Would appreciate feedback & opinions. I have a 2010 Kia Sedona that I bought used from Carmax in 2011. I’m still paying on it. I have always done all required maintenance according to the owner’s manual - never so much as skipped an oil change. I gave this van all the TLC it required.
This summer, after a few instances of the wires to the D solenoid in the trans breaking off of the harness and sending the trans into fail safe when braking under load, (all timely repaired) the trans finally died and needed a replacement - to the tune of $2,000. I happen to have the one year and model of Kia that DIDNT have a 100K/10 yr warranty. My warranty was 5/60K, so I’m screwed if it continues the trail of tears at this point. My instincts say ditch the van and get something more reliable - like a Toyota or a Honda. Whaddya think? A 2010 Kia losing the trans at 71K - fluke? Or the beginning of a trend? All advice, opinions and feedback appreciated. Thanks!