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8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,008 miles

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2004 Kia Amanti transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 162009

Amanti

  • 30 miles

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

Car on occasions lurches and stalls frequently. Wife's car really not sure if throttle, engine, transmission. Just very dangerous.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 152008

Amanti

  • miles
After pulling the car forward out of the garage in the morning and while stopped to wait for the garage door to close (brake applied, in gear), the vehicle attempts to burst-lurch forward (not touching gas pedal). This seems to happen year-round. The dealership cannot re-produce the problem, but also hasn't kept the vehicle overnight for a cold-start. Have had a couple of near-collisions at the end of my driveway.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 012005

Amanti 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The transmission on the Amanti skips/hesitates going into 2nd gear at about 8 miles per hr. I have returned the vehicle to the dealer twice, each time the dealer telling me there were no problems with the transmission. I am taking it back for the third time today 4-4-06. I am also having a problem with the power steering. It no longer goes from one level of power steering to another. It is always in full power like your parking. The front end is also very loose and banging when I go over the smallest of holes. I have already had my motor mount changed on this vehicle.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 302005

Amanti 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Transmission skips going from 2nd to 3rd gear.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

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