Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
Average mileage: 96,962 (39,900–156,024)
23 people reported this problem
Car jerks while in drive right about when it's going to shift into fourth. After that, using the slap shifter indicates I only have 2 & 3 gears. Stop, shut the car off, remove key and then restart and problem is gone. Occurring more often almost at same exact location every morning.
resistance getting to shift from park to drive first start of day. then works fine.No check engine light on. take to mechanic, mechanic says can not find anything wrong. stuck at local grocery store! will not go into gear. all gears except drive. show on dash & shifting. tow to shop. tow driver delivers and says now all gears are working correctly.????
My 2005 kia amanti has gotten over 1500 dollars of work done on it including a tune up, new spark plugs, new brakes etc and the check engine light is always on. When a diagnostic is done we try to fix the problem that it says it has but nothing seems to work.