373 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Kia Sedona. 57 of these members
(15.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 113 engine repairs to Kia Sedonas--an average of 0.3 per
vehicle--have been reported.
05NOV07 CEL came on so took directly to dealer and dropped off. Same day 'repair'; dealer maintenance shop reset CEL light, ordered new O2 sensor, and performed 5K oil change and service. Still awaiting dealer to call and say part has been received.
O2 sensor was ordered in November 2007 and arrived in December 2007. Dropped off car 0700 A.M. and ready for pickup by noon.
Tech also discovered a front valve cover oil leak for R&R and recommends belt tensioner be replaced as well. Parts need to be ordered and R&R under warranty too.
Parts are in; R&R of seals for valve cover oil leak, new belt tensioner installed as well. Parts ordered and R&R covered by extended warranty.
Noted oil stains on alternator housing; inspection showed l/valve cover gasket was leaking again. Replaced gasket under warranty.
Chattering idler pulley
Check engine light on, bad oxygen sensor replaced.
Check engine light on, code reported lean mixture, mechanic replaced cracked air intake duct, problem resolved, which also fixed slight hesitation problem
Engine would suddenly drop to idle and "limp home" mode, diagnosed and replaced bad throttle position sensor, reflash ECM due to revised part.
Check engine light came on flashing, then solid.
Engine misfire from computer, did a software update,
intake tube replaced
Throttle body needed replaceing
Lifter noise or clicking on cold start.
They could not replicate the problem.
On cold start up noticed a clicking or knocking noise for the first 30 seconds or so. Was told there is a TSB on this problem and they all do that. My bosses does do it also.
Check engine light flashing, engine running very roughly, vehicle not reliably driveable and requiring tow to dealer who re-flashed PCM
CEL would not clear after repeated troubleshooting attempts -- tech eventually found intake air leak and wrong part was shipped from OEM twice, air problem and wrong part problem still not resolved
Early Model Sedona Vans have timing chain tensioners which allow slack upon start-up. I noticed a little rattle for 2-3 seconds after start-up and then read a notice issued to dealers prior to a forthcoming TSB. Mentioned to service rep and she arranged
Check engine warning - dealer reports I needed updated (reflash) programing to avoid a false temp warning, no actual problem with cooling system reported or evident.