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2006 Kia Sedona repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 260 repairs.

2006 Kia Sedona repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 76 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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2006 Kia Sedona

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Kia Sedona in South Dakota, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

60000 mi
Brakes had been squeaking since 10,000 mi or so, finally started grating and squealing all of the time even when brakes not pressed. KIA dealer blew me off, so my friend and I bought brake pads and replaced self, as well as turned rotors. 
Kia Sedona in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007

5580 mi
The third gear quit on the transmission, the dealer emergency ordered on overnight, and had it back to me the next day. 
Kia Sedona in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

97000 mi

US $400
PASSENGER WINDOW STOPPED WORKING 

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2006 Kia Sedona 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Kia Sedona in Wyoming, United States
- Jun 2007
Jun 2007

250 mi
On the trip home from the dealer the engine warning light came on. Had it towed to dealer 45 miles away. They said the Camshaft sensor was bad. Replaced it and now at about 500 miles with no problems. Also told them about a film on the headers and only ab 
Kia Sedona in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Jul 2011

56500 mi

US $350
TPMS sensors replaced in two tires due to breakage AC motor relay replaced in rear AC 
Aug 2011

58000 mi
TPMS Sensors replaced on a rear tire 
Feb 2012

68000 mi

US $268
Clamps on CV boots were loose. The clamps were replaced. The oil pan was leaking. 
May 2013

87000 mi

US $193
Tie rod was torn. Had them replaced. 
Nov 2014

99000 mi

US $513
The power steering pump was cracked and needed to be replaced. New one was defective, replaced again two days later. 
Apr 2015

101700 mi
After multiple repair attempts, the car continues to have power steering leaks. Tightened a hose connection, replaced a washer, but still leaking slightly. 
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2013
Aug 2011

76000 mi
When left to sit more than 3 days, a drain was pulling the battery down below the voltage required to start the car. Covered by a recall that identifies problem as sliding doors not latching properly. 
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

83000 mi

US $25
Vacuum leak code. Check engine light is intermittent. 
Jan 2012

87700 mi

US $50
Air intake boot was cracked. Check engine light on with p2187 and p2189. 
Nov 2013

110000 mi

US $225
Rear gate would not open. 
Mar 2014

112000 mi
Rear windshield wiper arm was loose. 
May 2014

114700 mi

US $250
Power Steering hose leaking 
Mar 2015

121000 mi

US $150
Front left bushings 
Apr 2016

131000 mi

US $600
Belt tension pulley mounting bolt broke off Power steering pump replaced 
Kia Sedona in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2011

78000 mi

US $15
Stop Lamp Switch at Brake Pedal- Rendered Transmission Shift Interlock, Brake Lights, and Cruise Control inoperative. 
May 2012

94000 mi

US $1700
AC system was not cooling, performed leak check. AC Condenser had holes and hoses had leaks. Had to replace AC Condenser and related hoses & had to flush and recharge AC system. 
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

113000 mi

US $1811
Threw a rod had to replace engine 
Kia Sedona in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2008 - Dec 2012
Jan 2011

64000 mi

US $284
Pulley replaced for engine drive belts. Pulley was causing high-pitched noise and could have soon impaired drivability of vehicle. 
Kia Sedona in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2014
Jul 2010

38440 mi
Check engine light came on. Was advised to tighten my gas cap, and after 5-7 start ups the code might clear.It didn't. Took it in and code came back Purge Valve Insufficient Flow. Could not find problems w/ purge valve.Cleared code. 
Dec 2010

44020 mi

C $50
Driver's side headlight out.Labour to replace: $34.00.Parts: $16.41. Had to remove grille and battery to replace headlight bulb. 
Kia Sedona in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011
Nov 2010

56000 mi
TPMS (Tire Pressure Management Service) light on. Needed new tire sensors. 
Jun 2011

63000 mi

US $90
Check Engine Light on - diags showed "running lean". Inspection found broken intake. Intake replaced. 
Kia Sedona in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2014
Dec 2010

