manager if you can't get satisfaction. It is definitely worth it to us to take the car 70 miles to get it truly serviced rather than the aggravation with the dealership in Columbia.
#966 of 999 Used 06 Kia Sedona Cold Problems - Doors Stuck
Dec 17, 2008 (6:02 am)
Looks like they didn't test the Sedona to well in the cold. When it got below freezing (32 degrees F) the dash clock stopped working. Also the power sliding doors stop working. They may open once but then they freeze shut. I think when they open some water must get in somewhere important and it freezes on a 3 minute drive.
I turn the power door off so I can open them manually and I literally have to throw my entire 205 lb weight behind the doors to get them to slide open.
Nice engineering. Not...
#967 of 999 Re: Used 06 Kia Sedona Cold Problems - Doors Stuck [cokekiller1]
Dec 17, 2008 (8:04 am)
I live in NE and have the Sedona 06 ex with the sliding doors too. Yes, in very cold weather or wet weather the sliding doors are prone to freeze shut until the car is warmed. Part of it is when the sliding door tracks on the outside of the car at the top and bottom freeze and retain ice, and water and moisture does get into the door jams and it won't allow the doors to open. I also have a problem with icing and snow with the back automatic lift gate that if there is ice at the top of the car where the joint seperates when opened, it either will not open or will grind trying to get past the ice. I take 2 kids to school early morning and let the car warm up and have found that after the car has warmed it has thawed the doors and they open. It can be a pain.
#968 of 999 2009 or future Sedona?
Jan 05, 2009 (11:14 am)
I read where the 2009 Kia Sedona will have a navigation option... but do not see this for the Entourage? Is this true?
Also, does anyone know if Kia (or Hyundai) will be updating their minivans in the future (interior, exterior, etc.). Would definitely like them to move from the greenish middle dash lights to the blue like in the other Hyundai's
#969 of 999 Re: 2009 or future Sedona? [dcibrando]
Jan 05, 2009 (8:12 pm)
I have no clue about the lights...I would be thankful if they could just train the mechanics at the dealerships to fix the ones they have already sold! Many of us have not had much luck with that.
Also, Consumer Reports new issue rates the Kia Sedona is one of the least ones they would recommend. Too many owner complaints. Not about the engine, but about all of the other things, air conditioner, wind noises, on and on.
I would NEVER BUY another one unless they could show improvement in the service. Good luck on the lights.
#970 of 999 Tires for 2006+ Sedona
Jan 27, 2009 (2:11 pm)
Is this forum the most active one for the 2nd generation (2006+) Sedonas? I haven't visited in a while and am surprised at the lack of activity.
Our 2006 Sedona EX's OEM tires, Michelin LX4, are shot. They lasted 33k miles and are getting reasonably close to the wear bar indicators. It's time for new tires. The 235-60-17 size is a fairly pricey tire. The OEM Michelins are $147 at tirerack - yikes! Never considered those since the treadwear was pretty poor and they carry no mileage warranty.
Bought a set of 4 Kumho 798 tires. H speed rated, 400 treadwear and A traction and A temp ratings. Decent specs. Found some reviews on tirerack, though it's tough to know how much stock to put into reviews of tires that are a totally different size. E.g. some 2002-2005 Sedonas had this tire model as original equipment, but that's a 205-70-15 tire so I don't know how similar the user experience will be.
$66 each + shipping from tirerack, these tires were half the price of most other tires of the same size. Treadwear does not seem to be their strong suit, but if I get 30k from them, I will be a fairly happy camper.
#971 of 999 Re: 2009 or future Sedona? [byyall]
Jan 27, 2009 (2:12 pm)
In my experience, service quality is more related to the particular dealership providing the service than of the vehicle brand.
#972 of 999 Re: 2009 or future Sedona? [bluedevils]
Jan 29, 2009 (6:54 am)
Amen to that brother! I can deal with (too many) minor problems with my 2006 Sedona because my Kia dealer's service dept. is up to date and well trained.
We like our Sedona and we are lucky to get good service from the dealer.