Last post on Jul 29, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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Kia Sedona, Van
#17 of 26 Re: Kia Transmission Problems [aclark4]
Nov 26, 2011 (6:53 am)
Ours has started doing the same thing!! Seems like right at 35mph and sometimes at 45mph, it feels like you're riding on a rough road. We let off the accelerator and it goes away.
We've replaced right front axel / CV joint and some tie-rod ends and supports but problem still persists.
Had two different mechanics ride in it and neither could come to any conclusions. Both seem to have ruled out transmission issues though. (thank goodness)
I've also recently (6 months ago) had new plugs and wires replaced at 140,000 miles. Air filter and oil changes as well.
Van (2003 Sedona) is in for service now ... waiting to hear what they find.
Have you ever gotten to the bottom of your problem?
#18 of 26 Re: Kia Transmission Problems [cbarbot]
Nov 26, 2011 (8:12 am)
Our problem ended up being a VERY easy fix. My husband figured it out. Not the mechanics who had our van 20 times ...and we ended up suing kia... but my huband who really knows nothing about engines. There was a crack in the air hose? It's the hose that is right on top that contols the air take? It was split. Fixed it and never had the issue since. Yay!
#19 of 26 Re: Kia Transmission Problems [kialemon]
Nov 29, 2011 (7:06 pm)
Thank you for writing back so soon!
We just picked our Sedona up tonight. We had all the plugs and wires replaced about 6 months ago and the problem started occurring some time after that but not sure exactly when. btw ... $650 for plugs and wires! uugh!
Anyways ... our mechanic pulled one of the plugs and found that it was cracked. He replaced it thinking that this "had" to be the problem.
I was hopeful.
Driving it home tonight, the problem still persists! uugh again!
Can't wait to check my hoses in the daylight to see if I can find any of them cracked! I'm extremely hopeful after reading your post!
In thinking about this further, have come to reevaluate my problem and find that it seems to really occur at about 1500rpm ... not the speed ranges that I quoted. And as someone had stated, it feels like I'm riding on rumble strips when it occurs. Have to be real gentle on the accelerator for it to happen.
Anyways ... thanks once again for your reply!
I'll be checking my hoses tomorrow!!
#20 of 26 Re: We sued Kia! [kialemon]
Dec 27, 2011 (8:49 pm)
I purchased a "pre-owned" 2008 sedona mini-van less then a year ago, right from the begining I should have known there was going to be problems. First of all the price they quoted me at the dealer was about $4000 higher the the on line listed price and when I called them on that they were stumbling over their tounges to give me an answer, their response "We do that to attracked customers"...well it worked Bozo. So they said they guessed they would have to sell it to me for the on line price. OK...so far, go through the BS process and get a loan from the bank, make the down payment and take van home. 2 days later KIA is telling me the bank requires an addtional $500 on the downpayment, so I call the bank and of course they have NO idea what KIA is talking about. I confront them now it goes from the bank "required" this $ to "Oh that's a hidden fee the bank wouldn't know about"...say what! That's just the begining, the "Premium" extended warranty they scammed me into does not cover anything that is going wrong, although the nice lady in financing told both my g/f and I yes we were both sitting there that the warranty was good for ANY repairs at any KIA dealer in the U.S. I hadn't had this van more then 4months and all 4 tires went bald, the fan that circulates the air/heating stopped working, it needs a serious tune up, the battery needs replacing...you guys get the picture. Well having come to my wits end with KIA I am considering getting a lawyer if for nothing else but to get the $ I spent on the "Premium" warranty back. JUST DISGUSTED with KIA
Dec 30, 2011 (5:04 pm)
I have a 2008 Sedona bought new from a dealer and can say that I like the van and have little trouble with it. First I am older and broke the engine and drive train in carefully from new. I would drive mixed highway and short trips. Since I live in the country, there is little stop and go traffic. I use the brake pedal graciously as I am retired and don't have to go fast anymore in traffic. That being said, I believe that I received a van that was put together properly.
The kia company does a lot of double talk about their warrantee from the trouble hotline. What they say and what they will not warrant doesn't always coincide. After reading the warrantee handbook for my vehicle, they should replace some of the wiring in my vehicle, but since it is a dealer add on, even before taking possession of the vehicle, they claim that they are not liable.
Last week I got into a tough name calling argument with the service manager who was trying to falsify dates and repair equipment used to get by with which I installed on my van. The owner came out and honestly tried to solve our dispute while his employee was wholly discorteous, rude, belittling, and insulting to me. I went away with the idea, that it was my obligation to prove to them, that they added the equipment before they sold the van to me.
To add insult to injury, I had tried to walk away from this rude person several times only to hear the jerk call me names, challenge me, and threaten me that he would call the police and have me removed. Yes there were witnesses.
I left after paying my bill for an oil change. However I only got about 300 yards away when the engine began sounding like a loud diesel farm tractor. Lots of engine noise, I thought for a couple of seconds that this has never made a sound like that ever, and pulled over to the side. My first move was to check the oil dipstick. I only saw red when the dipstick showed there was no oil in the engine.
However, the engine lite and oil lite never came on.
Now that is the question - -WHY can some one please shed some light on this?
#22 of 26 Re: Kia Transmission Problems [cbarbot]
Feb 17, 2013 (3:26 pm)
I'm sorry but if you paid $650 for plugs and wires, you were had! I replaced those for less than $100 with AutoZone parts and haven't had a problem since (knock on wood lol).
I'd advise you to find a new mechanic!
Hope you got you problem fixed by checking the hoses. This is all good information. Thanks to all!
#23 of 26 Re: I will never buy another KIA ever!!!! [marinedd606]
Feb 21, 2013 (11:24 am)
Kia is a foreign car! From South Korea!
#24 of 26 Re: I will never buy another KIA ever!!!! [bwaa]
Feb 21, 2013 (6:32 pm)
Kia has been made in the USA since the early '90's. They are headquartered out of Korea, but most of the US cars are made here.
#25 of 26 Re: I will never buy another KIA ever!!!! [tadlem]
Feb 25, 2013 (2:58 pm)
but technically it is still a foreign car, just like Toyota, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Suzuki etc
#26 of 26 Re: We sued Kia! [lavrishevo]
Jul 29, 2013 (8:33 am)
My 2007 sedona ex luxury has cost me $4000 this summer. It has 140,000 km on it and the engine and exhaust manifold have been big headaches. I had zero problems until the warranty ran out. There is a reason why they are cheaper than hondas and toyotas and I am learning my lesson now.