133000 mi

US $750
Engine cradle bushings and sway bar links were replaced at time of purchase as part of the sales agreement. Also, all bulbs were changed. Some minor plastic trim pieces were also ordered and replaced. Both front brake calipers replaced - pads and rotors replaced for all wheels. 
Sep 2011

160000 mi

US $75
Found that the valve cover gasket on the left-bank of the engine had a minor leak. Decided to replace right-bank as preventative maintenance. Ordered parts from dealership and replaced myself. Cleaned up leaked oil, Problem has not recurred 
Nov 2011

163000 mi

US $45
Check engine light came on, codes for incorrect gear ratio came up. Tested input speed sensor - it had failed. Replaced input speed sensor, cleared codes. Problem hasn't recurred. 
Dec 2012

195000 mi

US $300
Blown engine head gasket. Replaced myself. While disassembled, cleaned the engine bay, lapped valves, and replaced fluids. 
Kia Sedona in Indiana, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

105000 mi

US $650
4 Engine mount bushings and 2 front sway bars replaced. 
Oct 2011

120000 mi

US $285
Replaced rear pads and rotors 
May 2012

134000 mi

US $1500
Spark plugs changed. Air tube to filter replaced (hole) Front springs and struts replaced. 
Oct 2012

146300 mi

US $160
Replaced pads and rotors and lines on front end 
Jul 2013

158000 mi

US $325
Change fluids in transmission, new coolant and recharge AC 
Dec 2013

166000 mi

US $267
The brake light switch (under the brake pedal) was replaced because the brake lights were staying on. Replaced left front axel and boot. The Boot ruptured and was leaking onto the wheel. 
Mar 2014

169000 mi

US $430
Replace rear shocks and re-align 
Apr 2014

170000 mi

US $25
Also replaced bulb in interior tailgate. 
Sep 2014

175000 mi

US $55
Replaced pads (under warranty) that were purchased at Auto Zone 
Oct 2014

176000 mi

US $420
Replace leaking gasket 
Kia Sedona in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Oct 2014
Dec 2011

202000 mi

US $100
The alternator was replaced as part of the vehicle purchase. The previous owner noted that it was intermittently not charging the battery; dealer determined that the regulator was no good. It added $99.75 to the vehicle price. 
Kia Sedona in Washington, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Brake stop switch defective. Replaced for no charge under a factory recall of the defective part. 
Aug 2013

31000 mi

US $300
Front pads worn out and rotors warped (could not be turned as repair shop did not have lathe to turn Kia rotors, which have oversized center hole). 
Jun 2015

38000 mi

US $200
AC needed recharge - first time in 8 years 
Sep 2015

40000 mi

US $1500
Complete failure of AC system - compressor and condenser. Leaking condenser due to bad manufacturing (weld) rather than rock or physical damage. Compressor also faulty. Only 40k miles. Have doubts about the overall life of car. 
Nov 2015

40000 mi

US $150
Idler pulley bearing getting very noisy and on the way to failure. Earlier major repair of AC system, but probably unrelated even though the idler is part of the serpentine belt system that drives AC, water pump, and generator. 
Kia Sedona in Kansas, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

167000 mi

US $350
Brake Pads replaced 
Oct 2014

170000 mi

US $660
Alternator replaced. Oil gasket replaced. 
Kia Sedona in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015

129000 mi

US $400
Camshaft pulley broke 
Sep 2015

137000 mi

US $750
Oil pan rusting and leaking valve cover gaskets leaking 
Kia Sedona in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

118000 mi

US $5000
Bearing loose in engine. Full of sludge. Replacing engine was only option. Also catalytic converter replaced 
Kia Sedona in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

137000 mi

US $500
Malfunction in anti-theft circuit - vehicle would sporadically fail to crank. Issue is described by TSB ELEC-012 
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

