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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-20-2013, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have one for this model?

I'm confused as to how dealers are installing it.
The price is ranging from $400 - $999
The lower end dealer is telling me they are installing an aftermarket: Automate
I'm not sure if this will void my warranty
The other dealers tell me that they are installing the KIA brand remote starter.
Then I was advised by a salesman:
"KIA remote starter do exists but only for Sportage and Optima models."
Is he talking about factory installation?
I'm aware that KIA remote starter exists for Sorento since I saw the item on eBay for $400.

My husband doesn't believe any dealer will install a KIA remote starter because he said the remote should be built into the key and we should not be receiving additional fobs.

Any comments will be appreciated.


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Kia doesn't have a factory installed remote starter on any of their vehicles in North America. The models that have remote start available as an accessory (including the 2014 Sorento with key or button start) use a dealer or port installed aftermarket remote start that has been designed and branded for Kia vehicles. They are all plug and play installations, but they all require the use of a second key fob. If you don't mind having to carry 2 key fobs all the time, there is nothing wrong with getting a Kia remote start installed at the dealer (other than the price!). It will NOT void your warranty.
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