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.
Car Problem Reports
Kia Amanti Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues
Kia Amanti Problem
Average Mileage: 78,909 mi (39,900 mi - 126,657 mi)
I am the person in Report #2 The dealeship determined that the accelerator sensor needed to be replaced and was causing the shifting problem. I hope they are right. Repair cost $440.
Visitor, 2004 Kia Amanti, 68,000 mi
transmisson will not shift right. It jump when trying to shift and jerks the car. We put a used 2004 transmission in it and it still does the same thing.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Amanti, 125,000 mi
perodic lurching of car. Vibrates and excelerates forward.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Amanti, 39,900 mi
Would not shift from second to third then fourth to fifth gear at 3,000 rpm. Used sport shift to get through day. Car at dealership now being diagnosed.
Visitor, 2005 Kia Amanti, 74,000 mi
very hard downshift from 5-4 at times shakes entire car