What would cause a vehicle to shut off while driving?

Asked by Guru1F3V8 Sep 28, 2019 at 06:09 AM about the 2014 Kia Sportage

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What would cause my vehicle to shut off
while driving? First time ever that this
happens since we have the car for about 6
yrs now.

2 Answers

What was the problem? This just happened to me yesterday


Well, this is what diagnostics are for. Might be a bad alternator or a broken ignition switch. Maybe a problem with spark, like a bad ignitor or ignition module. Might be timing, like a bad crankshaft sensor or timing belt. Or fuel, like a bad fuel pump or regulator. If you want to find the problem, the best thing you can do is go to a car parts store and borrow an OBD code reader. Find the codes and address those problems. There are so many things that can cause an engine not to start that you could be guessing for months before you actually find it. If you're not confident in your diagnostic skills, do what most people do: tow the car to a mechanic and have it fixed properly.

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