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 2005 Kia Sedona EX

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MSRP: $23,250
Invoice: $21,460

Gas Mileage:
CTY: 16    HWY: 22    CMB: 18
Engine/Fuel: 6 Cyl
Transmission:
Door/Body Style: 4 Door/Minivan,VAN
Drive Type:

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  • General
  • MSRP: $23,250
  • Invoice Price: $21,460
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 3.5-Liter, 60-Degree V6, 24-Valve, DOHC, MPFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 195@5500, Torque Of 218@3500, Cast Iron Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Displacement (CC): 213
  • Fuel System: MPFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 195@5500
  • Torque @ RPM: 218@3500
  • Compression ratio: 10.0
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Bore X Stroke: 3.66x3.38

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 64.4
  • Track Rear: 63.4
  • Ground Clearance (in): 6.9
  • Overall Length (in): 194.1
  • Overall Width (in): 74.6
  • Overall Height (in): 69.3
  • Wheelbase (in): 114.6
  • Curb weight (lbs): 4802
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 7
  • Seating Capacity - Maximum: 7
  • Headroom front (in): 39.4
  • Headroom rear (in): 39.2
  • Hip room front (in): 58.7
  • Hip room rear (in): 65.1
  • Leg room front (in): 40.6
  • Leg room rear (in): 37.2
  • Shoulder room front (in): 62.2
  • Shoulder room rear (in): 63.1
  • Third seat head room (in): 36.3
  • Third seat leg room (in): 32.8
  • Third seat shoulder room (in): 58.4
  • Third seat hip room (in): 48.8

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Automatic Headlights With Automatic On
    • Courtesy Lights Located On Front Doors
    • Delayed Courtesy Light
    • Front Foglights
    • Halogen Headlights
    • Roof Rack
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • Rear Window Defroster
    • Second Row and Third Row Heating and Air Conditioning Ducts Located In Ceiling
    • Second Row Heating and Air Conditioning Controls
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • AM/FM Radio With Scan, Seek, Mute and 6 Speakers Total; Cassette Player With Auto Reverse, Dolby(R) and Seek; CD Player With Seek and Scan
    • Radio Antenna
  • Instrumentation
    • 8000-RPM Tachometer
    • Cruise Control
    • Digital Clock
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Cruise Control
    • Trip Computer
    • Woodgrain Located On Instrument Panel
  • Wheels & Tires
    • Alloy Wheels, 15-In.X 6-In.
    • Full-Size Spare Tire
    • SBRP215/70R15 97H, All-Season Tires
    • Underbody Tire Carrier
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Delayed Power Retention Operates Front Power Windows
    • Dual Body Color Power Adjustable Heated Folding Exterior Rearview Mirrors
    • Front and Front Side Tinted Glass
    • Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
    • Front Dual Power Windows With Driver One-Touch Down
    • Front Dual Sunvisors With Extenders
    • Power Side Vent Windows
    • Power Window Lockout
    • Rear and Side Privacy Glass
    • Rear Interval Wiper/Washer
    • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
    • Windshield Wiper De-Icer

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • Automatic Locking Retractors On Front Passenger Seatbelt and All Rear Seatbelts
  • Child Safety Door Locks Located On Sliding Van Doors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Driver Side Sliding Van Door With Safety Reflector
  • Front and Second Row Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Front Driver Power Lumbar Support
  • Front Passenger Airbag
  • Front, Second and Third Row Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • L A T C H
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Passenger Weight
  • Passenger Side Sliding Van Door With Safety Reflector
  • Anti-Theft
  • Power Door Locks Operated Via Key and Remote
  • Braking & Traction
  • Front Power 276-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 295-mm Drum Brakes

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    Crash Test Data for 2005 Kia

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    Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
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    2005 Optima
    2005 Rio
    2005 Sedona
    2005 SorentoNot
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    2005 Spectra
    2005 SportageNot
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    Service Bulletins for 2005 Kia

