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#8 of 17 06 Sedona manual doors will not stay open
Apr 26, 2010 (8:17 am)
I am looking at an 06 Sedona LX and have noticed both sliding doors will not stay in the open position, they both will slide shut again on the slightest incline.
Checked another and they do stay open and require you to pull the handle to release them. So is there a common issue and an easy fix ?
#9 of 17 Re: Auto sliding door will not close. [bluecollarman]
May 12, 2010 (4:15 am)
Hi. I am having the exact same problem with my 2006 EX model, both doors. It's been four years now and the Kia Rep in PR can't identify the cause of the problem. It seems that as time passes by the defect keeps aggravating. They have changed the door modules and the push buttons several times, they have "calibrated" the sensors, modules, etc. and nothing has solved the problem. The car has been in the dealer since April 15, the latest "update", received a few days ago, was that they were going to replace the door actuator. I am not sure this will solve the whole problem, but what else can I do. Have you fixed the problem? What do Kia reps tell you about the condition? Please advise.
#10 of 17 Re: 06 Sedona manual doors will not stay open [quattrohead]
May 22, 2010 (4:35 pm)
We JUST purchased a 2010 Sedona and yepper, the doors are a HOOT!. My electrical engineer husband thought I was crazy, but we found 2 issues. (1). If you 'hold the handle in the open position' when expecting it to latch open, it won't. You must release the pulled-portion of the handle, then it latches open and stays open. This works fine, unless and until you decide to (2) LOWER EITHER OF THE BACK WINDOWS 'TOO' LOW. It seems there is a point where the window is too low and they've put a safety feature into play and it won't allow you to latch open the door. I found a round red reflector-like sticker on the side of the door (back side) of the driver's side rear. It is the same point at which you can lower the window and still open the door and it latches open. Lower than that dot, and it won't latch shut. My EE husband thinks it is so that a kid can't put his head (or other body part) out the window and then gets his melon crushed or his neck broke. It makes sense, but it is REALLY irritating. My friend with a Toyota Sienna allowed me to test her all-power doors to see what they did. If the window was down (even all the way down), the door opened, and latched, to a certain point. Seemingly giving that clearance space that Kia doors 'bump' back. And, with the window shut, it opened a lot further. WE have only had the Kia for about 25 days and are considering turning it back in because of this problem. Do I really want to have to remember to put up the windows every time I park it and have the doors latch open? Is it really worth the savings for this 'feature'?
#11 of 17 Re: 06 Sedona manual doors will not stay open [binghamtonkia]
May 27, 2010 (2:26 pm)
Your hubby is correct about the side doors only opening a set amount when a side door window is open. It is a good safety feature but you find it 'really' irritating?! You also cannot open the roadside side door when you have opened the gas tank filler door. Hope this 'feature' isn't the deal breaker for you because Kia used foresight and installed it to prevent accidents...
#12 of 17 Re: Auto sliding door will not close. [bluecollarman]
Jan 03, 2011 (11:05 pm)
I was googling this issue as I also have it. Did you ever find a solution to your Sedona door problem? I have heard it is the door actuator but cannot figure out if this is something I can fix on my own and not have to pay the dealer to do.
#13 of 17 Rear Outside door handle.
Feb 08, 2011 (6:56 am)
It was frozen this morning and I snapped the door handle at the hinge. The other part is still on the car. Can I epoxy the handle back onto the hinge instead of paying $350.00 for a new everything????
Did I tell you that my wife still hates this van.
#14 of 17 Re: Rear Outside door handle. [stiller12]
Jan 13, 2012 (9:37 am)
I am having problems with my sliding doors freezing and can't get them open! major hazard if trying to get family somewhere in a hurry!!!
#15 of 17 Re: Auto sliding door will not close. [bluecollarman]
Mar 08, 2012 (9:35 am)
Talk to your dealer. There is a known defect with some sensors in the sliding doors that wil cause this exact problem.
#16 of 17 Re: Auto sliding door will not close. [jefftberg]
Aug 03, 2012 (5:14 am)
Check with your dealer, there is a recall for this very reason. I was having the same issue and it has been fixed.
#17 of 17 kia sedona driver side sliding door cable
Mar 17, 2013 (8:30 am)
I Tried to open sliding door the little bit of ice would not let it open then I left it and proceeded to scrape windows then when I went to get back in to car to leave there was a snap and an 1/8 to 1/4 cable popped out of the middle slide track. Has anyone else heard of this?