202000 mi

US $130
Alternator shot...replaced with rebuilt myself...no big deal. 
Oct 2014

202000 mi

US $600
Metal Heater hoses to middle of van rusted through and the wife overheated the Sedona...now has blown head gasket...200,000 miles and no real problems but now new car headed my way!@#$% 
Kia Sedona in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2013

55300 mi

US $1200
AC compressor quit with no warning. It was ice cold, and then it didn't cool at all. Had to replace the compressor, dryer (or equivalent, etc. 
Sep 2013

60000 mi

US $375
Replaced brakes & rotors front & rear 
Oct 2013

60000 mi

US $40
Replaced driver side beadlight 
Apr 2014

70000 mi

US $45
Air Bag Light stayed on.Did research.Battery worked fine, but was low on charge due to USB charger in 12v port.That tripped the Air Bag Light. Charged the battery, then had to go to dealer to have Air Bag Light reset. Problem solved. 
Kia Sedona in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2016
Nov 2006

10000 mi
Brakes made noise when cold, dealer replaced rear calipers with updated versions. Took about 3 hours. 
Jan 2007

12000 mi
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 
Dec 2007

23000 mi
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. 
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Air conditioning leak, coupler or seal replaced. 
Jul 2010

48000 mi
Wheel sensor for antilock brakes/ESP replaced 
Jul 2011

61000 mi

US $148
Air not very cold ... recharged system 
Jun 2014

91000 mi

US $250
Replace bushings 
Kia Sedona in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2016
Aug 2009

60000 mi
You don't want rotor work entered, but, this is the third time this vehicle has required rotor turning or replacement. Having been a mechanic for a number of years, I can definitively say that is excessive. It's also a commonly experienced issue 
Nov 2012

101000 mi

US $2200
Comprehensive 100,000 mile service. Included some non-maintenance repairs. A torn boot that fed the fuel intake system; turning the rear brake disks and replacing the pads; plugs and all fluids including transmission were replaced 
Sep 2014

135000 mi

US $525
One of the sensors for the airbag system failed 
Dec 2015

144000 mi

US $633
One caliper had frozen up. Replaced both along with rotors and pads. 
Kia Sedona in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2006 - Nov 2011
Apr 2007

9700 mi
Dealer replaced alternator under warranty. 
Nov 2011 Airbag light on Rear struts dead Passenger side power sliding door unreliable. 
Kia Sedona in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

103000 mi

US $120
my ac stop coling I took it to firestone and I was told that the wires need it to clean and tied up 
Jul 2013

104500 mi

US $125
after 3 weeks stop again and this time the cables that connect to the module they are not connecting right 
Aug 2013

106000 mi

US $1100
my compresor went out i needed to replace it 
Kia Sedona in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

103000 mi

US $144
Front brakes and rotors were worn and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2016

108300 mi

US $120
Car died, turned out the alternator had gone caput after a quick test at the auto parts store. 
May 2016

109700 mi

US $2300
Transmission started slipping so I took it in to the dealer and they confirmed that it was going out. Took it to a transmission place and got it replaced--first transmission they put in was faulty but Kia replaced it for free. 
Kia Sedona in Ohio, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2012
Jul 2010

69000 mi

US $600
Power steering pump replaced did not fix the problem. Taking car into another shop to install rack and pinion steering. 
Dec 2010

72000 mi

US $400
Tire Pressure gauge (TMPS) all four corroded and non functional 
Kia Sedona in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2015
Nov 2007

12000 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring System consistently indicated one low tire. Loss of pressure in that tire did not seem significant compared to others. This had happened one year earlier [light on for a day, then off] & we were told it was probably due to tem 
Aug 2009

34000 mi
(SEP) Low tire pressure indicator came on, air added to the tire. Indicator went off. Less than 1 month later, indicator came on 2nd time for the same tire, so had it checked. Mechanic found that the valve stem seat was leaking, and tightened it. 
Apr 2010

