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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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2004 Kia Amanti fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 032012

Amanti

  • 93,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On 6 separate occasions the vehicle has slowed down and "chugged" out of throttle power while initially driving at speeds of anywhere between 35 and 65 mph. If the vehicle does manage to keep driving, it does so in a very jerky way, almost like someone who does not know how to drive stick. I've found that the only way around this jerking is to drive the vehicle in sport-shift mode in a lower gear so that the rpms stay above 3000. Sometimes the vehicle is entirely unresponsive when the gas pedal is pressed, which (multiple times) nearly put me in a severe car accident on busy I-95 in both Florida and philadelphia, pa. The check engine light has only ever remained on once, giving an error code P1614: "enhanced traction system engine control module malfunction." In the past, turning the ignition off and back on immediately has fixed the issue twice. Other times the vehicle needed to remain off for an extended period of time before the problem would clear up. The check engine light came on only 2 of the 6 times the problem has occurred. The first time it came on, it did not remain on although the problem persisted. Currently, the check engine light remains on although the vehicle has been running smoothly since the most recent occurrence of this issue which happened on January 8, 2015. I do believe the problem may be linked to the fuel injectors. I find that adding fuel system cleaner to a full tank of gas every other week helps me avoid having this problem.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 192006

Amanti 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
While filling gas to full level, the gas spills out inside wheel well and onto ground (1/2 to 2 cups) when tank gets about 3/4 full, the gas stops leaking once I stop putting gas into the tank. The car was taken to a Kia dealership on 10/17/2006 with 37,053 miles on the car. The dealer determined that there was an internal failure to the orvr valve and it flooded out the purge system. The valve assembly, filter assembly, canister assembly, canister close, and 2 way valve were replaced. The problem recurred again in October, 2008 and the car was taken to the Kia dealership on 11/06/2008 with 58,079 miles on car. The same diagnosis and similar parts were replaced. In may, 2012, with 88,760 miles, I am experiencing the same problem since the car is out of warranty, Kia will not assist in any correction unless I pay dealership for diagnosis. My issue is that I feel they have a system problem, since the same problem has occurred 3 times and corrective action by Kia corrected the problem for 20 to 30K miles but T was not a permanent fix. I feel that I am no way causing this problem since I don't top off during the filling process. The consumer should not have to fix this type of problem every 20 to 30K miles and it is a danger to the consumer and anyone else at the gas station who ignite a fire from a cigarette or static electricity.

- Richmond Hts., OH, USA

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