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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,200 miles

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2008 Kia Amanti engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042012


  • 13,200 miles


At 65 mph on a busy freeway -without any warning, engine died to idle speed and no power. Try crossing 3 lanes of fast traffic with no power and rapid deceleration ! fortunately no impacts but some terrible near misses. The check engine light illuminated. The code was P2135 -throttle position switch failed.that caused P2106 &P1295 "limp home mode"-which should be changed to " killed in action(Kia) while limping mode". if you check the internet, this is a well known problem across a range of Kia and Hyundai vehicles.there are tsb's for it.just search "2135 Kia" or P2135 Hyundai". the retail price for the tsb repair is only $165. It requires replacing the defective tps and a reflash of the ECM. It is free under warranty. Why not make this a recall" the defect is widespread, easy and cheap to repair and potentially deadly -why not a recall" dealer was excellent.fixed the problem -they were very familiar with the issue.

- Sierra Madre, CA, USA

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