41500 mi
Tire Pressure Monitoring symbol was illuminated on dashboard. This symbol meant Tire Pressure Monitoring System was not working on the vehicle. Dealer had to order part [Low Frequency Initiator]. Low Frequency Module was replaced. This required several hours at the dealership. 
Dec 2010

49000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer replaced thermostat binding at no charge. 
Jan 2011

50000 mi
Car would not start intermittently in morning. Was told battery was problem. Replaced battery (51,000 miles). Problem recurred again. Problem is anti-theft device malfunctioning. Part is ordered. Returning next week to replace. 
Feb 2011

52000 mi
Follow up to previous concern.(Car will not start intermittently - sometimes in morning/sometimes after having been driven.) Dealership cannot replicate problem. Reprogrammed system & swapped starter with "known good relay." 2 hour wait. 
Mar 2011

52000 mi
Intermittently, car will not start. Key turns. Radio plays. No sound of engine cranking. Nothing. 2 hours at dealership only to be told it could not be replicated. 
Apr 2011

54000 mi
Following complaint letter from March (intermittent not start), dealer kept car 2 days. Replaced junction box.  While there, they heard noise in front end (stabilizer links & bushings replaced).  Also sliding doors lubricated (hard to open). Back again when van would not start at all. 8 minutes before it turned over this time. Dealership inspected power supply cables & grounds related to starting. (Only done-my insistence-having seen comments about ground at fault online.) 
Jun 2011

57000 mi
Left sliding door power window was inoperative. No parts replaced. 
Jul 2011

58300 mi
Car was in for 60,000 tune up. Noticed twice that CD playing but display showed "CD loading" instead of song/counter. Bulletin for it: reset radio logic control.  Also had right side cargo weather moulding reinstalled as it was coming off. 
Oct 2011

63000 mi
Again, intermittently van won't start. Dealer improved ground connections. Problem again 2 days later. CD player has intermittent problems. Will cost $400 to replace. Rear wiper not working. Tightened. Works. Low tire pressure.No problem found. 
Dec 2011

67000 mi
Voltage drop from fuse panel to solenoid.Was not enough volts to activate starter.Removed battery/fuse panel/+ and - cable.Add stabilizer 22a to all connections/cleaned corrosion/crimped all connections for proper contact. 
Oct 2012

80000 mi
Check engine line came on. Then it would go off. Happened for 48 hours. Took to mechanic who said code was related to emissions. Light came on again and off again for two more days but nothing after that again. 
Oct 2014

111300 mi

US $3000
Metal supply line for rear heater corroded. Antifreeze/coolant leaked out. Drained fluid caused engine to overheat. Check engine light never came on. Car died on road. Replaced with used motor, new heater lines, new radiator & antifreeze 
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2007 - Nov 2009
Sep 2007

24000 mi
Windshield molding came loose. Left sliding door trim loose. Rattling from rear. 
Oct 2007

25000 mi
Windshield trim came loose. 
Sep 2009

39000 mi
ESC and brake light on, recall replacement of brake pedal switch. low cooling at low rpm, ecm flash to shorten compressor clutch cycle time at idle Windshield moulding (flexible rubber) came out at top of windshield, was horribly glued at prior dealer, replaced. High pedal effort, "normal". Now clicking when pedal depressed. 
Kia Sedona in Oregon, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2016
Dec 2007

10000 mi
After vehicle sat unused outside for 8 days the battery was completely dead to the point that even the power locks and radio would not work. No lights were left on nor were any electronic left plugged into the 12V outlets. Had to jump start. 
Jun 2008

12000 mi
After sitting undriven for 5 days, battery was completely dead - something intermittent drawing it down. At previous occurrance Dealer shop could't dtermine cause and this time they had Kia roadside assistance tow it in, but again could not find the cause 
Aug 2008

13000 mi
Windshield washer fluid leaking from storage bottle at the level sensor. level sensor replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2009

