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#969 of 997 Re: 2009 or future Sedona? [dcibrando]
Jan 05, 2009 (9:12 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 997 Tires for 2006+ Sedona
Jan 27, 2009 (3:11 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 997 Re: 2009 or future Sedona? [byyall]
Jan 27, 2009 (3:12 pm)
In my experience, service quality is more related to the particular dealership providing the service than of the vehicle brand.
#972 of 997 Re: 2009 or future Sedona? [bluedevils]
Jan 29, 2009 (7:54 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.
#973 of 997 Finally! Good Service
Feb 01, 2009 (10:40 pm)
I can now join the few of you who report good service from a Kia dealer! I had to drive over 200 miles round trip, BUT almost every quirk in the 2006 Kia Sedona was addressed. The only problem that remains is the wind noise from the right passenger sliding door. I honestly believe this is something that goes back to when the parts for the 2006 model were in the tool and die mode. Maybe it wasn't exact on the door.
The dealer at Kia of Florence, SC has gone way beyond the extra mile. They had Kia of America call me to see if there was anything they could do. It has taken us 2 1/2 years, but finally it is working right! Hallajeula!!
I hope I am not speaking too soon about it working good!
Galeana Kia in Columbia, SC is awful. Don't ever think you will take a car there and get service...you'll be sadly disappointed.
#974 of 997 Re: Water in Cargo Area [ronnakamoto]
Oct 22, 2009 (1:25 pm)
Okay, We've got the water in the cargo area problem too same year. How do you fix it?
#975 of 997 Re: Water in Cargo Area [mandrade]
Dec 10, 2009 (11:43 am)
Fixed ours with a tube of clear silicone sealant-- went along the edges of the roof rack and the rubber grommet fittings where wiring goes into rear hatch.
All dry again.
#976 of 997 2010 Consumer Reports Rates the Kia Sedonas
Dec 10, 2009 (10:46 pm)
We are at the bottom of the barrel, folks! I guess when we were surveyed we told the truth about the problems we are having with the vans. If the service departments were what they are supposed to be, these problems would be fixed. They are advising AGAINST our vans and they are listed in the "CARS NOT TO BUY" area. I know this will KILL our trade-in or sales value.
I get great gas mileage on the road and in town with mine. Inside is wonderful and comfortable. Extras are good. Power ASSISTED steering is awful. Heating and AC system not good. Many other complaints, BUT I will keep it. I actually look at the paper each day to see what used ones sell for; however, there are not any for sale listed! Maybe someone just kills them to get them out of their misery!
If you don't subscribe to Consumer Reports, go buy the 2010 book for everything they have tested and done surveys on. It is truly surprising, not only on Autos, but appliances, etc.
#977 of 997 How to add REAR fog light on 2007
Dec 27, 2009 (3:59 pm)
I have 2007 Kia Sedona LX without any foglights. I moved to Europe and took it with me and now I need to add rear fog light (this is required in E.U.). Is the car pre-wired for it? Is it something a dealer has to do or can I do it myself?
#978 of 997 Re: How to add REAR fog light on 2007 [jirka]
Dec 27, 2009 (10:26 pm)
I don't know how telephones work in EU, but there is a 1-800 number for KIA in our manuals that come with the Kia's. If you call them they would be sure to know and possibly be able to tell you what to do. If they say it is not wired for the fog lights, there is probably something that can be done locally by a mechanic to add one.
I hope KIA says they are prewired. That would be so much easier for you.