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Kia Sedona, Van
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.
#72 of 86 Re: Squeaks and rattle sound in engine [vincent8]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:48 am)
Is your van under warranty? Any strange noises from the engine should be examined by a mechanic and not ignored or possibly covered over with additives.
#73 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [stiller12]
Jan 28, 2010 (6:59 pm)
Happy to ear that I may have help you.
Concerning the Odyssey... Before this Kia I was driving a Odyssey 2004 (and before that an Accord for 11yrs and I put 300K+ miles on it so I was a fan of Honda products) and this product (Odyssey) has his share of problems too. Awful squeak from the dashboard after 2 years. At 50K miles their was a lot of clunks coming from the front suspension. My sister purchased the same product (Odyssey 2004) and it unbelievable the number of problems (some quite serious) she experienced with it (to a point that she would never buy an Honda anymore)
Finally in my case the price difference was much more than 50$/months (for a comparable equipped car (my Sedona is fully loaded w leather) it was more
My opinion is that the Kia Sedona is a good van and a good value but unfortunately some detail would need more attention Now that the squeaking noise is gone I pretty happy with my choice and I am 200$ richer every month
#74 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [kia8]
Jan 28, 2010 (11:15 pm)
i had this, got me in the 3rd seat area and the wife driving.
sounds like rear bushes but mine was the rear hatch squeaking.
dealer sorted it out.
now if they can only fix the pull to the left................................ (all standard stuff tried)
#75 of 86 Re: rattle or clacking sound from the rear [rojtatton]
Feb 02, 2010 (7:17 am)
Ask your dealer to check the TSB's for the pull. There were some vans with
a similar problem. Had to do with a misssligned plate above the spring or something similar to that.
#76 of 86 2005 Sedona creaking noise
Feb 03, 2010 (1:00 pm)
My 05 Sedona makes a creaking sound when shifting from P to R or P to D. It seems to be coming from the right front wheel area. Any help out there?
#77 of 86 Re: Front Engine Noises? [zepphner]
Aug 17, 2010 (5:04 pm)
I'm currently having the same problem. I have an 04 Sedona, and there is some clicking or thumping noise on the front passenger side. It gets faster as I accelerate. I recently had my tires rotated, but I don't know if that did anything. I've driven ~2000 miles since having the tires rotated, but have only noticed the problem in the past 500 miles or less. Unfortunately my van is not under warranty. (~150,000 miles) please let me know what they say was the problem so that I can move forward with my issue with some type of knowledge. Thanx!
#78 of 86 Re: Front Engine Noises? [kttssl]
Aug 18, 2010 (2:53 pm)
Do not drive the vehicle until you have the front coupling or universal checked that connects drivetrain from transmission to both front axeles.You probably need new boots to cover the "knuckle".Not really a tremendous expense,get it done before you have to pay a wrecker for transport,A good tranny repair,auto dealer,even a mienike shop can do it .My guess parts (2 universals 2 boots ,and labor 2hrs) 385 bucks,tell me how you make out,shalome vince17