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#15 of 86 Rear Hatch/Panel problem-Lemon law.
Jan 30, 2008 (10:04 am)
The grinding squeak from the rear!! We have had the 2007 Kia Sedona into the dealer four times and each time they have taken off the hatch and put padding on it. On the 4th trip they called the manufacturer rep and ordered a new rear hatch. After about three days the grinding squeak returned. We have had a rental already for six days through the dealership. I am going to invoke the lemon law.
The van only has 15k on it.
Anyone else had this problem?
#16 of 86 Re: Rear Hatch/Panel problem-Lemon law. [stiller12]
Jan 30, 2008 (6:43 pm)
I had a rattle in the rear latch that I fix every so often with spraying a silicon based lubricant that you can get at home Depot for $5.00 You can use WD 40 as well but does not last as long. Try it, works for me and others. Why it rattles there with no lubrication I do not know. Sounds like you are really pissed though to invoke the lemon law over that. Do you not like the van otherwise? I would try spraying the lock mechanism completely and see if that works. It may start to rattle again after a while but then just spray it again. When I say while I mean maybe spray it once a month. It should not be this way but there may be a slight design flaw which causes this. Let us know if this works. My van is fantastic and 5 bucks for a can of lubricant is nothing. Silicon lubricant is great for all the hinges and rollers on the van as well to keep them lubricated. You can even use silicon lubricant to lubricate where the window meets the rubber on your windows and you will notice faster operation of your power wonders due to less friction. It's great stuff.
#17 of 86 Re: Abs light and brake light comes on w/ noise [jmarsica]
Feb 09, 2008 (5:45 am)
Joan, I have this same problem with my 2003 Sedona. I was told it is an electrical problem and that the ABS was actually working find. However, the dinging is enough to drive you bonkers. My Kia has over 60,000 and I bought mine used as well, so I have no warranty. Let me know what you find out!
#18 of 86 Re: Rear Hatch/Panel problem-Lemon law. [lavrishevo]
Feb 11, 2008 (5:46 am)
I am going to try that lubricant idea. They have tried foam padding and ordering another hatch on the vehicle, but the squeaking is still there. Im told its probably a spot weld issue.
I really like the van otherwise. Great engine, comfortable etc.
#19 of 86 Re: Abs light and brake light comes on w/ noise [dsljal]
Feb 24, 2008 (6:55 am)
hey, I still having the same issue, I have 55,000 now on my kia. I contacted lawyer and going through a pre lawsuit since Jan. We are waiting for Kia to apply. I just want the noise to be disconnected at this time it is driving me nuts. The dealerships don't have a clue why this is happening, I brought it to 3 different kia dealerships around 13 times with warranty and still they can't fix the problem. If you can I would try to disconnect the noise yourself. I will let you know what happens with my car.
#20 of 86 road noise..van or tires?
Mar 05, 2008 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2006 Sedona with 24000 miles on it. Don't know if this noise has always been there or if I am just noticing it after riding in a friends Odessey. My van seems to emit a lot of road noise when compared to the Honda. Our van came with Michlien Energy LX4 tires and the reviews on that tire, at Tire Rack, complain about it being noisy. Anyone having the same problem and have any idea if it is in fact the tires or the van? Also any suggestions on a better tire that might be more quiet? Other than that..no problems so far.
#21 of 86 Re: Little issues with 2006+ Kia Sedona's [stush]
Mar 06, 2008 (6:25 pm)
Got an 03 sedona and I notice your posting is december (cold weather time of year) My 03 rear door squeaks but I think the rear rubber door stoppers are cold and hard thus shrinking away from any door contact.This inturn provides no opposing internal force on the rear door leaving it a bit loose. When the weather warms see if the rubber stoppers provide enough cushion after they expand a bit.I like a quite ride myself ,hope mine stops squeaking in the spring.
#22 of 86 Re: road noise..van or tires? [jimmyy43]
Mar 12, 2008 (9:13 am)
I have noticed a big difference in road noise when buying new tires for our 3 different min vans over the years.
My 2004 Kia Sedona has Kumho Tires, and they very low on road noise compared to some other tires I have had.
I replaced 1 along with sub-in of the original equip spare (full Kumho) - to get two new tires on the front of my van (at 60,000km)- They are actually pretty expensive, but I am happy with them.
The rears are still like new and so now I will rotate regularly.
Hope this helps
#23 of 86 Re: road noise..van or tires? [chrisbatto]
Mar 24, 2008 (5:59 pm)
I'll go to the Tire Rack web site and review the Kumo. Hope they have a 235/60/R17
#24 of 86 Re: Rear Hatch/Panel problem-Lemon law. [lavrishevo]
Apr 12, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Are you a Kia Cust Serv Rep assigned to damage control??