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 2011 Kia Soul Sport

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MSRP: $18,495
Invoice: $17,560

Gas Mileage:
CTY: 24    HWY: 30    CMB: 26
Engine/Fuel: 4 Cyl Gas
Transmission: A
Door/Body Style: 4 Door/Station Wagon,WGN
Drive Type: FWD
New model status: Carryover

Prices/Warranty

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  • General
  • MSRP: $18,495
  • Invoice Price: $17,560
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
  • Basic (Month): 60
  • Basic (Mileage): 60000
  • Powertrain (Month): 120
  • Powertrain (Mileage): 100000
  • Rust (Month): 60
  • Rust (Mileage): 100000

Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 2.0-Liter, I4, CVVT 16-Valve, DOHC, MPFI Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 142@6000, Torque Of 137@4600, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head
  • Extended Service Interval
  • Roadside Assistance Warranty For 60,000-Miles, 60-Months
  • ULEV II Emissions
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: 2.0L I4
  • Displacement (CC): 1975
  • Fuel System: MPFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 142@6000
  • Torque @ RPM: 137@4600
  • Turbo: N
  • Compression ratio: 10.1
  • Cylinders: 4
  • RPM @ Peak Horsepower: 6000
  • Bore X Stroke: 3.23x3.68
  • Fuel Type: Gas

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 61.8
  • Track Rear: 62.0
  • Ground Clearance (in): 6.5
  • Overall Length (in): 161.6
  • Overall Width (in): 70.3
  • Overall Height (in): 63.4
  • Wheelbase (in): 100.4
  • Curb weight (lbs): 2820
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Seating Capacity - Maximum: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 40.2
  • Headroom rear (in): 39.6
  • Hip room front (in): 53.3
  • Hip room rear (in): 52.7
  • Leg room front (in): 42.1
  • Leg room rear (in): 39.0
  • Shoulder room front (in): 55.2
  • Shoulder room rear (in): 55.1

Features

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  • Exterior Features
  • Bodyside/Cab Step or Running Board: N/A
  • Bumper Step Up: N/A
  • Front Air Dam: Standard
  • Metallic Paint: Standard
  • Power Sliding Side Van Door: N/A
  • Power Trunk Lid: N/A
  • Rear Spoiler: Standard
  • Skid Plate or Underbody Protection: N/A
  • Splash or Mud Guards: N/A
  • Wind Deflector or Buffer for Convertibles: N/A
  • Exterior
    • Automatic Headlights With Automatic Off
    • Body Color Exterior Door Handles
    • Front Air Dam
    • Front Foglights
    • Halogen Headlights
    • Metallic Paint (If Selected)
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Unique Front and Rear Body Color 5-MPH Impact-Absorbing Bumpers
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning: Standard
  • Automatic Climate Control: N/A
  • Interior Pollen/Particle/Dust Air Filter: N/A
  • Rear Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning: N/A
  • Rear HVAC Ducts: N/A
  • Rear Seat HVAC Controls: N/A
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Entertainment
  • Cassette Player: N/A
  • CD Changer: N/A
  • CD Player: Standard
  • DVD Player: N/A
  • Hands Free or Voice Activated Phone: N/A
  • Navigational Aid: N/A
  • Radio: Standard
  • Second Row Sound Controls/Accessories: N/A
  • Subwoofer: Standard
  • Telematic Systems: N/A
  • Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
    • AM/FM Radio With 315-Watts and 8 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player; Sirius(R) Satellite Radio (Includes 3 Months Of Service, Unavailable In Hawaii and Alaska)
    • Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
    • Radio Antenna
    • Subwoofer
    • USB Port
    • Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth(R) Enabled Devices
  • Instrumentation
  • Battery Gauge: N/A
  • Clock: Standard
  • Compass: Option
  • Cruise Control: Standard
  • Electroluminescent Instrumentation: N/A
  • Gauges: Standard
  • Inside Temperature Gauge: N/A
  • Intelligent Cruise Control: N/A
  • Night Vision: N/A
  • Oil Gauge: N/A
  • Outside Temperature Gauge: Standard
  • Service or Maintenance Interval Indicator: N/A
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Standard
  • Tachometer: Standard
  • Tire Inflation/Pressure Monitor: Standard
  • Trip Computer: Standard
  • Instrumentation
    • Cruise Control
    • Digital Clock
    • Exterior Temperature Gauge
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio, Cruise Control and Wireless Enabled Devices
    • Tachometer
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Voice Activated Controls For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices
  • Lighting
  • Automatic Headlights: Standard
  • Cornering Lights: N/A
  • Daytime Running Lights: N/A
  • Fog Lights: Standard
  • Halogen Headlights: Standard
  • Headlight Washers: N/A
  • High Intensity Discharge Headlights: N/A
  • Windshield Wiper Activated Headlights: N/A
  • Roof
  • Power Sunroof/Moonroof: Option
  • Removable/Convertible Top: N/A
  • Sunroof/Moonroof: Option
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Alloy Wheels: Standard
  • Chrome Wheels: N/A
  • Exterior Rear Mounted Tire Carrier: N/A
  • Full Size Spare Tire: N/A
  • Interior Spare Tire for SUVs & Vans: N/A
  • Self Sealing/Run Flat Tires: N/A
  • Steel Wheels: Not listed
  • Underbody Tire Carrier: N/A
  • Wheels & Tires
    • Alloy Wheels, 18-In. X 7-In.
