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KIA SEDONA - 2008 KIA SEDONA Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 95 complaints filed for the 2008 KIA SEDONA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 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 2008 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 (5) Equipment (1) Interior Lighting (1) Service Brakes (7) Tires (2)
Electrical System (25) Equipment Adaptive (1) Latches Locks Linkages (5) Service Brakes Hydraulic (4) Unknown Or Other (6)
Electronic Stability Control (10) Exterior Lighting (11) Parking Brake (1) Steering (2) Vehicle Speed Control (36)
Engine (3) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Power Train (2) Structure (16) Visibility (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (5) Fuel System Other (2) Seats (2) Suspension (2) Visibility Wiper (2)

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AIR BAGS

8/15/2016 - POPLAR GROVE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT THE DEALER FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, THE MECHANIC PERFORMED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST ON THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SEAT TRACK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,558.

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SERVICE BRAKES

6/20/2016 - LEESBURG, FL
ON 05-10-16 MY 2008 KIA SEDONA WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVE WAY. IT WAS NOT ON. IT HAD NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS.THE KEY WAS NOT IN THE IGNITION. WE WERE REMOVING ONE OF THE BACK PASSENGER SEATS ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THE SIDE DOOR HAD REMAINED OPEN. IN THE PAST WE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE DRIVER'S SIDE SLIDING DOOR, IT WOULDN'T OPEN OR WOULDN'T CLOSE. WHILE REMOVING THE SEAT THE OPEN DOOR INDICATOR (BUZZING) CAME ON. DID NOT KNOW WHY IT CAME ON, THE CAR WAS IN PARK AND WAS OFF. A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER THE SMELL OF SMOKE WAS COMING FROM THE CAR. DID NOT SEE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM AT FIRST AND THEN SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE ENGINE AREA. THE HOOD WAS OPENED AND THERE WERE FLAMES ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL. THE FIRE DEPT. WAS CALLED BUT WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THE FLAMES OUT BEFORE IT BECAME DANGEROUS AND CANCELLED THE CALL. THE BATTERY HAD TO BE DISCONNECTED TO AVOID HAVING THE FLAMES START UP AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A KIA DEALER TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSE. AFTER A FEW DAYS OF WAITING THE DEALER CONCLUDED THE ABS MAY HAVE CAUSED THE FIRE. THE FIRE HAD BURNED THE WIRING HARNESS AND FIRE WALL. THE CAR WAS TOTALED DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO CONFIRM THE ACTUAL CAUSE OF THE FIRE. TO DATE WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSED THE FIRE BUT WE HAD TO BUY ANOTHER CAR. I WANT TO POINT OUT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE DOOR SYSTEM BE ALERT. IF YOUR CAR IS IN PARK WITH THE KEY OUT OF THE IGNITION AND YOU HAVE WARNING BUZZARDS GO OFF CHECK THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLE RELAY OVER LOAD TO DOOR CONNECTION. NOT CONFIRMED, BUT WAS THE ONLY POWER OPERATING PART TO THE VEHICLE THAT WAS IN USE WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.

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SERVICE BRAKES

5/29/2016 - WASHINGTON, DC
WITH EMERGENCY BRAKE THE VAN ROLLED AWAY.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/29/2016 - WASHINGTON, DC
WITH EMERGENCY BRAKE THE VAN ROLLED AWAY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/4/2016 - HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
THIS VAN HAS THE EXACT SAME ISSUE WITH THE BRAKE SWITCH THAT ALL THE OTHERS HAD IN RECALL. SHIFTER IS STUCK IN PARK. ESC LIGHT IS ON AND BRAKE LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING. THERE ARE NO OPEN RECALLS FOR THIS ISSUE ON THE VIN NUMBER. FURTHER, THE KIA DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO FIX IT FREE OF CHARGE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

5/4/2016 - HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
THIS VAN HAS THE EXACT SAME ISSUE WITH THE BRAKE SWITCH THAT ALL THE OTHERS HAD IN RECALL. SHIFTER IS STUCK IN PARK. ESC LIGHT IS ON AND BRAKE LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING. THERE ARE NO OPEN RECALLS FOR THIS ISSUE ON THE VIN NUMBER. FURTHER, THE KIA DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO FIX IT FREE OF CHARGE.

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SERVICE BRAKES

5/4/2016 - HILLSBOROUGH, NJ
THIS VAN HAS THE EXACT SAME ISSUE WITH THE BRAKE SWITCH THAT ALL THE OTHERS HAD IN RECALL. SHIFTER IS STUCK IN PARK. ESC LIGHT IS ON AND BRAKE LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING. THERE ARE NO OPEN RECALLS FOR THIS ISSUE ON THE VIN NUMBER. FURTHER, THE KIA DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO FIX IT FREE OF CHARGE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/13/2016 - PINGREE GROVE, IL
I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 40-50 MPH ON A ROUTE ROAD WHEN THE HOOD VERY SUDDENLY AND WITHOUT ANY WARNING FLIPPED BACK SMASHING THE WINDSHIELD, FORCING ME TO MOVE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

11/10/2015 - NAPLES, FL
ESC LIGHT WOUYLD GO ON AND OFF SPORADICALLY ALONG WITH CRUISE CONTROL BECOMING UNRESPONSIVE. CONDITION WAS SPORADIC. BROUGHT VEHICLE TO NAPLES KIA ON 11-10-2015 FOR REPAIR. REPLACED STOP LAMP SWITCH AT COST TO ME. RESEARCH TODAY SHOWS WAS RECALL ON THE PART? I TOOK IT IN FOR RECALL IN THE PAST AND NOW BELIEVE THIS SAME PART WAS POSSIBLY ALREADY REPLACED. THIS WOULD MEAN THIS PART IS DEFECTIVE AGAIN.

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SERVICE BRAKES

10/27/2015 - POWHATAN, VA
HAVE TO PUT BRAKES AND ROTATERS ON EVERY 6 MONTHS AND DON'T KNOW WHY

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