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#76 of 145 Kia Sedona electrical issue
May 23, 2010 (6:17 am)
I bought a 2004 kia Sedona a few months ago and had it shipped to the Bahamas. The first week I used the vehicle I experienced what appeared to be an electrical problem. I turn the ignition the car will not say anything.....engine does not rool over or anything. The shift lever is in park. The dashboard light is dim and the power windows operate rather sluggishly. I press the brake pedal and the dash lights up...the engine starts. I have been using the vehicle for about 5 months and this problem has occurred at least six times. Also, I am experiencing a problem where on occasions I tried to stsrt the vehicle and get a clicking sound as if the battery is weak. I fiddle with the ignition switch trying to get it to start and eventually after 15 to 30 minutes it stsrts. I bought a brand new battery and these issues are still present. I think I got stiffed by the car dealer...... that car had that problem when I bought it. The car was bought from Metro Ford located on 7 Avenue Miami Florida.
I would certainly appreciate any suggestion you might have with regard to getting this issue rectified. I have taken the vehicle to several auto electrical shops and have explained the problem to them and they all seem clueless at to what the problem might be. I am reluctant to have someone mess with the vehicle who don't know what they are doing.
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#77 of 145 Folks with the headlights blowing out...
May 27, 2010 (2:34 pm)
Are you leaving the headlights in the 'auto' position (sensor turns on when dark / off in daytime) all the time? If you do, it could be power surging to the lights whenever you start the car...
#78 of 145 More Kia Electrical Issues 06
Jun 09, 2010 (2:50 pm)
We too are having electrical issues with our 06 Kia. Right front turn signal blowing out as well as the headlight. Replaced the headlight and turn signal once about a year ago. Then it went out again within a couple of months. Husband took out the light bulb noticed that it wasn't blown and put it back in and it worked fine for a couple of weeks, then went out again. At the same time the DVD player fuse blew. Called the local dealer and spent about 45 minutes on the phone with them since the book doesn't tell where the DVD player fuse is located... they couldn't find it either. My husband eventually found it by trial and error.
We've also had problems with the overhead directional compass and aver MPG readings. Compass would say S no matter what direction we were headed and aver. MPG's would reset each time we turned the vehicle off. Dealer said the "recallibrated the system" to fix it. But this also took two trips because at first they said "no this is they way Kia's are designed." (Pence Kia, Richmond, V)
Then the turn signal went out again during the same week. So, we took it in to the dealer. They said... replace the bulb. We said... it's not the bulb. They said... humm the bulb seems to be working fine now, we can't find the issue. Following week, turn signal not working again.. dealer finally agrees to fix the encasement of the bulb thinking this will fix it. I'm telling them it is a bigger issue given the other fuses that blow - this is at 58,600 miles. (Pearson Kia, Richmond, VA)
Well, now at 60,150 miles we notice that every time we put on the brakes the air conditioner fan goes to about 50% power and the headlights dim. Two days at the dealer and "we can't replicate the problem." We pick it up tonight, don't even leave the lot and problem continues, get the mechanic in the car with us for a test ride around their lot and low and behold, "oh, there's the problem." Well, now it's not covered under warranty, to which I remind them that they told me if there were more problems with the "electrical system" and it wasn't far out of warranty they said they would fix it since they couldn't find the underlying problem at 58,600 miles. (Pearson Kia, Richmond, VA)
Also, dead battery issue. Replaced the battery once last year, as we thought we left the interior lights on by accident (our old van had an auto shut off). Last weekend the battery went out three separate times, but strange enough the lights and radio worked. After driving it for an hour the battery didn't have any more problems.
I'm hoping somebody gets to the bottom of this with Kia, as it is clearly a trend and a problem with the vehicle.
#79 of 145 headlight and idle issues
Jun 13, 2010 (10:01 am)
I changed a driver's side low beam bulb on my 2002 Sedona and now the van won't idle. When I take the bulb out and leave the bulb housing open, there's no problem; yet when I close the bulb housing, the problem returns. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong?
#80 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [preventlady]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:26 am)
I want to ask you do you found the fuse for the DVD.
#81 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [preventlady]
Jul 22, 2010 (10:32 am)
where do you found the dvd fuse?
Jul 22, 2010 (11:05 am)
My dvd player works sometimes and other times you have to pull the screen backwards and forwards. I think that it is a short. I haven't looked for a fuse.
#83 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [preventlady]
Aug 04, 2010 (11:39 am)
I unfortunately own an '07 Sedona. I have had my left front turn signal bulb replaced twice since April. When it was at the dealer last week I told them it needed to be replaced again at no cost b/c they had just replaced it in April. They could not duplicate the problem (after hours of keeping my van for this one particular problem). So when I went to pick up my van I asked again if they were able to find the problem. They said no. While reinstalling my girls' car seats, I started the van so I could cool it down before we left. I turned on the left turn signal and let it run until it started malfunctioning again (5-10 minutes at the most). It would stop working and then begin working again, back and forth. I went back inside and told the Service Employee. I told him about it working and then not working. (He observed this.) I asked him to PLEASE check the fuse and the electrical system for it to work on and off like that. His response was, "it's not electrical. Bulbs will work on and off like that when they're about to burn out completely. There's not anything electrical to check about the bulb and we can't check it electronically." Needless to say the bulb was changed and the last time I drove it, it was still working fine. But I find it to be a bunch of "bull" that there isn't something electrical going on and that they cannot detect it by hooking it up to a computer in their service department.
#84 of 145 2007 Sedona check engine light and tach
Aug 30, 2010 (5:53 pm)
Yesterday my tachometer stopped working and the check engine lite came on.
Does anyone know if this is a electrical problem or nor
#85 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [sammy52]
Sep 10, 2010 (5:59 pm)
I just replaced my left turn signal for the 2nd time in 3 months. I have replaced this year alone both turn signals twice. My 2006 has also had to have both fog lights replaced and both headlights. I don't understand it. Once in awhile my airbag light comes on but then it goes out. I love my van but sheez these light bulbs and electrical issues are nuts.