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#1383 of 1413 Accident - Sudden Acceleration 2006 Kia Amanti
Aug 04, 2011 (9:05 pm)
This accident happened last July. I posted it on the Kia Forums.com and reported it to the NTSA. I did find a lawyer on one of the posts that was representing a client who had over 200K in personal injury and is permanently disabled. My husband and I are going to do a video tape deposition in September for the case which will go to trial in Ohio in October. I will also forward him this site, in case he hasn't heard of it. Below is a description of our accident last summer.
When parking and trying to put the car in reverse our 2006 Amanti Kia lurched forward and accelerated down the street. I was the passenger and had unbuckled my seat belt in preparation of getting out of the car. Seeing that I was not belted in, I leaned over and saw that my husband had his foot on the brakes and not on the accelerator.
The brakes did not engage, nor could the car gear down. The car kept accelerating faster and faster. The car was steered around a turn and finally lost control due to the speed and crashed through two tree shubs, through a closed garage door, took out the main post in the garage, and hit the parked car in the garage. The airbags went off and the car stopped.
911 was called and my husband and I were taken to the hospital.
The car was totalled!
There was certainly something wrong with that car. It had only 20,000 miles on it.
#1384 of 1413 Re: Amanti rapid acceleration problem [nohelp]
Aug 04, 2011 (9:04 pm)
My husband and I had an acceleration accident where the car went from a stopped postion in park, he tried to put the car in reverse, and the squelled it rear tires, lurched forward and accelerated down the street. There was nothing he could do to stop the car: he tried standing on the brakes, turing the motor off, gearing down, pulling the emergency brake. The car just kept accelerating faster and faster. We live on a circle and he steered it around the turn, narrowingly missing people standing on the street, and then lost control of the car. The car took out two large tree shrubs, slammed into a garage, took out the main post in the garage, and hit the car parked in the garage. The car stopped and the air bags went off.
So there is a case in Ohio where a driver had the same make and model and has 200K of personal injury and is permanently diabled. We are doing a video tape deposition for that case. Please read the post that I posted.
#1385 of 1413 Re: 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration [alzimm]
Aug 04, 2011 (9:34 pm)
I do not have names of individuals to send, but I will send a document that I compiled. I stopped adding items to it some time ago, but this by no means indicates that my problem was fully resolved. As I mentioned before, my vehicle still occasionally has an issue with the acceleration AND stopping. I will use the address that you gave and email it to you.
Aug 06, 2011 (7:43 am)
Sorry, folks, but we don't permit organizing lawsuits within the forums.
#1387 of 1413 Re: class action suits [kirstie_h]
Aug 06, 2011 (10:27 am)
Thank you Kirstie, I was not aware of that.
#1388 of 1413 Re: Amanti intermittent vibration. [rfowler643]
Aug 06, 2011 (1:39 pm)
our electrical box was under warrenty. it is under the driver side seat
#1389 of 1413 Re: class action suits [kirstie_h]
Aug 06, 2011 (7:03 pm)
I am sorry if you misunderstood. We are not organizing a lawsuit, I merely mentioned that there is a lawsuit pending for sudden acceleration problem with a 2006 Kia Amanti. The purpose of mentioning it, was to share information only.
#1390 of 1413 Re: 05 Amanti [csandoval2]
Aug 16, 2011 (6:51 pm)
i know you posted this back in 2008. you said there was a programming fix for Kia throttle position sensor.
#1391 of 1413 Re: class action suits [jlopez99]
Aug 16, 2011 (7:01 pm)
is there any place where i can get more info about the pending lawsuit for sudden acceleration on the kia Amanti.
#1392 of 1413 Re: 05 Amanti [jammer56]
Aug 16, 2011 (7:58 pm)
I will make it easy and give you what I had copied into my KIA log book at the time:
Mar. 14 16:05 I received a call from the local KIA service manager. He stated that a TSR was out from KIA, authorizing the computer reprogramming. He wanted to set an appointment up. I asked him if they were going to put it in writing this time and he said yes. I made an appointment for Tuesday, 8:30.
Mar. 20 16:38 Took can to dealer. The following was written on the service order, “A customer requests that we reprogram the ECM as per TSB on Amanti.” “39110F26 ECU upgrade”. I will now drive it for a while and see what this upgrade has done.
Now, as for the upgrade, it made my vehicle to be under better control, with the braking/acceleration issues happening much more infrequently. Does it still happen now, yes, but more on a rare aspect, and out of the blue. So did the fix make it so that the car is more reliable--yes. Did it totally eliminate the problem--no.