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#32 of 50 Kia Sedona Transmission Issue
Jun 08, 2011 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2005 Kia Sedona LX, 85,000 miles. The transmission jerked while I was driving then the veh. wouldn't shift into gear. I took it to dealer. They ran the code and stated the Input sensor had to be replaced and was not covered under warranty because it is located outside of the transmission. I took it to a trustworthy transmission shop and they replaced the sensor. The vehicle drove fine and they did not experience what I had. I drove the vehicle home and it worked great for about 3 days. Then it happened again. I took it to another repair place since prior transmission shop where sensor was replaced was too far. He did not experience what I had and told me that it could be a wiring issue, but trying to find the exact problem with the wiring could be costly. It was working fine and I took it home without having him look at wiring. This issued happens on and off and I don't know why Kia would not cover this under the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty since it does affect the driveability of the vehicle, the transmission. I am trying to find if anyone has had this problem and if they fixed it, what the issue was. I can't afford to pay thousands for a diagnostic on wiring.
#33 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Transmission Problems [madukes13]
Jun 11, 2011 (5:59 pm)
My 2002 was at 158000 and had been to a mechanic because the check engine light was on. it was cylanoid code and I was told to drive it and see what happens..bad thing..it stopped moving..nothing..had to get the transmission re-done because it burned up the trani..cost $2100..Wish I went to a mechanic who could give me better advice, found out later he did not work on automatic transmissions. there are several sensors and if one is not working it can possible cause other things to happen. My speed sensor was not working at 100% and it caused all of this..Good luck! It drives like new now!
#34 of 50 Re: Kia Sedona Transmission Issue [gmc66]
Jul 20, 2011 (10:17 am)
our 2005 kia sedona did the same thing last week and has been at the shop since then. aamco has done all diagnostic work for free. we also replaced a sensor and had all wiring checked only to find out it was the main computer,we are now trying to find out if this will be covered under warranty. will try to keep you posted!
#35 of 50 2002 Kia Sedona
Jul 24, 2011 (9:02 am)
I own a 2002 Kia sedona I just purchased, it ran great the first few days and then all of sudden it starts popping into 3rd gear and wont leave the gear unless I pull over put it in park turn the vehicle off and restart. It has been constantly doing this. Is there an easy way to fix this problem or am I going to have to spend thousands......
#36 of 50 Re: 2001 Kia Sedona CRDI [kaipie]
Jul 26, 2011 (10:32 am)
#37 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona Transmission Problems [madukes13]
Sep 06, 2011 (8:40 am)
Need your HELP......I just experienced the same problem, what was the outcome on your tranny?
#38 of 50 noisy when driving in all gears
Sep 07, 2011 (6:43 am)
hi people can you help me out just bought a kia sedona 0n a 2004 plate.When driveing it there is noisy liks a grinding sort of niose while the car slow's down and once you press the break and put the clutch pedle in it stops. I have put on new breaks and disks yesterday, thinking that was the problem.So as i am not used to a kia i took it to them and they wernt sure but it gould be the gear box and told me to drop the oil and replace it. So two things 1st is has anybody had and solved this problem, and can anybody tell me what type of gear box oil should i put in it and there is a product you can buy that like moly slip can anbody help me. I am new to this site i normaly go for ford's
#39 of 50 noisy when driving in all gears
Sep 07, 2011 (6:45 am)
hi people can you help me out just bought a kia sedona 0n a 2004 plate. When driving it there is noisy likes a grinding sort of noise while the car slow's down and once you press the break and put the clutch pedal in it stops. I have put on new breaks and disks yesterday, thinking that was the problem. So as i am not used to a kia i took it to them and they went sure but it could be the gear box and told me to drop the oil and replace it. So two things 1st is has anybody had and solved this problem, and can anybody tell me what type of gear box oil should i put in it and there is a product you can buy that like moly slip can anybody help me. I am new to this site i normal go for ford's
#40 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona LX - Transmission problem?? [theyuros]
Sep 10, 2011 (7:42 pm)
I have a 2007 Kia Sedona and had a similar problem that I'm not 100% sure was fixed. On our first long drive after buying it used with about 48k miles, after about 1 hour driving on a freeway with some incline up, it felt like the transmission was slipping. At times it was serious enough that we had to pull over to the side because we slowed down so much, usually on a hill. It also seemed to go away after "resting" for an hour or so, and then the problem would return. Eventually things got so bad that the van "gave out" in an intersection immediately after exiting the freeway and an engine light came on. We managed to coax the van out of the intersection, not until after the light had turned red and cars were swerving around us. We then pulled over and kept the engine running and heard a klunk as we stopped and put it in park. We managed to limp home that evening (a Sunday with shops closed).
The dealer said the problem was a cracked fuel vacuum tube or something like that.
However, after it has been fixed, the van feels like 1) there is a lot of engine or transmission drag (my main motivation for being on this site), 2) seems to get poor gas mileage (need to verify with measurements) and 3) sometimes seems to slip or be sluggish when putting the foot on the gas at low speeds.
I'm just starting my research on this, but wanted to get this down "on the record" for what it might be worth to others.
#41 of 50 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona LX - Transmission problem?? [07kiaowner]
Sep 11, 2011 (4:48 am)
hi i have booked my car in to my local garage to change the gear box oil as my long term frend surgest that it my be gear box oil could be low or none as my car is a manel i post my finding tomrrow kia surgested the gear box noise droping oil to see if there is any filing in it if so i have to change my gear box.