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KIA SEDONA - 2008 KIA SEDONA Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Kia Motors America

There are 109 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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Electrical System (27) Exterior Lighting (12) Parking Brake (1) Steering (2) Unknown Or Other (7)
Electronic Stability Control (12) Fuel Propulsion System (2) Power Train (2) Structure (17) Vehicle Speed Control (38)
Engine (3) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Seats (2) Suspension (6) Visibility (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (5) Fuel System Other (2) Service Brakes (7) Tires (2) Visibility Wiper (2)
Equipment (1) Interior Lighting (1)

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/25/2017 - FAIRPORT, NY
WITHOUT WARNING GOES INTO LIMP MODE VERY LITTLE ACCELERATION ESP LIGHT ON AND CHECK ENGINE ON. WILL RESTART AND DRIVE NORMALLY UNTIL NEXT EPISODE! CAR MOVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED WHEN THIS HAPPENS OR ON CITY STREET BUT ALWAYS MOVING.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

9/25/2017 - FAIRPORT, NY
WITHOUT WARNING GOES INTO LIMP MODE VERY LITTLE ACCELERATION ESP LIGHT ON AND CHECK ENGINE ON. WILL RESTART AND DRIVE NORMALLY UNTIL NEXT EPISODE! CAR MOVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED WHEN THIS HAPPENS OR ON CITY STREET BUT ALWAYS MOVING.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: HEADLIGHTS

9/14/2017 - GREENWOOD, SC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER SENT TWO RECALL NOTICES FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V387000 (SUSPENSION) AND 16V389000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES) AND WAS UNCERTAIN AS TO WHEN THE DEALER MAY BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE RECALL REPAIRS. IN ADDITION, THE HEAD LIGHTS FAILED TO FUNCTION FOR THE LOW BEAMS, DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS, AND HIGH BEAMS. THE DEALER (BIG A AUTO SALES, GREENWOOD, SC (864) 388-7828 ) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

9/14/2017 - GREENWOOD, SC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER SENT TWO RECALL NOTICES FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V387000 (SUSPENSION) AND 16V389000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES) AND WAS UNCERTAIN AS TO WHEN THE DEALER MAY BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE RECALL REPAIRS. IN ADDITION, THE HEAD LIGHTS FAILED TO FUNCTION FOR THE LOW BEAMS, DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS, AND HIGH BEAMS. THE DEALER (BIG A AUTO SALES, GREENWOOD, SC (864) 388-7828 ) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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SUSPENSION

9/14/2017 - GREENWOOD, SC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER SENT TWO RECALL NOTICES FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 16V387000 (SUSPENSION) AND 16V389000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES) AND WAS UNCERTAIN AS TO WHEN THE DEALER MAY BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE RECALL REPAIRS. IN ADDITION, THE HEAD LIGHTS FAILED TO FUNCTION FOR THE LOW BEAMS, DAY TIME RUNNING LIGHTS, AND HIGH BEAMS. THE DEALER (BIG A AUTO SALES, GREENWOOD, SC (864) 388-7828 ) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

7/12/2017 - OAK LAWN, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING AND CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

6/15/2017 - FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
MY VEHICLE FUEL TANK PLACE WHERE YOU PUMP THE GAS IS COMPLETELY RUSTED, I FEAR THIS RUST MIGHT ADD TO FUEL AND MIGHT DAMAGE THE ENGINE OR IT MIGHT CAUSE SOME SPARK.

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SUSPENSION

6/14/2017 - STOCKTON, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V387000 (SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. KIA STOCKTON IN STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HEARD A CLICKING NOISE AND THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE WOBBLED LEFT AND RIGHT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/4/2017 - WEEKI WACHEE, FL
THE AUTOMATIC DOORS KEEP OPENING SLIGHTLY WHILE DRIVING AND CAUSING THE DOOR ALARM TO GO OFF. THE DOORS TEND TO WORK WHEN THEY WANT TOO. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER BECAUSE THEY ARE OPENING UP NEXT TO CHILDREN.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: HOOD: LATCH

3/22/2017 - FRIDLEY, MN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE HOOD OPENED AND SMASHED AGAINST THE WINDSHIELD AND ROOF. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE NEAREST DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THERE WAS NO FAILURE WITH THE HOOD LATCH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE. TWO YEARS LATER, THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V389000 (LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES). THE MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO REPAIR THE DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE HOOD LATCH FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. UPDATED 08/09/17

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