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#10 of 21 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona AC Problem [dode]
Sep 28, 2007 (4:24 pm)
I bought a used 2002 kia sedona in Jan 2006. I always suspected that the AC wasn't as cold as it should be but my spouse and father in law kept telling me that it just didn't seem like it due to all the open space that needed to be cooled. Getting toward the end of summer 2007 and I seem to have warm air coming out of the vents. With temps in the high 90's and low 100's, AC is a must here in the Carolina's. I planned to have the AC problem looked at in the spring next year. I'm glad I will have something to go by. I would also like to know what the cost would be to repair the problem if that is the case with my kia.
#11 of 21 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona AC Problem [ch8265]
Sep 28, 2007 (5:29 pm)
With 65,000 miles on my 2002, the first hot day of spring, mine blew nothing but hot air. Took it local mechanic and he did pressure test and found rusted through a/c and coolent lines for the rear air and heat underneath the car. He quoted me 950 to fix and suggested trying Kia first. I took it to kia and they agreed to split the cost 50/50 and there price was 800 to fix both a/c and coolant lines. The 950 above was just for a/c as coolant lines where rusty, but not leaking. I think they know they have a problem. DON'T WAIT till spring, this will only add miles on and have less of chance of getting some sort of deal like I got. How many miles on yours?? Keep me posted on your results.
#12 of 21 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona AC Problem [dode]
Sep 28, 2007 (5:30 pm)
The 800 was the full price, I only had to pay 400 for my half.
#13 of 21 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona AC Problem [ch8265]
Sep 29, 2007 (8:06 am)
I live in SOUTH Carolina so I definitely know what you mean about the hot weather. It has been a real killer here. The problem started BEFORE the heat wave hit and it still does it even at night when it is "cooler". There has to be something wrong. If I could get rid of this van I would do it today.
Service after the sale SUCKS!! They cannot keep in Business with this going on but they seem to be flourishing in this area. I WILL NOT RECOMMEND A KIA TO ANYONE I LIKE!
#14 of 21 2002 Kia Sedona leaking rear coolant lines FIXED FOR $45
Dec 22, 2007 (6:10 pm)
Kia can kiss my you know what.... Fixed my rear coolant line issue for $45 today... Went to autozone and purcahsed 25 feet of heater hose. I did not remove the old rusted lines but instead used them as a guide and securing point to route the new heater hose underneath. I used plenty of cable ties and even more around the exhaust area.... PERFECT, NO LEAKS and I do not have to worry about it leaking again in two years time..... I really am fed up with Kia.. Their customer service is HORRIBLE. I went round and round with them 200 miles after my warranty expired on the AC system for a rotted out line. Warranty ended during the winter and first time using the AC in summer no good. They finally met me 1/2 way. Than the hood completely ROTTED thru and they really gave me a hard time and took me two months to get them to cover which is CLEARLY inder warranty. When I called Kia's 800 number to complain, they said they could not help me and there was no one else int he company who could give me any assistance. I do not care how nice that new minivan looks, NO WAY WILL WE EVER BY ANOTHER KIA........................
#15 of 21 Re: 2002 Kia Sedona leaking rear coolant lines FIXED FOR $45 [luv2camp]
Feb 21, 2008 (10:57 am)
My Kia Sedona 2002, overheated w/no heat. Took it to dealer and they state
coolant line is rusted and is the cause of the problem. They want $900.00 to
repair. I am going to Autozone to get heater hose. I too am fed up w/Kia and would never recommend this make to anyone. The car is rusting at 67,000 miles, in hood, along all doors, sunroof and obviously underneath.. Kia will not back their product.
#16 of 21 03 Sedona rear coolant lines (rear heater lines)
Mar 06, 2008 (6:08 pm)
I own a 03 Sedona and upon preparing for a road trip I dropped down my rear spare tire to check inflation.After doing so I inspected the rear coolant line that connects to the rear heater fan and found it rotted.Rust was forming as well as over resonator. Now my Sedona is pristine and garaged (about only 20500 miles at that time).The NewYork winters havent been bad this past few years so road salt is not a big issue.Kia said I would have to pay a tech to inspect line but since it wasnt leaking yet I dont think they would warranty a replacement .I purchased the rear coolant line as the dealer was selling the replacement part regularly(114 bucks) Got a can of under coating and sprayed the new line like it was a hornets nest .Tech bulliten says you gotta drop the resonator ,(wasnt that over kill?) Anyhow I seperated the lines from the three quarter inch rubber hose connections(corked them lines to keep antifreeze from completely leakinking out of engine block) unbolt hard line clamps (2 of em)Disassemble rear splash gaurd , twist off connections from rear heater and wow allmost done.Now im soaked with anti freeze,bolt up new lines TAKE OUT CORKS FROM MIDDLE RUBBER CONNECTIONS ,open radiator cap so antifreeze gravity bleeds to rear line put radiator cap back clamp rear connection.and bingo rear line installed.Anyhow sent digi foto of rear line with invoice for part along with a dealer work order for some work the week before(showing odometer milage).Got a case number and Kias sending me a refund for part cost.I like this van I use to go on vacation,I thank this site cause I never would have checked that line.The others lines seem fine(oh and the spare tire was LOW.
#17 of 21 Re: Air Conditioner Problems in 2006 Kia Sedona EX [byyall]
Nov 10, 2008 (6:59 am)
I had the same problem as #9. It turned out that the "RR Heat" button was pressed by one of the kids. They thought it had to be pressed for the rear vents to work with AC. They were WRONG.
#18 of 21 Air Conditioner Problems in 2006 Kia Sedona EX [autobuyer4]
Nov 11, 2008 (8:50 pm)
Unfortunately this was not the problem with us. The dealer in Florence, SC was so accomodating about all of the problems we have experienced. Something is still wrong with the left side of the AC with it still blowing hot air. They also had a notice (they actually had another term for this) about the passenger back sliding door. They did adjustments and we hoped it was right; however, it is still not closing right and sometimes will open enough for the light showing that a door is ajar. SOOO, we will take it back when we can (it is 80 miles from us).
The van itself is great. I don't like the steering to be so tight, it makes my hands tired. However, I still love the van. The gas mileage is great, 22.5 per gallon on a trip and still good around town.
#19 of 21 Air Conditioner Problems in 2003 Kia Sedona
Jul 22, 2009 (3:24 pm)
The ac in my van has a leak put a vacuum pump on and pulled 29hg turned off the pump after closing the valve. I let it sit for two hours still 29hg vacuum I replaced the high and low valves vacuumed and refilled. Check system with electronic leak detector and bubble solution no leaks found. The next day got in the van no ac just hot air, hooked up gauges low refrigerant. I put a can of UV dye in and refilled ran unit for two hours checked the whole system with a UV lamp still can't find a leak can any one help?