    2005 KIA AMANTI
    Bulletin Number: 006
    ENHANCED DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR P0446/P2422. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 007
    DISTANCE TO EMPTY (DTE) INDICATOR INFORMATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011
    CANISTER CLOSE VALVE INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT. MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) RELATED TO THE CANISTER CLOSE VALVE AND/OR EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 012
    POWER STEERING FLUID UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 029
    ECU - UPGRADE DRIVEABILITY IMPROVEMENT. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    FRONT STRUT TOWER COLLAR REPLACEMENT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 86
    PIN CODE PROGRAMS TO PROGRAM KEYS WITHOUT HAVING TO CONTACT TECHLINE. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-044
    KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH
    Bulletin Number: TSB-068
    KIA: INTERMITTENT MIL ON WITH NO FAULT CODE STORED; INFORMATION ABOUT DTC P1330. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES. IN AFFECTED VEHICLES AN INTERMITTENT SHORT TO GROUND IN A CIRCUIT ONLY INTENDED FOR TESTING PURPOSES MAY C
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA046
    TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL
    2005 KIA LD SPECTRA
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-046
    KIA MOTORS: RELATING TO OIL CONTROL VALVE (OCV) USED IN CONSTANT VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (CVVT). IF AT ANY TIME OCV IS SUSPECTED AS A CAUSE OF ROUGH IDLING, POOR ACCELERTION, CAMSHAFT TIMING MISALIGNMENT RELATED TROUBLE CODES, MISFIRE RELATED
    2005 KIA OPTIMA
    Bulletin Number: 006
    ENHANCED DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR P0446/P2422. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011
    CANISTER CLOSE VALVE INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT. MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) RELATED TO THE CANISTER CLOSE VALVE AND/OR EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 012
    POWER STEERING FLUID UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 023
    HESITATION FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER AN INITIAL COLD START. ECM REPROGRAMMING/UPGRADE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035
    SUPPLEMENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION FOR B1378 AND B1382. *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 038
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO AN ENGINE HESITATION OR THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) FOR P0123 (THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR / SWITCH (A) CIRCUIT HIGH INPUT). *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 82
    IMPROVED TIMING BELTS FOR THE KIA RIO AND OPTIMA. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 84
    TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-026
    KIA: DURING A SERVICE PROCEDURE THAT REQUIRES THE SUBFRAME TO BE REMOVED FROM A 2001-2005 OPTIMA (MS) (V-6 OR I-4), AN IMPROVED SERVICE PROCEDURE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE SERVICE EFFICIENCY. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-044
    KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH
    Bulletin Number: TSB-053
    KIA: ECM UPGRADE-DTC P0130 AND P0150 ON 2.7L ENGINE EQUIPPED. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMI
    Bulletin Number: TSB-068
    KIA: INTERMITTENT MIL ON WITH NO FAULT CODE STORED; INFORMATION ABOUT DTC P1330. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES. IN AFFECTED VEHICLES AN INTERMITTENT SHORT TO GROUND IN A CIRCUIT ONLY INTENDED FOR TESTING PURPOSES MAY C
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA046
    TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL
    2005 KIA RIO
    Bulletin Number: 106
    RIO (BC) ENGINE HARD TO START, RUNS ROUGH AND STALLS -- WHAT TO CHECK -- CRANK POSITION SENSOR (CKP) TONE RING. *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 82
    IMPROVED TIMING BELTS FOR THE KIA RIO AND OPTIMA. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 84
    TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA046
    TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL
    2005 KIA SEDONA
    Bulletin Number: 006
    ENHANCED DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR P0446/P2422. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 008
    AIR CONDITIONING (A/C) DIAGNOSIS AND PERFORMANCE TESTING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011
    CANISTER CLOSE VALVE INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT. MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) RELATED TO THE CANISTER CLOSE VALVE AND/OR EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 013
    THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR W/ 3.5L ENGINES. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 013
    SEDONA (GQ) CORRODED HEATER COOLANT PIPES - ON SOME BUILT FROM MAY 1, 2001, TO AUG. 30, 2005. *NJ UPDATED 6/17/08. *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 049
    SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN FOR THE REAR WHEEL BEARINGS THAT MAY HAVE WATER INTRUDING INTO THE BEARING AREA THROUGH THE JOINT BETWEEN THE HUBCAP AND HUB AND MAY CONTAMINATE THE GREASE OR DAMAGE THE REAR WHEEL BEARING(S).
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    REAR WHEEL BEARING TORQUE UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    EMISSIONS CERTIFICATIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 82
    IMPROVED CENTER SLIDING DOOR ROLLER ASSEMBLY. *TT
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-019
    KIA: INCREASED STEERING EFFORT. IN AREAS WHERE HEAVY ROAD SALT USE OCCURS, INCREASED STEERING EFFORT AND NOISE (FROM STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT) FOR SOME SEDONA. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-044
    KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH
    Bulletin Number: TSB-048
