KIA WILL NOT START AFTER JUMPING

  • Tiny
  • lauriemtee
  • 2010 Kia Forte
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 2,000 miles

I have returned from a 3 week trip and my brand new kia forte will not start. I even tried to jump start it and all it does is make a loud buzzing sound. All the lights turn turn on and the electrinics work but the car won't start. It doesnt even make the cranking sound. When I turn the ignition the lights on the dash just flicker.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 3:02 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
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Before you do anything else, attach a battery charger to the battery and bring it back up to full charge. There may be a warranty issue that you could violate if anything is done to the car, start with the recharging and if no joy, call the dealer and see what your options are.

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 4:47 PM
  • Tiny
  • lauriemtee
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I don't have a battery charger

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 5:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
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OK. The battery could be charged by someone you know who does have a charger or you could purchase one, they are not terribly expensive. Where shall we go from here?

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 5:08 PM
  • Tiny
  • lauriemtee
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I guess I'll have to take it to the dealership. I'm new to this area and don't know many people.

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Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 AT 5:14 PM
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OK.

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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 3:45 AM

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