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Kia Sedona Engine Problems

346 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Kia Sedona. 51 of these members (14.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 102 engine repairs to Kia Sedonas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 372 repairs.

Kia Sedona engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Kia Sedona 4dr Minivan, ext.

250-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi   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. 
6000   O2 sensor was ordered in November 2007 and arrived in December 2007. Dropped off car 0700 A.M. and ready for pickup by noon. 
61000   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. 
61700   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. 
56000   Chattering idler pulley 
78000 US $400 Check engine light on, bad oxygen sensor replaced. 
110000   Check engine light on, code reported lean mixture, mechanic replaced cracked air intake duct, problem resolved, which also fixed slight hesitation problem 
115000   Engine would suddenly drop to idle and "limp home" mode, diagnosed and replaced bad throttle position sensor, reflash ECM due to revised part. 

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2006 Kia Sedona 4dr Minivan, ext.

244-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

16000 mi   Check engine light came on flashing, then solid. Engine misfire from computer, did a software update, problem fixed. 
88000 US $120 intake tube replaced 
89300   Throttle body needed replaceing 
18000   Lifter noise or clicking on cold start. They could not replicate the problem. 
42000 US $320 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. 
19000   Check engine light flashing, engine running very roughly, vehicle not reliably driveable and requiring tow to dealer who re-flashed PCM 
82000 US $500 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 
12000   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 
23000   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. 

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2006 Kia Sedona 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

6000 mi   REPLACED THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS AS PER TSB. 

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