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Kia Sportage S.U.V. comes on but wont start.

Kia Sportage Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2009, 2011

Average Mileage: 43,750 mi (10,000 mi - 100,000 mi)

  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 47,500 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 31,000 mi

    Just had break switch fixed.

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