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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Kia Amanti engine problems

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2005 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #1

May 072012

Amanti 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


Sudden acceleration. I was slowing for a traffic light I expected to turn red. I had my foot on the floor boards, away from the accelerator, letting the care slow by itself. The light did turn red and I had to apply the brakes. I keep my left foot to the left of the brakes on the floor board. As I applied the brakes with my right foot I felt my left foot so I knew I applied the brakes. Car accelerated. Only putting the transmission I neutral and flooring the brake pedal with both feet prevented a wreck. No warning lights came on. In October of 2011 the dealer replaced ignition coil; packs spark plugs and spark plug wires. However on 5/7/12 the problem returned- worse than ever before the car finally stopped tachometer reading was 4700 RPM. Doctors often ask patients to rate pain open a scale of 1-10. This incident would rate an 8. please issue a recall before more people experience this and could kill people.or a buyback for what the buyer paid including all loan fees and interest.. I also request a federal directive requiring all cars to have brake overrides and for a free retrofit of all car models with a history of this problem. I have only 68,000 miles on the car and 66,800 when I bought the car.

- Winchester, VA, USA

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