    • SBRP225/45R18 Tires
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Exterior Auto Day/Night/Electrochromic Mirrir
    • Glass Rear Window on Convertible
    • Heated Exterior Mirror
    • Heated Washer System
    • Heated Windshield Glass
    • Interior Auto Day/Night/Electrochromic Mirror
    • Interval Wipers
    • Oversize or Wide Angle Exterior Mirror
    • Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror
    • Power Backlight Window
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Rear Wiper
    • Sliding Rear Pickup Truck Window
    • Tinted Glass
    • Vehicle Speed Sensing Wiper Interval
    • Windshield Wiper De-Icer
  • Windows/Mirrors/Wipers
  • Exterior Auto Day/Night/Electrochromic Mirrir: N/A
  • Glass Rear Window on Convertible: N/A
  • Heated Exterior Mirror: Standard
  • Heated Washer System: N/A
  • Heated Windshield Glass: N/A
  • Interior Auto Day/Night/Electrochromic Mirror: Option
  • Interval Wipers: Standard
  • Oversize or Wide Angle Exterior Mirror: N/A
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Mirror: Standard
  • Power Backlight Window: N/A
  • Rain Sensing Wipers: N/A
  • Rear Wiper: Standard
  • Sliding Rear Pickup Truck Window: N/A
  • Tinted Glass: Standard
  • Vehicle Speed Sensing Wiper Interval: N/A
  • Windshield Wiper De-Icer: N/A
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors
    • Front Dual Sunvisors
    • Front Dual Vanity Mirrors
    • Front Tinted Glass
    • Power Window Lockout/Override
    • Power Windows
    • Rear and Side Privacy Glass
    • Rear Window Defroster
    • Rear Window Wiper/Washer
    • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Front Active Head Restraints
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • L A T C H
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Anti-Theft
  • Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
  • Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch
  • Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assistance
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Front Power 280-mm X 26-mm Vented Disc and Rear Power 262-mm X 10-mm Solid Disc Brakes
  • Traction Control

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    Service Bulletins for 2011 Kia

    2011 KIA FORTE
    Bulletin Number: 055
    KIA : SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING NO CRANK OR START, MIL LAMP, HARSH SHIFTING, DEPRESSING THE START/STOP BUTTON TWICE. *LJ
    Bulletin Number: 112
    KIA: VCM ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT AND ECM UPGRADE-TD/SL 2.0/2.4L MIL ON WITH DTC P200A. *KB
    Bulletin Number: PS067_R1
    PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e
    Bulletin Number: PS223
    PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTE┬┐S MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. THE CUSTOMER MAY STATE THAT THE VEHICLE WILL NOT FLASH THE HAZARD LIGHTS OR SOUND THE H
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS267
    PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE - REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) - WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS INSTAL
    Bulletin Number: PS267
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS274
    PITSTOP: ACU VARIANT CODING AFTER PARTS SUPERSESSION - KMA HAS RECEIVED REPORTS OF SOME 2011~13MY OPTIMA AND 2010~13MY FORTE VEHICLES NOT ACCEPTING THE VARIANT CODE LISTED ON KGIS, FOLLOWING REPLACEMENT OF THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE. IN SOM
    Bulletin Number: PS274
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    Bulletin Number: PS474
    PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    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: SC141DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia 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
    Bulletin Number: SC141DPSM
    SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
    Bulletin Number: SC141OWNERTD
    SERVICE CAMPAIGN: OWNER LETTER - Advises Owners of certain 2011-2013 MY Forte and Forte Koup vehicles currently registered in the states where heavy amounts of road salt are used of a service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion materi
    Bulletin Number: SC141QA
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-023
    KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE NEGATIVE (-) AND THE POSITIVE (+) BATTERY CABLE TERMINAL FOR SOME VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-036-01
    KIA: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO EPS ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE. *JS
    Bulletin Number: TSB-073
    KIA: INFORMATION ON REPLACING THE AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD079_CLOSED
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION THROUGH PROTECTIVE SEALING (SA085) - CLOSED
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
    TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE091R1
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091R3
    TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.
    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 SC129
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE A/T COOLER HOSES IN CERTAIN 2011 MY FORTE (TD) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 27, 2010 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 2010. THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER HOSES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY CURE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141R1
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    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
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047R1
    TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA051
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    2011 KIA FORTE KOUP
    Bulletin Number: PS223
    PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTE┬┐S MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. THE CUSTOMER MAY STATE THAT THE VEHICLE WILL NOT FLASH THE HAZARD LIGHTS OR SOUND THE H
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    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: SC141DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia 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
    Bulletin Number: SC141DPSM
    SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
    Bulletin Number: SC141QA
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD079_CLOSED
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION THROUGH PROTECTIVE SEALING (SA085) - CLOSED
    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-SC141
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141R1
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    Bulletin Number: 097
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: BOD-077
    KIA: SERVICE ACTION: OPTIMA (TF) SMART KEY UNIT UPDATE: CHANGE OF BCM AND SMK SOFTWARE (SA080). VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CURRENT DRAW/NO START OR BEEPING CONDITION. *JS
    Bulletin Number: CS1604DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: CS1604 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE MDPS
    Bulletin Number: CS1604DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: CS1604 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY KIA OPTIMA VEH
    Bulletin Number: CS1604FORM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: CS1604 - 2011-2013 AND SOME 2014 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS REPLACED, Y
    Bulletin Number: CS1604OWNER
    OWNER LETTER: CS1604 - CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE OF A KIA OPTIMA VEHICLE. BECAUSE KIA VALUES YOU AS OUR CUSTOMER, WE ARE CON
    Bulletin Number: CS1604OWNR_ADDL1
    Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. would like to thank you for your purchase of a Kia Optima vehicle. Because Kia values you as our customer, we are conducting a Customer Satisfaction/Warranty Extension Program regarding the Mo
    Bulletin Number: CS1604QA
    Q AND A: CS1604 - ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) FLEXIBLE COUPLING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM
    Bulletin Number: DC_20180828
    DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS - Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for fire
    Bulletin Number: DC_20181026
    DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, OCTOBER 26 2018 UPDATE - Dear Kia Retailer, We wrote to you in late August to provide you with an update regarding news reports regarding non-collision fires in Kia vehicles and NHTSA?s annou
    Bulletin Number: DC_20190125
    RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, January 25, 2019 Update - Dear Kia Retailer, At Kia, safety is a top priority and we wrote to you last August and again last October to provide you with updates regarding news reports about non-collision fires in K
    Bulletin Number: DEALERPSC126
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC126) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN ON CERTAIN 2011 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES DESIGNED TO MEET CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS, TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING FOR THE ENGI
    Bulletin Number: DEALERPSMSC126
    DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC126) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN ON CERTAIN 2011MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.4L ENGINE DESIGNED TO MEET CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS, MANUFACTURED FROM
    Bulletin Number: OWNERSC126
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC126) - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING ON ENGINE CONTROL MODULES ON CERTAIN 2011 KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES.
    Bulletin Number: PI1803_OWN#2_OPT
    OWNER LETTER: Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on all 2011-2013 MY Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection ("ÿ¿GDI"Ã
    Bulletin Number: PI1803WX_TSB_R3
    TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection S
    Bulletin Number: PI1803WX_TSB_R4
    TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection S
    Bulletin Number: PS172
    KIA: ON SOME 2011 OPTIMA MODELS THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT MAY BE ON WITH A STORED TROUBLE CODE. PROBLEM IS WITH THE WASTEGATE ACTUATOR. *RM UPDATED 12/20/11. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS208R1
    PITSTOP: TF/QF PANORAMA RESET/INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE - This article explains the instructions for resetting the "one-touch" open/close feature of the sunshade and/or panorama sunroof.
