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2002 Kia Sedona repairs by problem area

Engine (60%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (5%)

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2002 Kia Sedona repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (37%)

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Chart based on 19 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Kia Sedona 4dr Minivan, ext.

195-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Kia Sedona in Oregon, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

108000 mi

US $405
rear shocks replaced 
Kia Sedona in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2011
Feb 2009

79000 mi

US $500
P0305 misfire cylinder 5 code. Local mechanic did tune up/teardown-code still there. Replaced Injector, code gone but engine still bucking. Off to dealer for more repair. 
Kia Sedona in West Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
Mar 2018

78000 mi

US $560
Needed both Pre-Catalytic converters replaced. 
May 2018

78000 mi

US $360
Rpl. A/C Compressor & Component Kit (receiver dryer/accumulator, Expansion valve). 
Kia Sedona in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2011
Aug 2010

119000 mi
Car had restart issues aftr driving of/on for 5 months. thought it was starter. 3 wks ago car cut off while in drive. car was pushed out of traffic, waited a while then it started. garage put car on machine, but couldn't locate problem. 
Kia Sedona in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

75000 mi

US $2400
lost ac 
Kia Sedona in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

93000 mi

US $250
Rear passenger exterior door handle broke off during normal use. 
Kia Sedona in Missouri, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

112000 mi

US $750
Replace struts and tie rods, tuneup, inspection Compressor and other A/C system parts failed. Estimate of $1,700. Traded instead of fixing. 
Kia Sedona in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010

95000 mi

US $1000
Engine was misfiring and needed much more than plugs. 
Mar 2011

110000 mi
Cleared CEL, but it came back. No obvious symptoms, so we're not messing with it. 
Jun 2012

119000 mi

US $500
Failed thermostat regularly registered the car as overheating. (I know there was something else repaired at the same time, but I don't have the documentation handy.) 
Sep 2012

120000 mi

US $200
Brakes failed; apparently the lines had filled with water. 
Feb 2013

121900 mi
Van has begun stalling when it has low fuel, under maybe a quarter tank or so. No repairs are planned; we'll just get gas more often. 
Jun 2013

124000 mi
Car failed emissions test; went in for catalytic converter/exhaust work. Car has begun overheating and dying when driven more than 15-20 minutes. No immediate plans to repair; will likely be donated. (It would have required a tow, but it was just left in a parking lot and come back for once it had cooled off.) 
Sep 2013

124000 mi

US $300
A shop fixed the previous overheating problem by disabling the rear heating system, which we took as an acceptable solution. (A repair that kept it working would have been much more expensive.) 
Nov 2014

127000 mi

US $200
The van was struggling to start. Shop replaced the starter motor. 
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $80
Compressor failed, took accessory belt with it. Elected to junk the car. (We said this previously but this time we really mean it.) 

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2002 Kia Sedona 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Sedona in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

91000 mi

US $140
oil leak from head gaskets 

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