    KIA: POWER SLIDING DOOR REMOE CONTROLLER MOTOR REPLACEMENT. ON SOME VEHICLES, A POWER SLIDING DOOR (PSD) MAY NOT OPEN WHEN USING AN OVERHEAD CONSOLE SWITCH, B PILLAR SWITCH OR REMOTE CONTROL BUTTON. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-068
    KIA: INTERMITTENT MIL ON WITH NO FAULT CODE STORED; INFORMATION ABOUT DTC P1330. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES. IN AFFECTED VEHICLES AN INTERMITTENT SHORT TO GROUND IN A CIRCUIT ONLY INTENDED FOR TESTING PURPOSES MAY C
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA046
    TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL
    2005 KIA SORENTO
    Bulletin Number: 006
    ENHANCED DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR P0446/P2422. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 008
    WHEEL GUARD REPLACEMENT TO PREVENT DIRT, ICE AND SNOW FROM ACCUMULATING ON THE EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM AIR FILTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 010
    NEW 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 011
    CANISTER CLOSE VALVE INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT. MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) RELATED TO THE CANISTER CLOSE VALVE AND/OR EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 013
    THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR W/ 3.5L ENGINES. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 017
    TRANSMISSION SHIFT HESITATION. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 034
    KIA: THERE MAY BE ERRATIC SHIFTING, SHIFT SHOCK, AND A MALFUNCTION LIGHT ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. THIS IS CAUSED BY A PROBLEM WITHIN THE TRANSFER MOTOR. *RM
    Bulletin Number: 073
    SORENTO ICV REPLACEMENT. *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    NEW SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) KIT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 83
    KEY GETS STUCK IN THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 85
    2003-2005 CLOCKS NOT HOLDING TIME OR RESETTING - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 92
    POSSIBLE ABNORMAL VIBRATION/NOISE WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE OR REVERSE DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TORQUE AT THE REAR DRIVESHAFT RETAINING BOLTS AT THE TRANSFER CASE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 92
    CRANKSHAFT BOLT TORQUE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008120901
    KIA: HEAD LIGHT BULB LIFE CONCERN. THERE MAY BE CONCERNS OF SHORT HEADLAMP BULB LIFE IN VEHICLES. A NEW RESISTIVE WIRE HARNESS HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE LOW BEAM BULBS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS233
    PITSTOP: UNUSUAL FUEL TRIM VALUES AND/OR MISFIRE CODES AFTER INCORRECT ENGINE REPAIR - THIS OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW IF AFTER AN ENGINE REPAIR YOU ENCOUNTER A COMPLAINT RELATING TO MIL ON (DTC P)#)X) WITH A MISFIRE DURING ACCELERATI
    Bulletin Number: PS233
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-019
    KIA: FUEL TANK AIR FILTER REMINDER. THE AIR FILTER CAN ACCUMULATE DIRT OVER TIME AND NEEDS TO BE MAINTAINED. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-044
    KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH
    Bulletin Number: TSB-068
    KIA: INTERMITTENT MIL ON WITH NO FAULT CODE STORED; INFORMATION ABOUT DTC P1330. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES. IN AFFECTED VEHICLES AN INTERMITTENT SHORT TO GROUND IN A CIRCUIT ONLY INTENDED FOR TESTING PURPOSES MAY C
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    2005 KIA SPECTRA
    Bulletin Number: 009
    REPLACEMENT OF THE EVAP CANISTER HOSE VENT ELBOW AND THE FUEL TANK (AIR) FILTER. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 016
    A SECOND TO THIRD GEAR UPSHIFT SHOCK AFTER THE VEHICLE IS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE. ALSO MAY BE FELT AS A SLIP OR FLARE FOLLOWED BY A SHOCK WHILE SHIFTING FROM SECOND TO THIRD GEAR. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 055
    AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) LOGIC REPROGRAMMING. KIA IS CHANGING THE ACU LOGIC TO PERMIT SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AT ALL TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    WIPER FUSE SPEC CHANGE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    INTERMITTENT TRUNK LIGHT OPERATION. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 83
    KEY GETS STUCK IN THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. KIA TECH TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 84
    TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT
    Bulletin Number: DEALERPSC122
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2011 MY RIO, 2004-2009 MY SPECTRA, 2
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008110606
    KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: OWNERSC122SPECTR
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC122) - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2004-2009 KIA SPECTRA VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGI
    Bulletin Number: PS-150
    KIA: ON SOME 2004-2009 SPECTRAS THE DOORS ARE LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT THE DRIVER COMMANDING THEM TO. *RM
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: QASC122
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC122 UNDERBODY ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: SC-122
    KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    Bulletin Number: TSBSC122
    "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) - TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA046
    TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE
    Bulletin Number: 006
    TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) EXCITER. 2006 KIA SPORTAGE *SC
    Bulletin Number: 009
    FOG LIGHTS - CIRCUIT MODIFICATION. *AK
    Bulletin Number: 018
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 021
