I have a 2002 Sedona Mini Van and love it, but just had my first major problem with the alternator going bad. I dealership said they have another one in with the same problem. I was just checking to see if this had occured with other owners. :crying:
It is a little bit of a known issue with some of the 02 Sedonas
's. It all depended on when they were built. The issue which KIA has since corrected was an oversized drive pulley which caused it to be insufficiantly charge the battery at or around idle/ This as a KIA mechanic told me would cuse it to wear out the coil. If the alternator did not fail I know KIA Canada was replacing the pulley with an underdrive one to help compensat for the engine speed. I hope this helps.