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#1 of 23 KIA AMANTI INDICATOR LIGHTS
Jan 26, 2007 (6:42 am)
Last year my Engine Control System indicator light came on and stayed on for about 2 months. I suspected bad gaseline and it finally went off on its own. Last night the temperature dropped to 15 degrees and when I started my KIA it was very sluggish. Again the Engine Control System indicator light went on and the last 1 mile going home the car seems to be hesitating. The light is suppose to show a potential problem has been detected somewhere in the emission control system. Has any other Amanti been experiencing this problem and how has it be resolved? My closest KIA dealer is about 40 miles away!!!
#2 of 23 Check Engine Indicator Light/ Center Display unit
Jan 27, 2007 (7:32 pm)
My 2006 Amanti's Check Engine light came on at 110 miles (183kms). Dealer replaced the Purge Control Solenoid Valve. Haven't had any problems with this since.
New problem is with the center display. Shows vehicle using 4.5 gallons of gas to go 60 miles (20 litres per 100km). Dealer will be replacing this unit. Anybody else having this problem?
#3 of 23 Eninge no start problem
Aug 29, 2007 (12:55 pm)
About two weeks ago i went to start my new AMANTI(just 200 miles on it)and it wouldn`t start. It took about 4 tries to get it going.Looked up KIAS web site ,found a write up about it in the PITSTOP section(KT2007062101 6-21-2007)Said it may be a bad immoblizer.Took it to the dealer and that what it is a bad immoblizer.They had to order it so i don`t have it installed yet.
#4 of 23 Re: Eninge no start problem [redptc]
Aug 31, 2007 (9:50 am)
Part is in today getting it installed Tuesday.
#5 of 23 Re: Eninge no start problem [redptc]
Sep 04, 2007 (6:04 am)
Is your Amanti an '06 or '07? I've had occasions where my '07 starts and then dies and takes couple of tries until it starts. They service advisor said they had a couple on the lot that did the same thing. He said it was something to do with the chip in the key and they tweaked the engine, but I still occasionally have it happen. I just pull out the key, insert it again and it starts right up. Not a big deal unless I was planning to rob a bank and need it for a fast getaway! (just teasing).
#6 of 23 Re: Engine no start problem [billh6]
Sep 04, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Had my new immoblizer installed today,hope i don`t have any no start problems again.Have your service advisor look up KIAs pitstop write ups on your problem. They should put in a new immoblizer in your Amanti.My Amanti is a 2007,with just a few hundred miles on it.Your advisor is right it does have something to do with the chip in the key.But there is a fix for it. (ps check box #3 in this section.)
#7 of 23 Re: Engine no start problem [redptc]
Sep 05, 2007 (3:29 pm)
I took it in for first oil change and they adjusted something again, so hopefully that did it. Lately it's only happened like once monthly, but that's once too many. Mine is a 2007 also. Still love it, though.
#8 of 23 Engine Startiing
Jan 11, 2008 (9:16 am)
We have a 2005 Amanti purchased new for my wife's use. It is used mainly as a road car and now has 30,000 miles on it. From early on we have had starting problems, as related to the battery being low, if the vehicle sits for a few days with out starting. The duration of the problem has progressed to a couple of days non use. Having the battery analyzed by Kia and others results in "no battery problem" and Kia can find no drain on the battery other than the normal drain of clock and electronics. Finally we had the vehicle towed in to the closest dealer, 180 miles away. After much testing, the Kia service said that the problem had to be the battery (with mutterings like "diode ripple in the alternator") which I didn't understand. Since the battery had only a 12 month warranty from Kia, they installed a new battery, $180, and we drove the 180 miles and picked it up. I feel that the problem is probably not solved but Kia service does not know what to do about it. Any thoughts?
#9 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [william33]
Jan 11, 2008 (12:07 pm)
Sounds like you`ve been through alot .Did any one suggest to change the battery to see if the new one would run down, or to disconnet the old one for afew days to see if it would go dead with out being hooked up? Have you had any more problems since the battery was changed? (that is a really expensive battery) GOOD LUCK with it.
#10 of 23 Re: Engine Startiing [redptc]
Jan 12, 2008 (9:46 am)
Disconnect the battery? Yes. I did that and found no battery discharge. I also placed an ammeter in series with the disconnected battery and saw only miliamps of current. This was several months ago. Both Kia Albuquerque and a local battery business did the standard Load Test on the battery and found no problem.
After months of keeping a trickle charger on the battery we called to have the vehicle towed to the closest dealer, 180 miles in Las Cruces NM. Kia paid for the considerable towing charges.
Kia service found a failing battery and nothing else. After a few days of testing, they put in a new Interstate Battery. ~$90 for the battery and ~$90 for the service. The original Kia battery had only 12 months of warranty. (unheard of) We picked up the vehicle two days ago. I rather expect the problem to emerge again in a few months.
Some friends in Minnesota bought an Amanti upon our reccomendation. We were surprised to hear that they are having the same problem. I have not seen this problem addressed by others on the forum.
Note: The person arranging the towing to service told us that the vehicle would be returned to us under a warranty called Reunite. When we called for Reunite there was no such program.