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.
Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues on Kia Amanti
Average mileage: 84,682 (39,900–134,000)
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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.
2004 Kia Amanti68,000Visitor
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.
2005 Kia Amanti70,000Visitor
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.
2005 Kia Amanti125,000Visitor
perodic lurching of car. Vibrates and excelerates forward.
2004 Kia AmantiVisitor
problem code p708
2006 Kia Amanti134,000Visitor
Check engine light comes on and off half the time...
2005 Kia Amanti39,900Visitor
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.
2005 Kia Amanti74,000Visitor
very hard downshift from 5-4 at times shakes entire car
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