hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,428 miles

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2004 Kia Amanti fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 102011


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Kia Amanti. The contact stated that five of the six fuel injectors were replaced approximately one year ago because the vehicle would jerk and stall. The vehicle was in the process of having the sixth fuel injector replaced due to the same failures. An authorized dealer stated that failed fuel injectors was a common issue for this year, made and model. The failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #4

Jun 012009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Kia Amanti. The contact stated while driving 5 mph, white smoke began to emit from the tail pipe and the vehicle would not accelerate beyond that speed. The vehicle also began to jerk when the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where three fuel injectors were replaced. Approximately two years later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 65,700. The VIN was unavailable.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 052011

Amanti 6-cyl

  • 17,141 miles
August 2010, vehicle would not accept gas at pump.gasoline shoots back out of gas tank upon refueling. Problem recurred four times since. Kia owners complain on line on manufacturers website. 6 pages of similar complaint's fro M other Kia owners. Company consumers affairs dept. Refuses any responsibility. Kia of riverside dealership doesn't know how to fix problem after charging us $99 for diagnostic on January 5 2011. Fourth incident since August 2010.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 202008


  • 80,000 miles
2004 Kia - gas leaking under car when filling gas tank. Kia told us it was a "sensor" and replaced it. It happened again - they replaced the same sensor. When it happened for the third time, we brought the car in and they told us it was a gas overflow problem and by the time they looked at the car, we had over 27 pounds of gas sitting under the back seat. They told us (because so much time had passed, we had to pay which we did to get the car. They also told us they would contact Kia and try to get us reimbursed. All to no avail. The first sensor was replace within first year. By the time the finally realized what the "real" problem was - the car was 4 years. They told us warranty had run out. This sounded like we were sitting on a time bomb! they tried to blame us - they say it's the way we pump gas.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 302008


  • 36,000 miles
Acceleration problem when proceeding from a sop light or stop sign or any stopped position. The car jerks uncontrollably when accelerating from a stopped position causing very strong potential for an accident.

- Denver, CO, USA

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