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#23 of 38 Re: Strut Problems - 2004 EX [boxwrench]
Mar 17, 2007 (3:36 pm)
..just wanted to let everyone know that I, too, just got the fix as well and my 03 sedona rides much better. Not smooth as glass, mind you (not that I expect that with a minivan!), but much of the harshness over small bumps has been greatly reduced. Print out the TSB and take it in to your Kia dealer if your ride is excessively rough. It really helps! Joan
#24 of 38 TSB- 2004 Sedona - Struts
Apr 23, 2007 (12:56 pm)
I have searched for the TSB about the struts but can't find it on the net. Can anyone post a link here? or email it to me at:
Thanks for any assistance
#25 of 38 Re: TSB- 2004 Sedona - Struts [chrisbatto]
Apr 24, 2007 (7:28 pm)
Here is a partial description of TSB #KT2007020501 from the KiaTech website. Just refer your dealer to that TSB #. If your Sedona is still within the warranty it should be at no cost. Mine was with 30k on the odometer.
Try this site for info
TSB No. KT2007020501 TSB Type General
Language English Published 2/5/2007
Model Sedona [GQ](2005) Area N. America
Gr./Sys./Comp Suspension System / Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly
Symptom SSN001 - Noise
Subject 2002-2005 Sedona Strut Mount Improvements (Chassis - 015)
Some owners of 2002-2005 Sedona vehicles produced from 5/1/2001-8/31/2005 may complain of front suspension noise over rough road surfaces at speeds between 18-31 MPH. To reduce the noise Kia has redesigned the strut mount with a modified rubber composition to improve the overall sound dampening in the affected speed range. However, all other suspension components should be checked for performance prior to installing these replacement strut mounts. Concerns with worn out struts and/or rubber mounting components should be addressed before installing these revised mounts. This TSB should only be used for customer complaints at speeds between 18-31 MPH.
#27 of 38 Looking for structs and struct questions, please.
May 02, 2008 (6:11 pm)
I have a Sedona '02. Looking for a pair of struts and seems unavailable after market. I have google and found nothing. Would you please advice me where to get them in reasonable price. Preferable online. May be a part number or something specific that can help me spot it. Do I need to get the strut mounts and dampers?
The struts vibration issue discussion on this thread has been a year by now. Is there a fix for that yet? The problem seems getting worse.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
#28 of 38 Re: Looking for structs and struct questions, please. [bwayn]
May 03, 2008 (3:41 pm)
#29 of 38 Re: Looking for structs and struct questions, please. [metche]
May 04, 2008 (12:53 pm)
Thanks metche; they don't have it.
#30 of 38 Strut issues for a 2006 Kia Sedona
Jun 01, 2008 (12:33 pm)
I have been reading the post about strut issues and the "fix" for harsh ride and bumps. All of the post that I have read seem to be for 2005 and earlier. I have the same complaints with my 2006, as in harsh ride over bumps etc. Does anyone have the same problems with their 2006 and if so is there a factory bulletin out on the repair of the 2006?
#31 of 38 Re: Strut issues for a 2006 Kia Sedona [jimmyy43]
Jun 02, 2008 (12:17 pm)
I have a 2006 Kia sedona. I had front passenger side "clunking" and took it to local Kia dealer in Trenton, NJ. They first replaced front "sway bar"? and clunking still persisted. On 2nd look they had to replace the whole engine"cradle" which is a 4ft. x 4ft. square piece that the engine and other suspension parts are attached to. Clunking noise is no longer there. This was a 2 day repair and they gave me a loaner during the repairs.
#32 of 38 Re: Strut issues for a 2006 Kia Sedona [onedmc]
Jun 02, 2008 (3:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply. We too have had the back engine cradles replaced and that cleared up that particular noise. Soon I'll go to the dealer, who by the way has been very good, and investigate an noise coming from the rear of the van. Its hard to explain and not real loud but it's there non the less. If it were a rear wheel drive, I would say it was coming from the differential. Kind of like a low hollow constant noise...very faint but now that it has appeared I notice it constantly. The type of road I'm on doesn't seem to make a difference in the sound. Always there and only when the van is going down the road so I'm reasonably sure it's not the fuel pump noise others complain about. Maybe a wheel bearing? I'll call my service adviser and have him research any strut issues also. This van simply does not ride smooth and hit any seams or imperfections in the road with a Bang! Again thanks and I'll keep people advised. I might wait until my next oil change which is about a month or so away.