Last post on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:23 AM
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#1401 of 1409 Kia Acceleration Problem
Jun 17, 2012 (7:04 am)
I think it was the logic or lack of logic in the central control unit that brokers between the gas and the break. Take it in to the Kia dealer. I think they did a service alert and not a recall.
Personally, I would get rid of it. With our accident, we could have been killed or we could have hit some of the people standing on the street.
By the way, the lawyer won the lawsuit against Kia!
#1402 of 1409 Re: Kia Acceleration Problem [jlopez99]
Jun 17, 2012 (7:28 am)
Good for you!! I still believe that they stopped making the car because they knew that it had safety issues.
#1403 of 1409 Re: 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration [umeweall]
Jun 30, 2012 (8:56 am)
I have a 2004 KIA Amanti that has lunged twice and hard to stop with brake. Do you know how this can be fixed?
#1404 of 1409 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration
Jun 30, 2012 (9:51 am)
Take it into the dealer. A lawsuit against Kia was won on Ohio for a sudden acceleration problem. If you don't get any satisfaction from the dealer, then contact Kia directly.
Personally, I would never own another Kia after the life threatening problems that we had.
#1405 of 1409 Re: 2006 Kia Amanti sudden acceleration [phansen007]
Jun 30, 2012 (11:40 am)
As I mentioned long ago, there was a KIA, 'TSB' (Technical Service Bulletin) that was issued that involved the reprogramming of the computer module. Do not be surprised that if you are out of warranty that they will balk at this, or claim ignorance of it (claiming ignorance appears to be standard for KIA). I still swear that due to KIA's lack of concern of safety for customers, and any driver/person in the vicinity of an Amanti, if the acceleration/braking problem happened, they are snakes. Their standard pattern is NOT to acknowledge and help, but to disaffirm and shun. They want you to believe that it is your imagination that you are having an issue, or that you are the only one having the problem. Their motto is disaffirm as not being 'reproducable'. Most cars have computers that remember error codes when they happen. My dealer told me that the only way they could see the code was to bring the car in, without turning it off, so that they could check the code. The inference was that if the car is turned off, the code vanishes. What type of crap is that for a computer tracking errors in the vehicle? It either means that their 'computer' s inherently 'not smart', or that the dealer was lying and did not want to acknowledge or deal with the issue. You chose which to believe. BTW, I had taken my vehicle end when an incident happened, for them to check the code. SURPRISE, they found nothing! If you, your family member, or a friend, wants to be insured that their safety and well being is considered by their car maker, do NOT by a KIA. They are not in the business to insure your safety, only their profits.
#1408 of 1409 2006 Kia Amanti Acceleration Problem
Jun 30, 2012 (4:28 pm)
We contacted Kia based on legal advice to report the accident. I did get a call back the next day to acknowledge that they had gotten my message and was told that I would be contacted by someone else at Kia within the next couple of days. They contacted me as asked me what I wanted them to do and I told them that I wanted to be reimbursed for the medical for my husband and I and for pain and suffering. I had to take three week off work at a very critical time on the job. I told them that we had the car stored in a storage unit, if they wanted to send someone to check it out. They said someone would be contacting me soon.
A couple of months later, I got a message from Kia and I thought that was the follow-up that I had been told that they had promised me. Unfortunately, it was not. It was the day before my husband and I were to testify as a witness in a video tape disposition against Kia in the law suit out of Ohio. (By the way, the lawyer won that case). Unfortunately, it was someone from Kia wanting to know what we were say when we testify. Kia was really concerned about us, weren't they?
That was the last time I heard from Kia (Oct 2010). No lawyer would touch us as we were not injured enough to make a suit against Kia worth while. Our medical bills were around $10,000 total. In April this year, we sold the car for salvage, after paying a year and a half of storage on that piece of junk at $145/month.
I agree that Kia is not in the business to worry about the safety of their drivers, but to make profits.
#1409 of 1409 Re: Mystery...road test...and tennis tube syndrome [topgear]
Jan 16, 2013 (2:23 am)
I would really appreciate if you can tell me what was the problem. I have this 2009 Amanti and the CLUNK sound is driving me crazy.
My agent KIA have no idea what can be wrong. They can hear and feel but clueless.
What did he changed ?