2007 Kia Sedona Problems and Repair Histories

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2007 Kia Sedona repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 81 repairs.

2007 Kia Sedona repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (73%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 15 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

Kia Sedona in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015
Jul 2009

56000 mi
Driver's seat moves slightly under heavy braking, front to back but on a diagonal (front left to rear right). Very minor, total movement probably less than 1 inch. Dealer ordered new seat rail. 
Sep 2010

68000 mi

US $240
Driver side sliding door actuator replaced; was unable to lock vehicle and receive confirmation from horn (on double clicking the lock button on keyfob). Diagnosed as faulty actuator. 
Sep 2011

81000 mi

US $520
both front sway bar links replaced to fix knocking/clunking sound from front end, evident when traveling over bumps/potholes etc at low speeds.  Driver side sliding door, lock actuator failed, door could not be locked with the remote unless switch was manually moved to the lock position. Door lock actuator replaced ($270) 
Oct 2012

93700 mi

US $488
Car began running very roughly, similar to when an ignition coil pack fails. CEL on. Towed to dealer, diagnosed as oil control valve (left). 
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2015
Aug 2009

56000 mi
Chattering idler pulley 
Dec 2009

59000 mi
Defective brake light switch, replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2011

78000 mi

US $400
Check engine light on, bad oxygen sensor replaced. 
Aug 2011

84000 mi

US $967
Airbag light on, did not throw trouble code. Reset light but light on next day. Replaced airbag control module. 
Jun 2013

110000 mi

US $150
Check engine light on, code reported lean mixture, mechanic replaced cracked air intake duct, problem resolved, which also fixed slight hesitation problem 
Sep 2013

115000 mi

US $200
Engine would suddenly drop to idle and "limp home" mode, diagnosed and replaced bad throttle position sensor, reflash ECM due to revised part. 
Aug 2014

126000 mi

US $375
Brake pedal was soft with excessive travel. Replaced read pads and rotors and added brake fluid which resolved the problem. 
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
Sep 2009

24000 mi
Second row seat would not spring forward to allow easy access to third row seat on the driver side 
Kia Sedona in Missouri, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
Aug 2010

67500 mi
Dealer fixed idler pulley as condition of sale. 
Kia Sedona in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2008 - Jul 2015
Jun 2009

33000 mi

US $40
Drivers Side (L) sliding door would not unlatch, even after numerous attempts at locking and unlocking door. Adjusted emergency brake cable as it was not tight enough to prevent car from rolling. $40 out of pocket. 
Sep 2009

35000 mi
During towing up hills air conditioning did not work. Drained and recharged freon and lubricant. 
Mar 2010

37864 mi
Compressor replaced under warranty. Sounded like rod knock when compressor was running. Suspect this was a factory recall. I asked about this last spring. This is not unique to my vehicle. Had a rental van that did this also. Was in for oil change. 
Mar 2011

49000 mi
Starter motor needed to be replaced 
Jan 2012

56700 mi
Jan 5,2012 Wife could not get key out of ignition. Took car to dealer. Dearler found interlock linkage defective, adjusted and ordered new part. Installed new ignition linkage part. 
Mar 2012

58000 mi
Engine made a weird noise on start up and ran very high rpm. Resarted and ok. Took to dealership. Replaced TPS and flashed computor. OK. 
Aug 2012

63000 mi
Bezel for overhead console disintegrated and conversation mirror fell out. Took to dealership the order part and fixed when it came in. 
Apr 2013

68700 mi
Right left turn signal was working intermittently. Checked light bulb and it was OK. Quit working several days later. Took apart Sat. 20th and replaced bulb. Worked , then became dim and quit. Took out the socket and called dealership. 
Dec 2013

77000 mi
Got new tires Tues Nov 28. Tire dealer stated rt. inner and outer tie rod ends loose. took to dealer Wed Dec 4. They ordered parts + left anti sway bar link. Fixed Dec 18. 
Dec 2014

88000 mi
Car ran down, would not start or run long. Towed to dealer. Alternator dead because valve cover was leaking oil on alternator. Replaced valve covers and alternator. I had to replace battery at my cost. 2-year bat 3-years old. 
Mar 2015

89000 mi

US $8
My wife found brake pedal went to floor after shipping.No puddle of fluid. Drove home slowly. I found front left brake hose ruptured. Replaced with another I had bought to send to Classic Tube to use as pattern for Stainless braided brakes 
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2015
May 2009

13000 mi
replacement of brake caliper 
Dec 2010

25000 mi
Throttle position sensor replaced under warranty. Rear door seal recall performed Front sway bar links replaced under warranty. 
Kia Sedona in Arizona, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2015
Nov 2007

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. 
Dec 2007

6000 mi
O2 sensor was ordered in November 2007 and arrived in December 2007. Dropped off car 0700 A.M. and ready for pickup by noon. Also discovered a squeak in drivers door when opened; caused by a loose bolt. Dealer tighted bolt and resolved squeaking. 
Jul 2010

30000 mi
Drivers side rear passenger power door was binding when attempting to open the door. Dealer ordered & replaced sliding door motor actuator per TSB BOD048. Alarm horn had been sounding weak after a FOB had been reprogrammed for the van. Dealer tested and had alarm horn replaced. Day later, alarm and panic horn are not working. Will be returning van to the shop for further diagnosis & repair. 
Feb 2012

49000 mi
Passenger side rear power door was not opening/closing using FOB/main/door button. Manual operation of door was difficult as well. Dealer had door actuator motor replaced and door alignment performed. Suspension would groan/squeak when turning or driving over small bumps. Dealer verified noises and replaced torn lower control arm bushings. 
Jun 2013

61000 mi

US $140
Car died while idling in park gear. Towed to dealer who determined the alternator was kaput. R&R w/an aftermarket alternator and paid for new battery the old alt killed since it's considered a 'wear' item! 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. 
Jul 2013

61700 mi
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. 
Dec 2014

74000 mi
MIL cluster came on while driving; pulled over and shut off engine but car would not start again. Towed to dealer who determined the alternator (replaced in 2013) was faulty. Replaced under extended warranty plan. Kia battery was fried by faulty alternator. Although the battery was new when replaced in 2013, it only had a 18-mon warranty which was missed by days. The new Kia replacement battery was pro-rated for 70% and only has a 12-mon warranty. Noted oil stains on alternator housing; inspection showed l/valve cover gasket was leaking again. Replaced gasket under warranty. 
Kia Sedona in Michigan, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2008
Jul 2008 Airbag system repaired under warranty 
Kia Sedona in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

8000 mi
The brakes were squeaky & sounded like metal on metal. Dealer said the rotors were warped from over heating in the brake area. He said this is not uncommon. The rotors were cut, etc... at no charge and havent had any problems since.(keeping fingers cross) 
Kia Sedona in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

1000 mi
Power right side passenger door made grinding noise and would not close without assistance. Service said track was bent (how?) and would need several days to replace but mechanic pried it back straight and now it works fine. 
Dec 2008

11000 mi
Replaced bushings in subframe. ESC light coming on; replaced faulty brake switch. 

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2007 Kia Sedona Repair Histories

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