KIA Sedona "ESC" malfunctioned
My 2006 Kia sedona lx "ESC OFF" warning malfunctioned. When this "ESC OFF" warnig light malfunctioned, your van will loose power on acceleration.
If you are starting from stop or standing point you get less acceleration than
normal, but you can slowly gain speed up to 40mph on flat road. This 'ESC OFF" malfunction is dangerous when you are driving on freeway, you could loose acceleration and you could get into serious or fatal accident on freeway. I took it for repair at the KIA auto service and it costed me for diagnostics and "throttle position sensor" replacement for $750. The sad thing this "throttle position sensor" is not covered on warranty. My van has only over 61,000 miles on it.
I suggest to future buyers don't buy any vehicle that has "ESC" on them.
"Electronic Stability Control", these ESC do easily malfunction on KIA sedona.
This ESC is only use for skidding to control your speed and is only good for
snowy conditions. My two key lock remote control both died after only about
a year and half of using them. I will never buy a KIA again. I will sell my KIA
sedona as soon I get it back.
My suzuki sidekick has over 163,000 miles on it and there was no warning
lights ever pop up on my dashboard. It has basic controls, crank windows,
no "ESC" and no remote lock key. I will never buy a vehicle that has too many electronically controlled gadgets of parts. I want a vehicle that has only basics. I don't like headache just like I experienced on this KIA sedona again.
Last edited by redjack; 06-16-2010 at 07:59 PM.