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Mike Kelly, Mechanic
Category: Kia
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Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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Hi I have a 2004 Kia sorento xs and I have an intermittent

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Hi I have a 2004 Kia sorento xs and I have an intermittent problem with the immobiliser.
Sometimes when I try to start the IMMO light does not come on so the car wont start. After a few tries it will eventually come on and enable it to start. I have tried both keys but still happens with both. Any ideas what I could investigate. Thanks.
Darren
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Hello, welcome. My name is Mike, I will do my very best to assist you with your question. I apologize if you have been waiting long for a response.


From what you are describing the issue that you are having is consistent with a electrically shorting ignition switch which is fairly common on these vehicles and results in the issue that you are having. The fix is to have the ignition switch replaced.