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Kia Sedona, Brakes, Van
#153 of 208 Re: 2004 Kia Sedona Brake Issues [jmahoney8]
Sep 16, 2009 (12:42 am)
I am glad to hear that I am not the only KIA owner that is miserable and honestly don't think I have had so much hate for a car in the past. I filed a BBB Lemon Law claim and immediately got a call from a rep at KIA North America who promised to follow up in the week and it has been about 3 now...likely backed off after seeing BBB respond about exceeding the mileage. The van is like a bad penny and I honestly fear it is a driving safety hazard for my family and others on the road but I can't afford to buy a new van again...this one is less than 2 yrs old. Good luck making your van last a little longer...
#154 of 208 Re: 2004 Kia Sedona Brake Issues [azbakers]
Sep 16, 2009 (6:41 am)
I'm sorry to hear you guys are having brake problems. I know the pre 06 Sedona's are a lot heavier then the model I have and personally I would have never had touched a pre 06 Sedona with its reviews. This is neither here nor there for you guys but why not look into other options. If anything go on e-bay and look at the higher end cross-drilled rotors and nice aftermarket pads. If heat is warping your stock rotor setup then this will greatly reduce heat and extend rotor / pad life. I did this on my 06 because I live in Puerto Rico and drive on many mountain roads with long descents. The brakes are fantastic and no matter how long the mountain descent I have no brake-float whatsoever. (Brake-float is due to excessive heat) The whole package of 4 rotors plus the longest life pads they make cost less then $400.00
Think outside the box and I am sure you can come up with a solution. E-bay is your friend. Don't forget to treat your brakes easy as your vans are very very heavy.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kia-Sedona-02-03-04-Front-D-S-BRAKE-ROTORS-PADS_W- - 0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem518cabbb0dQQitemZ35025241575- - 7QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
#155 of 208 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [boxwrench]
Oct 10, 2009 (1:58 pm)
I have a 2005 Ex with ABS brakes and have had numerous problems and still do. Have replaced the rotors three times- first at 12 k miles and twice since then and the last set was with heavy duty rotors. The vibration when braking has never ceased. I just had them turned and my rear brakes adjusted and cleaned(at reccomendation of dealer). This was done Friday-got in the car and drove away with a worse vibration than before. Plan on taking it back this coming week but am at my wits end with this vehicle and Kia. Sounds like a design flaw in the vehicle not allowing enough air to get to rotors to cool down rotors. Kia needs to step up to the plate and make this problem right AT THEIR EXPENSE. I was told by a salesman at Kia that Kia had this problem early on with the sedona but had supposedly fixed the problem. Guess not.
#156 of 208 TerryInHawaii with Sedona Brake PROBLEMS! ARRGGHHH
Oct 26, 2009 (7:05 pm)
i'm new to this forum-never posted anything before. i am SO RELIEVED to find this site. for years the Kia dealership here in Honolulu Hawaii has made me feel like i'm a bad driver!!! ride my brakes? another female driver! now i know it's not me! it's a brake problem that goes back to Kia. i will NEVER recommend a Kia to anyone! the service department here in Honolulu is on its' 5th manager since i've owned my vehicle in 2004! this company is lousy! and the employees should be ashamed to work for such a deceitful outfit. every manager & their assistants have all given me the same garbage about my driving habits-up hills, etc! after reading the other posts here on this forum i feel so much stronger to voice my opinion-AND I WILL everywhere i go...
BAH-HUM BUG ON LOUSY KIA POLICIES & MANAGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!
#157 of 208 Re: TerryInHawaii with Sedona Brake PROBLEMS! ARRGGHHH [terryinhawaii]
Oct 27, 2009 (5:57 am)
Your van is very heavy, much heavier then the redesign, and other comparable vans from that year. Check out post #154 and invest in aftermarket pads / rotors and this will help you significantly. The reason your having so many reoccurring brake problems is because of how undersized your factory setup is in relation to the weight of your van. Aftermarket is not only better quality but often cheaper then stock parts.
In your rampage about how much your van sucks just remember to mention that this applies to your model / design years. Though your may not care and desire to condemn the whole company YOU purchased this model with its well documented problems. The reviews for the 2005 and under Sedona's are horrible, especially with its incredible weight. Just keep this in mind as you desire "tell the world your story" as it is quite common for people who have bad experiences with their apples to not only call the whole bunch bad but even castigate the whole orchard, which is of course senseless.
#158 of 208 Re: TerryInHawaii with Sedona Brake PROBLEMS! ARRGGHHH [lavrishevo]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:26 am)
don't think you understand my post! i just found this forum & learned about the brake problems with the kia sedona-i did not know about them before yesterday! the responsibility lies with KIA-not with me! they know they have a poor design-they should correct it! not blame the consumer! so yes-the whole bunch/orchard is bad! KIA SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PRODUCT! yes-all kia products are in question-because kia hasn't ackowledged & accepted & corrected the problems they have created & known about.
you state that it is my responsibility to buy better aftermarket brakes/rotors to correct the problem CREATED by kia. HUH? are you associated with kia?
even with all this information-kia is still dishonest! they still blame the consumer!
if it walks like a duck...it's a duck! DECEITFUL!
Oct 27, 2009 (12:32 pm)
I'm just trying to give you an answer for your model and design years. Aftermarket brakes are the way to correct this design flaw. Oh, and welcome to reality with auto manufactures. It is not your fault the brakes are lousy on the 05 Sedona but they are not on the 2006 and up. It happens... And was well documented. Kia is not going to do anything for you on non-warranty items. My 06 is a fantastic van. But I did research before I purchased. If you want to correct the problem and keep the van there is your answer.
#160 of 208 Re: Your brakes [lavrishevo]
Oct 27, 2009 (12:56 pm)
thank you for the recommendation re after market brakes. if this problem was so well documented then why wasn't it corrected? what is the problem with correcting/addressing the defect? they are suppose to be the professionals-so the best medicine would be DON'T BUY A KIA! that would kick them where it hurts-and maybe then they would be honest?!
#161 of 208 Re: Your brakes [terryinhawaii]
Oct 28, 2009 (12:26 am)
I would have to agree with Terry....KIA will not accept responsibility and work on a resolution because it costs $$$$. I have a 2007 and it has this problem....still persists today. Pads are glazed yet again, screaches and howls like someone put their cat in the front end of my car. I have never driven such a piece of ____!!
Now the funny thing I encountered was....I tried with the dealership, told it was my driving habits, District Parts guy supposedly looked at it (their story didn't line up so I think I was lied to), all my fault (or my wife's) and no more goodwill repairs. I file a BBB AUTO LINE complaint and guess who comes calling...KIA Corporate. Lady promised to review the information I sent to her (all my service records) and she would call me within a couple of days. In the meantime, BBB determined the claim was not eligible because the van has 24,500 miles and they handle claims up to 24,000....they would not take into account the dates of service that I had the repeated issue. The response was copied to KIA and of course I have never heard back from the lady in Irvine again....
Long story short....spread the word! The cars look OK, price is OK and included features in the base model are all attractive but the cost of ownership will EAT YOU ALIVE!
#162 of 208 Re: KIA SEDONA CRAPPY SERVICE AND BRAKES [armyvet]
Oct 28, 2009 (7:05 pm)
If you replaced your brakes and are no longer having problems, please let me know what the brand was and who did them.