Kia P1196: Ignition Switch Start Circuit Malfunction

Is your scanner showing Kia P1196?
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Kia P1196: Ignition Switch Start Circuit Malfunction

DIY Difficulty Level
Repair Cost
Can I Still Drive?
Yes (Short-term only)

What Does The Kia P1196 Code Mean?

Engine cranking and the PCM detected the Starter Switch signal was present for over 20 seconds after the engine was running.

What Are The Potential Causes Of The Kia P1196 Code?

  • Starter switch signal circuit is shorted to power
  • Starter switch is damaged or has failed
  • PCM has failed

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