Written on: 01/07/2013
Bought mine new in 2004, now has 125,000, and is nine years old. In that time I've had it serviced and maintained by both main dealers and independent. Problems so far (nine years) both rear wheel bearings replaced four years ago. Steering bolt sheered five years ago. (symptom sloppy steering) Tends to go through tyres quite a lot, still on original clutch. Had problem with the rear heater pipes, solution dis-connect them you don't really need a heater in the rear. Air conditioning packed up... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2012 by bourney (1 review written)
Am I wasting my time buying a Kia Sedona? been offered one in part x for my Honda Accord I have been over the car very thorough and cant find any major problems with it and the dealership I might be buying from has said they will put the small problems right before I drive it away. It is the 2001 2.8s td model (Y) plate Any advice people could give me on this would be gratefully received! (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2010
Our Kia Sedona was 2 years old and had 27000 miles on the clock when we bought it.We had the timing belt changed at 59000 miles(as recommended), and has been regularly maintained by an independant mechanic, after we found the Kia agents were charging extortionate prices for the very basics. We pull a caravan, drive at a sedate pace, and can honestly say it is the best vehicle we have ever owned. It is fuel efficient, handles well, has great pulling power,is extremely comfortable and has... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2010
This is a great people carrier, ive had mine for 1 year now and there has been nothing wrong with it. It sometimes struggles to pull away from traffic light's if your loaded up in the back. The breaks are good, sometimes when going down the motorway it will get a very slight whistle from the passanger side window, But this is easilly fixed by touching the electric window up button. For space this is great, The middle row passangers have loads of room and the rear passanger's also have a nice... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
Our Sedona was 2 years old in 2005 when we bought it and had 2000 miles on the clock. It now has 46000. Up till now it has been totally reliable, but a couple of months ago, i started to have problems and was told the fuel was contaminated. We have 2 other vehicles that also have fuel from the same garage and have no problems. We paid to have the the whole system cleaned, 2 weeks later there were other problems and it was back in again. I'm hoping now that is the end of the problem, but we... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2010
Absolute pile of rubbish. Please don't buy one.
It looked nice on the forecourt. 2 weeks after owning it, it started falling to pieces. Juddering on motorway because the tracking was out. Then, after a month, it fails to start.
And then the bills just kept on coming.
What's good about it? I guess if you take the windows and doors off, seats out, and drain the fuel tank, it would make a nice - but expensive - climbing frame for kids. (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2010
Bought 02 plated kia Sedona in Nov 09 with 66K on clock. Have done approx 2K and car fails to start. Apparently injector problem cost ot fix by local garage £1500 but they're not sure it's not teh pump in which case it's £3k min !! Appart from that water gets in under carpet if driven through a puddle, side door sticks solid with slightest bit of grit in runner. Am selling as soon as it's back from garage and will never buy a KIA again !! (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010 by adamlock (1 review written)
We bought our 2.9 turbo diesel automatic Sedona at one year old from main dealer with 13,000 miles and one owner. Initially liked it, fuel consumption OK for such a heavy car but servicing frequent at every 6,000 miles (always carried out on time)and always about 300 to 450 pounds. Very heavy smoke with acceleration especially on motorways, quite embarrassing. Failed both MOT's on emissions, had to buy some cleaning jollop and thrash for 10 miles before finally passing. Then at 50,000 miles... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2010 by pault34 (2 reviews written)
Why oh why didn't I read these reviews before buying??? I bought this to use for the family, but would probably have been better off paying for taxi's considering the parts costs for this appallingly unreliable car!! £1495 + injectors and pipes for a fuel pump failure, £2,500 for a new Cylinder Head, and the dealership attitude is appalling.
