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Kia Amanti Starting difficulty due to defective anti-theft control module

Kia Amanti Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

Average Mileage: 99,000 mi (90,000 mi - 108,000 mi)

Difficulty starting the vehicle may be caused by a defective vehicle immobilizer (anti-theft) control module.
  •  Rookie

    Problem: When starting car, it will crank, but not start. I would have to wait 1 to 3 minutes, try it several times, wait a while, then it usually starts within 5 minutes. Difficulty in Starting car would be few and far between around 50,000 miles or sooner, hesitating to start up immediately perhaps 3 to 4 times a year. Eventually, hesitation in starting began to occur more frequently, but would never happen when at repair shop. Car now has over 90,000+ miles and starting will be difficult several times a week, then would start fine for a month or two, then start back hesitating.

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  • Visitor,

    My car wont start it shows a car with a key people keep tellin me its Anti theft but I can't seem to fix the problem

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    the picture of a car with a key in the middle and car dies when touching brake.

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