2005 Kia Sedona Van Accelerating while trying to stop
It is scary to Google this problem I've been having with my 2005 KIA and read all these complaints about KIA Vans. I normally won't take the time to complain but I feel scared to let my family drive this vehicle anymore. I feel paniced after reading so many bad reviews about KIA Vans. After several checks to have the brakes fixed, a new air conditioning unit, three headlights in a year, coolant hoses failing while driving and second inccedent coolant pipes to the back heater under the van rusting and failing while driving, timing belt replacement, and now a check engine light for over accelorating, the repairs on this vehicle are draining my pockets and now another issue for me. My van is at times harder to stop. This car is my wife's primarily, I drive when we're together, I've noticed lately the over accelorating of the engine while trying to come to a stop. Twice now I've had to slam on the breaks in panic of the accelorating feeling I've experienced just before coming to a complete stop. For the entire time we've owned the van I've never thought the breaks were functioning correctly. KIA had checked them and a local auto shop both saying the breaks are fine. Now with this over accelorating issue happing twice recently and a check engine light warning over accelorating confirming an experience I fealt, I write this review. Scary to read so many pages of peoples complaints, every issue I've had theres at least two or more complaints around it I've read in a very short amount of time, head lights going bad quickly, brake problems, accelorating issues. Is it to much to ask KIA to buy back this van. I have always doubted recent acceloration stories with cars but after experiencing what I have this past week maybe other stories were worse than mine, I was going slow both times when I experienced the sudden acceloration. Slamming the brakes down did make the vehicle stop. Driven several cars and vans in my life, first two vehicles I drove were vans. This van feels like its going to fall apart every time I drive it, so many weird sounds, I think I can hear the metal frame pieces bending when accelorating and stopping. My last comment has not been confirmed.