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Kia Sedona, Brakes, Van
Oct 27, 2009 (11:32 am)
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 210 Re: Your brakes [lavrishevo]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:56 am)
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 210 Re: Your brakes [terryinhawaii]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:26 pm)
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 210 Re: KIA SEDONA CRAPPY SERVICE AND BRAKES [armyvet]
Oct 28, 2009 (6:05 pm)
If you replaced your brakes and are no longer having problems, please let me know what the brand was and who did them.
#164 of 210 Re: KIA SEDONA CRAPPY SERVICE AND BRAKES [katrog]
Nov 02, 2009 (6:34 am)
I've got the drilled rotors and premium brake pads from R1Concepts. They have a very good customer service and I've got them shipped to my door in prefect condition. I called them and I've got a discount over the phone, I've got all under $500 with shipping included. It was the best investment i could do for my peace of mind. I know is not cheap but.....I saved up and did it.
I went to my dealership and installed them for $200, I have the luck to have excellent customer service at my Kia dealership. I haven't had any squealing since last year (I think) since I installed them and no other problems. I live in Tyler where we have small hills, and I drive mostly in the city. Not even when is humid outside I don't have any problem. I have to check how many miles i have since I changed them. I have a 2007 model. I am very happy otherwise with my car, I am sorry that other people have these issues. Is not a bad car. Every other car and van on the market would have issues. there is no perfection. Try looking at other vans problems and you will see each one has its' own quirk.
#165 of 210 Re: KIA SEDONA CRAPPY SERVICE AND BRAKES [armyvet]
Nov 06, 2009 (8:58 am)
armyvet - what did you do to fix your brakes?
#166 of 210 Go get yourself some nice brakes
Nov 06, 2009 (6:44 pm)
Armyvet just did exactly what I posted and recommended and have been recommending for years now.
The biggest enemy of brakes is heat. So reduce the heat save the pad and the rotor. R1concepts is a good company, the one I originally purchased my rotors and pads from. You can also go on e-bay and just look a the packages other companies offer, which are essentially the same thing.
You want cross-drilled / slotted rotors and performance pads on all four wheels. The parts should run you between four to five hundred shipped to your door. Then go to pepboys or your dealer / personal mechanic and have them installed for about one hundred and fifty bucks. Pads life will vary because of mostly driving habits, conditions, and weight of your van.
On my 2006 my front pads lasted 14k because I live in Puerto Rico. Hot all the time and constant city driving. My new setup has 16k miles on them and I'm not even halfway through my front pads yet. This means my current setup is lasting over twice as long as the factory pads / rotors.
This should help all you pre 2006 Sedona owners particular because of your extra weight.
2005 and under:
#167 of 210 Re: Go get yourself some nice brakes [lavrishevo]
Nov 15, 2009 (4:57 pm)
I had a shimy when braking from new on my 06 sedona. So with 40,000 miles and with winter around the corner, so I figured I'd get new slotted and cross drilled rotors and pads. Well! what a difference. Do it you won't be sorry. Off hand I don't remember the company that I ordered from but I paid $251 with free shipping. I don't feel comfortable doing brakes so I had my regular mechanic do it for 169. for a total of $420.
#168 of 210 Re: Go get yourself some nice brakes [lavrishevo]
Nov 15, 2009 (7:16 pm)
BOTTOM LINE?! KIA should correct the problem! we the buyers/consumers should not be responsible for their faulty workmanship/details. i went to NAPA and bought new brakes-and so far so good. but-that is not the point! i'd never buy another kia again-and i'll tell everyone i know about the problem. everyone should know! KIA is NOT HONEST! so sad...