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Engine wont start

I was driving down the road and the engine died, when i tried to start it again the starter just spun and push starting it did not work either

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This sounds like the ECM (electronic control modual) has gone bad. You may want to check Kia I was understanding that there was a known issue with there ECM and that they had replaced them free of charge. I do not know if your car follows the recall

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