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Finally Got Rid of It
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By No Kia No More
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased this car for a family of 5 in July 2006 from Central Kia in Dallas, TX. Over the course of the next 4 years it spent over 90 days in the shop on 56 appointments. We had a vast assortment of issues ranging from wheel replacements to ECU replacements. In between we had both O2 sensors replaced, 3 fuse blocks, Throttle body, several power packs, W/S washer pump, radio, sway bar and several cosmetic items replaced. Unreliability is the key for this vehicle. Even when it ran it felt like it was going to die at any minute. Ate tires like no tomorrow and was in general a very poor vehicle. We took it to 3 different dealers service departments for the work. DO NOT BUY A KIA, EVER!


Best Features

Interior stains easily as the fabric is cheap BUT it is nicely designed. Fold and Go rear seats are very nice.


Worst Features

Shut down the factory and restart it again somewhere else. The reliability is spotty at best and done right dangerous at worst...


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My Kia has gremlins
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By Chris
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Here are some of the problems: Numerous things: AC does not blow cold continually and has been repaired several times Horn problems that have been fixed several times (Does not work properly when lock vehicle and it is to "chirp" when it locks). Also, security horn has had to be replaced Shifting / odd transmission type problem - the vehicle "bangs" when you come down a hill to a stop. Also, when slowing down to a stop light it actually has a surge or acceleration. Very scary and they say this is ok or they can not find a problem. Also as you are driving it accelerates or decelerates oddly. Brakes - vehicle only has 62,000 and have replaced brakes twice.


Worst Features

See above. I think there are numerous items that should be considered for a recall.


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Sorry we bought this beast
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By erininohio
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought a new '06 in '07. Thought we were getting a deal.Buy van get RIO free.Still think there was something illegal about the paperwork,since we ended up with a loan on the "free" RIO.the van has not performed well at all. Headlights constantly going out.As soon as temp drops under 40 side doors freeze shut(dealership thinks I'm crazy)Third row seat keeps getting caught,have to use screwdriver to unstick it.Brakes and tires shot at 20000 miles. Alignment has never been right. Airbag had to be fixed. Light still comes on. Engine light on and off all the time. They say there is nothing wrong with it,but van keeps acting like it is going to die on the road.Value is next to nothing.


Best Features

Engine power when it runs right.


Worst Features

MPG. Doors that don't freeze shut.Better headlights.Better brakes and tires. Overall a vehicle that is more reliable.


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Problems getting more frequent.
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By Van driver
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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I've driven this van for our work the last four years. Good stuff first, this van rides really nice, and is really quiet on the freeway. The engine is nice, refined. MPG's are pretty decent for such a huge vehicle- we get 22-23, pretty decent. Design wise, it works fine. I do wish the seat scoots back a little further, I'm only 5'10". At about 12K miles, the front rotors warped. The rear hatch started leaking, we couldn't figure out why the car stunk so bad. We needed a new battery at about 19K miles. Now, at 40K, the rear hatch is leaking again, the a/c needs recharge, the suspension groans. The transmission kind of slips and cant hold gears sometimes, and the starter needed replacement.


Best Features

Good durable interior. Easy to drive, good gas mileage. Overall it's a good van.


Worst Features

Not so sure on long term reliability. Couple of windows are leaking water now, and the transmission acts weird sometimes. Interior could have nicer materials. We're not really confident on keeping it past warranty, as it's had more problems than our other company car, a 2003 Corolla.


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Look elsewhere
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By indiana
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought used w/25,000 miles it loves to ride on the back of a tow truck and has spent 1/4 of each year in the shop. Air bag sensors, accelerator pedal sticks, then it won't go at all brakes been replaced 2xs in 55,000 miles and need another set, tranny shifts poorly, battery goes bad, alternator, brake light sensor out and runs down battery. Change headlights and turn signals every 2 months, drinks power steering fluid, the dealership can never "duplicate" problems when car misbehaves, turn off call tow truck and have it towed, don't turn back on or they can't read the "code" and won't fix whatever is wrong. Electronic nightmare! I suggest you run quickly Toyota is worth the money


Best Features

roomy and engine has been great lots of pep


Worst Features

electronic nightmare, lousy sound system, radio controls on steering wheel or have the controls closer to driver


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