    Bulletin Number: PS224R1
    PITSTOP: VENTILATED SEAT OPERATION - SOME VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH VENTILATED FRONT SEATS TO IMPROVE OCCUPANT COMFORT BY DRAWING INTERIOR VEHICLE AIR TEMPERATURE THROUGH THE SEATING SURFACES. THE CUSTOMER PERCEPTION MAY BE THAT THE SEAT I
    Bulletin Number: PS226
    PITSTOP: PANORAMA SUNROOF TRIM SEAL LOOSE - OPTIMA┬┐S PRODUCED FROM SOP TO OCTOBER 24, 2012, EQUIPPED WITH PANORAMA SUNROOF OPTION, MAY EXHIBIT A LOOSE OR SAGGING SIDE TRIM SEAL (A). A PORTION OF THE SIDE TRIM SEAL MAY BECOME DETACHED AND CA
    Bulletin Number: PS226
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS235
    PITSTOP: HORN CHIRP AND PARKING LAMPS INOP WHEN LOCKING DOORS WITH RKE FOB - THIS GIVES INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW IF YOU ENCOUNTER A CUSTOMER COMPLAINT RELATING TO THE VEHICLE NOT PRODUCING AN AUDIBLE TONE OR HORN CHIRP, AND T
    Bulletin Number: PS235
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS235R1
    PITSTOP: HORN ANSWER BACK OR PARKING LAMPS INOP WHEN LOCKING DOORS WITH RKE/SMK FOB - When addressing a customer complaint related to an inoperative parking light confirmation flash, and/or audible answer back when locking the vehicle with
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS274
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS274
    PITSTOP: ACU VARIANT CODING AFTER PARTS SUPERSESSION - KMA HAS RECEIVED REPORTS OF SOME 2011~13MY OPTIMA AND 2010~13MY FORTE VEHICLES NOT ACCEPTING THE VARIANT CODE LISTED ON KGIS, FOLLOWING REPLACEMENT OF THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE. IN SOM
    Bulletin Number: PS315
    PIT STOP: GDI INJECTOR SPRAY TIP DEPOSITS - A design feature of vehicles equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. Therefore, it is complet
    Bulletin Number: PS322
    PIT STOP: DTC P0456 AND CHARCOAL CANISTER LEAKS - When addressing a concern related to a DTC P0456 (Evaporative Emissions System ? Small Leak Detected), and an inspection of the vapor lines, connections and fuel cap reveal no abnormalities,
    Bulletin Number: PS327
    PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES - When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2.4L GDI engine, it is important to note that the DTC may recur after replacement of any faulty component(s) and
    Bulletin Number: PS343
    PITSTOP: OILY SUBSTANCE DRIPPING FROM MDPS STEERING COLUMN - On some Optima (QF/TF/TF HEV) vehicles, the customer may complain of an oily substance dripping onto the driver?s side floorboard area, especially in areas with high ambient tempe
    Bulletin Number: PS382
    PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF
    Bulletin Number: PS387
    PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEADUNIT AND SD CARD COMPATIBILITY - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO POSSIBLE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES BETWEEN NAVIGATION HEAD UNITS AND SD CARDS WHEN REPLACING HEAD UNITS FOR MULTIMEDIA ISSUES. IF AFTER REPL
    Bulletin Number: PS414
    PITSTOP: DIFFICULTY ASSEMBLING STRUT BEARING/INSULATOR - ON SOME OPTIMA VEHICLES, WHEN REPLACING THE STRUT INSULATOR OR STRUT BEARING WITH NEW PARTS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTY INSTALLING THE NEW STRUT BEARING INTO PLACE ON THE INSULATOR.
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    Bulletin Number: PS474
    PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    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: PT20201-0002R3
    PARTS BULLLETIN: 20201-0002 (Revision 3.1) - This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage vehicles.
    Bulletin Number: PT20201-0002R4
    PARTS BULLETIN - THETA II ENGINE SAFETY RECALL (SC147) - This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage veh
    Bulletin Number: QASC126
    "QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (SC126) ┬┐ 2011MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L ENGINE AND CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS ECM SOFTWARE UPDATE VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN"
    Bulletin Number: SC135DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO
    Bulletin Number: SC135DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.
    Bulletin Number: SC135OWNER
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC135) - DEAR KIA OWNER, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE.
    Bulletin Number: SC135QA
    Q AND A (SC135/WTY009) - EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM
    Bulletin Number: SC141DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia 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
    Bulletin Number: SC141DPSM
    SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
    Bulletin Number: SC141QA
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-019
    KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE COOLING FAN RESISTOR WHICH MAY CRACK, ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-020
    KIA: INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED ON SOME VEHICLES RELATING TO THE AN INCORRECTLY FUNCTIONING NVLD (NATURAL VACUUM LEAKAGE DETECTION) PRESSURE SENSOR ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE MIL TO BE ON. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-024
    KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE 12V AUXILIARY BATTERY POSITIVE (+) AND NEGATIVE (-) CABLE TERMINAL ON OPTIMA HYBRID VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-025
    KIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS
    Bulletin Number: TSB-026
    KIA: PROCEDURE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED REGARDING THE IMPROVED VERSION OF THE HPCU (HYBRID POWER CONTROL UNIT) INPUT CONNECTOR AND A/C OUTPUT CONNECTOR WHICH IS BEING REPLACED ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-026
    KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA
    Bulletin Number: TSB-031
    KIA: PROCEDURE TO ADJUST THE FRONT TOE SETTINGS ON AN OFF-CENTER STEERING WHEEL. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-034
    KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES THAT MAY BE SENSITIVE TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND EXHIBIT DRIFTING FROM RIGHT TO LEFT, INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR OF CONDITION. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-039
    KIA: BULLETIN IS PROVIDING CAUTIONARY INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF WHEN BOLT HOLES OF REAR UPPER ARM ARE NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED WITH SUBFRAME, AND BOLT MAY BECOME LOOSE. MODEL 2011-2013 OPTIMA. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-040
    KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING SOME VEHICLES, IN STATES WHERE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALT IS USED FOR DE-ICING AND NEED TO HAVE BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS REPLACED, THAT RESULTS IN CORROSION THAT CAUSES A KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-088
    KIA: THERE COULD BE A NOISE OPERATION AND UNSATISFACTORY PEDAL FEEL WHICH IS CAUSED BY THE RETURN SPRING IN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. 2011 OPTIMA. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-096
    KIA MOTORS: 2011 OPTIMA. THERE IS A SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND A TROUBLE CODE STORED DUE TO A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-105
    KIA: INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED FOR SOME VEHICLES ON UPGRADE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE FOR DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD097R1
    TSB: FUEL FILLER DOOR INSPECTION AND UPGRADE PROCEDURE - This bulletin provides the procedure for inspecting and repairing a potential concern with the fuel filler door operation on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced from September 2010 to
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD102
    TSB: SEAT BACK COVER REMOVAL PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE FRONT SEAT BACK COVERS ON OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XMA).
