There was a 'TSB' sent out about this issue, which I believe was restricted
to the '02's and some early '03's (before they fixed the defect).
This is not a recall, and does not save you from the expense, but at least
the dealer should know just what to do.
While I fault Kia for niggling little problems like that, I will also
commend them for finding the problem (by the middle of the '03 model year)
and fixing it. There were a TON of annoyances on the '02 that were fixed in
I think you would find that the '08 is an infinitely superior vehicle, with
a build quality many times that of the '02. And right now, the incentives
for owners of current Sedonas to buy new ones are really good.
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On Feb 8, 11:06 pm, PCman wrote:
> Not long ago my wife went to open the sliding door on the driver side
> of my 2002 Kia Sedona and it broke where it pivots. For the life of me
> I can't imagine why they made it out of plastic. The way it broke
> makes it impossible to repair, the whole handle and lock mechanism
> would have to be replaced ($300+).
> I was wondering if that's something common among Sedona owners.
> Thank you.
My Door handle on my Kia sedona just broke also. 2002. The rear
sliding exterior handle. >> Stay informed about: Kia Sedona sliding door handle