smart key will not start the car 2014 optima


Asked by Apr 30, 2017 at 03:08 PM about the 2014 Kia Optima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Lights gauges click flicker makes funnynoises tried using both sets of smart
keys same result

3 Answers


Try to get a jump. it sounds like a bad battery.

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Quote from banzay 5 months ago Best Answer Does the dash flicker when you turn on the key? Do you hear any 'clicks' when turning the key? It could be a lot of reasons, from the electrical ignition switch under the steering wheel/column to a faulty starter motor. You have to take them step by step. First check the battery, fuses and the connections. Try banging the starter motor with a hammer or try starting it directly from the battery with a couple of sturdy wires, but have in mind to leave the car in Park and HAND BRAKE ON! Could put a couple of rock in front of the wheels.


Battery on the Optima may be the answer.. New smart phone was fiddiing with with car bluetooth drained the battery in a short time when car was turned off. The factory installed battery on this machine may be a cheapo I'm surprised...thx ior the tip!

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