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#1237 of 1413 Re: Acceleration - 2006 Kia Amanti [janthony2d]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:04 pm)
Yes, I understand the 'no call back' syndrome. I took my 2005 Amanti into the dealer on a Monday. I was told that KIA was going to pull my computer and send it out for reprogramming. I received a call from the dealer on Friday, stating that KIA had said that the computer was NOT going to get reprogrammed and to come get my vehicle. I was highly ticked off, but it got better. The service manager wanted me to sign the service order, which essentially stated that they could not reproduce the problem. There was nothing on the service order stating that my car was supposed to have the computer reprogrammed. When I asked for the service order to be corrected, and have it state why my vehicle had come in, AND that KIA had changed their mind, the service manager refused. I said that I would not sign then and asked to see the manager. I saw the manager and the said that he would look into it and call me the following Monday. I left the vehicle at the dealership. On Monday, at 2:30 PM, no call from the dealership. I went to the dealership and the service manager said that they had not received a return call back from the KIA area representative. This stated the same until Thursday, when I went to the dealership and picked my car up, which had not moved from the service driveway entrance apparently, since the previous Friday. I would highly recommend that when you take your vehicle in for this issue, that you check to insure that they are recording this on your service invoice. It appeared on mine at least, that KIA did not want anything in writing, stating that they were going to reprogram the computer. I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, concerning the dealship refusing to write down on the service order why my vehicle had actually been in there. The service manager replied to the BBB that my problem was with KIA, not with the dealership. Per the reply, it would appear to indicate that the dealership had been ordered by KIA to not put anything in writing regarding a computer issue. Do I smell a cover-up here?
Feb 25, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I bought mine Jan 27 2006, only problem I have at over 14k miles is some blisters in the paint on the front of the hood and some paint pealing on the bumper, took the car in friday Jan 23 and they should call me this week about getting the paint fixed.
#1239 of 1413 Maintenance Fees
Feb 25, 2007 (5:12 pm)
Can anyone tell me why the Maintenance Fees for 30,000 miles runs up to $790........????
#1240 of 1413 Re: Maintenance Fees [gatnus]
Feb 25, 2007 (6:38 pm)
The maintenance fees are so high because you accepted the dealer's suggested service at the prices they suggested that you pay. It is only necessary to do the exact maintenance spelled out in the owner's manual or maintenance schedule published by the manufacturer. That will ensure the long life of your vehicle and keep your warranty intact.
Hyundai and Kia dealers, and most other brand dealers for that matter, have an inflated opinion of how much money you should spend with them. They use service department up-sells as a major source of operating profit.
#1241 of 1413 Re: Acceleration [vanpj]
Mar 16, 2007 (9:31 am)
In regards to the acceleration problem of the the 2005-2006 Amanti's, and KIA reprogramming the car computer. I am curious, how did the reprogramming go. KIA is sending a technician out to reprogram my unit, next week. I would be interested in anyone having experience of having this done. Did it make things better/worst?
#1242 of 1413 Re: Acceleration [umeweall]
Mar 17, 2007 (2:02 pm)
No difference. It has happened twice since reprogramming and I've contacted KIA telling them I'm invoking the lemon law. They to let me know by end of month.
#1243 of 1413 Re: Acceleration [vanpj]
Mar 17, 2007 (3:28 pm)
OK, thanks. I wonder if they carried these same throttle systems into the new 2007 models. If so, those owners may be in for a surprise.
#1244 of 1413 Re: Acceleration Problem [richrose75]
Apr 06, 2007 (12:19 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2006 Amanti. It's been in the shop three times and problem still not resolved. I invoked the lemon law and KIA says that since the dealer service department could not duplicate the problem while they had the vehicle, then THE PROBLEM DOESN'T EXIST. They have offered a cash settlement of $970 and told me to keep the car.
Was your dealer able to duplicate the problem on your '05 Amanti and then they replaced with the '06? Or did KIA take your word for it that there was a problem? Thanks.
#1245 of 1413 Re: Acceleration [umeweall]
Apr 06, 2007 (12:35 pm)
Have you been able to come to a satisfactory solution with KIA on your vehicle? If so can you share with me your experience.
I invoked the lemon law and was told by KIA that since the dealer service department was not able to duplicate the problem that the problem doesn't exist. They offered me a cash settlement of $970 and then to just keep the car. I told them this is not satisfactory. May have to take legal action.
#1246 of 1413 Re: Acceleration Problem [vanpj]
Apr 06, 2007 (12:48 pm)
No, the dealer stated they were not able to reproduce the problem, when they had it. The dealer had told me that if I was near the shop, and the issue happened, to bring the car in and not shut the motor off. In theory, some 'code' might have been produced, that they could get from the car. I had tried that one time, but the dealer said to forget it, as they were going to reprogram my cars' computer. That was the time that they decided to NOT reprogram the computer.
At the current time, my computer has been reprogrammed and I am going thru a driving period, to see if the reprogramming worked. BTW, KIA supposedly now has a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) out for this issue, for any one having the problem. The 'fix' involves reprogramming the bulletin. So, you could go to the dealer and request that this TSB be used on your vehicle. Supposedly you can go to the KIA website and view the TSB, but I have not tried that yet.
Otherwise, it had been proven that taking the vehicle to the dealer was wasting my time, as they always had the same answer, 'could not reproduce the problem'.