    SPORTAGE (KM) PASSIVE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM INFORMATION - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES SYSTEM INFORMATION RELATED TO SPORTAGE (KM) MODELS REGARDING PASSIVE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (PODS) PRODUCED FROM 10/28/2004. *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 032
    MUFFLER PIPE DRAIN ICE ACCUMULATION IN VERY LOW CLIMATE CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE A NO START ENGINE. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 038
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO AN ENGINE HESITATION OR THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) FOR P0123 (THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR / SWITCH (A) CIRCUIT HIGH INPUT). *NJ
    Bulletin Number: 044
    DECELERATION WHEN DRIVING OR TURNING DUE TO THE SENSITIVITY OF THE ESP LOGIC. THESE VEHICLE'S ESP SOFTWARE LOGIC MUST BE REPROGRAMMED TO AVOID THIS SENSITIVITY OF OPERATION. RECALL CAMPAIGN - ESP REPROGRAMMING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 048
    SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN. FUEL MAY LEAK PAST AN O-RING INTO THE INTERNAL VAPOR CHAMBER LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL WHEN COMING TO A STOP; HARD TO FILL GAS TANK; AND FUEL LEAKING FROM THE EVAPORATIVE AIR FILTER INLET.
    Bulletin Number: 056
    SERVICE CAMPAIGN - ESP (ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM) REPROGRAMMING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 09202004
    NEW SPORTAGE TRAINING. *EH
    Bulletin Number: 76
    NEW NAME & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR EVAP CANISTER VENT FILTER. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    WINDSHIELD ADHESIVE SPOT REMOVAL. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 81
    NEW SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) KIT. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 84
    TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 93
    THE ENGINE HESITATES AT TIMES AND/OR MAF SENSOR CODES ARE STORED. THIS CONDITION MAY AFFECT VEHICLES PRODUCED THROUGH 4-21-2005. INSPECT THE MAF SENSOR HOSE CLAMPS FOR PROPER TYPE, AND TORQUE VALUE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
    KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PI1801_DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - Advises the Dealer Principal of the new Product Improvement Program to replace the fuel tank straps on certain 2005-2007MY Sportage vehicles manufactured from May 27, 2004 through April 25, 2007. Although there ha
    Bulletin Number: PI1801_DSM
    DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - Advises the Dealer Service Manager of the new Product Improvement Program to replace the fuel tank straps on certain 2005-2007MY Sportage vehicles manufactured from May 27, 2004 through April 25, 2007. Altho
    Bulletin Number: PI1801_OWNER
    OWNER LETTER - included in the Dealer Notification Package - This document notifies the owners of the Product Improvement Program to replace the fuel tank straps on their vehicles.
    Bulletin Number: PI1801_QA
    QA - Listing of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding the Product Improvement Program.
    Bulletin Number: PI1801_TSB
    TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - FUEL TANK STRAP REPLACEMENT (PI1801) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the fuel tank straps on certain 2005-2007MY Sportage vehicles manufactured from May 27, 2004 through April 25, 2007.
    Bulletin Number: PS075R1
    PITSTOP: WATER LEAK FROM SUNROOF GLASS - SOME SPORTAGE KM VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE DECEMBER 17, 2007 MAY EXHIBIT A WATER LEAK DUE TO POOR SEALING AT THE SUNROOF GLASS TO SUNROOF GLASS SEAL. TO ADJUST THE SUNROOF GLASS, USE THIS PROCEDURE AS DE
    Bulletin Number: PS539
    PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.
    Bulletin Number: SC-084
    KIA: APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION TREATMENT FOR REAR FLOOR MEMBERS. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES FOR PROCEDURE TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO THE REAR FLOOR SIDE AND CROSS MEMBERS. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SC104
    SOME KIA SPORTAGE MODELS VEHICLES ARE AFFECTED BY CORROSION WHICH NEEDS ANTI CORROSION PROTECTION. 06/04/14*LJ
    Bulletin Number: SC104DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: Attention: All Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the vehicle underbody on certain 2
    Bulletin Number: SC104DPSM
    DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: Attention: All Kia Parts & Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign on certain 2005-2010 MY Sportage vehicles produced from June 24, 2004 through January 26,
    Bulletin Number: SC104OWNER
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Dear Kia Sportage Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to add additional anti-corrosion wax and undercoating to the underbody of certain 2005-2010 MY Sportage vehicles.
    Bulletin Number: SC104QA
    Q AND A - SC104 ? 2005-2010 MY Sportage - Application of Additional Anti-Corrosion Material to Underbody of Vehicle Voluntary Service Campaign
    Bulletin Number: TSB-023
    KIA: VEHICLES WITH 4WD SYSTEM MAY EXHIBIT A DRONING NOISE ORIGINATING FROM THE 4WD COUPLING WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 12-37MPH. THE CAUSE OF THIS CONDITION MAY BE THE INTERNAL PART OF THE 4WD COUPLING ASSEMBLY IS BINDING DUE TO A POSSIBLE DA
    Bulletin Number: TSB-053
    KIA: ECM UPGRADE-DTC P0130 AND P0150 ON 2.7L ENGINE EQUIPPED. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME MODEL YEAR 2005-2006 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMI
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta
    Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
    TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC104
    VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN: APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC104) - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this bulletin to apply additional anti-corrosion protection to various vehicle underbody components o
    Bulletin Number: TT027
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

