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2008 Kia Sportage Questions

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During winter, on cold days, wanted to warmup car, lock it, come back after 15 minutes and open car door with spare key.
Or lock car while recharging dead battery. My model will not allow doors to be locked while car is idling.
How do I bypass this issue?

It just started doing this last night

I have a electrical problem, i don't know if there are wires touching or lights left on, can you tell me how can i fix the problem?

the starter also engages when moving the shifter from drive to park

You can push on the gas pedal & RPM's will not rise. With your foot on the gas pedal - the engine will not rev up. right foot on the gas & hit the brake pedal with left foot, the RPM's go up like it suppose to.

I can be at a stop and the engine will raise up and my Kia will try to go while my feet is on the brakes.

Had a new starter put in but it still does it. Sometimes when the car is just idling. Also my lights used to go out on there own when I shut the car off but now they sometimes stay on so it must be electrical. Has anyone had this problem?

I have the brake lights, tpms lights on, check engine lights all of which flash, shut off and then flash again. breaks are only 6 months old, tires are new and now the transmission is acting up. goes from not shifting to fourth in automatic to losing first and fourth gear in manual. i am thinking that it could be a confuion on the part of the computer but not sure. after reading all of the other people reporting imilar issues but not all of the lights i am unsure as how to proceed. i dont have 2000 for a new trans. is that my only option?

2008 Kia Sportage vs 2011 Kia Sportage
2011 is AWD 111,000miles 4 Cycle engine
2008 is 4WD 55,000 miles V6 engine

Price is about the same. I am not good with cars and this is going to be my first car. I want a car that won't break down for next 5-7years. That is my TOP priority. I will probably drive 8,000~10,000 miles/yr. My price range is about $10,000. What is the better choice? And Kia Sportage is reliable, right?

could not find plug anywhere under.

then once it is started it will continue to try to start making a grinding noise

I bought brand new tires, but didn't make a difference. Is it because the car is light?

Please explain in detail where i should put/place the tools or objects so i can open it manually.
Thank You :D