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KIA SEDONA - 2005 KIA SEDONA Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 153 complaints filed for the 2005 KIA SEDONA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 KIA SEDONA. These 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. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2005 KIA SEDONA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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AIR BAGS

3/17/2015 - CHATTANOOGA , TN
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE REAR ENDED THE CONTACT+S VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE NECK AND BACK, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,000.

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STEERING

2/20/2015 - EDWARDSVILLE, KS
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 145,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

2/9/2015 - 3924 CARLTON AVE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT FLASHED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

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ENGINE

2/9/2015 - 3924 CARLTON AVE, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT FLASHED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS: UNDERBODY SHIELDS

2/5/2015 - COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S UNDERCARRIAGE WAS BADLY RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW FRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

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AIR BAGS

1/14/2015 - MONTROSE, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN OVER A SPEED BUMP AT 2 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED THE VEHICLE INTO A POLE. AS A RESULT, BOTH AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE FINGERS AND SWELLING TO THE ARMS THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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STEERING

1/12/2015 - SAN ANTONIO, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL TURNED IN A FULL CIRCLE SEVERAL TIMES INDEPENDENTLY. THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE HORN SOUNDED PRIOR TO THE ENGINE SHUTTING OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS MERGED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/12/2015 - SAN ANTONIO, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL TURNED IN A FULL CIRCLE SEVERAL TIMES INDEPENDENTLY. THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE HORN SOUNDED PRIOR TO THE ENGINE SHUTTING OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS MERGED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

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AIR BAGS

11/20/2014 - RUSSELLS POINT , OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 43 MPH, A DEER JUMPED IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHICH CAUSED A CRASH AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE CHEST AND BACK WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 175,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

9/25/2014 - NORTH PORT, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING INTO A PARKING SPACE WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED FORWARD AND CRASHED INTO A METAL TRASH DUMPSTER. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL AND APPROACHING A TRAFFIC LIGHT, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. THE VEHICLE SPED INTO A BUSY INTERSECTION AND NEARLY CAUSED A CRASH. IN ADDITION, WHILE REVERSING INTO A STORAGE SPACE, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION AND CRASHED INTO A BRICK WALL. THE DEALER CLEANED THE THROTTLE, BUT THE FAILURES CONTINUED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE SPEED WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,000.

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