2.2

hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,279 miles

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problem #20

Dec 252013

Sedona

  • 107,931 miles
The low-beam headlights (especially the right side) keeps blowing out. I have replaced/changed more than 6 times since owing my van. It keeps blowing; researched for recalls but there aren't none. Looking online I see that this is an issue with all 2006 Kia Sedona's. this last time that it happened, I was on my way to Wisconsin from Massachusetts and my light went out. It was a scary situation because it made the travel experience scary and dangerous. I didn't have my low-beam and was forced to use my high beam. I was pulled over by police because I was using my high beam; I had to explain the situation and told him that I was going to take care of the problem as soon as area mechanics opened (this was at 4:00am). I have 3 kids and this is a hazard.problem started almost immediately upon purchasing my van with 11K miles.

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #19

Jun 012011

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 58,345 miles
The turn signals work intermittently and probably only work 15% of the time, however beginning about 2 years ago the bulbs have never both worked at the same time (meaning when you turn the switch to the left the left signal will turn on but when you then turn the switch to the right it does not work). The bulbs have been changed several times yet this never fixes the problem. The turn signal bulbs have actually only been burned out one time, proving there is some form of a short. All of the other lamps, whether it be head lamps (low or high beam), fog lights,  tail lights, running lights, reverse light or tag lights, keep burning out bulbs. Every 6 weeks I'm having to replace a bulb. This is so dangerous not to mention expensive! with as many complaints as there has been posted due to this very same issue, I do not understand why Kia has not found/created a solution for these issues. This really makes me not want to purchase another Kia vehicle. Also, I've had intermittent problems with one of the electric sliding side doors. One door will not close on it's own. If you pull gently to get it started closing, it will then close the rest of the way by itself. There's nothing internally blocking the release pin from disengaging. This problem just started about 2 months ago.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #18

Jun 122012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 600,000 miles
The lowbeam headlights keep blowing out. They keep blowing and I have notified the dealership and Kia directly and they say there hasn't been a recall. Looking online this is an issue with all 2006 Kia Sedona's. the other day both lights blew out and I didn't have any lowbeams to drive home. I have small kids and this is a hazard. I had to use high beams to get home. This started around 60K miles and has been ongoing.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #17

Jul 122013

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
Headlight burn out. This auto burns out several headlights each year. I have changed about 18 headlight bulbs since purchasing vehicle. All Kia Sedona owners have same story and Kia usa should find and fix the cause, for the safety of drivers. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

- Louisburg, NC, USA

problem #16

Jul 012007

Sedona

  • 30,000 miles
When hitting bumps vehicle is making a squeaking / creaking sound fire light front every 3 mon seat belts every time hard to used and now finally broke.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #15

Sep 012012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The van's front turn signals began working intermittently. Despite changing the bulbs numerous times, the problem keeps occurring. They work about 20% of the time. This has occurred even after having the fix done for the stop light recall.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #14

Aug 142009

Sedona 6-cyl

  • miles
Haven't had any accident. But have had problems with headlights keep burning out. I have spent so much money buying bulbs. Problems with one of seat belts keeps locking up, and have a scrunching noise for years now the dealership say might be suspension.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #13

Mar 012010

Sedona

  • 65,690 miles
The electrical system has shorts and harness issues all over. You had a recent recall, but not involving 2006 Sedonas only 2007. Our vehicle has same issue as found in the recent recall. The airbag light is on and I have never had an accident. The lighting is also affected due to the wiring harness. I have one blinker I constantly replace and same with one front head lamp. I have seen other complaints of the same thing with the same exact vehicle.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #12

Dec 102012

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Right head light has blown at least once a year for the past six years. Same is true for the front right turn signal bulb. I checked the internet and the same or similar complaint can be found on numerous occasions Kia denies that there is any problem. I was on a trip one night when the head lamp blew and was very nerve racking because I feared that the other lamp blowing would leave me without any visibility.

- Touchet, WA, USA

problem #11

Jan 232012

Sedona

  • miles
Both headlamps out at same time.

