really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,050 miles

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2006 Kia Amanti electrical problems

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2006 Kia Amanti Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012009


  • 17,000 miles


When pulling away from a stop sign or traffic light, car does not respond to depression of gas pedal for 3 or 4 seconds. Then all of a sudden it catches up and tires squeal and the car goes from 5 mph to 30 mph like a dragster. This has happened approx. 18 times from Sept. 09 to the present.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 072008


  • 20,000 miles
I purchased a 2006 Kia Amanti approximately 18 months ago from the Kia dealer in cherry hill, NJ. Shortly after driving the car on numerous occasions when I stepped on the gas the car did not move, then what seemed to be an hour it revved up to normal power. I brought it back at least 3 times and they thought I was crazy because they could not reproduce the events. Eventually I almost got hit on a major road. Eventually they put a updated software change that seems to have fixed the problem. I am lucky I was not in a serious accident or killed. I think this problem needs to be fixed in other Kia before someone is killed or hurt.tom

- Gibbsboro, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 262007

Amanti 6-cyl

  • miles
Smelled plastic like smoke inside vehicle, rolled down window, vehicle accelerated with foot on brake pressing as hard as possible, accelerator pedal went down. Car continued to accelerate until striking a tree and rolling over.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 012006

Amanti 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
- the contact has a safety complaint about athe 2006 Kia amante that he purchased in September 2006, with 0 miles, and currently had 9200 miles. In N September 2006 with an odometer reading of 2600 miles and while driving 55 mph on the highway, and making a gradual left hand turn, the contact felt that the steering vibrated. The esp light flashed during the failure, and then it changed to esp off and the vibration stopped. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, where it was diagnosed with a failure of the front right wheel sensor. The dealer did not have the part in stock and fixed the problem by replacing the sensor with one from another vehicle. A few days later, the contact experienced the same failure while coming to a turn. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, where it was diagnosed with a front wheel angle sensor failure and ABS system failure, both sensors were replaced. The contact explained that three weeks later while traveling at 35 mph the steering wheel vibrated lightly, then the esp light flashed on then off. Again as the vehicle was coming to a stop, the contact felt the vehicle shook very hard as it tried to stop. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, where the ECU unit was replaced. Near the end of January 2007 while making a left hand turn and applying the brakes the contact lost steering and brake control of the vehicle. The last problem occurred mid February 2007 while making a right hand turn, the steering began to shake causing the contact to lose control of the vehicle and almost crash into with another oncoming vehicle. This was a brand new vehicle, and was taken to the dealer 9 times. The current mileage was 9000.

- Easley , SC, USA

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