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#184 of 250 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona - Hesitation [eal4noles]
Aug 26, 2010 (6:21 pm)
Well almost a year later and a similar but worse problem has occurred. Van has been idling irratically for a month or so now, once you drive it, it appears to be ok but today it lost power immediately after pulling away from the driveway. Fully depressed gas pedal did nothing. Pulled it over and plaecd in park, and engine ran as if it was missing on several cylinders. Ran this way for two minutes than idled again, but still had no power when gas pedal depressed. This van is a death trap, my children will not be going in this vehicle. By the way this is now the third time that my 40,000 mile vehicle has had this occur, first was at 15,000 miles. This is totally unacceptable. Anyone have similar problems and more importantly a solution?? thanks in advance
#185 of 250 2002 Kia Sedona at times will not start.
Nov 06, 2010 (7:23 pm)
Hi, I have a 2002 Kia Sedona with 110,000 miles, we bought it new I have really liked the vehicle. Recently it has begun intermittently not starting. An hour later or so I try it and it will start. A couple of times it has just stalled out when driving. I had it brought in by AAA to a mechanic who kept it for a week and could not find anything. No codes are shown. I saw a couple of post of Throttle Body Position Sensor, and wondered if this sounded like something caused by a faulty one. The mechanic did check the fuel pressure and it was good. Any help would be appreciated. I am afraid to drive it, but am afraid even if I take it to a Kia dealer they will not be able to replicate the problem. Thanks again.
#186 of 250 Re: Ours is having the starting problem too [ohiodad]
Dec 22, 2010 (1:01 pm)
Hi, 2005 kia sedona, and I have same problem started last month, replaced the battery, that's what I thought,........so do I need to change the junction box, or take it a part and find some loos parts( relays) repair and put back, If I need to put anew junction box, will you help me where to find it?
thanks to all
#187 of 250 2005 kia starting problem
Dec 23, 2010 (10:57 am)
Please, Any one can help me, I have the same starting problem, starter will not turn over, I Installed new battery, problem still, some times will start when I jump it and other times not, I do not know about the IPM solution, where is that located and where to by it, my van 88k and it is out of warranty.
Thanks to all
#188 of 250 Re: 2004 Kia Sedona shutting down [artrhur]
Apr 12, 2011 (11:12 am)
Did you ever find out what was wrong with your Sedona van, and what did it take to get it fixed? Mine is doing the same thing. When driving it will suddenly jerk and lose power then will resume speed when the gas pedal is pushed. It has also stalled completely at a traffic light. Sometimes the engine light comes on, but not always. The KIA dealer things the ECM (Engine Control Module) needs to be replaced with is a very pricey part (over $1,000 for the part). I'm very interested in finding out the outcome to your problem. Thanks.
#189 of 250 Re: 2004 Kia Sedona shutting down [05sedonavan]
Apr 12, 2011 (11:26 am)
I had a full service done at the time of finally getting it fixed. However, it seems likely that it was the TPS (Throttle Body Position Sensor). That was changed (along with new plugs, a new timing belt. Hope this helps. (mine was a '05 Sedona van, not the '04 mentioned above...and not same problem. my check engine light never came on, and would only stall at high heat situations when giving it throttle from slow speed or from a stop...but had to be very hot to happen...usually meaning a hot day and in bumper-to-bumper traffic).
There was a service bulletin out of California that mentioned the TPS as the fix for this high-heat stalling issue; and it seems they were right. Why??? Don't ask me, and the guys at the dealer couldn't figure it out either.
#190 of 250 Re: 2004 Kia Sedona shutting down [05sedonavan]
Apr 12, 2011 (11:33 am)
Not sure who I am replying too, but yes, I did find out what was wrong, at least it has not had the problem since getting fixed. A AAA mechanic thought it might be the crank sensor, and we asked kia to put it in, they did not really want to but did. We also asked them to check the throttle position sensor to see if was malfunctioning, it was not. They also replaced the timing belt at the same time as the crank sensor, as it had never been replaced. Ironically when we got the car back, one rear door that would not automatically lock anymore started working again. The car does not die out anymore and we are glad. Though last week the drivers power stopped working. This car is plagued with electrical problems, we have spent so much money on it, and for sure are getting rid of it soon.
Apr 12, 2011 (6:06 pm)
I am glad I found this message board. I have a 2006 kia sedona. we have been having problems with it starting up for almost 2 years. It only has 64000 miles on it and has been in to their service dept too many times to count. They of course keep telling us they cant duplicate the problem. We have been forcing the dealership to put us in a rental car at their expense every time we take it in there. The last time they had the vechile was for the last two and a half weeks. To no avail they did not find anything they replaced the junction box assy this time. Big deal. We picked it up on Saturday at 12 pm and today Tuesday at 5.30 pm the vechile would not start. It has all power but the ignition switch was extremely hot and I smelled a burning smell. Needless to say I got on the phone with the dealership and they sent their service manager in a suit and tie out to inspect the van. As of right now 10.00 pm eastern standard time it is still in the parking lot of my children's daycare where a tow truck was suppose to pick it up approximately 3 hours ago. And yes again we are in a rental car at their expense because the service manager could not understand or get it to start. So much for them not being able to duplicate the problem now he has seen the duplication. Now they have it set up to be in a rental car so they can again tell me they cant find it. I am thinking of contacting an attorney to find out what can be done it is really crazy and I am getting sick of dealing with it. I am forcing my dealership to take this matter and fix it. I am tired of being inconvienced with this problem. I have five children and I was just waiting to get stranded with the youngest ones and now i am gonna blow a gasket so to speak. I have been reading these messages but cant seem to find the problem solver to this situation. Any suggestions before i go crazy??
#192 of 250 Re: Maffei001 [maffei001]
Apr 14, 2011 (6:30 pm)
I understand your frustration!! I have a 2006 Kia Sedona EX with the same intermittent no start problem going on for over a year now. Turn the key and all indicator lights come on, radio and a all accessories work but no response from starter. In my case if I wait 5-10 min it will eventually start. It acts as if it is not in "Park" when trying to start. I've had it in the dealership several times and they can never replicate. Dealer has replaced 2 IPMS, checked battery, starter, relays, connections etc. They refuse to check the ignition switch because Kia corporate says they have no record of this problem related to ignition switch. Dealer wants me to leave it in the shop indefinitely until they can get a DTC but won't pay for a rental car. I have 4 small kids and can't afford a rental or be without the van that long!! My wife is terrified she'll get stranded somewhere with the kids. I've been doing a lot of research online and this problem does not seem to be uncommon, especially with the 2006 model. No one ever posts a solution, though. Dealer has pretty much told me that unless they can replicate there is nothing they can do--aaarrgh!!. Getting ready to call Kia consumer affairs to see if I can make any headway. Would you please post if you find a solution? I will do the same.
#193 of 250 Re: Maffei001 [maffei001]
Apr 15, 2011 (5:52 am)
Thank you for sharing this with me, last month I had fixed the problem myself, what I did is, I Install a cable bypassing every thing, from the battery to the solenoid and I waited till it happened when the starter will not turning, so I used that cable and still did not turn although there is a closed circuit, which means that the solenoid coil is leaking voltage when it is warm due to heat expansion, so I went a head and replaced the starter with solenoid since no body sales solenoids any more, since then I did not have any problem, please let me know If you need any help.