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Two no starts a week apart. Car parked in the garage, drove the car day before. I had about 7 volts in the battery both times. Checked charging while driving getting 13.8 to 14.5. battery was replaced in dec. I can't be hundred percent sure. Seems like I had left something running for the battery to discharge that fast. Any suggestions
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Happened again. No start after sitting over night. Battery voltage was 9volts. Something isn't shutting off. Any suggestions
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Take car to auto zone and ask them to check the battery for you.
Could be a dry or bum cell
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Certainly could be as Gene said.

However, you could have some kind of parasitic drain also. I had a radio go bad once and keep killing the battery, but I didn't know what it could be at first. If you're in warranty, the dealer should do a complete electric system check. If not, take it to a specialist in auto electrics for one.

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Battery checks out ok by two independent shops. Problem is very intermittent. I have been turning radio,HVAC fan off after shutting down motor Vehicle is out of warranty
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I know from experience that only driving the car occasionally (once or less per week) will really beat up the battery quickly. There are constant small 'always on' drains on the battery while it sits. If you don't start it and drive it around regularly, there is less recharging by the alternator. I work from home, so really only drive the car on the weekends. I've killed a battery already.

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Was wondering if you found out anything on this.

If you really have a short in some crucial system, I'm afraid turning things off won't help. My old radio killed the battery even turned off with its own switch, besides the ignition being off.

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I had this problem with my 2016 K900 Luxury w/VIP Ultra option (Mineral Silver with Black interior), and after a new battery (9/18)I thought it was put to bed. A little over three months later (2/18), I had another no-start, which couldn't have happened a worse time, with no warning at all - no slow starts, nothing to give me a clue I was about to be stranded. I had a hard time even getting into the car, which required prying off the cover on the door handle to use the key, opening the hood, and had another rough time getting the cover off over the jumper connectors - the plastic hold-down pins went flying everywhere. After finally getting it jump-started, I took it to the dealer who kept the car for a week. No problem found! Water was also found to be standing in the wheel well, and they did everything they could to see if it was leaking but couldn't find the source. The dealer had no idea why it was happening - I feel it was moisture condensing on the spare tire rim, as I had seen that upon checking. I also found mold growing on the underside of the spare tire cover. That was the clincher for me. As much as I loved driving this car, with all of its quiet, comfort, and features, I just couldn't deal with the possibility of being stranded any longer.
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Decided to check into buying an aftermarket warranty. Need the pros to troubleshoot the draining battery issue. Went to two Kia dealers in my area. One in my home town the other about 15 miles away. Well, did I have a big surprise. Even if I had a warranty or just pay out of pocket both dealers refused to touch the k900. Their reason was they are not k900 certified . They don't sell or work on K900's. What the [email protected]#&. Nearest certified k900 shop I found is 100 miles from me. Wish I would of known this before I purchased.

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So does that mean you traded, tomspoon? If so, what did you get?

You are right, oldbiker--not every Kia dealer is certified. To anybody looking to buy a K, I'd advise for sure checking on the dealer situation in your area.

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