Review: KIA Sedona (1999 – 2006)

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Very roomy, practical, cheap load-hauler and people-carrier. Plenty of used ones to choose from.

Compromised 2-2-3 seating layout. Seats heavy to remove. Poor crash test rating. Drives like a truck, with severe understeer.

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1 May 2012

Year 2000 Registered Kia Sedona MoT tested during 2011 had the 5th worst overall pass rate at 36% Read more

10 November 2003

On 2,558 cars ABS programming error may cause reduced braking force at speeds below 40kph. Reprogramme ABS, ECM and RDM data. June 2005: 5,642 Sedonas supplied between June and October 2004 recalled for... Read more

17 April 1999

Big, heavy, very popular Voyager-sized 7-seater MPV with sliding side doors. 16' 1" long, 6' 3" wide and weighing in from 1,671kg to a hefty 1,963kg. Either a 126 bhp 2.9 litre 16-valve TDI diesel... Read more

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New cam belt has snapped - who's liable for the repairs?

I had the cam belt replaced on my KIA Sedona 11 weeks ago. However, last week, whilst driving, I heard a clunk and lost all power. The car was towed to my local garage, who said the cam belt has been torn to shreds. They have contacted the manufacturer as the garage believe something broke inside which caused the belt to break. The garage is unsure at this moment if there is any engine damage. Who pays the bill for this and what would be my entitlement?
If the waterpump and tensioner were not replaced at the same time as the belt then failure of either could have led to the belt failure and consequent engine damage. Highly unlikely that the manufacturer of the belt will accept any liability, but anyway, in law if the garage that fitted the belt also supplied it, all liability is theirs.
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