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD172
    TSB - OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from August 12, 2010 through July 23, 2015, and some 2011
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA034R1
    TSB: OPTIMA VEHICLE TRACKING DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT SOME 2011MY OPTIMA VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 TO AUGUST 31, 2011 THAT MAY BE SENSITIVE TO ROAD CONDITIONS AND EXHIBIT A SLIGHT DRIFT TO
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA044
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA044R1
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA044R2
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - Rev 2 - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA-060
    TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA060_R1
    TSB - ECM UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011 ~ 2014MY Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, p
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA060_R2
    TSB - ECU UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Au
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA060_R3
    TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Au
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA060_R4
    TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Aug
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA066
    "FRONT STABILIZER LINK REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE FRONT STABILIZER LINKS OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND RIO (UB) VEHICLES, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE AN ABNORMAL NOISE EM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA066R1
    TSB: FRONT STABILIZER LINK REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front stabilizer links of some Optima (TF/QF), Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) and Rio (UB) vehicles, which may experience an abnormal noise emanating from
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA072
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON SOME 2011-2014 MY OPTIMA (QF
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA072R1
    TSB REV1: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON SOME 2011-2014 MY OPTIM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA072R2
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) - This bulletin provides information regarding the replacement of the flexible coupling in the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) on some 2011-2014 MY Optima (QF
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA084
    TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA084_R1
    TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electroni
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA091
    TSB: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some models listed below, which may exhibit a ticking noise while turning the steering w
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CLI024
    TSB: TESTING A/C COMPRESSOR FUNCTION USING GDS - This bulletin provides information on a new procedure to test A/C compressor function using the GDS.
    Bulletin Number: TSBCLI026
    TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES (SEE PRODUCTION DATES ON PAGE 3), WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CLI026R1
    TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor of some 2011-2014MY Optima (TF/QF) and 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles ONLY (see production dates on
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-077-R1
    TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE089
    TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE091R1
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091R3
    TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG083_R1
    TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to all Kia vehicles equipped with Gasoline
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG099R3
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: OPTIMA (TF) EWGA INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT (SA078) - On some Optima (TF) vehicles with a 2.0 T-GDI engine produced from November 1, 2010 to March 18, 2011, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may illuminate with DTC P
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG132R1
    TSB: ECM UPGRADE - DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (VER.2) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR ALL 2011~2012MY OPTIMA HYBRID VEHICLES.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG160
    TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC(s) P0420/P0171 - This bulletin provides information related to the ECU software upgrade for some 2012~2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 12, 2011 to October 2, 2015, some 2012~2015MY Sorento
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG160R1
    TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC(s) P0420/P0171 - This bulletin provides information related to the ECU software upgrade for some 2012~2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 12, 2011 to October 2, 2015, some 2012~2015MY Sorento
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG172
    TSB - SERVICE ACTION: TURBO OIL FEED LINE REPLACEMENT (SA300) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the turbo oil feed line on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from November 1, 2010 through August 30, 2011, 2012-2015MY Opt
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG201
    TSB: THETA ENGINE SERVICE KIT - This bulletin provides the procedure to install the Theta Engine Service Kit on 21101 2GK05QQKR engines for 2011-2013MY Optima (QF, TF) vehicles. Due to process changes, certain components of these assemblies
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG201_R1
    TSB: THETA ENGINE SERVICE KIT - This bulletin provides the procedure to install the Theta Engine Service Kit on 21101 2GK05QQKR and 21101 2GK07QQKR engines for 2011-2013MY Optima (QF, TF) and Sportage (SL) vehicles. Due to process changes,
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG205
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG205_R1
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn
    Bulletin Number: TSB-FUE025
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0300 AND/OR P0301, P0302, P0303 AND P0304 (SA151) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2012MY Optima (TF), produced from July 16 ,2010 to
    Bulletin Number: TSB-FUE026
    TSB: MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 - DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - This bulletin provides information related to some Optima (TF/QF), Sportage (SL), Sorento (XM) and Cadenza (VG) vehicles, which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminate
    Bulletin Number: TSBGEN076
    TSB: PROPER OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY SELECTION FOR TURBO EQUIPPED VEHICLES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROPER ENGINE OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY TO BE USED WHEN SERVICING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TURBOCHARGER. IN ADDITION TO
    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 SC126
    THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO UPDATING THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING (CALIBRATION) OF THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME 2011 MY OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.4L ENGINE AND CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBE
    Bulletin Number: TSBSC135
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC135R1
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141R1
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SST033
    TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL - This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being damaged
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    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
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047R1
    TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA051
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    Bulletin Number: TT017
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT020
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT060
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT060
    TECH TIP: HVAC Blower Stuck on High - This article give the procedure to follow when the HVAC Blower is stuck on high.
    Bulletin Number: TT065
    "TECH TIP: BUZZING NOISE FROM DASH SYMPTOM: BUZZING NOISE COMING FROM DASH AREA. REPAIR: OPERATE THE AIR-TEMP CONTROLS OR THE VENT AIR POSITION CONTROL SETTING. IF THE NOISE STOPS AFTER ADJUSTING THE CONTROLS, THE NOISE MAY BE CAUSED BY A
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_DP
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - DEALER PRINCIPAL LETTER - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine fro
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_DSM
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER - Attention: All Kia Dealer Service Managers, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect th
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_OWNER_OP
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - OWNER LETTER - Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on all 2011-2013 MY Optima vehicles equipped with 2.
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_QA
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_TSB
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - TSB - ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE - This document is the Technical Service Bulletin for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Eng
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_TSB_R1
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine C
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803WX_TSB
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803) titled ?Knock Sensor Dete
    Bulletin Number: WTY002DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (
    Bulletin Number: WTY004DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY004 - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY COVERAGE OF THE KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE SHORT BLOCK ASSEMBLY (ENGINE BLOCK, CRANKSHAFT AND BEARINGS,
    Bulletin Number: WTY004FORM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY004 - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE REPAIRED/REPLACED DUE TO CONNECTING ROD FAILURE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEM
    Bulletin Number: WTY004OWNER
    OWNER LETTER: WTY004 - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THESE STANDARDS, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE, TO ALL OWNERS, FOR THE EN
    Bulletin Number: WTYCS201609RETIR
    CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2016-09 - RETIRED FOR CERTAIN OPTIMA MODEL VEHICLES. SEE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2017-01. FOR OTHER OPTIMA MODELS, SEE WTY BULLETIN2017-09 (SC147)
    2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID
    Bulletin Number: 017
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 049
    KIA OPTIMA HYBRID 2011-2013 : CONCERNS OF BRAKE NOISE WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES. *LJ
    Bulletin Number: CS1604DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: CS1604 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE MDPS
    Bulletin Number: CS1604DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: CS1604 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY KIA OPTIMA VEH
    Bulletin Number: CS1604FORM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: CS1604 - 2011-2013 AND SOME 2014 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS REPLACED, Y
    Bulletin Number: CS1604OWNER
    OWNER LETTER: CS1604 - CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE OF A KIA OPTIMA VEHICLE. BECAUSE KIA VALUES YOU AS OUR CUSTOMER, WE ARE CON
    Bulletin Number: CS1604OWNR_ADDL1
    Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. would like to thank you for your purchase of a Kia Optima vehicle. Because Kia values you as our customer, we are conducting a Customer Satisfaction/Warranty Extension Program regarding the Mo
    Bulletin Number: CS1604QA
    Q AND A: CS1604 - ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) FLEXIBLE COUPLING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM
    Bulletin Number: PS234
    PITSTOP: MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMPWITH DRIVE MOTOR DTC P0A41 OR P0A42 - THIS GIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW IF SOME OPTIMA HYBRID CUSTOMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED AN INTERMITTENT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON CONDITION OR AN
    Bulletin Number: PS237
    PITSTOP: FORCE-STARTING OPTIMA HYBRID ENGINE USING GDS: IF YOU ENCOUNTER AN OPTIMA HYBRID WITH A NO-START CONDITION, CHECK IF THE ┬┐READY┬┐ LAMP IS FLASHING IN THE CLUSTER AND VERIFY THE HYBRID BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE (SOC) RANGES FROM 15% TO
    Bulletin Number: PS237
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS263
    PITSTOP: INTERMITTENT OPERATION FROM A/C OR HEATER DTC - P1237 - WHEN DIAGNOSING A CONCERN RELATING TO INTERMITTENT PERFORMANCE FROM THE AIR CONDITIONER OR THE HEATER, CHECK FOR THE PRESENCE OF DTC P1237 (ACTIVE AIR FLAP FEEDBACK VOLTAGE HI
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS292
    PIT STOP: DTC P1B70/P1B74/ P1B96 - HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY SENSOR CIRCUIT FAULT - When addressing a customer complaint related to a battery warning lamp illuminated in the dash and drivability issues, access GDS to check for any active DTC(s).
