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2007 Kia Sedona Problems and Repair Histories

42 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Kia Sedona. 22 of these members (52.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 67 repairs to 2007 Kia Sedonas--an average of 1.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Kia Sedona problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Kia Sedona problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Kia Sedona problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Kia Sedona repairs by problem area

28% of the 2007 Kia Sedona repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 37% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 67 repairs.

2007 Kia Sedona repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Kia Sedona repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 73% cost between $100 and $499, and 27% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Kia Sedona problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Kia Sedona 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Kia Sedona in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 56000    
56000 0 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. 
68000 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. 
81000 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) 
93700 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). 
112000  
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 56000    
56000 0 Chattering idler pulley 
59000 0 Defective brake light switch, replaced under warranty. 
78000 400 Check engine light on, bad oxygen sensor replaced. 
84000 967 Airbag light on, did not throw trouble code. Reset light but light on next day. Replaced airbag control module. 
110000 150 Check engine light on, code reported lean mixture, mechanic replaced cracked air intake duct, problem resolved, which also fixed slight hesitation problem 
115000 200 Engine would suddenly drop to idle and "limp home" mode, diagnosed and replaced bad throttle position sensor, reflash ECM due to revised part. 
120000  
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
24000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 67000    
67500 0 Dealer fixed idler pulley as condition of sale. 
92000  
Kia Sedona in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 23000    
33000 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. 
35000 0 During towing up hills air conditioning did not work. Drained and recharged freon and lubricant. 
39000 0 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. 
49000 0 Starter motor needed to be replaced 
56700 0 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. 
58000 0 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. 
63000 0 Bezel for overhead console disintegrated and conversation mirror fell out. Took to dealership the order part and fixed when it came in. 
68700 0 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. 
77000 0 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. 
80000  
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 12000    
13000 0 replacement of brake caliper 
25000 0 Throttle position sensor replaced under warranty. Rear door seal recall performed Front sway bar links replaced under warranty. 
48000  
Kia Sedona in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
6000 0 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 0 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. 
30000 0 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. 
49000 0 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. 
61000 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. 
61700 0 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. 
67000  
Kia Sedona in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 23000    
0 Airbag system repaired under warranty 
Kia Sedona in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
8000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
1000 0 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. 
11000 0 Replaced bushings in subframe. ESC light coming on; replaced faulty brake switch. 
 

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