18000 mi
Windshield washer fluid started leaking from the bottom area of the storage bottle again. This was repaired back in Aug 08 by replacing the level sensor. This time the shop ordered a whole new storage bottle and sensor assembly, which should arrive Aug09. 
Aug 2009

18000 mi
Dealer service shop replaced the Windshield washer fluid storage bottle and sensor that was leaking from the bottom area of the bottle, with new parts that had been ordered the previous month. Repair appears successful. 
Jun 2010

23000 mi
Passenger rear door handle was loose. Retaining ring was replaced. 
Jul 2011

30000 mi
Sliding door latches replaced as part of TSB. 
Dec 2011

33000 mi
Vibration noise from A/C unit. Dealer replaced A/C hub under warranty at no charge to customer. 
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2013
Dec 2007

19000 mi
Check engine light flashing, engine running very roughly, vehicle not reliably driveable and requiring tow to dealer who re-flashed PCM cyclical thumping sound when a/c compressor running, TSB indicates known issue with compressor hub assembly, dealer agrees to fix and orders parts requiring a return trip for installation of new hub assembly 
Aug 2010

82000 mi

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 
Kia Sedona in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2016
May 2010

60000 mi

US $300
Transmission was seen to be leaking. Dealer shop decided it needed to be replaced. They replaced it, charged us only for bushings. It was a handful of miles past 60K warranty. 
Jun 2011

80000 mi

US $200
Intake tube cracked and leaking, caused emission fault. 
Oct 2012

106000 mi

US $235
Several wires had become damaged somehow leading the torque converter lock-up sensor to not register and putting the transmission in "limp-home" mode. Wiring repair fixed the problem. 
Mar 2014

130000 mi

US $169
Accessory drive belt was worn and making a slight noise. Replaced the belt before it failed. 
Dec 2014

148000 mi

US $512
Drive belt tensioner broke, required replacing tensioner, idler, and belt. 
Feb 2015

152000 mi

US $709
Pads worn to the point of gouging the rotor. Replaced pads and rotors. 
Mar 2015

154000 mi

US $1277
Left front caliper stuck. Replace caliper, LF rotor, front pads.  They said lower control arm bushings were worn, and replaced those also. 
Dec 2015

167000 mi

US $450
"Y" tube (connecting exhaust headers to rest of exhaust) was cracked. Replaced tube. 
Mar 2016

171000 mi

US $550
Alternator failed, car stopped on road. Had to be towed to dealer, alternator replaced. 
Kia Sedona in Virginia, United States
May 2007 - Dec 2011
Aug 2007

12000 mi
Timing chain tensioner had to be replaced. The whole engine assembly had to be taken out to do this. 
Jun 2010

50000 mi
fuel tank cap leaked causing engine light. Replaced cap  
Jul 2010

51000 mi
door latch would not activate pwr sliding door on driver's side. Part ordered door latch switch replaced on pwr sliding door (driver's side) door latch failed to activate power sliding door on passenger's side. replaced switch for latch on pwr sliding door (passenger's side) 
Feb 2011

62000 mi
sunroof would not close all the way. They replaced the track system. 
Kia Sedona in Texas, United States
Jan 2007 - Jan 2011
Jun 2007

8000 mi
warranty replacement of driver window outer molding and tightening of driver door strap bolt. 
Aug 2007

13000 mi
Sliding doors occasionally do not latch. 2-3X a week. Dealer could not duplicate. 
Oct 2008

41000 mi
Idler pulley bearings were worn. Replaced pulley. 
May 2009

58000 mi
tapping behind console when engine turned off. 
Jan 2011

107000 mi

US $4000
All the seals (valve cover, oil pan, timing chain cover) were leaking. This was discovered during the annual state inspection. Engine light also on. This was an 02 sensor. 
Kia Sedona in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

16058 mi
passenger heated seat 
Oct 2007

27900 mi
Compass and temprature cluster had to be replaced Compass not working proper 
Kia Sedona in Puerto Rico
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

