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#86 of 145 elecrical problems
Sep 14, 2010 (6:33 pm)
i have a 2003 kia sedona w 100,000 plus miles. lately it starts when it wants to. If i open the doors and place the key in the ignition it will light everything as suppose to, then on occasions if turn the ignition to start it will go completely dead and will stay like that for a while then after playing with the parking brake and the shift gear it will come back on on start like nothing ever happenned any suggestions
#87 of 145 2008 Kia Sedona electrical issues
Feb 09, 2011 (5:50 am)
I'm beginning to hate this van, and for many of the reasons already posted in this forum.
We bought it used but it was still under original warranty. The turn signal went out just before 60,000 miles. We had to pay for the bulb and the labor, but it worked after that. Earlier in the fall, the front dash power point and cigarette lighter stopped working, so I had the dealer look into that as well. They fixed it and told me that I had to watch the plugs for my kids' DS to be sure they only went into the power point, and not the lighter. We do not smoke and we have not used the power point since it was fixed. It is no longer working again. A week after having the turn signal replaced, a headlamp also went. My husband replaced that and saved us the labor bill. About a month ago, the kids and I were driving along and the radio station changed on its own. I thought it was odd, but changed it back, and it did it a couple more times. About three weeks ago, the same turn signal stopped functioning again. I called the dealer yesterday and set up an appointment for tomorrow to look into the signal problem. This morning the van won't start at all-just ticks-like an alternator is bad. There is definitely something wrong with this vehicle and its electrical system. The dealer says they can't promise the repairs will be covered, but I will fight for my rights as a consumer because something is truly wrong with this vehicle. I'm beginning to question its safety-what if something shorts out and causes a fire...I'll keep y'all posted.
#88 of 145 Re: elecrical problems [bojote63]
Feb 12, 2011 (10:16 am)
Hi, did you ever find a resolution to this problem? We have a 2006 Sedona with just under 80,000 miles and is just had this problem with no start. I put the key in and the lights came on as usual, then turned the key and nothing. Lights went out, did not come back on. Battery still has power, the accessory plug I use for the GPS still powers the garmin. No exterior lights, power sliding doors don't work, power tailgate does not work. SO, checked all fuses, all good. Kia service depts are currently closed. Timing is everything. I am going to go and move the parking brake and gear shift and kick the tires. Maybe light a candle and make offerings to the Great Spirit.
Mar 22, 2011 (12:48 pm)
Did you and David ever figure this out? I have a 2006 Kia Sedona EX (75,000 mi) that does the same thing. Turn the key and all indicator lights come on but engine does not turn over. Have to keep turning key over and over until it eventually starts. Sometimes have to wait 10-15 min. and then will start. Happens 4-5 times a month just out of the blue. Dealer had me replace battery--same problem. Then they replaced IPM (instrument panel module) twice--same problem. They can never replicate the problem in the shop because it is so intermittent. Dealer says there is little they can do unless they can replicate with diagnostic computer hooked up (what are the odds??). They are now corresponding (by email) with Kia Techline to see if maybe it is the ignition switch but are saying it is unlikely. Please let me know if you have any advice.
#90 of 145 Headlights and Turn Signals
May 16, 2011 (12:08 pm)
We have had this 2006 Sedona for a few years now and have had to replace the headlights and turn signals 4 times in the last 5 months. I looked at a burned out bulb and noticed what looked like scorch marks on the connector. I brought it to a mechanic friend of mine who I trust and he let me know that if the connections are not tight then the bulb can burn out and leave those marks. The lights work each time I replace the bulb but only for a few weeks. Anyone else getting this problem too?
#91 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [mandm0407]
May 19, 2011 (11:26 am)
Did you ever find a solution to this? My 2006 Kia Sedona is doing this as well as numerous other things.
#92 of 145 Sedona ECU-ETACS
May 24, 2011 (8:31 am)
I have a 2004 Sedona 2.9 diesel LE. Every time the battery is removed the ECU-ETACS fails and cannot be revived. I'm about to go to my 8th. Kia's suggestion is change the ETACS but there's clearly an underlying problem with the car. Has anyone had this problem and found the root cause? Auto-electrician quoting £500 just to diagnose the problem and, as I've seen many Sedonas on other fora with the same problem, i feel sure someone, somewhere must have an idea what causes this.
#93 of 145 Re: More Kia Electrical Issues 06 [nakamoto2]
May 29, 2011 (10:00 am)
I did not find a solution, as a matter of fact, I sued Kia using a federal lemon law and got a settlement. It wasnt much, but still helped with the expense of changing lights all the time. Unfortunately(?), my Kia was totalled. AND the air bags failed.
#94 of 145 2002 sedonas electrical
Jul 16, 2011 (7:48 pm)
have a 2002 sedona the alt fried now door lock button doesnt work and after couple days sitting idle battery is drained
#95 of 145 Re: 2002 sedonas electrical [adamsbronco]
Jul 18, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Ditto on the Turn Signals. And a couple of times - like right now - I take the assembly out and it works! Put it back in... yeah, you get the picture. I also bent the metal tongue that contacts the bulb out, and that did seem to help for awhile. Actually, I think that was the other bulb, so maybe haven't done it yet on the right. So, possibly that's the fix. Definitely worth a try. And since they still work intermittently, it seems quite logical (which is how I came up with the idea the last time). I'll post back if it doesn't fix it.
Also, I'm far from an expert, but I've only heard about not touching the bulb with your hands if it's a halogen bulb. Is it an issue with non-halogen, too?