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S.U.V. comes on but wont start. on Kia Sportage
7 people shared problem details
When you get into the car everything works fine untill you try to start it. Some times it starts after a few ties, but increasingly the few tries turn into 20 minutes, into not at all. The solution: Replace the faulty brake switch. This should be a recall. Just research it online and you will see there are many people with this exact same problem.
2005 Kia Sportage101,000Visitor
Turns over, but doesn't start til 3rd or 4th try. Sometimes starts right away. Already replaced crank sensor, fuel pressure regulator, and throttle sensor. Also disconnected aftermarket kill switch. Problem persists, although not as severe.
2011 Kia Sportage47,500Visitor
Car will lock in "park" with engine running. You have to use the fob key to insert and release transmission from park. Then there are times when the engine will not crank over and start. One has to insert the fob into the backup slot in the console to get the engine to crank. Our local Kia dealer doesn't have a clue what to do about it.
2011 Kia Sportage31,000Visitor
Just had break switch fixed.
2005 Kia Sportage94,000Visitor
this car runs fine at times then all of a sudden it just will not crank the check engine light never comes on I've had this problem off and on since I've had this car and it's really getting to be a headache I really love this car but now I'm thinking about getting rid of it I don't think I will ever buy another Kia
2009 Kia Sportage57,000Visitor
keeps buring stater motor out
2001 Kia Sportage100,000Visitor
wouldnt start hag to keep trying trying and at some point it would ..going to try changing out the brake swhitch
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it had a blown head gasket so i got that fixed and got a new crankshaft positioning sensor and...