7000 mi
Air conditioning start to make a loud noise 
Apr 2007

7500 mi
A/C compressor replaced - front wheel brake disk replaced - CD Radio Replaced ( Cd malfunction) - both side rear passenger door latches replaced 
May 2007

8000 mi
vibration on front train 
Jul 2007

9000 mi
A/C stop cooling and loud noise return vibration return on front train 
Kia Sedona in New York, United States
Jan 2007 - Oct 2014
Apr 2007

2000 mi
Had a steering wheel shake at speeds over 60, they had to replace two wheel rims, both on the left. 
Oct 2007

6000 mi

US $30
They replaced back right wheel and tire. It helped but it still vibrates at 72 mph 
Nov 2007

10000 mi
Steering wheel vibration while applying brakes 
Jan 2008

11000 mi
Air Bag light came on, they had to replace safety belt latch. 
Jul 2008

16000 mi
Check engine light came on flashing, then solid. Engine misfire from computer, did a software update, problem fixed. 
Dec 2008

20000 mi
Noise from front left suspension. Replaced worn tie-rod. 
May 2009

26000 mi
Bushing in rear, right side suspension had to be replaced 
Jan 2010

37000 mi

US $30
passenger side headlight replaced 
Mar 2010

38000 mi

US $500
Brake pads replaced on all four wheels, rotors were resurfaced 
Jul 2010

47000 mi
Left sliding door could not be closed. Drove to dealer with it open, they replaced the door latch. 
Oct 2010

47000 mi

US $35
replaced bushings in front suspension 
Feb 2013

87000 mi

US $200
replace lower left ball joint 
May 2013

88000 mi

US $120
intake tube replaced 
Jul 2013

89300 mi

US $620
Throttle body needed replaceing 
Dec 2013

93000 mi

US $1098
Control arms rusted and rear springs 
Kia Sedona in Ohio, United States
Dec 2006 - Jul 2007
May 2007

1000 mi
The t.p.m.s.light come on,it went off after the next start.Was told there was to much air pressure in the tires.(I HAVE MY TIRES FILLED WITH NITROGEN SINCE THE VAN WAS NEW)Think this was a cop out, since nitrogen psi does not change very much. 
Kia Sedona in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

18000 mi
Lifter noise or clicking on cold start. They could not replicate the problem. Noise from left sliding door on all bumps. Dealer could not replicate but did replair noise from rear left panel that they felt probably was the noise. Unfortunatly I still hear the noise from the door. In fairness to the dealer, the door did not make ... 
May 2009

31000 mi

US $200
Brakes were checked because of noise at highway speeds. Lining more that 50% remained so cleaned.Still some squeaking yet. 1 remote locking tranmitter stopped working and was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2009

37000 mi
Van has developed a squeal from the rear right brake after driving about 1/2 hour. Squeals constantly until brake is applied. Dealer and independant mechanic says pads are fine but still very loud squeal. 
Nov 2009

38000 mi
Had a clunking noise coming from the front end on larger bumps. The Stabilizer bar link had to be replaced.  
Jan 2010

42000 mi

US $320
Took the van in May 09 and complained the rear right brake was down to the wear sensor. Dealer stated all brakes had 50%-60% life left. Sound eventually changed to grinding noise and now had 1 pad completely gone. Needed 1 rear rotor and pad. 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. 
Kia Sedona in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2006 - Mar 2016
Jan 2008

11780 mi
Excessive wind noise at right side front passenger door adjacent to the windshield. Wind noise is not noticeable below 70 km/hour but quite annoying above 80. Dealer agreed to replace outer weatherstrip. Dealer installed new weatherstrip but wind noise still occurs on passenger side only. 
Jul 2009

24180 mi
The left side mirror became loose and was replaced. Asked dealer to check wind noise again. After considerable effort on the his part, he concluded that the glass may be uneven in thickness, causing air turbulance. New glass might fix this noise problem but we have not asked him to take this further. 
Sep 2009