    Bulletin Number: PS292
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS303
    PIT STOP: HIGH VOLTAGE (HV) INSULATED GLOVES RE-CERTIFICATION - The purpose of this Pitstop is to remind dealer personnel about the importance of having the High Voltage (HV) insulated gloves, used by technicians to service hybrid electric
    Bulletin Number: PS316
    PIT STOP: ?HYBRID SYSTEM WARNING!? MESSAGE IN CLUSTER AND MIL-ON WITH DTC P1784 - When diagnosing an Optima Hybrid with a ?Hybrid System Warning!? message (A) in the cluster, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on and DTC P1784 (EOP 3-Phas
    Bulletin Number: PS325
    PITSTOP: SLIGHT VARIATION IN THE ?SET? SPEED AFTER SETTING CRUISE CONTROL - A few customers have complained about their vehicle briefly accelerating beyond the set cruising speed and then slowing down to the "set" speed. This Article addres
    Bulletin Number: PS328
    PITSTOP: HESITATION IN ELECTRIC AND GAS MODES - When diagnosing an Optima Hybrid with an off idle hesitation concern that can be duplicated, and no DTC(s) codes (active or history) are stored, access MCU > Current Data to check the status o
    Bulletin Number: PS338
    PITSTOP: HEATER BLOWING COLD AIR WHILE IN EV MODE - When diagnosing a concern related to the heater intermittently blowing cold air while in EV mode, check the Electric Water Pump (EWP) for the A/C system (NOT the main cooling system EWP),
    Bulletin Number: PS343
    PITSTOP: OILY SUBSTANCE DRIPPING FROM MDPS STEERING COLUMN - On some Optima (QF/TF/TF HEV) vehicles, the customer may complain of an oily substance dripping onto the driver?s side floorboard area, especially in areas with high ambient tempe
    Bulletin Number: PS387
    PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEADUNIT AND SD CARD COMPATIBILITY - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO POSSIBLE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES BETWEEN NAVIGATION HEAD UNITS AND SD CARDS WHEN REPLACING HEAD UNITS FOR MULTIMEDIA ISSUES. IF AFTER REPL
    Bulletin Number: PS391
    "PITSTOP: OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) WITH DTC B1695 - LOST COMMUNICATION WITH E-COMP - WHEN ADDRESSING A CUSTOMER CONCERN RELATED TO AN A/C SYSTEM NOT BLOWING COLD AIR AND DTC B1695 IS ACTIVE IN THE A/C CONTROL UNIT, THIS COULD BE THE RESULT OF
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    Bulletin Number: PS515_R2
    PITSTOP: DTC P1B25/P1B77 ? 125 AMP HV FUSE INSPECTION - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. When addressing a concern related to the 2011-2016MY Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) High Voltage (HV) warning light ON and KDS
    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: PS581
    PITSTOP: HYBRID HV BATTERY SOC GAUGE (PS581) - This Pitstop provides information regarding the State of Charge (SOC) gauge on all Kia Hybrid P/HEV) vehicles. Normal operation of the HEV SOC gauge is between 40-60%. This is to allow for rege
    Bulletin Number: PS587
    PITSTOP: P/HEV NO START ? SHIFT BEFORE READY - This Pitstop provides information regarding possible customer complaint of intermittent ?No-Start?.
    Bulletin Number: SC135DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO
    Bulletin Number: SC135DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.
    Bulletin Number: SC135OWNER
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC135) - DEAR KIA OWNER, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE.
    Bulletin Number: SC135QA
    Q AND A (SC135/WTY009) - EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM
    Bulletin Number: SC141DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia 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
    Bulletin Number: SC141DPSM
    SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
    Bulletin Number: SC141QA
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-040
    KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING SOME VEHICLES, IN STATES WHERE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALT IS USED FOR DE-ICING AND NEED TO HAVE BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS REPLACED, THAT RESULTS IN CORROSION THAT CAUSES A KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-132
    KIA: SOME VEHICLES REQUIRE A CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE. VERIFY THE NECESSITY FOR THE UPGRADE PER THE TABLES IN THIS BULLETIN. *JS
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD102
    TSB: SEAT BACK COVER REMOVAL PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE FRONT SEAT BACK COVERS ON OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XMA).
