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#1360 of 1413 Re:2004 & 2006 Amanti battery draining (see # 1359)
Jan 09, 2010 (11:37 am)
Dealership unable to find anything wrong. Referred problem to Kia. Service Manager said he has not seen any TSB re: problem, but thought he had read somewhere about Amantis with the "Infinity Sound System" having such a problem. Essentially, my reading 'between the lines' indicates nothing is going to be done by Kia. This summer, I'll get rid of the car unless Kia contacts me before then with a solution. Nice car, but unreliable in cold Michigan weather unless a charger is kept on the battery every winter night.
#1361 of 1413 Re: 04 kia amanti no connection error [wholby]
Jan 12, 2010 (10:50 am)
I bet you have a short in your system. The last time I had my car in for repair the service guy told me there is short in my buy Kia will not let him fix it, only the replace the parts that go out. So far I have replaced the trip computer 2 times(repaired it 3 times). the outside mirrors once. the seats once to fix the air bag problem. My trip computer and radio still blinks off and on. and one of my mirrors creaked 2 weeks after they replaced.
My car is in the shop today because the air bag light came on again.
I can usually tell when the trip computer is about to go out again. I will start getting small shocks everytime I touch the out side of the car. It is not the leather seats, our other kia has leather seats and it dose not shock me.
I wish you luck on getting someone at Kia to fix your car right.
#1362 of 1413 Re:2004 & 2006 Amanti battery draining (see # 1359) [hhmmartin]
Jan 13, 2010 (1:38 pm)
Disconnect the Vcc (the battery voltage supply line) to the Infinity Sound System's power amplifier - most likely in a separate location from the head unit. If this eliminates your problem, it's a final power amp collector to base, or collector to emitter leakage causing the draining of your battery. This can be a typical cold weather problem with mobile audio power amps. Because of the high-current required of some of the premium sound systems, the amp's supply is driven directly off the the battery, and is NOT switched.
Give it a try. If it works, you know where the problem is.
#1363 of 1413 Re: [ 06- Amanti timing belt] [cj77]
Jan 13, 2010 (3:44 pm)
The manual states that it should be replaced at 60,000 miles, not 30,000. Also, every other maker does not state that the timing belt should be inspected at 30,000 miles, only Kia!!!
Just for what it's worth, check around.
#1364 of 1413 Coolant Replacement
Jan 13, 2010 (7:05 pm)
Has anyone changed the coolant in their Amanti?
I would like to do it myself and I'm looking for advice on how to do it the easiest way possible.
Any advice would be appreciated.
#1365 of 1413 Timing belt issue
Jan 20, 2010 (6:24 pm)
My wife drives an 06 Amanti. Thanksgiving night we hit a deer. Did not deploy the bags or do any frame damage and the car was still driveble. We took the car to a reputable bodyshop and by the time the parts arrived the car wouldn't run. They hauled it to a Kia dealer and evidently the timing belt had slipped a notch. The car has 47500 miles. Is this common? We like the car and hope it is dependable and tight after the incident. Has anybody else had an experience like this? I just want to know what to expect. Thanks. hutchshideawaygpcom.net
#1366 of 1413 Re:2004 & 2006 Amanti battery draining (See # 1359 & 1362)
Jan 21, 2010 (9:45 pm)
Thanks colloquor for the suggestions. They're worth trying, because Kia is giving me nothing! I'll pass on my findings.
Re: timing belt change (#1363) - my manual also states 30 K, but when I checked with the service manager (because that seemed awfully low to me), he said that was erroneous. It is 60 K.
#1367 of 1413 Re: 2004 and 2006 Amanti battery draining
Feb 03, 2010 (11:48 am)
The Kia dealership checked the power amp and found its draw within normal specs, thus, that's apparently not causing my problem. Interestingly, the dealership has had no response from Kia to its January 7th inquiry as to what else may be causing it. That does not speak well for Hyundai/Kia attending to customer complaints. Right now, it looks like I'll be getting rid of this car in the near future, and not replacing it with a Hyundai or Kia.
I noted from previous entries that a number of owners have experienced acceleration problems very similar to what Toyota has been in the recent news for, and the feds are coming down hard on Toyota by looking into electrical problems that also seemed to cause the acceleration. Have any of you notified the feds (NTSA) about this problem in Kia? If not, maybe NOW is the time to do it, since Toyota is in the news.
#1368 of 1413 Re: Engine/transmission sound [stockchaser]
Apr 28, 2010 (11:30 pm)
What caused the whistle?
Did it get worse?
I just heard it on my 2006 amanti
#1369 of 1413 Re: 2004 and 2006 Amanti battery draining [hhmmartin]
Apr 29, 2010 (3:13 am)
I contacted the NTSA back in 2006 about the lag/lurch problem of our Amanti and it seemed to fall on deaf ears. Kia stonewalled the problem and doesn't seem that anyone has been able to get them to even acknowledge the problem. I unloaded my Amanti (AT GREAT EXPENSE) in January 2007 and bought a Honda. Never again will we own any Hyundai/Kia product, I don't care what kind of rave reviews they get from "the experts". We always owned Toyota products prior to this and I wish I had never switched even with the problems they've been having. I truly wish Kia would get their "tit in the wringer" live Toyota did.