Car won't start sometimes

Asked by Jul 27, 2015 at 02:22 PM about the 2012 Kia Rio LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Okay my 2012 Kia Rio won't start
sometimes. I'll put the key into the
ignition and try to and it won't do
anything. I know it's not a bad
battery, but all I have to do is take
the key out and keep doin it and
eventually it will start. And it only
does this some days, while other
days it's fine. And today it started to
do it and my check engine light
came on. Does anybody know what
could cause this?

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Since your CEL is lit, go to a parts house or some service center and get an OBDII scan. Don't pay for it..if they want to charge you, go someplace else. Then don't buy anything...yet. Some parts guys know what they are doing...others not so much, and if they talk you in to buying electrical parts, they can not be returned, even if never installed. Get the fault code(s) and bring them back here, one of us will be happy to help you with the most cost-effective solution.

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