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#87 of 250 Re: 2006 Sedona start problem [jmkovach]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:52 am)
Log onto www.kia.com, go to "contact kia", then "consumer affairs", then register and create a case with your VIN number on hand and a complete description of your problem. This action will notify Momma Kia and get your car issue officially documented. Then call customer assistance at 1-800-333-4KIA with your case number and the dealer your car is with. I found Kia direct to be very attentive and helpful. Had our IPM module replaced under warranty without the dealer being able to duplicate the problem. We are trouble free now for two weeks. Best of luck.
#89 of 250 Re: 2006 Sedona start problem [tdonahue]
Oct 15, 2007 (9:57 am)
Thanks to both of you for the information, if I learn anymore about this issue, I will be sure to post it.
#90 of 250 Re: 2006 Sedona start problem [jmkovach]
Oct 16, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Kia has a "technical bulletin" about the issue. I went to the dealership today and the IPM will be replaced under warranty. Thanks again for the help.
#91 of 250 Re: 2006 Sedona start problem [jmkovach]
Oct 17, 2007 (3:50 am)
It's great to hear Kia has a tech notice out about this problem, it should save other people from having to go through the problems we all did.
#92 of 250 sedona clicking
Dec 16, 2007 (12:23 pm)
i have a sedona 2004 model i have a starting problem,all i get is a clicking noise when trying to start.has anybody had the same problem and did you find out what the problem was in the end. it will start after a few attempts but it is getting right up my back.please help
#93 of 250 Re: 2006 kia sedona ex problems starting [budmaniac]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:56 am)
i also have the same identical problem as your van does.my van has 66,000 miles on it andthe first time i had it towed was at 55,000 miles.i had it towed 3 times and each time they say the same thing,it started right up for us.after the third time the dealer mechanic told me that if it does it again he doesnt no what to tell me.since that third time at the dealer and no help.i have learned how to just deal with the problem and showed my wife who drives the van what to do if it happens again .what i have learned is that if she drives the van and stops somewhere for a short few miniutes with the van turned off it will not start when returing to it.if the van doesnt start right away(say 5 or 6 seconds of the motor turning over)just wait a few minutes and hold the accelerator to the floor and try strarting it again.in our case it will start every time.it beltches out a big puff of black smoke and i rev it up a few times and we are good till the next time(and their will be a next time).it seems to me that the fuel system is flooding some how.i discovered this one day after my wife got home from work and we jumped back in the van to leave again(she had only beed home about 5 minutes)and it wouldnt start and i noticed a real strong gas smell.i told her to wait a few minutes and push the ecelerator to the floor and try it again after it had time to run the extra fuel out.she did that and it started.in times pass we would just keep kranking the engine till the battery died and thus needed a tow from kia.also just to add more problems,the alternator went out and the wind shield wipers stop working on my wife this morning she called and said they started to work again,but with the flooding problem the van realy isnt reliable for trips.i will not buy a kia again.
#94 of 250 Re: 2006 kia sedona ex problems starting [svannatter]
Dec 18, 2007 (7:16 am)
Kia has a "technical bulletin" about the issue. After a few trips to the dealership (in order to replicate the problem) the IPM (fuse box) was replaced under warranty.
Here is a link to the bulletin:
You should also register the problem at Kia Consumer Affairs (800 - 333 - 4KIA (4542)). They were pretty helpful with our case.
#95 of 250 Re: 2006 kia sedona ex problems starting [jmkovach]
Dec 18, 2007 (9:08 am)
thanks for the info jmkovach however my van is a 02 and it WILL turn over it will not start while turning over.the bulletin explains about vans not tuning over at all .mine also doesnt have the burglar alarm it refers to nor the fancy programable keys.well anyways thanks again though i apperciate the help.if any one else has had the problem i have .what is your findings and what have you done.until i find out i guess i will have to just live with it till its paid off.
#96 of 250 Re: 2006 kia sedona ex problems starting [svannatter]
Dec 18, 2007 (10:41 am)
My recommendation is to make Kia Consumer Affairs(KCA) aware of the problem, if you haven't already, and inform them of everything you've dealt with to date with your Kia. My experience is the dealers are useless but Kia direct has been very helpful. Tell KCA who the dealer you're working with and detail their non-responsiveness. Confirm this thought but I think you may qualify under Lemon Law if you've had the car only a short time and gone to a dealer three times with the same problem without it being solved. Good luck.