2004 Kia Sedona from North America
This car needs to be redesigned
When using the accessory outlet to charge a cell phone, the turn lights come on, and the radio speakers have static, even with the radio turned off.
The windshield developed a stress crack in less than one month.
When attempting to accelerate to pass at highway speed, the car does not enter a passing gear, instead it appears to slip into neutral.
Sharp left turns from a stopped or slow speed jerks the steering wheel suddenly. This does not happen when making the same style turn to the right.
Rear vents do not blow hot or warm air when the outside temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit regardless of how long the car has warmed up.
Interior lights do not always turn on when the doors are opened. Light switch positions have been verified to be correct.
Difficult to use the horn. It only seems to work when a very small and specific location is pressed hard.
The car handles fair when on smooth, dry pavement. If the roads are wet, the car loses the 'feel' for the road, and can best be described as dancing on a bowling ball.
There is a lot of outside noise transferred to the interior, particularly wind noise.
Folding the rear seats is difficult and dangerous as they tend to flop back down when trying to secure then with the supplied straps. Use the straps if you are going to fold the seats up.
The seatbelt for the middle seat, center passenger makes it difficult for someone seated in the rear to exit the vehicle. A bench seat mounted seatbelt would be a better design than the one mounted on the side post. If struck from the side, the person in the middle seat could easily slide sideways out of the seat because of the approximately 18 inch gap between the seat and the seatbelt anchors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st January, 2005