Ok all. Heres a stumper. My wifes Kia minivan was running fine. No issues whatsoever. well maintained...you get the drift. Last week, we came home from grocery shopping. We went back out and wholla, it wont start. It wont even try to start. Battery is charged, everything on the inside works, etc. The dash looks like a christmas tree. every light is on. My solution, I pull the memory fuse from the fusebox inside the van and wholla, it starts right up. Granted the clock doesnt work, but it isnt that important. everything else works great. Today my wife comes in and tells me the check engine light is on...??? How the heck is that possible??? Any ideas??? I put the fuse back in and it wont start again. I take it out and it starts right up. Damn the Kia's, but we are too upside down in it to trade it in and too broke to take it to KIA (thanks to my salesman telling me it had a 100K mile warranty on it). What he failed to mention was it is only for the original owner. Sucks!!! I need help people. Give me some pointers.
Kia Sedona wont start on 2006 Kia Sedona
by troypknutson in Parrish, FL on December 14, 2010
2 answers 7 comments
ANSWER by dandd on December 14, 2010
The memory fuse may have been not only for your clock/radio but also is involved with your anti-theft system. When you pulled the fuse it may have shut down part of your theft system, which may have been malfunctioning and causing the no start. However, when the memory fuse is also needed for all the computers to talk to each other, your car has several, and when that happens, that will set off a Check Engine Light. I can't accurately diagnose your car from here to tell you what the exact part is that is needed. Maybe someone else will be familiar with this type of no start problem on a 2006 Sedona.
COMMENT by faith2168 on March 25, 2012
i have the same problem with starting my van at times it will start n run great months at a time but then at times i can run to the store ect n then wont start my theft system hasn't been working is this my prob
COMMENT by DAVID MCM on December 05, 2012
I HAVE A 2006 KIA SEDONNA VAN, SAME PROBLEM. GO TO THE STORE, COM BACK AND WONT START UP AGAIN UNTIL YOU PUSH ON THE FUSE BOX, KIA HAS NO CLUE ON HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM. IT ONLY OCCURS ONCE IN A WHILE BUT HAS LEFT MY WIFE STRANDED, PLEASE HELP !!! KIA OFFERS A WARRANTY FOR A PIECE OF JUNK, DONT BUY ONE !!!!
COMMENT by MelinaDC on December 24, 2012
Ours does the same thing--and, of course, the dealership can't duplicate the issue. =( If we take out the fuse for the alternator and then replace it, it starts. Royal pain in the arse, but better than the sit-and-wait until it decides to start we were doing.
COMMENT by DAVID MCM on December 24, 2012
Took it to Gwinnett Place KIA in Duluth and they found that the IPM BCM ASSY for Intermittant Burglar Alarm Relay Malfunctioning. They replaced the Junction Box ASSY-I ( fuse box) So far no problems and will keep you posted. I hope this helps anyone experiencing this same problem !!!
ANSWER by whonew on August 11, 2013
I am having the very same problems. Van was running fine and then all of a sudden get in it to go to work and will not crank. My brother is trying to find out what is wrong with it. Guess we will be calling the Kia dealer ship to see how we can get it fixed. This Monday is started not cranking at all with the key. So in the mean time he has had to run a wire from the starter or alternator (not sure which, you may know) so that when I need to crank it I have to, pop the hood and touch the wire to the battery with the key on and then the van will crank. Only work around we have right now but beats being stranded with no vehicle. You may consider doing this until you can get yours fixed as well.
COMMENT by cantbelieveit on June 30, 2014
i have tried everything and its not working i just dont understand why Kia has not recalled this issue.
COMMENT by kiasedona2006 on July 26, 2014
I have a 2006 kia sedona, we experienced an intermittent no start ccondition, which the dealer diagnosed as the starter. My temporary fix was to slap the interior fuse panel . The problem in most cases is the auto shutdown relay built into the fuse panel, it gets hung up. I bypassed the relay by tapping into the two wires going in and out on the on the fuse panel. Its been 6 months and no problem since. My email is email@example.com
COMMENT by mjcharron on August 31, 2014
I dont think bypassing the relay is a viable solution, but it's pretty clear the fault is in the anti-theft system. I found that hitting the "unlock" button prior to opening any doors allowed the vehicle to disarm the theft system. I was then able to start my van. I have an 07 KIA Sedona with the same issue as above.
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