- Greenwood, SC, USA

problem #10

Oct 152009

Sedona 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My 2006 Kia Sedona has had both the driver and passenger low beam headlights burn out very prematurely. I have probably replaced 9 individual headlights since I bought the car in 2006. Bulbs only last 4-6 months each. H7 is the replacement bulb that is recommended and I have wasted my money countless times buying the "premium bulbs" only to have them burn out. Took the car to Kia dealer and of course they can't find a problem, but looking at multiple blog sites a lot of other people are having the exact same problem.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 142011

Sedona

  • miles
We own a 2006 Kia Sedona. We are replacing headlights at least twice a month. This is becoming quite an expense. Once we change one the other blows. We have had it evaluated by a certified mechanic and he see no wiring issues, however they last bulb we took to him looked as if it had some sort of corrosion on it. Either there is water getting in there or there is a contact issue with the bulb and the electrical mechanism. After reading many comments, I see I am not alone. I think Kia needs to look into this. We bought this car for its safety features however, this sounds to me like a it could potentially cause and electrical issue which could in turn cause a fire.

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 052011

Sedona

  • miles
We own a 2006 Kia Sedona, purchased used. We have had to replace the headlights 3 times in the past year. This is obviously some sort of product defect. This is not the first car we've owned - we have never had to replace headlights that many times in previous vehicles.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #7

Feb 262011

Sedona

  • 83,500 miles
My 2006 Kia Sedona seems to continually blow low beam headlights. Have had the vehicle 3 years and have gone through 7 bulbs. The dealer replaced the headlight wiring harness on the drivers side in 2010, but claims that they can't find anything wrong with the passenger side. The turn signal bulb on the passenger side also works intermittently.

- Vestal, NY, USA

problem #6

May 052009

Sedona

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. Upon starting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the headlights and turn signals were inoperative. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the headlights were replaced. The failure continued approximately 15 times. After each failure, the contact either replaced the lights herself or had them replaced at a local repair shop. The contact also began to hear scraping noises whenever she applied the brakes. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the brakes were replaced twice. The contact also stated that the steering wheel shook while she was driving approximately 65 mph. The failure mileage was approximately 26,000 and the current mileage was 56,453.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 182009

Sedona

  • 35,000 miles
Headlamps blowing out we have had to replace the headlamps about every 4-6 weeks and have taken it to the dealer 4 times on the head light problem and they say there is nothing wrong. So why do they keep blowing out. We have had both low beams blow out at the same time and have had to drive with the high beams which is unsafe to on coming traffic let along unsafe for us not to have any low beams. The second problem is a steering wheel vibration that we have has been a problem since we purchased the van. The dealer had it for the 1st month we owned it and still have the problem to this day and we are really feeling unsafe driving it due to the vibration at highway speeds. My wife is terrified to even take it on the highway with our three precious children. So if I could get some feedback on these issues I would greatly appreciate it. After doing some internet research there are alot of the same problems other people are having. I am writing this complaint so someone does not have to die due to headlights blowing out, or the steering falls apart or a part fails due to the vibration.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 302009

Sedona

  • miles
Stop lamp switch defective. Received recall notice. Tried for 2 months to have defect repaired, but manufacturer does not have repair parts available, so no repair can take place. Safety recall states car is not safe to drive and defect may cause a crash. Given the urgency or the recall the necessary parts need to be made available now.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 062009

Sedona

  • 73,122 miles
The vehicle struts with less then 75K miles (warranty covers only to 60K miles) have poor suspension. The cruise control will not set at desired speed. Brake lights remain on even after the vehicle ignition is turned off; pumping the brakes will not release lights and could cause the battery to drain unless fuse is removed.

- Lebanon, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 012007

Sedona

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sedona. The headlights on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle burn out approximately 2-3 times a year. The vehicle has been at the dealer approximately five times. Sometimes the mechanics replace the bulb, and other times they will refuse. The contact believes that there is an electrical issue with the vehicle. On the last visit to the dealer, they replaced the bolt for free because the vehicle was out of warranty. The contact believes it is a manufacturer defect that should be recalled. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 78,000.

- Indionalla, IA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122007

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both headlights and right turn signal quit working with no warning; Kia said it is a fuse but I checked fuses and found no bad fuse.

- Jacksonville , AR, USA