2002 Kia Sedona EX 6 cylinder from North America
This van in not a good buy!
There were two transmission leaks within the first month of owning the car.
The rear brakes and rotors had to be replaced within 2500 miles.
An engine squeal started. The van had to go to the shop five times for that.
The sliding doors were difficult to open.
The seat belt did not lock properly for a car seat to be installed.
Overall I liked the interior and the looks of the Sedona.
The reliability of this van is terrible.
The van was out of service for 42 days within a 4 month time period. All for the same problem. I couldn't even make it home without the problem starting again!
Brakes shouldn't go bad and need replacing after 4 months of taking children to school!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th July, 2003
21st Jun 2005, 15:11
My 2002 ex has a transmission leak. 3 different pros say it is a manufacturers defect caused most probably by a bubble in the aluminum casting which gave way under pressure. I'm very interested in hearing more on this problem. Brakes also seem very strange as they seem to grind intermittently while stopping even on almost dry pavement.