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#62 of 86 2006 Kia Sedona - Hesitation
Sep 16, 2009 (12:50 pm)
Was recently driving on the highway (with my two infant children) when while going up a slight incline the van started to miss and hesitate. I pulled over-rev'd the engine hoping it would clear out any richness-this did not work. I shut the engine off - waited a few seconds and restarted-still the engine felt like it was missing. Finally after allowing the engine to sit (not running) for a minute, I restarted it and it ran fine. Drove it for approximately another 30 miles will no problem.. This has occurred twice with this vehicle. Has anyone had a similar problem??
#63 of 86 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona - Hesitation [regi_dog]
Sep 16, 2009 (3:29 pm)
I have. For me, the Check light also came on at the same time. Blinking at first, then solidly lit. I also noticed that I wished the transmission would downshift to accomodate the incline, correct? Yes, it has happened, but it has never materialized into a recurring problem. Believe it or not, it could simply be that your gas cap isn't screwed on properly or tight enough. Check that.
#64 of 86 Re: 2006 Kia Sedona - Hesitation [vandad1]
Sep 16, 2009 (3:59 pm)
Yes the check engine light did blink and then stayed on for two days. It is at the Kia dealer today and they diagnosed the problem as "too much oil". I kid you not!!! I am somewhat car savy and this is an poor diagnosis to a hesitation problem. They have drained the oil and will be road testing it again tomorrow.
Our problem has not been consistent enough and could be a gas cap (i hope). It is very strange the two times this hesitation has occurred is on the same hill but approximatley 15,000 miles apart and 1.5 years, that's why the gas cap seems unlikely. Also, the way the van started right back up after sitting a minute leads me to believe the computer reset itself and corrected the problem, but my real concern is that it will cause the van to stall and lose power steering and brakes with my 1 and 3 year children in it!!! That is unacceptable Kia
#65 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [mluhring]
Oct 12, 2009 (6:55 pm)
After several useless visits at the dealer I decided that I would not drive this van anymore with that noise...
In my case the awful squeaking was coming from both panels covering rear wheels inside the car. After spending hours in the back of the van while my wife was driving it (and laughing at me...) I finally found the source of these annoying noises.
I inserted padding between the plastic and the steel body at 2 places and the noise has (finally) dissapeared.
location 1 approx 2" behind the place where the 3rd row seat belt is attached (passenger side) close to the floor (it is possible to insert the padding thru the seat belt hole when the bolt is removed)
location 2 appox 6 inches ahead the place where the 3rd row seat belt is attached
(driver side) close to the floor (an access trap make this easy)
#66 of 86 2008 Kia Sedona TPMS
Oct 17, 2009 (8:05 pm)
I have a 2008 Kia Sedona that I will have brought to the dealership 3 times on Monday with my TPMS light on. The 1st time I brought it in the service guy told me it was because the Sirius radio that I have in my van was messing with the signal, he cleared the codes, the 2nd time they replaced the sensor and now we are going for trip # 3, anyone had this problem?
#67 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [kia8]
Oct 23, 2009 (4:44 am)
Kia 8, hoave much padding did you add? What kind of padding did you use? The squeaking is killing me and my wife and it seems to get worse as the temperature get colder.
#68 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [vcheng20]
Oct 23, 2009 (6:59 pm)
First I should have said that I have a Sedona 2007. So my finding would only be applicable to that generation. In my case the squeaking noise was so bad that I was shy to get people on board. You can get this padding from....your dealer (you can probably find this somewhere else) it is square pieces of 6" x 6" of felt approx 3/8 inches thick (I used 2 pads). In my case the first and probably most important squeak was coming from 2 inches behind the place where the seat belt is bolted to the car body (near the floor). Is your squeaking coming from there? If you remove the bolt and put you finger in you will feel there is a molded stand off that is used to maintain a certain space for electrical harness.Inserting the paddind between this stand off and the steel body cure the problem on the passenger side. For the second place (driver side) I opened the access trap (easy to do with a flat screwdriver) and I inserted a padding way down to the floor I packed it to a point that I saw the plastic moving toward me and Bingo! no more squeak on that side either I hope the same miracle will occur to you...
Dec 08, 2009 (11:04 pm)
I have been reading a lot about the different noises that these vans have been making. I have what sounds like a jetpack or dieing cow in the back of my van on the passenger side rear. I have had this problem for almost 4 years but it has been REALLY bad this last year. I am also having a problem with my doors locking by themselves and my interior light not staying on when I open the car doors. I have taken the van into the dealership SEVERAL times and each time they tell me they can not dupilcate the noise and therefore there is nothing to fix. Same thing goes for the locking doors. They have supposedly fixed the interior light switch but still am having the problem. Now here is the real problem. We bought the van in Oklahoma and then moved to Washington state. We have now had to move to Canada for my husbands work and I need to get the thing fixed and fixed right. The van only has 46000 miles on it....surely it shouldn't be having all of these issues already (we bought it new in 2004). HELP!! WHAT CAN I DO????
#70 of 86 Squeaks and rattle sound in engine
Jan 22, 2010 (10:33 am)
I have a squeak and rattle sound in my engine and it is not the belts. They told me to add an additive to the oil. It worked for about 1000 miles but, it's back. Help does anyone have any ideas.
#71 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [kia8]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:46 am)
This is seriously amazing. I have had the exact same squeaks in my 2006. They have dimmed down somewhat when Kia sent a Chicago rep out to my Ohio dealer to fix the problem. He put the felt in as you said, and replaced all the clips in the back end. The squeak is still there but not half as bad.
I TOO WAS EMBARRASSED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN MY CAR..It sounded like a chalkboard being scratched.
I have also had the ignition switch changed, both headlights and a turn signal. I have 36000 on it now.
Anyway, I should have bought an Odyssey for 50.00 more a month.