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD172
    TSB - OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from August 12, 2010 through July 23, 2015, and some 2011
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA040
    SERVICE ACTION: REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE (SA150) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS ON SOME OPTIMA (TF), OPTIMA (QF) AND OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM FEBRUA
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA049
    TSB: NOISE DURING BRAKE ACTUATION - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO ADDRESS A BRAKE NOISE CONCERN ON SOME OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2011 THROUGH DECEMBER 8, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┬┐SQUEAKING┬┐ AND/O
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA066
    "FRONT STABILIZER LINK REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE FRONT STABILIZER LINKS OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND RIO (UB) VEHICLES, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE AN ABNORMAL NOISE EM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA066R1
    TSB: FRONT STABILIZER LINK REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front stabilizer links of some Optima (TF/QF), Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) and Rio (UB) vehicles, which may experience an abnormal noise emanating from
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA072
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON SOME 2011-2014 MY OPTIMA (QF
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA072R1
    TSB REV1: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON SOME 2011-2014 MY OPTIM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA072R2
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) - This bulletin provides information regarding the replacement of the flexible coupling in the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) on some 2011-2014 MY Optima (QF
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA084
    TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA084_R1
    TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electroni
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA091
    TSB: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some models listed below, which may exhibit a ticking noise while turning the steering w
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CLI017R4
    TSB: EV AND HYBRID A/C SYSTEM SERVICING REQUIREMENTS - The Soul Electric Vehicle (EV) and the Optima Hybrid use an A/C compressor that is driven by a high-voltage electric motor rather than by a belt. Both the motor and compressor are in on
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE019_CLOSED
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: OPTIMA HEV HYBRID COOLING FAN RESISTOR REPLACEMENT (SA094) - CLOSED
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE044
    "TSB: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY ORDERING AND RETURN PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN OUTLINES THE ORDERING AND RETURN PROCEDURE FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES FOR OPTIMA HYBRID VEHICLES (HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS ""HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERIES"" OR HV
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE044R1
    TSB: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY ORDERING AND RETURN PROCEDURE - This bulletin outlines the ordering and return procedure for high-voltage Lithium-ion batteries equipped on EV/hybrid vehicles (hereafter referred to as "high-voltage batteries" or H
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-077-R1
    TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE089
    TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE091R1
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091R3
    TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE147
    TSB - BMS LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P1B70 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Battery Management System (BMS) on some 2011-2016MY Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) vehicles, produced from February 15, 2011 through July 2
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE151
    TSB: BMS LOGIC IMPROVEMENT AFTER HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Battery Management System (BMS) on some 2011-2016MY Optima Hybrid (TF HEV) vehicles, produced from February
    Bulletin Number: TSBGEN060
    TSB: HYBRID FUEL EFFICIENCY TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURE - THE OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) OFFERS CUSTOMERS THE POTENTIAL OF EXCELLENT FUEL ECONOMY. HOWEVER, BECAUSE SOME CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ACHIEVING THE PUBLISHED EPA-RATED CITY/HIGHWAY
    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: TSBSC135
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC135R1
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141R1
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047R1
    TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA059
    HCU/TCU UPGRADE - FOR 100 MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS -THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF THE HYBRID CONTROL UNIT (HCU) AND THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) OF SOME 2011-2016 MY OPTIMA HYB
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA059R2
    TSB:HCU/TCU UPGRADE ? FOR 100 MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS - This bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) of some 2011~2016MY Optima
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA059_R3
    TSB - HCU/TCU UPGRADE ? FOR 100MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU)
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA059_R4
    TSB - HCU/TCU UPGRADE ? FOR 100MESH SOLENOID - EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the Hybrid Control Unit (HC
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA068
    TSB - HCU/TCU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P1744 (400 MESH EQUIPPED TRANSMISSIONS ONLY) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU) on some 2011-2012MY Optima Hybrid (TF HEV), produced from Febr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA068_CLOSED
    TSB: HCU/TCU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P1744 (400 MESH EQUIPPED TRANSMISSIONS ONLY) - TSB TRA068 CLOSED. REFER TO TSB TRA079/SA351
    Bulletin Number: TT039
    TECH TIP: Issues with Eco Gauge Needle - The ECO gauge needle never reaches the green shaded portion of the cluster, even on wide open throttle.
    Bulletin Number: TT040
    TECH TIP: DTCs POC17 and P1C76 not clearing - Perform the motor/HSG resolver calibration located in the S/W management section of the ?Motor Control Unit? (MCU) system.
    Bulletin Number: TT067
    "TECH TIP: DTC P1A89 - DC/DC CONVERTER CURRENT SENSOR FAULT SYMPTOM: DTC - MIL ┬┐ P1A89 DC/DC CONVERTER CURRENT SENSOR FAULT AND ILLUMINATED BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM WARNING LAMP IN THE CLUSTER. REPAIR: USE GDS/KDS TO CHECK THE LDC OUTPUT
    2011 KIA RIO
    Bulletin Number: 067
    KIA:MY RIO 2012-2013. THE IN-PANEL (IPM) MAY EXPERIENCE A DECREASE IN POWER STEERING ASSIST. *LJ
    Bulletin Number: 120
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    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: DEALERPSMSC122
    DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS 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, 20
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    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-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-021
    KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED RELATING TO THE BATTERY CABLE TERMINAL REPLACEMENT OF THE POSITIVE (+) AND THE NEGATIVE (-) ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-032
    KIA: PCM UPGRADE FOR TRANSMISSION LOGIC TO IMPROVE FUEL EFFICIENCY/CRUISE CONTROL. PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME MODEL VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-072
    KIA: THE AIR BAG OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM IN CERTAIN VEHICLES IS SENSITIVE AND CAN BE DEFEATED BY ELECTRONIC DEVICES OR WATER. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-135
    KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM UPGRADED SOFTWARE. MODEL 2006-2011 RIO. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
    TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD140
    TSB: FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT DIAGNOSIS AND REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT IN 2008~2011MY RIO (JB) VEHICLES. IF THE SE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-077-R1
    TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG120R1
    TSB: MUFFLER PIPE HANGER BRACKET REPLACEMENT - REVISED - SOME RIO VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2008 TO JULY 10, 2011, MAY EXPERIENCE A RATTLING NOISE WHILE DRIVING, EMANATING FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCED
    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: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    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
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA051
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    Bulletin Number: WTY002DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT
    Bulletin Number: WTY002DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (
    Bulletin Number: WTY002FORMRIO
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY002 RIO - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM TO
    Bulletin Number: WTY002OWNERRIO
    OWNER LETTER: WTY002 RIO - DEAR KIA RIO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA┬┐S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. TO THAT END, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT TO 15 YEAR
    Bulletin Number: WTY002QA
    "Q AND A: WTY002 - CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION"
    2011 KIA RON
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    Bulletin Number: 101
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 105
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 107
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS-211
    KIA: DUE TO DESIGN OF DRAIN HOLES IN VALLEY OF LAMBDA V6 ENGINES, A MISDIAGNOSE OF A POSSIBLE OIL LEAK SOURCE IN REAR MAIN SEAL OR OIL PAN, WHEN ACTUAL LEAKS COMING FROM ENGINE VALLEY,OIL FILTER HOUSING, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, AND/OR GASKET
    Bulletin Number: PS238
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS238
    PITSTOP: AUDIBLE TONE FROM BACK-UP ASSIST ALWAYS ON - IF YOU ENCOUNTER A CUSTOMER COMPLAINT RELATING TO THE AUDIBLE TONE FROM THE BACK-UP ASSIST FEATURE REMAINING ON AT ALL TIMES, INSPECT THE SENSORS IN THE REAR BUMPER FOR POSSIBLE COLLISIO
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS276
    PITSTOP: USB PORT AND SIRIUS® SATELLITE RADIO INOPERATIVE ON MODELS WITH BASE AUDIO - When diagnosing a customer concern related to multiple head unit replacements with a complaint related to an inoperative USB port and/or Sirius Satellite
    Bulletin Number: PS306
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS306
    PITSTOP: SECOND ROW SEAT RELEASE MECHANISM INOPERATIVE - When diagnosing a concern relating to a difficult to release or inoperative second row seat tumble feature, review this Article for instructions.
