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I have a 2011 Kia Sorento AWD. I took it to a local mechanic

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I have a 2011 Kia Sorento AWD. I took it to a local mechanic to have the starter replaced. Once they removed all the parts, replaced the starter and put everything back together.... they tried to start the car. An alarm sounds, the horn blows loudly several times, and the engine will not crank. Prior to the work being done the key fob worked fine. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

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It does sound as if the alarm is going off. It would have armed when the battery was reconnected and would then need to be disarmed. It sound have disarmed with the key fob though, provided the fob is functional and correct. If you have an aftermarket alarm for instance and the fob is factory then that would explain it not disarming. You may have an alarm on the car that you were not aware of.

Do the doors unlock when the unlock button is pressed?