     

    Recalls for 2005 Kia

    2005 KIA LD SPECTRA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:12/11/2003 - 04/18/2005
    Potential Units Affected:73641

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG FEATURE, THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) INSTALLED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT OF THE VEHICLE MAY MISCLASSIFY A CHILD RESTRAINT SEAT (CRS) AS AN ADULT. THIS MAY OCCUR IF THE CRS IS INSTALLED AFTER AN ADULT HAS BEEN SEATED IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. IF THERE HAS NOT BEEN A 'KEY ON' ' KEY OFF' CYCLE WITH THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT EMPTY PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF THE CRS.

    Consequence:

    THE POSSIBILITY OF MISCLASSIFICATION OF A CRS AS AN ADULT MAY ALLOW THE RIGHT FRONT AIRBAG OR SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG TO DEPLOY IN A CRASH AND COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE RIGHT FRONT OCCUPANT.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE VEHICLE'S OCS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) TO REMOVE THE FEATURE THAT MAY CAUSE THE CRS TO BE RECOGNIZED AS AN ADULT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA RIO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:CHILD SEAT
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:06/22/2002 - 06/11/2005
    Potential Units Affected:90865

    Defect Description:

    CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' CERTAIN CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORS WILL NOT FULLY LATCH ONTO THE LOWER LATCH ANCHORS LOCATED BETWEEN THE REAR SEAT BACK AND REAR SEAT CUSHION BECAUSE OF INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE CHILD SEAT ANCHORS AND A METAL WIRE LOCATED IN THE FRAME OF THE REAR SEAT BACK. UNTIL THE RECALL REPAIR IS COMPLETED, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY YOUR CHILD SEATS MANUFACTURER ON HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL THE CHILD SEAT WITH YOUR VEHICLE'S REAR SAFETY BELTS RATHER THAN USING THE LATCH SYSTEM.

