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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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My car has electronic ignition and sometimes won't start.

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My car has electronic ignition and sometimes won't start. the engine light comes on but the car won't turn on. The dealer has the car now and says they can't find anything wrong and they have started the car several time. They say to pick it up but something is obviously wrong. It is not the batteries in the key fob. I checked.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question

The problem is a worn contact inside the ignition switch that intermittently not making good contact. The problem you face is that the dealership can not duplicate the problem, so they are hesitant to recommend replacing anything, especially after years and years of consumers calling them "stealerships" or worse. Service advisors become gun shy on recommending a parts replacement when the tech cannot confirm the problem by duplicating the problem.

You can request them to go ahead and replace it based upon symptoms.

Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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