03 Kia Rio Cinco starting problem, what are the causes?


Asked by Nov 21, 2007 at 07:25 PM about the 2003 Kia Rio Cinco

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the key is turned on, it does not do anything. Then after sitting for 5-10 minutes it starts normally. What are the possible causes? We have a new battery, cables are tight, alternator is charging and no warning lights from the dash are present. Thanks,
Terry (fyrspy2802@yahoo.com)

2 Answers

you could have a bad ignition switch,also have crank sensor checked or replace both parts.


Sounds like starter solenoid to me, or possibly an anti-theft issue with the key not recognizing.

Your Answer

Kia Rio Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Accent
204 Great Deals out of 11,672 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
388 Great Deals out of 45,069 listings starting at $495
Used Toyota Corolla
635 Great Deals out of 65,961 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Civic
350 Great Deals out of 51,838 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Optima
366 Great Deals out of 28,956 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Focus
388 Great Deals out of 70,799 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Sentra
483 Great Deals out of 50,443 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford Fiesta
75 Great Deals out of 16,122 listings starting at $2,700
Used Mazda MAZDA3
196 Great Deals out of 25,834 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Kia Rio For Sale
2,380 listings starting at $12,300
2017 Kia Rio For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 1,252 listings starting at $7,000
2016 Kia Rio For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 620 listings starting at $6,190
2015 Kia Rio For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 214 listings starting at $4,000
2014 Kia Rio For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 233 listings starting at $4,490

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.