Simply put, please for your own sake do not buy these cars, and my advice steer clear of the KIA RANGE if this is their standard. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2009 by krastsag (3 reviews written)
EVERYTHING WEARS OUT BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS... Own this Kia Sedona 2.9 CRDi for couple years and hawe to say so far so good! Dont let your car down - do regulary service it or just check oil, brakes and every thing else and don't race it ... That is a Family car instead!!! ... and it won't let you down!!! Great for space, very nice to ride very comfortable seating position (high - easy to see road better as well)- can drive non-stop for haf a day and+++ (was in europe this year and did 6... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2009
I have bought the Kia Sedona, I wish I had bought a bus pass instead. This car has spent more time in the garage then on the road. Currently residing on my drive as I contemplate whether to spend 1500 pounds on a gearbox, having just spent 800 pounds on a head gasket. Nightmare of a car, the only good thing is that internally (seating space) it is very roomy and spacious...shame it cannot perform as a reliable car. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009
The Kia Sedona 2.9 SX TDI is a good pulling car have a twin axle sports style caravan no problem. as a shudder in the sterring at 48mph told tracking wheel aligning tyres wearing onoutside of tyre fronts. i do air conditioning found that front pipe to accumilator where bracket behind front grill wears down so loss of gas replace it at £75.00, gas takes to fill 1150 gms double air con, brakes do wear a little plus tyres to, watch for door screws coming loose. air filter replaced . (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2009 by urjokin (1 review written)
the kia sedona is a a gr8 mpv 4 family, been everywere in her, never as yet broke down on in 4 years olso she is plated 4 taxi done plenty of milage a gr8 1! plenty mpg,plenty of room,very tough enjine can put up with a lot, i expect were and tere (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009 by conmatolly
The Kia Sedona 2.9 SX TDI has space , comfort miles per gallon easy to get in and out my wife is disabled. Excellent mpv had 3 previa before and will never go back to toyota sure previa got a bit more storage space but kia is alot more comfortable and cheaper to run and buy secondhand, shame about no manual out yet to fix it. Noise from engine under load but what do you expect from a big diesel (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2009 by lejones (1 review written)
I am definitely disappointed with my kia Sedona 2.9 SX TDI but i also love it to bits! i know i am going to have to trade it in for another car and it won't be a kia of any kind! what a pity a lovely looking car but kia just haven't got it right. My brakes have been replaced every year. had virtually engine collapse last year costing a lot and i mean a lot!!! leaking fuel pipe. 6 new tyres because of wear on inside, and the tracking perfect apparently. rust one metre long under sil on left... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2008 by nobby 26 (1 review written)
I too have the same problem with no power from time to time whilst driveing change gear and try to accelerate but no power the dealer said the pump was at fault and would need replacing and the injectors as well as the pipes and tank all under warranty
You should be aware that the pump can be covered by a 6 year warrenty by the manafacturer as it is supposed to last longer than that so dont be fobbed off. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2008 by girls2bingo (1 review written)
Have 55 plate bought 18 months ago in May 07 with 6000 miles in Oct 07broke fuel filter still under warranty cost 4500 for repair broke sept 08 sticking fuel sensor repaired broke Oct 08 fuel system said contaminated fuel paid 200 for repair as they drop 90 of fuel got back Friday 25th Oct broke sat now saying needs new injectors blocked by fuel contamination or sludge in tank still under warranty till Dec 2008 but as I put in bad diesel I have to pay 2000 for repair this car has only got... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008
I bought the Kia Sedona in January 2003 brand new for 19k. I reckon it has cost me close to another 5k in garage bills to keep on the road for five years. Considering the first 3 years were covered by a manufacturer warranty it's quite expensive. The last year of it's life it broke down 5 times, twice on the motorway when the car ground to a complete halt! It being an automatic this was very worrying and dangerous. This sorry saga culminated in an estimated repair bill of over 2k, which I... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008 by tracey eales (1 review written)
I am trying to get rid of my Kia Sedona quick, as I can not afford the huge repair bills, I urge anyone with fuel problems to quit before they spend any money on repairs. Trade your car in and get a more reliable car before you break down somewhere! (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008 by RJE (1 review written)
Too many niggling faults with my Kia Sedona, paintwork easily marked, keeps cutting out and regularly won't start due to fault between fob and car - been back to dealers (even tried different ones) with no joy. Drive past a radio mast and it cuts out, go past police/firemen on radios and it cuts out! Kept locking us in as central locking kept activating while driving, steering rack had to be replaced after 3 years, gets through tyres - set every year - despite regular tracking and careful... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2008
Will never have another Kia, the worst car I have ever owned. My 2002 Kia Sedona needed the coolant system pipes replaced at three years six months. It is now off road with fuel injector problems. My dealer can't or won't give me a final price for repair. I have been without the car for fifteen days and they just don't care. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2008 by calamaster (1 review written)
I've had me Kia Sedona 2.9TDI Auto since 2003. Does only 5000 miles a year and every year I have to replace the front pads before MOT. Had to do front disks this year as well. Mileage 45,000 and Y reg.
