My '07 KIA SEDONA sliding door would not stay latch.
For those with Sedona sliding doors that won't stay latched:
- Kia will fix it for free under a recall notice
- I can describe a quick remedy if you need an emergency fix while you wait for service (my dealer is backordered for 60+ latch kits)
The recall Tech Serve Bulletin is SERVICE ACTION SA058, applies to 2006-2010 Sedonas, power- and manual-aliding doors, issued Nov 2010. View Kia Global Information System (KGIS)
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I went to dealer, asked to buy the Latch Kit 81410 4D000QQK for $34, but they were backordered from 1+ month ago. I was told is was a warranty repair, but I amn 2nd owner, and just at 70,000mi. Helpful parts guy directed me to service tech, who informed me this is a recall, applicable to VINs, without regard to owner/mileage. I am now in the queue.
As for quick fix: open door and look at the back side of the sliding door (see attached pix). Find the latching mechanism: large rotating hook grabs vehicle post, screwdriver is pointing to small catch that acts as a ratchet to grab and hold the hook in place. (If you rotate the hook, it may latch. Operate the door handle to release.) Now - douse these parts with WD-40, rub with cloth to clean crud away. Repeat 4-5 times until parts move freely. You may need to use a small screwdriver to move parts. This will get door in working condition.