    Bulletin Number: PS382
    PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF
    Bulletin Number: PS474
    PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    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: SC102
    APPLICATION OF PREVENTATIVE ANTI CORROSION MATERIAL REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM AND SUSPENSION. 06/03/2014*LJ
    Bulletin Number: SC-102
    KIA: REVISED PROCEDURE ON APPLYING ADDITIONAL ANTI CORROSION MATERIAL TO SUSPENSION CROSS MEMBER AND REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS, ON SOME VEHICLES. MODEL 2006-2012 SEDONA. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SC-102
    KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES, TO PREVENT CORROSION ON SUSPENSION CROSS MEMBER AND REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM, PROCEDURE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON APPLICATION OF ANTI CORROSION MATERIAL. MODEL 2006-2012 SEDONA. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SC105DP
    SC105 -2011-2012 MY Sedona 3.5L Vehicles ECM/TCM Upgrade Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign - Dealer Principal Memo
    Bulletin Number: SC105DPSM
    SC105 -2011-2012 MY Sedona 3.5L Vehicles ECM/TCM Upgrade Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign - Dealer Parts & Service Manager Memo
    Bulletin Number: SC105OWNER
    SC105 -2011-2012 MY Sedona 3.5L Vehicles ECM/TCM Upgrade Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign - Owner Letter
    Bulletin Number: SC105POC
    SC105 -2011-2012 MY Sedona 3.5L Vehicles ECM/TCM Upgrade Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign - Proof of Correction Card
    Bulletin Number: SC105QA
    SC105 -2011-2012 MY Sedona 3.5L Vehicles ECM/TCM Upgrade Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign - QA
    Bulletin Number: SC135DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO
    Bulletin Number: SC135DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.
    Bulletin Number: SC135OWNER
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC135) - DEAR KIA OWNER, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE.
    Bulletin Number: SC135QA
    Q AND A (SC135/WTY009) - EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-044
    KIA: UNEVEN SHIFTING GEARS AND NO START CONDITION IN POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM). PROCEDURE FOR THE INHIBITOR SWITCH TO HAVE AN INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET INSTALLED ON IT. MODELS 2010-2012 SPORTAGE, SEDONA. *P
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-129
    KIA: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN ILLUMINATED MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. THE ETC ACTUATOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. *JS
    Bulletin Number: TSB-133
    KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS TO HAVE SOFTWARE UPGRADED TO CORRECT OR PREVENT THIS CONDITION. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENT
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
    TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD101R1
    TSB: FRONT DOOR GLASS RUN CHANNEL REPLACEMENT -This bulletin provides information on some Sedona (VQ) vehicles, produced from June 15, 2005 to May 06, 2013, which may experience wind noise coming from the sides of the windshield, at highwa
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD107
    TSB: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: FRONT DOOR GLASS RUN CHANNEL REPLACEMENT (SA167) - This bulletin provides information on some Sedona (VQ) vehicles, produced from June 15, 2005 through May 06, 2013, which may experience wind noise coming f
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD107R1
    TSB: FRONT DOOR GLASS RUN CHANNEL REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information on some Sedona (VQ) vehicles, produced from June 15, 2005 through May 06, 2013, which may experience wind noise coming from the front door window/door frame
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG133R2
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC P0638 AND ETC MOTOR CLEANING (SA153) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2013MY Sorento 3.5L MPI vehicles, produced from October 25, 2009
    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-SC105R1
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN - ECM/TCM SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SC105) - This bulletin provides information related to an inspection of the current ECM ROM ID and, if necessary, an upgrade of the ECM/TCM software on some 2011MY Sedona
    Bulletin Number: TSBSC135
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC135R1
    TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA044
    TSB: 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET INSTALLATION - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME SPORTAGE AND SEDONA VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 01, 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A NO-START C
    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
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047R1
    TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA051
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    Bulletin Number: VOLUME 17 ISS 4
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    Bulletin Number: 041
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 042
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 047
    KIA 2011-2016 MY SPORTAGE : THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR ON CERTAIN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE EQUIPPED SPORTAGE VEHICLES, WILL EXHIBIT AN INOPERATIVE AWD SYSTEM WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. *LJ
    Bulletin Number: 051
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 093
    KIA: THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITH AN INTERNAL TROUBLE CODE STORED. THEERE IS A PROCEDURE FOR UPDATING THE POWER CONTROL MODULE. 2011 SORENTO. *RM
    Bulletin Number: 093
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 099
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: 140
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: CS1603DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: CS1603 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE DOOR LATCHES IN 2011 MY SORENTO VEHICLES. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT AFTER EXTENDED USAGE OVER YEARS, THE
    Bulletin Number: CS1603DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: CS1603 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE DOOR LATCHES IN 2011 MY SORENTO VEHICLES. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT AFTER EXTENDED USAGE
    Bulletin Number: CS1603FORM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: CS1603 - 2011MY KIA SORENTO DOOR LATCHES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT AND/OR REAR DOOR LATCHES REPAIRED OR REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURS
    Bulletin Number: CS1603OWNER
    OWNER LETTER: CS1603 - CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING A KIA SORENTO. BECAUSE KIA VALUES YOU AS OUR CUSTOMER, WE ARE CONDUCTING A CUS
    Bulletin Number: CS1603QA
    Q AND A: CS1603 ┬┐ 2011 MY KIA SORENTO DOOR LATCHES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM Q & A
    Bulletin Number: DC_20180828
    DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS - Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for fire
    Bulletin Number: DC_20181026
    DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, OCTOBER 26 2018 UPDATE - Dear Kia Retailer, We wrote to you in late August to provide you with an update regarding news reports regarding non-collision fires in Kia vehicles and NHTSA?s annou
    Bulletin Number: PS-138
    KIA: PITSTOP-NO DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS. SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.5L PRODUCED PRIOR TO 4/8/10 MAY SET A P0300 DTC WITH NO INDICATION OF ENGINE ROUGHNESS OR MIS-FIRE. DURING VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND TESTING THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR P/N
