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#90 of 210 2005 Kia Sedona brakes need help!
Oct 29, 2007 (12:30 pm)
Hi I have been reading these emails and OH my Gosh does everyone have the same brake issue? I am going to a meeting with the attorney general tommorro 10/30 so if anyone can email me letters that would be great my email is
I am fighting for all of us.
Before I bought my kia in 2005 I did all the back up work w/ 5 children I wanted them as well as my husband and I to be safe. I checked consumer reports #1 in test crash rating airbags and steel frame. Perfect no one ever said anything about the brakes. Mine have been changed 7 times as well as warped pads and them basically telling me it's my driving I told them I been driving for 35 years never had an issue I had a Pontiac Transport for 11 years never had an issue.
I am very angry w/ Kia I have brought my car back and forth over 10oo miles to them to fix and it's one excuse after another. I also thought maybe cause I am a woman so I let my husband take it in. They had the rep come in their is nothing wrong one of the service manager even came out and asked me are you sure you are hearing noises and moans. like I was either 1 crazy or 2 lieing. I was very offended. Just because they don't hear something does NOT mean it does NOT exist. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
I am fighting for a safe vehicles for us and our children. I bet if someone got in an accident and sued them they would fix the problem!
Thanks for reading!
#91 of 210 Kia Sedona 2006 Brake Vibrations up front
Nov 01, 2007 (9:29 am)
I contacted my Kia dealer and told them I was experiencing a grinding sound when I pressed on the brakes. It was coming from up front. Well, they said that could not duplicate that sound. They heard nothing. I was starting to feel like I was an idiot--and I said, "But it's been going on for days!" So FINALLY, I got out of the guy that he'd "felt" vibrations but not "heard" them! Talk about worming his way out of the issue!!! Something is fishy here. My car has 27,000 miles on it. Now they are turning the rotors at a cost of $135 to me, after I mentioned (and I know nothing of cars), "Could it be the rotors?" I was thinking, "Why isn't HE coming up with the solution? Why didn't he offer this as a solution up front?" I am really confused. I feel like they're playing me somehow. Can someone tell me if I am being "had" here? What should I do? Thank you! from Chuck's wife
#92 of 210 Re: Kia Sedona 2006 Brake Vibrations up front [charles1987]
Nov 01, 2007 (4:16 pm)
There is a service bulliten from may 05 from kis stating that rotos are bad. this came up after I paid for a break job in April and it went bad one month later. And dince I have had the breaks machines several times and just recently another new break job. this is a mess. I have an attroney for lemon law but i do not qualify becasue breaks are only warrantied through kis for the first 12 mos or 12k miles whichever comes first. I do fall under the federal law and will get some kind of settlement but now stuck with a vehicle that has breaking problems and I travel with my children all day long. There should be something that we can all do. I wonder if we can get a class action suit against kia? any thoughts. my advice stay on top of the service department and demand to drive with the service tech, I did and it worked.
#93 of 210 2007 Squealing brakes and grinding noise anybody?
Dec 09, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I just got my Sedona few months ago with 16k on it and the brakes squeal like crazy. Went and checked them twice, they say is a normal noise!!!! Then today I have the worse griding feeling when I pusehd my brakes. I am scared to drive....anybody has the same issues on a 2007 (made in 2006) EX?
#94 of 210 That is not all...the 2007 I have an abnormal virbration
Dec 09, 2007 (4:15 pm)
on the sterring wheel, pulling mostly when I make curves....I love my car, but I had no idea that it will have issues with the brakes and direction...I don't know what to do anymore!
#95 of 210 Re: 2007 Squealing brakes and grinding noise anybody? [armyvet]
Dec 10, 2007 (12:48 pm)
You were most likely to hard on your breaks and because the van is heavy like they all are your pads and rotors are warped a bit. Go get new pads and have the rotors turned and learn about how to break in new breaks so they will last. Unless some other part failed then it is almost for sure driving habbits. You have to baby breaks in a mini van for them to last 35k before service.
#96 of 210 Went to service
Dec 12, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Actually I got the car with 13000 when I bought it so I do not know who drove it before. Anyway, I went to service and they told me I still have 80% of my brakes. I will save money to buy new rotors and pads and replace all and then I'll start fresh. So far so good, knock on wood, not even squealing!!!
#97 of 210 Re: Went to service [armyvet]
Dec 13, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Yeah, sounds like the previous owner was hard on your breaks. You don't need new rotors, they are thick and can be turned or shaved several time before they are bad. If the van pulls, shudders, or just not feel right when breaking just do the pads and have the rotors turned for under 250.00 is what it should cost you. Go to like Pep boys and get the high quality pads and do the rotors like I said. To break in new breaks you just have to be really easy on them and avoid real hard stops. Do this over 500 miles and it wears the pad in ideally.
#98 of 210 Re: 2005 Kia Sedona brakes need help! [bert12]
Dec 14, 2007 (6:05 pm)
wow this must be a problem with all these vehicles. i bought my sedona end of year in 2005 at 8000 mls had it back to dealer for break problems. after 2 months my brakes went bad again. a grinding noise i've already through been 5 sets of pads i know have 40000 miles on it and i was just told my rotors are bad. but kia said they had replaced them. anyone with a law suit please keep me informed on how it goes.
#99 of 210 Re: 2005 Kia Sedona brakes need help! [imonelckyldy]
Dec 15, 2007 (7:49 am)
The brakes and whole van were redesigned for 2006. The new model is a lot better then 2005 and below. Actually the brakes stop quite good in the 06's + There seems to be a design flaw in the 05's with brakes not lasting. Though this is a common problem with vans that are heavy wearing down quicker. Could be that the rotors are to small and warp easy due to heat. Don't forget the 06's are almost 500 pounds lighter. If your going to keep your van consider upgrading the rotors and put good pads on there yourself and you should extend the stopping power and longevity of your 05. For breaks to last you really have to be easy and spend the time to break them in properly.
My breaks have been great. Stop good and make no noise. But also I spent the first 500 miles breaking them in really easily with very few sudden stops. I think for your 05 sense it is pretty heavy you should upgrade the rotor and pad for the fronts and just put high quality pads on the back. You get what you pay for when it comes to break parts. Always go for the high quality pad it is better all around.