The accelerator position switch may fail intermittently resulting in sluggish acceleration or lack of power.
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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 ...
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.
Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.
Poor drivability—or a hesitation on acceleration—after starting the engine when it's cold can be fixed by a simple reprogramming of the powertrain computer.
Kia Amanti Recalls (Recent)
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The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.
Kia Amanti Questions and Answers
I need to know how to take apart my Kia, amanti 2004's console. The CD is out of order
When the weather gets cold or damp, the stereo cycles thru each radio station and cd. (it is the 6 cd changer). It will not stay on one station or cd or cd track until it is much warmer outside. ...
does it take a special tool to change the oil at home? what size does it take to remove bolt to drain oil and transmissio oil also?
my stero display screen is saying (no con.)s radio works fine but won't display radio station. any suggestions?
Kia Amanti Reviews
Last time ( Nov. 2011 ) I was in to YOU "Bill Dodge Kia , Westbrook , Maine" did real bad work on my car Kia Amanti in the shop !
Put in the wrong oil , put on 4 snow tires that wear on Rims but never check the air in them , 1 was 49 lbs. 1 was 30 lbs. 1 was around 40 , should have all been 35 lbs.,.
Not sure if I should go back to do my summer tires , and get oil , and now need Brakes all a round .
*Not sure if you up to the JOB! Bill Dill Dodge Kia of westbrook , Maine
Just had service at 63,227 miles on my 05 Amanti back in 01 Jan. 05 , Timing Belt , Transmission Flush , Coolant Flsh , + the Safety insp. for other parts Cost me $750.00 with Labor..
Bill Dodge Kia , Westbrook , Maine did the work thay are the best , The Service Manger is the BEST around , he help's with little things like Lights front & Rear for Free .
i hope thay keep him ! R. H.
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 door for the gas cap. The latch broke. I super glued a magnet to keep it closed and it has to be pried open with a credit card. I think it is very cheaply made. However, I do love the styling, leather interior, sound system and sun roof. If the quality matched the style I would be "tickled pink". I also had to have the computer update done due to the check engine light staying on.
Sooooo Happy with my Amanti. I'm currently driving an 05 Amanti, currently has 58,888 miles on it and I've never had a single problem with the vehicle. I just love it. To keep it running well, I have it serviced regurlarly and use full synthetic 5W30 oil in it. Since it's approaching 60,00 miles, the dealer mentioned to me that I have to replace the timing belt and they wanted $600 to do this. So I contacted Gregs Japanese Auto and they alsoservice Kia's, But with the timing belt change, they also want to change the waterpump and all sorts of other stuff plus do the 60K service to a tune of $1,521.00. There is nothing wrong with my car, can anyone tell me why this service is so expensive?
Very nice looking car, I would recommend an alarm though because it gets a lot of attention. Very good leather, comparable to my fathers sl500. The brakes are big and powerful. The 5 speed auto tranny makes the most of the v6 with smooth shifting. Electrical system is fine, but instrument brightness setting is iffy as it will flicker all ins. lights if not set well. One slight annoyance is that the front reading lights buttons are difficult to latch. Sound system (Infinity 9 speaker surround) is great. Front body is simply stunning. Long blinkers and Benz lights make a lot of road presence. Otherwise all major electronic components work well. The engine is powerful and doesn't require premium gas unlike most luxury cars. Exhaust and engine are all very quiet. Climate control is excellent and also pretty quiet even on full power, duel side too. ALL seats are heated. Suspension feels like driving on a cloud and makes quick work of the worst roads. One thing people might complain about is the steering. They might say it feels disconnected or fake like its not connected to anything. I like it though, after all steering on a cloud should be effortless. Overall you get good road presence, cheap maintenance costs, and a great car for anyone. Just be careful with the long bumper, hard to judge distance sometimes. I got mine yesterday so I'm still getting used to it.