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Kia Amanti Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues

Kia Amanti Problem
13 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 77,636 mi (39,900 mi - 126,657 mi)


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.

  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    When I switch on cruise control engine makes all types of weird noises and car vibrates all over. If I turn off cruise vibration & noise stop.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    perodic lurching of car. Vibrates and excelerates forward.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 74,000 mi

    very hard downshift from 5-4 at times shakes entire car

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