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#47 of 86 The rear Squealing/Screeching is back
Mar 27, 2009 (6:04 am)
Our 2006 Sedona Van is making the rear hatch squeak/squeel noise again. We have had it at the dealership 7 times for the noise. KIA had a rep from Chicago out to see it last year and put in new clips under the hatch and back panelling..We have had a rental 3 times through the dealership. No fix. They have taken the hatch apart each time, put padding in it, tightened the hatch etc...It only has 28000 on it and sounds like a box of rocks. SUGGESTIONS? We have tried lubricant etc...It comes back within a few weeks. My wife and I are going to explode. We have a mile of paperwork over this vehicle, and you cannot make a long trip in it without blowing your own head off over the squeak.
#48 of 86 Re: [Michiman]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:06 am)
Check out my latest post...does the squeak sound familiar? I cant take a long trip with my family without going nuts or wanting to smash the van into a wall. Its the back panel, hatch area and they still cannot fix it. I have had a rental three times through the dealer to fix the problem.
#49 of 86 I fixed it....
Mar 27, 2009 (7:06 am)
I fixed the sound it made when turning right. I took off the right front wheel....didn't really see anything. I knocked a small stone out from between the inner fender and the body. I then made sure to put the wheel back on in a different position from how it was when I took it off. That particular sound is now gone. Go figure....it couldn't have been the stone causing the inner fender to push out and rub the tire on a turn, it was too small. Plus there was no rub mark anyplace.
#50 of 86 Thumping noise from under vehicle fixed!!
Apr 20, 2009 (4:58 pm)
We have a 06 Sedona EX that was making a not so loud thumping noise in the front end whenever we went over a bump. In fact the entire vehicle just felt "loose" and shaky. Took it in to dealer and they found "worn rear subframe bushings and worn sway bar links". After they replaced these components, the van feels like it's brand new again. Even the fold down center tray doesn't rattle as much as it used to, overall she feels tight and solid again. Hope this info helps some of you out there, contact me if you need further info.
#51 of 86 squeaky hatch fix
Apr 21, 2009 (2:51 pm)
i have an 06 uk sedona with squeaky hatch.
got missus to drive whilst i found the squeak, its coming from the bottom ot the hatch.
after a closer inspection i found that the large plastic cover on the hatch was a bad fit, check round the lock area and the opposite side to the handel.
it rubs at these locations because the hatch plastic is slightly to large.
i removed my hatch and sanded the plastic on the verticals where it goes round the lock and both horizontal sections.
replaced and i now have a very slight,very occasional squeak over rough road. probably needs a bit more sanding, but the hatch is awkward to get off so i can live with it.
its a plastic on metal squeak.
i also had the pulling to the left thing but they fixed that by rotating the strut top.
now have the steering judder, but its electrical somewhere because it happens at speed for 6 seconds then stops for 4 then starts again.
p.s otherwise its a fantastic car
#52 of 86 Re: squeaky hatch fix [rojtatton]
Apr 22, 2009 (7:18 am)
The easiest way to fix the squeaky hatch is to use a silicon based lubricant, as it last much longer then WD 40, spray into the latch via a directional tube attached to the nozzle. Spray thoroughly inside the lock latch once a month or as needed.
I would take your van back to the dealer to deal with the shudder. If it developed after the fix for the other problem it is probably related in one way or another.
This same lubricant can also be used to lubricate the van's sliding door tracks, all the hinges, and even where the rubber meet the windows for less friction when rolling up and down the windows. Great stuff.
#53 of 86 Humming Noise Under 2nd Row Seat - Driver's Side
Jun 30, 2009 (8:40 pm)
Our vehicle is a 2006 Sedona EX which was purchased used in 2007 with 11,000 miles. I had noticed for months a motorized humming sound that became noticable when the fuel level came to about 1/4 tank. As dealers are very inconvenient to our home (Bay Area, CA), I waited until the last minute to get this addressed under 36K mile warranty. The ridiculously crappy dealership said they worked the problem ( the interior of the car smelled like gas for about 6 days) but the noise is acutally louder now, is present at all fuel levels, and I also now notice an occasional drumming or thump along with the motorized hum. All of this sound seems to be emanating from beneath the 2nd row seat behind the driver. The car runs fine -(I have other minor issues to report under separate threads) - but I would really like to have this problem diagnosed and fixed. I have access to decent mechanics (I will not take it back to another Kia dealer as they are all basically out of business here and/or untrustworthy and especially inconvenient) - I just want to be able to give them some clues to use to hunt the problem down and fix it.
If anyone happens to know, I also have intermittent problems with the auto doors (3 beeps when the door closes) and I wish the transmission wouldn't upshift so soon as we live in a hilly area and the lower end is preferable. I have had the car shift into 5th gear below 45 mph!
#54 of 86 Re: Humming Noise Under 2nd Row Seat - Driver's Side [vandad1]
Jul 01, 2009 (8:27 am)
Hi, it's the plastic fuel tank line vibrating again the body of the van. It has been a known problem since the van came out. I bought my 2006 sedona ex knowing it was an issue as well as a few other recalls.My van did it intermittantly. It's just a tie off they do but with my car it continued to be an issue and Kia replaced the fuel pump with a newer design to correct the problem in my van under warranty. Please let me know how you make out. I know the frustration of dealers. I have finally found one that i can count out after countless nightmares. This Kiatechinfo.com site is great for issue with the van.
TSB No. KT2007030802
This bulletin provides a repair procedure for fuel pump noise, which may occur on some 2006 Sedona (VQ) vehicles with a production date earlier than 10/19/2006.
Some 2006MY Sedona (VQ) vehicles may exhibit a humming / buzzing noise or vibration from the fuel pump or fuel tank area. To address this condition, secure the fuel pump return line to the fuel pump housing as outlined in the following instructions.
#55 of 86 Re: Humming Noise Under 2nd Row Seat - Driver's Side [vandad1]
Jul 01, 2009 (8:34 am)
Hi again, yes i have had the beeping with the doors. There is no fix for it can be annoying depending on the frequency. I have been told it happens when dust and dirt gets into the tracks but can't be sure. As for the shifting of the car...very difficult to get use to depending on driving styles.When i first got the van i'd step on the gas and get whiplash from the quick take off. I find just the opposite with my van that it is in low gear more often than not. I have learned to adust to it's temper mental behavior, but overall i love my van.
#56 of 86 Re: Humming Noise Under 2nd Row Seat - Driver's Side [likelleh]
Jul 01, 2009 (10:09 am)
Hey - this is great info. Thanks very much - I will have my mechanic make the repair as specified. How can the dealer service department have no knowledge of this stuff?