Smoke on acceleration is 'embarrassing'.. Stick your foot down and it belches out leaving a smog for following drivers to negotiate and breathe in. In these days of 'pollution' this should be sorted....which incidentally is how I got to this form! (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2008 by denisray (1 review written)
Brilliant driving position = safe driving. In bad weather can get in quickly with the grandchildren through the side doors. Plenty of room inside. Fuel consumption is acceptable. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2008
Overall stay away from this vehicle - even though it has served the family for a few years - it is now slowly falling apart. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2006 by topinky (1 review written)
I never wanted a Kia but was in a bad car situation and so had no other options. I got stuck in this Kia with extremely high interest, but since the Kia depreciates so much, I am now stuck in a junk of a van and owe over twice the value. Again, it does ride nice and I haven't actually had it break down on me ever, but it is the other things that are continuously going wrong. I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars in this van when all these tiny things keep going wrong due to bad... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2006 by cyprio124 (1 review written)
So far the Kia Sedona 2.9 SX TDI has proved great value for money. Its roomy enough for our camping trips, good on fuel and comfortable to drive. The local Kia dealers has been helpful with any questions and the first services past without pain. The only gripe I have is the paintwork is very thin and not resistant to our feathered friends droppings as I discovered when one made use of my bonnet and it went through to the primer. Kia dealer said it would not be covered by warranty but... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2006 by jcf (4 reviews written)
Love our Kia Sedona 2.9 SX TDI is pleasure to drive, good visibility, lots of room in cabin, well kitted out, good vfm. We both have bad backs and the drivers seat moves in so many directions it is easy to travel in comfort, especially on long journeys. Economical, Versatile - back seats were removed when we bought it to make way for dog cage, middle row taken in and out when required for holidays with dogs. Air conditioner doesn't work well and we had to have £1500 of replacement pipes,... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2006 by Jason Deacon (1 review written)
Poor customer service. My Kia Sedona 2.9 suffers from poor relability, expensive maintenance costs avoid at all costs! It broke down 4 times in first 6 months after warranty finished costing over £800 to fix with no help from Kia- Do not purchase (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2006 by kkc (1 review written)
Clocked 38.000 miles since last August and not a single problem, I have purchased a 2001 Kia Sedona 2.9 SX TDI Auto model with a practical rear bench seat instead of 2002 onwards split seat model simply because of split seat later model is unpractical (awful is the true word) for the job I am doing,(I am a taxi driver).I avoid KIA service and dealership and use my own mechanic as the vehicle is serviced (oil/filter change) once every 6 weeks. Apart from the usual engine service,belt and... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2005 by roystontaylor
The Kia Sedona 2.9SX TDi is smooth, and it makes a bumpy ride seem calm. To those who say it's not good, they need to try it again. Despite the bad points this car is the best ever, and I ride in it all the time. It's so spacious and easy to clean, and it runs like a dream round corners. It looks good and is a head turner, and the fact that you can fit 7 people in it is lovely for a good night out. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by taffytoo
Kia fixed our car under warranty we paid nothing for that but it took a month with no assistance at all (no courtsey car nothing).
So we bought another car couldn't wait a month or so. Had the car back after a few days the central locking wouldn't work, took it back to Kia it took yet another day as the key fobs YES 2 fobs were supplied with this car and Kia reprogrammed the key fob and said the other would not programme and this model only came with one key fob even though the two were in... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2005 by g chorlton
This is the second Kia Sedona we have had the first one for just over two years and this one for just over one year. We have been very happy with both cars,we do a lot of long drives to family and friends and reach our destinations with no aches or pains! The dvd player in this car is fantastic the kids dont speak for the whole journey! (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2005 by markandshez (1 review written)
Ok, I have had our Sedona now for a little over eight months and have 25k miles on the clock. On the whole, no major complaints about the car itself. Kia service, however is a disgrace. The 10k service came and went, not a single "niggle" was put right (tension slack in seatbelt, groaning from steering) The brakes were "renewed" but three months later needed doing again, AND the discs needed replacing AND both front tyres - you tell me. The car was broken into - insurance job for paintwork,... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2005 by donktg (1 review written)
We've had our Kia Sedona SX TDI People Carrier for almost 3 years. It has about 35,000 miles. It has been very reliable. We like the interior, including the radio, AC, heat, comfy seats, lots of cargo room, removeable 2nd and 3rd rows, etc.
The only problem we've had is that the air bag/seat belt light has come on and we had to take it into KIA garage to get it fixed. They say it is a faulty sensor - but it has happend 3 times! Oh well... the 5 year bumper to bumper warranty covers the... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2005 by davealex49 (1 review written)
I had been very impressed with the Sedona until I ran into problems two months after the warrantee ran out.
The engine head had twisted and needed skimming. I believe the problem had been caused by a Kia dealership who worked on the engine to solve a problem whilst it was under warrantee. Either way round the Engine was incorrectly re-assembled or the engine is not reliable past 42,000 miles!
I had the car repaired, as I needed it in a hurry at the cost of £622. Kia then refused to help in... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2005 by Taffy too (1 review written)
I have had my Kia Sedona SE for nearly two years. Until now I have been very happy with it. My Kia has just started breaking down, it has been in the garage for days because it is unsafe to drive. The Kia garage has told me that the diesel is contaminated or I must have put petrol in instead. I certainly have not put petrol in it. They estimate the repair cost to be around £3000 and the warranty will not cover it. This is still ongoing anyone with similar problems please reply. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2004 by Taffyboyo (1 review written)
Diesel owners BEWARE!!! I have had my Kia Sedona SX TDI People Carrier 2.5 years. Up to now I have been pleased. The disel engine is powerful and tows a caravan plus all the kit and 5 passengers.