    Consequence:

    IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, IF THE CHILD SEAT IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH COULD OCCUR.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER ANCHORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 30, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates: -
    Potential Units Affected:118447

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, FREEZING CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE WATER ON THE THROTTLE CABLE TO FREEZE DURING NORMAL OPERATION. RESISTANCE TO MOVEMENT OF THE THROTTLE CABLE CAN OCCUR WHEN THE DRIVER LIFTS THEIR FOOT OFF OF THE GAS PEDAL.

    Consequence:

    THIS CAN CAUSE THE CABLE TO STICK, THUS PREVENTING THE ENGINE FROM RETURNING TO IDLE AND CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO MAINTAIN SPEED OR ACCELERATE. SUCH AN EVENT CAN OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL MODIFY A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE AROUND THE THROTTLE CABLE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:WHEELS
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:06/24/2003 - 10/29/2004
    Potential Units Affected:37358

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH ALLOY WHEELS, MOISTURE CAN ACCUMULATE AROUND THE REAR HUB CAPS CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE OUTER WHEEL BEARING.

    Consequence:

    WHEEL BEARING FAILURE MAY OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR HUB CAPS FREE OF CHARGE. UPON INSPECTION, SOME VEHICLES WILL ALSO REQUIRE REPLACEMENT OF THE REAR OUTER BEARINGS AND/OR HUB ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SPECTRA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:11/07/2003 - 03/06/2007
    Potential Units Affected:58322

    Defect Description:

    KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 SPECTRA LD VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 7, 2003, THROUGH MARCH 6, 2007, ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT CORROSION OF THE FUEL TANK STRAPS WHICH HOLD THE TANK MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO ROAD SALT. AS A RESULT OF THE CORROSION, ONE OR BOTH STRAPS MAY SEPARATE ALLOWING THE FUEL TANK TO CONTACT THE GROUND AND POSSIBLY DISRUPT THE INTEGRITY OF THE TANK.

    Consequence:

    THE FUEL TANK CAN FALL FROM THE VEHICLE AND STRIKE THE GROUND WHICH COULD CAUSE A FUEL LEAK. LEAKING FUEL CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK STRAPS AND ATTACHING HARDWARE WITH NEW ZINC COATED PARTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 6, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SPECTRA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:02/22/2005 - 03/28/2005
    Potential Units Affected:368

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING TIE RODS MAY HAVE A MANUFACTURING FLAW THAT AFFECTS THE METALLURGY.

    Consequence:

    IF THE ROD CRACKS OR FAILS, LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL MAY OCCUR WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING RACK ASSEMBLY, WHICH INCLUDES THE TIE ROD COMPONENTS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE ON APRIL 8, 2005. AN ADDITIONAL LETTER WAS SENT TO OWNERS WHO HAD NOT TAKEN THEIR VEHICLES IN FOR REPAIR. THIS LETTER WAS MAILED MAY 20, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:06/24/2004 - 02/27/2005
    Potential Units Affected:7619

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE INAPPROPRIATELY.

    Consequence:

    BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESP ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESP HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 13, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:PARKING BRAKE
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:03/29/2005 - 05/18/2005
    Potential Units Affected:3672

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER RATCHET PAWL WAS NOT PROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND MY DAMAGE THE TEETH OF THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER RATCHET. DAMAGED PARKING BRAKE LEVER RATCHET TEETH MAY PREVENT THE PARKING BRAKE FROM ENGAGING OR MAY ALLOW THE PARKING BRAKE TO RELEASE AFTER IT HAS BEEN ENGAGED.

    Consequence:

    THE INABILITY TO ENGAGE, OR THE INADVERTENT RELEASE OF, THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER MAY ALLOW YOUR VEHICLE TO ROLL WHILE IT IS PARKED AND MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:10/28/2004 - 03/26/2005
    Potential Units Affected:10360

    Defect Description:

    ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE O-RING INTO THE INTERNAL VAPOR CHAMBER LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK AT FULL TANK CONDITIONS.

    Consequence:

    THE ENGINE MAY STALL WHEN COMING TO A STOP. IT WILL BE HARD TO FILL THE GAS TANK AND EXTERNAL FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE EVAPORATIVE AIR FILTER INLET. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL TANK AND REPLACE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 31, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

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