Originally Posted by sornord
Because I come into the Embassy before daily traffic here picks up, I am able to pull over and restart the engine. If this happened during typical daily traffic it would be quite dangerous.
On Monday 2 Jun 08, I could have been killed by this problem...it occured several times on my street as I approached a traffic light. I had to pull over and clear the problem as described above 30 seconds before I came to the traffic light. The light was green and I proceeded through, only to see a large, while "box truck" (Ryder type with large cubical box behind the drivers compartment) coming straight for me at about 30-40 mph, totally oblivious to his red light (common down here for people to ignore traffic lights and stop signs.)
Had the accelleration problem popped in again, I would have been broadsided in the driver's door. As it was, I hit the pedal and lunged out of the way, missing being hit by only about three feet.
, a Sposylvania, Virginia driver with the same model and year as ours describes the same problem under a Vehicle Speed Control heading, in a post dated 2007-06-25. Again there is no respose.
I would appreciate any information as the local Kia dealer cannot duplicate the problem.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
(And FYI, contrary to the Ocala dealer, "Sedonas" are different here. Though the body's are identical, the model here is called a "Carnival" and comes with a 2.9 diesel engine only. Our VIN comes up with this info from the local Kia database, which is different than the US database. Consequently we can only get limited support for our vehicle. Big waste of money, thank you Palm Kia! Next time, I buy a Toyota!)