26040 mi
The front wheel disc brake rotors were replaced because the brake pedal was pulsating somewhat when braking heavily. This was done under warranty. 
Sep 2011

41540 mi
Clacking noise occurred when air conditioner compressor running, engine at idle speed. Compressor quiet at highway speed. Service rep said it was a bearing problem and replaced compressor just before 5 year warranty expired. Excellent! 
Kia Sedona in Missouri, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2013
Mar 2008

33000 mi
TSB for loose connection from transmission. Basically trans jumps into Neutral and then engages again feeling like the transmission has been ripped from the vehicle. 
Dec 2008

43000 mi
Power Steering hose leaking fluid. 
Kia Sedona in Oregon, United States
Dec 2007 - Dec 2012
Jan 2010

37000 mi

US $79
Air bag light came on. The system was diagnosed in a shop and the problem with side impact sensor was confirmed. I was told to go to KIA dealer and fix it under warranty (but was charged for diagnosis anyway). error code in car's computer was triggered by low battery. there were no broken parts 
May 2010

44300 mi
power steering leakage 
Mar 2011

55000 mi
replaced remote control 
Kia Sedona in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Aug 2014
Jun 2009

37000 mi
Airbag light on. Dealer claimed coded indicated low voltage. Battery was tested and found fine. Code cleared and light went out. Has not returned as of yet. 
Dec 2009

43000 mi

US $44
Driver side fog lamp died. Replaced both bulbs. 
Jun 2010

49000 mi
Driver side visor would not stay in the up position and constantly fell. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2010

52000 mi
Backup sensors in rear bumper stopped working. Problem was found to be damaged wiring to sensors. 
Oct 2010

54000 mi
The rubber air intake tube from the air filter box and MAF to the throttle body needed to be replaced because a hole had developed in the original tube. Mechanic said this was a common problem with Sedonas. 
May 2011

60000 mi
Rear subframe bushings replaced Horn plastic trumpets fell off, horn itself rusty but worked. front sway bar end links and bushings replaced due to noise. 
Aug 2012

74000 mi

US $282
The boot for the inner CV joint on the driver side axle was leaking grease. Axle was replaced. 
Jan 2014

90700 mi

US $6500
Engine replaced. Mechanic said it had a dead cylinder. In addition 90,000 mile service done and 2 recalls for suspension parts. 
Kia Sedona in Kansas, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

61000 mi

US $205
Passenger door would not latch. 
Sep 2009

83000 mi

US $200
Side doors would not latch. 
Kia Sedona in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

45260 mi
Power sliding door would not stay closed, kept opening. They replaced the entire lock assembly and cable etc. 
Jan 2009

48360 mi
Broken lock on drivers side rear power sliding door. Entire mechanism replaced just as before on passenger side 
Kia Sedona in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2006 - Apr 2016
Sep 2006

4960 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system lights went on without tire pressure problems. Only the two on the right side of vehicle. No cost, under warranty. 
Apr 2008

14880 mi
Squeaking front left suspension. Parts replaced under warranty and problem fixed. 
Jun 2008

16120 mi
tire pressure monitoring system failure. Sensor was replaced during normal maintenance. 
Nov 2008

19840 mi
Ran Diag. Pulled code P0128 - thermostat sticking. found TS172000114 - ECM upgrade. Performed upgrade, cleared code. Tested good. 
Sep 2009

28520 mi

C $730
Four new disks and pads due to uneven wear, lots of city driving and heavy vehicle. 
Feb 2010

30220 mi

C $800
Had all 4 discs and pads replaced 
Jul 2010

34720 mi
side view mirror motor broken. 
Sep 2010

34720 mi
Left rear window motor. 
Apr 2013

54120 mi

C $700
Throttle body or throttle sensor broke. Replaced the throttle body. 
Jun 2013

