2008 Kia Amanti Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Kia Amanti

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2008 Kia Amanti Problems

Starting difficulty due to defective anti-theft control module
Difficulty starting the vehicle may be caused by a defective vehicle immobilizer (anti-theft) control module.
Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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2008 Kia Amanti Reviews

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based on 3 customer reviews
I Bought an Amanti here in Brazil. I'm the first buyer. Now after 50.000 km my car is having Engine Noises. And for 3 years I'm trying to solve a problem that we are having with the breaks. Every time we break the car we can feel a click. Do you know does candy cans where you have to press the middle of the lid to open the side? It is just like that click. What I'm really upset is that Kia jus...
I like everything about this vehicle-EXCEPT----IT HAS FAILED TWICE WHILE ON A LONG TRIP. On a major highway it will just stop accelerating and will drop down to idle/stall speed-quit a surprise on a super highway in the passing lane. KIA Reliability --it is questionable.
I bought a 2008 Amanti with about 25000 miles on it in March 2010. It was a replacement for a 2001 Chrysler LHS with all the bells and whistles. I have been sadly disappointed with the Amanti. It just doesn't have the quality of the LHS. Right now, it is scheduled to go to the body shop for replacement of a sun visor that has dropped and is currently duct taped to hold in place and a new do...

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