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Kia Sedona, Brakes, Van
#118 of 208 Re: '04 Sedona, Repeat Brake and Rear Bearings [lavrishevo]
Aug 15, 2008 (10:50 am)
That's great they re did the 2006's, but what about my 2004 which started groaning in the rear brakes when it had less than a 1000 mi. I was told this is a normal ? thing for a heavy van. The dealer after 3 trips said the only thing they could do is to clean the pads and rotors at my expense.
We still have the van and still have the noise with out any help or or consideration from KIA. We also needed new tires at under 30,000 mi.
Being a believer in God I believe we are to be responsible for what we do for and to others. I pray for the KIA company
.Perhaps I should have bought American.
#119 of 208 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [05sedona]
Aug 21, 2008 (6:52 am)
I have the same brake problem on my 2005 Kia Sedona...plus I have the stinky AC deal.
I had the rotors replaced once at around 10K. They called it a goodwill replacement. I moved from VA to GA and now have about 28K on it and the problem is back. In all honesty the shaking was back long before the 28K, I just got tired of dealing with it. The GA dealership said that the 10K replacement was done because Kia said they were defective. Now they are out of warranty...so I am screwed. I am really tired of this, my kids' lives are at risk at this point. Know where I can find ceramic\drilled\vented rotors that will fit the current brake set up?
#120 of 208 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [seantrantham]
Aug 22, 2008 (5:21 am)
18,000 miles is not to bad for the Sedona. I picked up my break setup from eBay. Search on there and go with an high rated company. I can't remember exactly who I went with but here is the low down. Usually what warps rotors is heat. Since I live in PR and do a lot of mountain roads heat is factor for me especially. Probably slotted & cross drilled rotors would not help you unless your conditions are similar to mine.
Pads can also leave deposits on the face if the rotor leading the driver to believe the rotor is warped when it is really not.
If I were you, and wished to save money, your rotors are probably still good just have them turned and go with a ceramic / organic pad for longevity.
Don't forget a trade off is a longer lasting pad will have less 'bite' and will extend your stopping distance. Not much but some.
The biggest help slotted / cross drilled rotors did for my 06 is elimate brake float caused by heat and the gasses that are released by the heating of the pad against the rotor.
Hope this helps and again eBay is your friend in finding companies who make rotor / pad packages. I paid just under $300 for all 4 rotors and pads and had pep boys install it. Don't go to the rip off dealer.
Posi quiet makes a good ceramic / organic pad you should be able to get all 4 for less then 100.00
Aug 24, 2008 (9:57 am)
I have a 2004 Kia Sedona and when I have brakes problems I take mine to American Brake. I think they are suppose to be nationwide. They really do a thorough job and charge alot less an hour than Kia. My rotors were frozen and they used a heat gun and separated them and if I had taken to Kia they would have put on new rotors.
#123 of 208 Just changed brakes on 07 Sedona and now ESC OFF light is on
Aug 27, 2008 (5:14 pm)
I just changed the front brakes on my 2007 Kia Sedona and now the "ESC OFF" light is on and won't go off. Any idea what causes this and how to correct it?
#124 of 208 Re: 2005 Kia Sedona brakes need help! [bert12]
Oct 02, 2008 (7:31 am)
Hello bert12, I'm afraid we too are having break problems. Ours started about 18 months ago. We have had the rotors turned at least three times and the break pads replaced once. In the past three months I have taken our 05 Sedoa in three different times to two different places (other than the dealer) and "they" tell me the breaks are fine. Well, I too have been driving a long time and have driven many, many vehicles and have never had this problem. We have two children and I do not feel safe in this Van with me or our children. I have been avoiding the dealer as we have dealt with them in the past with other vehicles and have heard all the same things everyone else here are saying. With all of these issues the most safe decision seems to be to trade it in for the honda or the dodge. I DO NOT want to be the first "ACCIDENT" to get results. As far as information goes, if someone is serious about going after Kia, people need to post their information. We purchased our 05 Sedona at Hewlett Kia in Georgetown, TX which is now out of business. and have 40k on the odometer, our problems started at around 20k. I have to be extreemely alert when driving or we could very easily have a collision due to the poor performance of the eqipment on this vehicle. We cannot afford to risk the lives of our family, and we cannot afford to replace parts every 10k and we cannot afford to go after kia, but would be willing to offer information to anyone else who can. Good luck.
#125 of 208 2005 KIA Sedona
Oct 08, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Yep, I have the same problem many of you have. I have replaced the rear brake shoes and had the rotors turned twice. When I stop, the car makes a terrible noise from the rear brakes. I am ready to do whatever it takes to solve this problem. I think I read were someone recommended a certain type brake shoe and/or drum (drums on rear). Suggestions...
#126 of 208 Re: 2005 Kia Sedona with brake issues [cru1966]
Oct 16, 2008 (1:51 pm)
I had a 2005 Kia Sedona, and it became a lemon law case. The brakes were having the same issues that many people have talked about on this thread, and it happened many times. The people at the dealership all said that they had seen this many times, so I went after kia on my own. If you decide to pursue lemon law, and you still can, even if there are more than 12,000 miles on it or you have owned it more than a year, PLEASE get a lawyer. We didn't and I've seen cases where people have gotten a lot better deal than we did!!
Good luck to anyone who tries this!
#127 of 208 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona [tntch2]
Oct 16, 2008 (2:17 pm)
We recently found out that it was the front brakes, not the back, that were causing our problem even though it sounded like and acted like the back. We had heard ceramic pads would stop the groan but the shop we went to cleaned the rotors & put gold pads on and the noise has stopped so far. I still think we should get a class action suit going since Kia chooses to ignore us. They were sued the same way on one of their other models and had to pay................