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Kia Sedona, Brakes, Van
#59 of 210 Groaning Brake Noise since 13,000 miles!!!!!
Apr 07, 2007 (7:07 pm)
My brakes on my 2004 Kia Sedona EX, which we bought brand new, have been making this loud HORRIBLE groaning sound when I come to a stop. I can write a book about this. This problem started at 13,000 miles now I have 59,000 miles on it and it STILL makes this horrible sound. It began after I had the recall done on the Wheels. It has been in the shop so many times and like everyone else, it is only me having this problem. They always tell me that they can't find anything wrong, it is just accumulation of brake dust, or they need to tighten up some bolt. They even had a guy from Kia in Chicago and come down and look at my van. And he tells me there is nothing wrong. This is plenty wrong. They cut the rotors, changed the rotors and gave me new pads, then I got a letter from Kia Corporation stating they would like to reimburse my mileage and time for all the times I brought the van in the shop, which is an hour drive for me one way. The letter stated they would give me $385.00 since my van is fixed now and wanted me to sign all this papers waiving my right to sue or take them to court about my brake issues. I never signed the papers because I told them NUMBER ONE- my brakes are not fixed, like you state. I am totally "burnt" out with dealing with them. But now I have 59,400 miles on it and I am giving it one last shot and I am taking it to a different dealer on Monday. I am trying to record the noise, so they know exactly what we are going through, and yes, the noise never happens when they are driving it. Kia knows very well this problem exists. I find myself totally embarassed to stop at a light or stop sign because everyone turns and looks at my van because of the horrible sound it makes. My husband wants me to get rid of it but we paid cash for it, using much of our savings and we don't have a car payment, now if we get something different we will have a car payment.
#62 of 210 Re: HELP with adjusting rear brakes 2002 Sedona [05sedona]
Apr 27, 2007 (4:57 am)
they do have a new brake and rotor system approved they finally put it on our 05 van it has made a world of difference so far. if kia doesn't want to help try calling 1800 my lemon. they are very nice and will be able to help hopefully. worked for us!
#63 of 210 Re: HELP with adjusting rear brakes 2002 Sedona [dtate19]
Apr 27, 2007 (7:20 am)
can you tell me does this new brake and rotor system for both front and back?? I was told by a tech that this was just put out on the 25th of april.
#64 of 210 Approved new brake and rotor system???
Apr 28, 2007 (6:57 am)
Do you mean Kia has a new brake and rotor system for their vans that have brake and rotor issues???? We have a 2004 Kia Sedona ex with 61,000 but are problems were well documenting since 13,000 miles.
#66 of 210 Re: HELP with adjusting rear brakes 2002 Sedona [dtate19]
Apr 29, 2007 (4:05 pm)
I have had their "revised" rotors placed on my van. Is this what you are referring to when you talk about a new brake system? Mine came directly from Corporate and now with about 5K miles on them, these are warped as well. Can't tell much difference. Does ANYONE have more information about this "NEW" braking system. There need to be something.
#67 of 210 Re: 2005 KIA Sedona BRAKE PROBLEMS! [ybirdsfly]
Apr 30, 2007 (4:16 pm)
They are having so many problems with these brakes it is not even funny. We are going on our 6th set of rotors in about 30K miles. KIA will not fix these any longer under any sort of warranty and will be happy to charge for a repair that will only last a few months. They keep telling ma I am the only one with this problem.
I had a short protest in front of my local dealership and it was quite surprising the number of people that stopped with the same issue. Most are just going to sell their vehicle and pass the problem on to someone else. KIA did offer a buy-back for my vehicle b/c I protested, but after a signed deal was exchanged, there was no follow through. The latest message from KIA corporate was asking for a couple of weeks so they can review my information.
KIA needs to stand behind their product.
#68 of 210 Brake Problems- try third party rotors
Apr 30, 2007 (6:44 pm)
I have posted before that I have had excellent service frm my 2002 Sedona brakes, non- ABS.
I suggest you put your energy into buying good third party front rotors and pads and installing them.
You need basic hand tools and a large C Clamp that opens a good 10 inches from Home Depot. This is the gently press the Disc Brake piston back up into the Caliper bore.
This type of brake job takes about 2 hours in your driveway.
There is a pair of screws on the rotors that are tiny and delicate. You need to be able to get the old ones off before you can remove the rotors. I bought them at the dealer for about $ 1 each.
I would shop for your rotors and look at Wagner, Bendix AC DELCO and such as that.
Any pads will do, since you will want to monitor them and replace them at about 25K miles . Then your rotors will last much longer.
There are many cars where the standard service parts are not up to the needs of a customer. You always have to upgrade.
My dad wasnot car savy.
His 1965 Ford Galaxy had bad spark plug wires that never worked right.
The dealer replaced them 6 times with more of the same bad wires.
Finally he traded the car on a Dodge Monaco.
If I had been older I could have saved him many unhappy visits to the Ford dealer.
I put a parts list of all the parts I used in an earlier post.
Once you get your good parts on you will be very pleased.
Also if you are in the MOUUNTAINS you might want the CERAMIC pads and the DRILLED rotors.
Check rock auto dot com and see what you think.
They cost about $ 125 each but if you tow or haul maybe it is worth it.