2007 Kia Rondo won't start, but lights, radio, etc. work.
Hi there, my wife just called from a trip and she's stuck at our grandpa's. She says she puts the key in the ignition, and it won't start, even though the lights, radio, etc. work. Any suggestions????
have you tried changing the starter?
We too have a 2007 Rondo LX 6Cyl - Occasionally will not turn over. If you keep at it long enough it eventually will. We have had a relay in the ignition replaced, starter replaced and it is still doing it. The dealership we went to is stumped (and not very helpful). Would like to know if you try anything that works.
check the ignition system of ur rondo. http://kia-rondo.net/
we have a 2007 Rondo 4cyl - but similar problem starting. Thought it might be ignition switch in column, but maybe starter - though now we are reading your post... Usually it will start if it is cool and dry. Warm to hot motor, then usually it will not start. Wet it will not start. Have to wait a while and jiggle the car and pray or swear...(kidding) If you find out more please post. thanx
I have a 2009 Rondo V6 EX and it too does this on occasion. Starts quicker if I take the key out and try again. Dealership says that it may be a key issue, so they recoded the keys , but still happens. Has anyone gotten new keys?
Ours seems to work if the wheels are straight, but not if they are turned. Was that the case for any of you?
I have a 2009 that started doing the same thing. Wont start, seems to happen when its hot outside, but some combination of giggling of keys and turning things off and on makes it start again. Was told starter (which I doubt) or cam position sensor (also doubt). Neither are affected by heat or mysteriously resolved by hope and prayer. Im guessing ignition interlock or coding on the key.
The wrong key would allow lights etc to work but not start. Possible, but unlikely given that others have had new keys made without success. More likely is the the transmission (I said ignition, I meant transmission) interlock. It prevents the car from starting in gear, and being a mechanical switch, could wear over time. A little wiggling of the selector or mivement of the vehicle could mive it back to making contact. Im going to pull it and see if it could be the culprit.
Some searching shows a "neutral safety switch" is available for about $25. I am going to try playing with the shifter the next time this happens.
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