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KIA SEDONA Problems with Steering

 
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2005 KIA SEDONA Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 KIA SEDONA. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 KIA SEDONA by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (173 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 20, 2009
Location COLUMBUS, NE
Manufacturer HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC
Vehicle 2005 KIA SEDONA
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Steering

TL CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH OR LESS ON NORMAL ROAD CONDITIONS, THE CONTACT EXERTED MUCH EFFORT TO MAKE A LEFT TURN. THE VEHICLE STEERED IN ONE DIRECTION. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT HAD TO MAKE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO MANEUVER THE STEERING WHEEL BEFORE IT RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND THEY STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS POSSIBLY RELATED TO THE RACK AND PINION. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. RECENTLY, THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN OPERATION. THERE WERE NO JURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE AUTHORIZED DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES AND STATED THAT THEY WERE CONTRIBUTED TO THE INTERMITTENT JOINT SHAFT, WHICH WAS A COMMON DEFECT. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 83,000.

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