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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,158 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Kia Amanti steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 182009


  • 45,000 miles


2004 Kia Amanti 55,000 miles maintained regularly will occasionally exhibit extremely hard steering, as if the belt is broken or slick. Have had it checked and nothing was found wrong. Have friend with same make and model with similar occurrences.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #1

May 092006

Amanti 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,316 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Kia Amanti. The contact stated that the vehicle's air bag indicator light illuminates intermittently while driving 45 mph. The vehicle was brought to the dealer and the air bag was replaced. However, the dealer did not replace all of the screws and the air bag landed in the contacts lap. The contact feels that the air bags could deploy at any given moment. The current mileage is 59,000 and failure mileage was 33,316. Spoke with consumer 10/16/07 need to resend form. The dealer stated reinstalled fuel filler cap and steering gear mounting bolts. Updated 11/01/07

- Atwood, TN, USA

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