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#1347 of 1413 Re: 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration [cbendig]
Mar 25, 2009 (9:37 am)
The Amanti and its' braking/surging issue has really bothered me over the years. Can you imagine what would happen if an Amanti was approaching a crosswalk, with children walking from their school, and had the braking/surge problem. Before the driver could do anything, they would potentially be in the crosswalk, running over children. When I drive, I drive with the thought in the back of my mind of past issues. I know that if hit my brake and it does not respond, kill the engine, don't stop and think about it. I essentially drive in a 'state of alert', in the back of my mind. While many Amanti owners may not have had the issue, they are lucky. I said long time ago that for any owner that has reported the problem to KIA, they should have removed the vehicle from the road. Is it worth the buck to risk the driver and the public life, on a potentially deadly problem? For KIA, the answer appears to be 'yes' to that question, in terms of profit and accountability (if they actually admitted there was a problem, it would affect the status/sales of the Amanti). Profit first, safety last.
#1348 of 1413 Re: 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration [umeweall]
Apr 23, 2009 (3:17 am)
I have an 05 Amanti and I have had the acceleration/stall problem since the very beginning. They have worked on it many times and have attributed the problem to numerous reasons, but the fact remains it is still an issue. I also drive knowing in the back of my mind that this can happen at anytime, anywhere, any crosswalk. I truly would like to know how many people have had this problem and if it should not be a recall for Kia. There is definitely a design problem and I feel that if enough people complain they may have to do something especially in this economic slump the bad publicity could really kill sales.
#1349 of 1413 Re: 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration [loisl]
Apr 23, 2009 (5:45 am)
If you search my user name you will find that I had the same problem w/my 2005. After having it in the kia shop a couple of times they finally fixed it. Can't remember right off what it was but the info is in my previous posts. Something to do w/replacing throttle body or sensor. Good Luck and make a stink!
#1351 of 1413 04 kia amanti no connection error
May 11, 2009 (4:51 am)
I have an 04 amanti 110k. a few months back I started getting a no connection error on my trip computer, quickly followed by the radio and interior lights going out, then the power steering, then the brakes and then the engine. The car won't re-start without a jump. First trip in: replaced the alternator. Second trip the battery cable connectors. Third Trip: the battery (bad cell). Fourth trip: new battery cables, new fuses. I didn't even make it up from the shop before the error message etc... left me stranded on the road. Anyone have a clue???
#1352 of 1413 Re: Kia Amanti Speed control problems [whm1952]
May 17, 2009 (11:29 am)
The fix which worked for my 2006 Amanti is described in Kia's Technical Service Bulletin "ECM Reprogramming to Correct Poor Throttle Response in Cold Weather" (TS0920070114). Since reprogamming the ECM with the replacement software 18 months ago, there have been no re-occurrences of either the lurching or sluggishness previously experienced, through both summer and winter driving conditions.
#1353 of 1413 Re: Kia Amanti Speed control problems [whm1952]
Jul 27, 2009 (7:10 am)
same problem where the car just loses power then has an acceleration of power where it is out of control, this is extremely dangerous and each time I bring it in Kia claims to fix it however it keeps on getting worse and more dangerous. If you are experiencing the same problem please contact the NHTSB
target="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ or call at 1-800-424-9153 so they can investigate and possibly get a recall so this dangerous problem can be fixed, from what I read this is a common problem that Kia is fully aware of even though they pretend that it is just happening to your car! Please read the other posts
#1355 of 1413 Kia Amanti Losing Power
Jul 27, 2009 (8:55 am)
If you are one of the many having problems with your Kia Amanti losing power while driving or losing power then accelerating out of control and kia seems not to be able to fix the problem please call NHTSA
(888) 327-4236 or file a complaint online at
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm so they can investigate and hopefully issue a recall
#1356 of 1413 Re: lawsuit [cbendig]
Jul 27, 2009 (9:15 am)
My kia is a 2004 and after 5 times they still are not able to fix it. Kia is fully aware of this problem even though they pretend not to be. It is very dangerous and each time they return it to me as fixed the problem is worse!