We replaced a corroded battery with a brand new one at a Firestone Store. Now the Check Engine Light stays on. We own a 2004 Kia Sedona van and have never had any problems with the car, which we bought new. My wife joked that now that it's paid off, it's starting to fall apart. Help?


Asked by Jan 10, 2013 at 10:44 PM about the 2004 Kia Sedona EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

As above, we peplaced the battery in our 2004 Kia Sedona EX minivan when the old one was corroded. Now the Check Engine Light stays on all the time. As we had just had a tuneup a few months ago, ther shouldn't be anything wrong with the engine, we've never had any mechanical problems with this car, just repairs on a couple of fender benders, mea culpa. My wife is worried, I told her to take it back to Firestone and have them check it out. If that fails, we'll have to take it to the Kia dealer and hope it doesn't cost too much. Thank you. January 10, 2013

5 Answers


Taker it to the parts store and have the codes read. Write down the number of the code and bring it back here. Stay away from the dealer unless it's a warranty issue.

Andrew Olsen

I cant empisize the imprtance of writing down the code and not the part store's definition of it because it tends to be wrong. Let us decipher it, code have one letter followed by a string of numbers like P0100

Most cars are pre programmed at the factory to begin to break down and fail on you exactly 24 hours after the warranty has run out. Just kidding of course...my point is I agree with tenspeed about stay away from the dealer unless it's still under factory warranty, they are far more expensive than a reputable shop and no better

Andrew is also right on, most auto parts clerks are instructed by their boss to sell sell sell whether you need "it" or not, and don't know jack...please like he said bring the codes back here, one of us will help you


My 2007 Sedona ex luxury has cost me $4000 in repairs this summer. Oil valve sensor broke resulting in big engine repair, which also caused fuel to melt my exhaust manifold. Of course, this was 8 months after the warranty ran out, but what do you do? At 140,000 km (around 100,000 miles) I would not expect it to fall apart, especially when Sienna's and Odysseys run past 300,000 km.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2004 kia Sedona won't start 5 answers

    2004 Kia Sedona EX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • sudden acceleration 38 answers

    Do you know of any problems with sudden acceleration with the cruise control on(working). We had this happen to us on Feb. 18th this year and were on the freeway. We ended up blowing the engine. Th...

    2007 Kia Sedona


    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine no power weak 21 answers

    i replaced tps already but when you press the gas pedal engine just droped down the power will not accelerate

    Kia Sedona


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Kia won't start 14 answers

    Put in key, everything lights up, when you turn the key..Nothing, all lights go out, no crank, no nothing. Replaced battery and same. Replaced TSP, Cam position sensors and new starter..Still same pro...

    2006 Kia Sedona LX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1978 Chrysler New Yorker 440 Lean Burn System 22 answers

    My nefew's 440 ci New Yorker has 25,000 miles on her, inherited from his Grandfather. The car stopped running. The motor spins over, there is spark at the plug boot ends. The distributor has the si...

    1978 Chrysler New Yorker


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Sedona in your area?

CarGurus has 9,630 nationwide Sedona listings starting at $1,999.


Search Kia Sedona Questions

Kia Sedona Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 460
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 380
#3 Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith
Reputation 240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Sienna"
355 Great Deals out of 25,834 listings starting at $600
Used Honda Odyssey"
406 Great Deals out of 26,369 listings starting at $500
Used Kia Sorento"
556 Great Deals out of 35,752 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chrysler Town & Country"
813 Great Deals out of 22,358 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
440 Great Deals out of 30,379 listings starting at $1,650
Used Nissan Quest"
104 Great Deals out of 3,624 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chrysler Pacifica"
33 Great Deals out of 21,498 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Optima"
603 Great Deals out of 32,051 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
616 Great Deals out of 35,585 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Pilot"
553 Great Deals out of 19,390 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Caravan"
1,069 listings starting at $2,950
Used Toyota Highlander"
650 Great Deals out of 30,648 listings starting at $1,990
Used Kia Sportage"
268 Great Deals out of 15,449 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Explorer"
1,347 Great Deals out of 71,768 listings starting at $300

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
722 listings starting at $22,999
2015 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
34 listings starting at $16,888
2014 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
55 listings starting at $15,490
2012 Kia Sedona EX For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 77 listings starting at $9,523