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#1271 of 1409 Re: 05 Amanti [umeweall]
Jul 22, 2007 (8:24 am)
I finally brought in my 2006 Amanti for the TSB fix and they replaced the TCM(Transmission Control Module)and so far I haven't experienced the acceleration problem. As I mentioned previously, it was an intermitent occurance, so I just have to wait a while.
I have to say that this service department went out of their way to make things right, and in addition gave me a rental until they got the part, installed it, and test drove it in order to satisfy themselves that the fix had taken.
By the way, I'm in Wallingford, CT and although we cannot give individual names on this forum, I can say the dealer was Executive Kia and thanks to the Service Manager I had a excellent service experience.
#1272 of 1409 Re: 05 Amanti [ppborceb]
Jul 22, 2007 (11:07 am)
Congratulations! I am currently over a 1,000 miles with the 'fix' having been done. I have had none of the issues return and my vehicle is now fun to drive. With those major irritations removed, I love the car. I still could wish for better gas mileage, but what the heck. My 'other' vehicle is a 1999 Buick Park Avenue and I can get up to 30 mpg in it. I average 27 mpg, NOT driving the posted speed limit (i.e. I drive the 'unofficial' speed limit, driving along with everyone else!).
Glad to hear that your dealer took very good care of you, and they should, especially with a new vehicle. If KIA wants to promote this vehicle as a solid luxury model, they also need to focus on the service that customers of this vehicle receive. Little perks like the loaner car that they let you use will go a long way in customer satisfaction.
#1274 of 1409 Problem with Airbags
Jan 01, 2008 (1:55 pm)
I'm having trouble with the red airbag light on my dash coming on. I've had it to the dealership, and at first they said it was because there was some stuff under the front seats. They did some work on it and sent me on my way. It came back on. Now the dealership says it does not know what's wrong and that it would contact the Kia Rep for advice. Over 2 weeks later I've heard nothing. Has anyone else had problems with the airbags in their 2006 Kia Amanti? I'd like to know if this is a problem with others, or if my problem is unique.
#1275 of 1409 Re: Problem with Airbags [valinowego]
Jan 16, 2008 (3:24 pm)
The airbag light came on in my 2004 Amanti about 6 months ago. The dealership cleared the computer error codes and said I needed a new battery. I knew the battery was getting weak so I changed it myself (I didn't want to pay the dealer for this service). The light has never reappeared.
#1276 of 1409 Timing belt replacement
Jan 22, 2008 (8:01 pm)
I have a 2005 Amanti and am coming up on the 60K mark. I am also retiring and relocating and wonder if anyone is familiar with the reliability of these belts past the 60K mark?? I would be going to about 63K before replacement and see no reason to do it where I am now. But thought I might ask if anyone has seen any problems in that milage range.
I like the car and want to keep it sound.
#1277 of 1409 Re: Timing belt replacement [opp]
Jan 23, 2008 (12:38 am)
Yes, that is a good question, which I would be interested in an answer also.
#1278 of 1409 Re: Problem with Airbags [amanticrazy]
Jan 30, 2008 (10:03 pm)
Same problem with my 2004 Amanti. Airbag light remained on after start up. The dealership technician replaced the battery and cleared the computer codes and it appears the problem was corrected. My battery did not appear o be getting weak as all other electrical systems and indicators were operating OK including cold weather statr-up. Perhaps KIA needs to put out a bulletin on this problem as it took the technician about 90 minutes to correct the problem. I was charged for the diagnostic test and new battery.
#1279 of 1409 Re: 05 Amanti [umeweall]
Feb 08, 2008 (6:14 pm)
My wife was driving the car and it had the hesitation/lurch problem twice in the past month.
The next time it happens I'll go to the dealer and let them know it's recurring.
Anyone else out there having this problem and getting it fixed?
Please let me know the TSBs so I can bring them to the dealer.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation, wherever you may be in the country.
I'm in Connecticut.
#1280 of 1409 Re: 05 Amanti [ppborceb]
Feb 09, 2008 (7:00 am)
Yes, I've had the problem again. Had the computer re-programmed about 5 months ago. Problem seemed to be solved, however on a recent trip while stopped at a red light, the car lurched forward almost hitting the stopped vehicle in front of me. This is the only time it has happened since the re-programming but it appears that it can still occur. I've had absolutely no luck with Kia even though I invoked the "lemon law". Guess I'll just have to get rid of vehicle and go back to a Toyota.