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KIA SEDONA - 2008 KIA SEDONA Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 101 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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SUSPENSION

11/29/2016 - MYRTLE BEACH, SC
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. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

11/25/2016 - FARMERSVILLE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING, THE SLIDING DOORS ERRONEOUSLY UNLOCKED AND OPENED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDES. ALSO, WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM WOULD ERRONEOUSLY ACTIVATE. AFTER INSERTING THE KEY INTO THE IGNITION SWITCH, THE VEHICLE WOULD ATTEMPT TO START BEFORE THE IGNITION KEY WAS TURNED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: DOORS: LATCH

11/25/2016 - FARMERSVILLE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING, THE SLIDING DOORS ERRONEOUSLY UNLOCKED AND OPENED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDES. ALSO, WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM WOULD ERRONEOUSLY ACTIVATE. AFTER INSERTING THE KEY INTO THE IGNITION SWITCH, THE VEHICLE WOULD ATTEMPT TO START BEFORE THE IGNITION KEY WAS TURNED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

11/25/2016 - FARMERSVILLE, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING, THE SLIDING DOORS ERRONEOUSLY UNLOCKED AND OPENED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER SIDES. ALSO, WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM WOULD ERRONEOUSLY ACTIVATE. AFTER INSERTING THE KEY INTO THE IGNITION SWITCH, THE VEHICLE WOULD ATTEMPT TO START BEFORE THE IGNITION KEY WAS TURNED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

11/14/2016 - WEST JORDAN, UT
TRAVELING AT 85 MPH, CRUISE CONTROL ON, "ESC OFF" LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD AND THE VEHICLE DECELERATED RAPIDLY. LOST ABILITY TO ACCELERATE PAST 20 MPH. VEHICLE WAS STOPPED AND RESTARTED. ACCELERATOR RESUMED WORKING FOR HOWEVER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND CHECKED THE CODE IT WAS THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. THIS MORNING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON AND THE VEHICLE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

11/14/2016 - WEST JORDAN, UT
TRAVELING AT 85 MPH, CRUISE CONTROL ON, "ESC OFF" LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD AND THE VEHICLE DECELERATED RAPIDLY. LOST ABILITY TO ACCELERATE PAST 20 MPH. VEHICLE WAS STOPPED AND RESTARTED. ACCELERATOR RESUMED WORKING FOR HOWEVER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND CHECKED THE CODE IT WAS THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. THIS MORNING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ON AND THE VEHICLE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/10/2016 - CHARDON, OH
I HAD A TIRE SIDEWALL SEPARATION. I BOUGHT FOUR NEW TIRES AND THIS IS THE SECOND ONE THAT CAME APART.

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SUSPENSION

9/14/2016 - COURTLAND, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CONTACT HEARD A RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO TELL WHERE THE NOISE ORIGINATED. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC STATED THAT THE CONTROL ARM ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE WAS LOOSE AND SPRAY PAINTED AS IF IT WERE REPAIRED. THE FRONT WHEEL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE WAS LOOSE ALSO AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS RECENTLY REPAIRED FOR A SAFETY RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V387000 (SUSPENSION); HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT PROPERLY REPAIRED AND WAS STILL EXPERIENCING FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

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STRUCTURE: BODY: DOOR

9/6/2016 - CLISTON SPRINGS, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 KIA SEDONA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER DOOR HAD NOT CLOSED AND THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR HAD NOT OPENED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE DOORS NEEDED GREASE AND THE INDOOR AND EXTERIOR DOOR HANDLES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE INSIDE THE PANEL WAS GREASED AND REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE ISSUE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

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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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