About Kia Amanti
Kia Amanti, also known as Kia Opirus, is an executive vehicle manufactured by South Korean automaker Kia Motors from 2003 to 2010. The first Kia Amanti was introduced in April 2003 as a sedan to replace the Kia Enterprise. As Kia's flagship vehicle, Kia Amanti was awarded as the "Most Appealing Premium Mid-size Car" by J.D. Power and Associates' 2005 Performance, Execution and Layout Study.
When Kia Amanti was first unveiled in 2003, it marked the beginning of Kia's marching into the executive car market. It shared some design ideas with the Hyundai Grandeur XG. Kia Amanti though was marked globally, but it had only one trim level and one vehicle type. From 2003 to 2006, Kia Amanti was powered by a 3.5 L Sigma V6 gasoline engine that could produce 200 horsepower. Then from 2007 to 2010, the engine got upgraded to a 3.8 L Lambda V6 gasoline engine that could produce 263 horsepower. But these two engines were fitted along with a same 5-speed automatic transmission. Though Kia Amanti was replaced by the Kia Cadenza and Kia K9 since 2010, it has won highest rating of Good from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in side-compact crash testing.
Kia Amanti Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Even as an executive vehicle, Kia Amanti still could not get away with the fate that it will wear and tear as time passes by. In order to help more Kia Amanti owners to lengthen its lifespan, you have every reason to know about the problems and solutions about it:
First, engine stalls and then lunges forward. According to Kia Amanti drivers, engine problem is always the omen of the whole vehicle is failing. They told that engine would also give out whining or metallic noises. At the same time, engine performance gets decrease not only in loss of power while accelerating but also in lower fuel efficiency. What's more, engine overheating, an inability to start the vehicle, visible leaking oil and illuminated Check Engine Light are also warning you to check the Amanti fuel pump, Amanti camshaft seal, Amanti ignition coil and Amanti oil filter.
Second, suspension failure. This is the second common problem happen to Kia Amanti. Usually, suspension failure shows as clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front and one side of the vehicle appears higher than the other side, which results in uneven tire wear as well. Besides, the vehicle bounces and bottom out while driving as well as drivers start to steer to right or left unintentionally. If your Kia Amanti is also suffering from these, you are advised to inspect the coil springs and ball joint.
However, as an assembled item, Kia Amanti has many auto parts to take good care of. In order to save your time and energy, we will list some vulnerable parts for your reference. Headlight is an essential part in Kia Amanti, it not only works as a leader of roads ahead but also as a warning light to other drivers and pedestrians. For your driving safety, please get it replaced once it dims or flickers. Door lock cylinder is responsible for keeping your property safety, so if you find you could not lock or unlock the car door or your key gets stuck and cannot turn in the lock, you had better get your Amanti door lock cylinder replaced. Besides, horn and wiper arm are also very important auto parts in creating a relaxing and safe driving trip.
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