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2007 Kia Amanti Recalls & Reliability

These scores and this review are from when the car was new.

Review Last Updated: 2/4/09

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCHRecall Date: 04/15/2009
  • Summary: HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 139,844 MY 2006-2007- SEDONA, SPORTAGE, SORENTO AND MY RONDO AND AMANTI VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS. AS A RESULT, THE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION CAUSING ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS TO EXIST: THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. ON SOME OCCASIONS, WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED, THE SHIFTER CANNOT BE MOVED FROM THE PARK (P) POSITION. IF THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), THE ESC LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE INDICATING "ESC OFF." IF THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE CONTROL, DEPRESSING THE BRAKE MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 139844
  • Consequence: THE MALFUNCTION OF THE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS CONDITION MIGHT EXIST. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
  • Notes: HYUNDAI-KIA RECALL NO. SC077. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V130000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

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Warranty

Kia offers impressive coverage on all of its cars, including a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. In addition, the Amanti comes with a ten-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Kia's status as a new car company and the Amanti's status as a new vehicle mean little reliability information -- the reviewers that do mention the Amanti's track record write that one doesn't exist. But Edmunds does say that Kia vehicles have increased in value because of "much improved build quality, performance and reliability" and points to the company's 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty as proof. 

The lengthy warranty that Kia offers for the 2007 Amanti is on Edmunds' list of pros. The Buick Lucerne, an Amanti competitor, offers a standard 100,000 mile/five-year powertrain warranty and the Toyota Avalon offers five years or 60,000 miles, proving that the Kia Amanti does "dwarf" the competition, as Motor Week found.

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