However, it broke down. It was towed to a dealer under Kia care. They took it to a diesel specialist and claim it has petrol contamination. I have proof that I filled it with diesel. They want £2,500 to fix it. Not covered by warranty. On going!!! Diesel owners Beware !!! (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2004 by 310396 (2 reviews written)
I had a 3 year old Kia Sedona Exec People Carrier(top of the range). The backward facing seats drew my attention and in fact proved to be great. It also was very economical and a pleasure on long motorway drives.
In a short period I had to replace a power steering pump, battery, alternator and fuel pump. The final straw came when a headlamp bulb went and was going to cost £200 to replace due to it being a sealed beam unit. This on top of an imminent cam belt change, service and a/c re-gas... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by paul garner (1 review written)
My first Kia Sedona people carrier was a 2002. I was in a major
accident, My Sedona was hit from behind by an 18 wheeler.
I am glad to be alive. I learned that the Sedona has a 5 star crash rating
My 2002 Kia Sedona was totaled.
I just bought a 2004 Kia Sedona SX TDI and really love it.
It is a good vehicle for diving in Dallas Texas traffic. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2004 by bleeder (1 review written)
I am writing this review just to let Kia Sedona owners know that people in Australia have similar problems with the Australian Sedona equivalent, the KIA Carnival, my KIA has now got 60,000 Km on the clock and has had numerous problems over the past few years.
1. Engine removed 3 times for major engine problems (seems to be a problem with the KIA Carnival).
2. Faulty engine mounts that allowed the engine to contact the car body.
3. Vibration problems through the... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2004 by alanstaxisdevon (1 review written)
Just completed 20,000 miles in my Gilera Nexus 500 People Carrier with no problems apart from brake wear as I live in a hilly area, and they last the service distance and no more. Passengers report comfort of ride and the room in the rear seats is very generous compared to my Citroen synergie and VW sharan. Will be buying another in August as previously stated. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2004 by catch (1 review written)
We had our Kia Sedona SX TDI 5 months then decided to get shut. Vehicle had 1,000 miles on it, 4,500 when sold in that time had brake problems, squealing from the front and very poor handbrake. Kia didn't seem to want to know they had it in and did nothing with it. Then we were having a grating sound with vibration travelling through the steering. Kia didn't want to know untill I was due in for a service. Then a week after service sound and vibration returned. Not worth the money, you get... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2004 by starlitz
I Bought a Kia Sedona SX TDI new in 2002, now has 50,000 miles on her. 2 sets of brake pads so far but on average 30 k miles per set, mainly motorway driving though. If your going to tour or drive long distance it's great, not so good round town although my LX 2.9 CRDI is very nifty.
Servicing can work out expensive and watch the dealers they can try it on, ask to see worn pads etc.
Warrenty claims so far include, rear brake cyliders ( leaked), VDO radio cassette 3 times, tailgate rust... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2004 by BOB PRESTON (1 review written)
The story of my Kia Sedona so far.... at 19000 miles heated rear screen burnt out rear shocks leaking (2nd set)dealer caught wiring when fitting parking aid, bumper sensors not the same both sides looks odd, car broke down that night when my wife & I were going out for a meal,oh what fun!. DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR TO BOON GATE KIA PETERBOROUGH. Do not expect Kia uk to help! After I have fitted the third set of defective shocks from Kia, I intend to depart company with my Kia Sedona SX TDI. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2004 by mick001 (1 review written)
I took delivery of my Kia Sedona SX TDI auto in april 2002, I am utterly dissapointed. The car is now on its 3rd yes 3rd, fuel pump, the dealer had the car for well over a month in total. Other problems are constant brake fade, and a quarter ton too much for discs front drums rear. New alternater, rusting tail gate, after one respray, nearly put me out of work as a self enployed cabby. Wish I had kept my 200k milage vectra, much more reliable. do not buy....... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2004 by Bhups (1 review written)
I've had my Kia Sedona for about 10months now and I think its one of the best MPV's around. I have got the diesel auto Executive. Fuel is good, done a round trip of 420miles on a fuel tank of diesel. Which I think is good. Its a lot of car for the money. Very similiar to a Voyager but a lot less money. Can't fault it at all. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2004 by triton (1 review written)
I view the Kia Sedona as the sensible money's choice.It has the specifcations of the Voyager but is at least 45% less in price - that's a lot of money for a badge! (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2004 by spestell (2 reviews written)
We bought the Kia Sedona after doing a lot of research. We had had a Chrysler Voyager on hire for a month and thought that that was the car for us (the grand voyager that is), but then we saw and test drove the Sedona and thought, why pay an extra £10k for basically the same car? We were proved right. The sedona is a comfortable and roomy car, plenty of space and a fair size boot for everyday uses. It runs well and we have had it for a year now with absolutely no problems with it... (read more)
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