55800 mi

C $600
Wheel bearing went in one wheel. 
Jul 2013

56000 mi

C $300
Brake caliper seized 
May 2014

62000 mi

C $1500
Very low gas mileage. A number of sensors were replaced. 
Jun 2014

65100 mi
Pump of some sort went 
Sep 2014

66960 mi

C $450
Brake caliper seized on front passenger side. Replaced caliper, front disks and front pads. 
Jul 2015

76040 mi

C $900
Noise in engine - replaced power steering pump and line didn't fix the problem. Now the shop believes it's the idler pulley. 
Oct 2015

76880 mi

C $450
Idler pulley dead 
Kia Sedona in Missouri, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2010

77000 mi

US $40
Stabilizer end links replaced 
May 2010

83000 mi
Rear wiper motor seized. 
Jan 2011

97300 mi

US $100
Carriage bushings replaced. Extended warranty would not cover but dealer agreed to pay 80% of repair. Drives like new now. 
Jun 2011

108000 mi

US $1
Air intake hose had several cracks allowing air in without sensor knowledge. Car started at high RPM and surged and just ran poorly. Used electrical tape to repair hose. Runs great now. 
Kia Sedona in Kansas, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2016
Jan 2007

815 mi
Repair - Headlights quit. Needed a needed a new headlight control module. Spent 4 days in the shop. Covered under warranty. 
Aug 2008

24000 mi
Van lost all power. RPM's dropped to 1000 and nothing happened when you pushed the gas paddle. Gas paddle and receiving sensors had to be replaced. 
Oct 2010

57700 mi
All heating and AC controls stopped working. Unable to run fan or change tempature. No front windshield defroster. Dealership shop ordered new control panel for dash and replaced it. 
Mar 2011

63000 mi

US $125
Valve cover gasket was leaking. Dealer replaced gasket.  
Sep 2011

71000 mi

US $350
Power sliding door not working. Could be opened and closed manually. Dealer replaced door motor. Rattling noise from front end. Both front links loose/worn out. Dealer replaced both. Minor oil leak around oil pan. Dealer replaced gasket.  
Dec 2014

135000 mi

US $45
Intermittent no start 
Mar 2016

145000 mi

US $590
Intermittent no crank for over a year. Replaced starter. 
Kia Sedona in Alaska, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2011
Aug 2009

28000 mi
Timing and value covers leaking oil. Alternator was soaked with oil. Dealer replaced valve cover gaskets, re-sealed timing cover and replaced alternator. 
Sep 2011

37000 mi

US $50
Airbag warning light on dealer reset. Diagnostic codes indicated low voltage. 

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2006 Kia Sedona 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

Kia Sedona in Great Britain
Mar 2010 - Nov 2010
Jun 2010

61000 mi
new fuel injection system; would have been £2,400 
Nov 2010

65000 mi
gearbox resetting - kept going into safety mode. never resolved. 

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2006 Kia Sedona 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Sedona in Ohio, United States
Dec 2006 - Jan 2007
Jan 2007

5000 mi
REPLACED THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS AS PER TSB. 
Kia Sedona in Oregon, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2011

40000 mi
Could not get ignition to start. Stuck in park. Changed shifter. Week later same thing, changed brake lite switch. Week later same thing, quick fix shown by tow truck driver, took to dealer again they said could find nothing wrong!! Air conditioner vents hoot like an owl when driving into 20 mph wind at 70. Very annoying on trips, dealer could not make it happen. I made a 1600 mile trip, had to listen to it intermittentlly all the way. Since new. 
Apr 2013

50300 mi
Both front axeles leeking greese 
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $823
FRONT AXLES LEAKING GREASE 
Kia Sedona in Maryland, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

5000 mi
I have had issues with the TPMS, parking brake, and check engine light 
Kia Sedona in Ohio, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

10000 mi
Car would not start about 40 miles from home. Radio and all other electrical items (doors, lights, etc.) worked. Dealer replaced junction box (IPM). After reviewing KIA's website there appears to be a "Tech Times" for this problem. There also appears 

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