Some 2004-05 Sedona minivans built between Dec. 5, 2003, and Nov. 1, 2005, may produce a brake pedal pulsation or vibration that's felt through the steering wheel when the brakes are applied on the open road.
Kia says the brake troubles are most likely the result of excess run-out in the front brake rotors.
Installing revised brake pads with a gentler friction formulation, Part No. 4K52Y 3323ZFFF, along with new-design, upgraded brake rotors, Part No. 4K52Y 33251FFF, should eliminate the braking concerns.
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