    Bulletin Number: PS162
    KIA MOTORS: THERE MAY BE EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM FAULT CODES CAUSED BY SPIDER WEBS AROUND THE AIR FILTER. *RM
    Bulletin Number: PS162R1
    PITSTOP: SORENTO (XM) WITH DTC CODES P0449 OR P2422 - SOME SORENTO (XM) VEHICLES MAY SET A DTC FLOW P0449 OR P2422 WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY SPIDER WEBS IN AND AROUND THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS VENT LINES CREATING THE SET DTC. TO REPAIR THIS CO
    Bulletin Number: PS-211
    KIA: DUE TO DESIGN OF DRAIN HOLES IN VALLEY OF LAMBDA V6 ENGINES, A MISDIAGNOSE OF A POSSIBLE OIL LEAK SOURCE IN REAR MAIN SEAL OR OIL PAN, WHEN ACTUAL LEAKS COMING FROM ENGINE VALLEY,OIL FILTER HOUSING, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, AND/OR GASKET
    Bulletin Number: PS224R1
    PITSTOP: VENTILATED SEAT OPERATION - SOME VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH VENTILATED FRONT SEATS TO IMPROVE OCCUPANT COMFORT BY DRAWING INTERIOR VEHICLE AIR TEMPERATURE THROUGH THE SEATING SURFACES. THE CUSTOMER PERCEPTION MAY BE THAT THE SEAT I
    Bulletin Number: PS235R1
    PITSTOP: HORN ANSWER BACK OR PARKING LAMPS INOP WHEN LOCKING DOORS WITH RKE/SMK FOB - When addressing a customer complaint related to an inoperative parking light confirmation flash, and/or audible answer back when locking the vehicle with
    Bulletin Number: PS252
    "PITSTOP: 2011MY SORENTO STOP LAMP SWITCH INOPERATIVE AFTER PERFORMING CAMPAIGN SC098 - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING A SMALL NUMBER OF NONFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCHES IN SORENTO (XM) VEHICLES, AFTER PERFORMING VOLUNTARY SAF
    Bulletin Number: PS-252
    KIA: SOME VEHICLES HAVE AN INCORRECT STOP LAMP SWITCH, THAT IS INOPERATIVE, DUE TO AN IMPROPER REPAIR OF STOP LAMP SWITCH UNDER RECALL CAMPAIGN SC098 WAS PERFORMED. MODEL 2011 SORENTO. *PE
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS269
    PITSTOP: GRINDING OR CREAKING NOISE WHEN TURNING - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING A POTENTIAL GRINDING OR CREAKING NOISE HEARD FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN TURNING THE WHEEL QUICKLY AT SLOW SPEEDS, ON SOME 2011 - 2013MY S
    Bulletin Number: PS269
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS271
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS-271
    KIA: A REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE IS IN PLACE FOR VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION ACTUATOR (VCMA), ON SOME VEHICLES, THAT ARE EXPERIENCING ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) AND CONCERNS ABOUT DRIVABILITY. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENTO. *
    Bulletin Number: PS284
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS387
    PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEADUNIT AND SD CARD COMPATIBILITY - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO POSSIBLE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES BETWEEN NAVIGATION HEAD UNITS AND SD CARDS WHEN REPLACING HEAD UNITS FOR MULTIMEDIA ISSUES. IF AFTER REPL
    Bulletin Number: PS474
    PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    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-079
    KIA: IN SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINE PRODUCED 10/23/09-12/14/09 AND VEHICLES WITH 3.5L ENGINE PRODUCED 10/23/09-01/21/10, AN EMS CONNECTOR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY SNAPPED INTO PLACE. KIA HAS IDENTIFIED TWO FIELD VEHICLES WHICH DID NO
    Bulletin Number: SC-082
    KIA: INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS BE REPAIRED FOR THIS CONCERN. TWO COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED SIMULTANEOUSLY TO CORRECT THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. *PE UPDATED 11/22/10. *PE UP
    Bulletin Number: SC-082 REV 3
    KIA: INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. ALTHOUGH SOME MIGHT NOT HAVE A DIRECT COMPLAINT RELATED TO A CLUNK OR SQUEALING NOISE FROM THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT
    Bulletin Number: SC-085
    KIA: VEHICLES BUILT 4/6/10-7/16-10. SEAT U BRACKET INSTALLATION. THE STRUCTURAL TUBE UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY HAVE BEEN OVER EXPANDED, CAUSING PRESSURE ON AND DEFORMATION OF THE INBOARD BRACKET. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SC-091 REV 2
    KIA: THE COIL SPRINGS MAY COLLECT ROCKS IN THE FRONT STRUT AND CAUSE DAMAGE. THERE MAY ALSO BE A SQUEAKING NOISE. 2011 SORENTO. *RM UPDATED 1/23/12. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SC106DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: KIA DEALER PRINCIPALS - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign on certain 2011-2013 MY Sorento vehicles with the 3.5 liter engine, to upgrade the Engine Control Module (?ECM?) L
    Bulletin Number: SC106DSM
    DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to upgrade the Engine Control Module (?ECM?) logic on certain 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles equipped
    Bulletin Number: SC106OWNER
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to reprogram the Engine Control Module in certain 2011-2013 model year Sorento vehicles.
    Bulletin Number: SC106QA
    Q AND A - SC106 - 2011-2013 MY SORENTO ECM LOGIC UPGRADE VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN
    Bulletin Number: SC119
    KIA 2011 SORENTO, 2010 SOUL, 2010 FORTE : PROCEDURES TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVES STEMS TO PREVENT LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE IN SOME VEHICLES. THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY IN WHEELS WILL CRACK IF BECOME CORRODED. *LJ UPDATED 10/02/15. *PE
    Bulletin Number: SC119DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY SOUL, 2010 MY FORTE, AND 2011 MY SORENTO VEHICL
    Bulletin Number: SC119DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA PARTS & SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES TO PREVENT GRADUAL LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE IN C
    Bulletin Number: SC119OWNERSORENT
    OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2011 MY SORENTO VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERE
    Bulletin Number: SC119QA
    "Q AND A: FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC119) 2010 MY FORTE, 2010 MY SOUL, AND 2011 MY SORENTO REPLACEMENT OF THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY"
    Bulletin Number: SC141DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia 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
    Bulletin Number: SC141DPSM
    SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
    Bulletin Number: SC141OWNERXM
    SC141 - SORENTO OWNER LETTER - Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain 2011-2014 MY Sorento vehicles that
    Bulletin Number: SC141QA
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-013
    KIA: SERVICE ACTION-STARTER SOLENOID WIRE CONTACT WITH COOLANT LINE BRACKET. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L ENGINES. THERE MAY BE INTERMITTENT WIRE CONTACT ON THE STEEL COOLANT PIPE FLANGE, WHERE THE ST
    Bulletin Number: TSB-014
    KIA: THERE MAY BE A CONDITION WHERE THE BATTERY LIGHT/CHARGING SYSTEM WILL BE ILLUMINATED. THERE COULD BE NO CHARGE AND THERE IS A PROCESS FOR REPLACING THE ALTERNATOR. *RM UPDATED ON 06/08/2011. *KB
    Bulletin Number: TSB-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-026
    KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SOFTWARE UPGRADE AVAILABLE FOR SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION. THIS SOFTWARE UPGRADE WILL COR4RECT A CONCERN WHICH MAY CAUSE THE HAC (HILL START ASSIST CON
    Bulletin Number: TSB-045(REV 1)
    KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING INSTALLING AN INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET ON INHIBITOR SWITCH DUE TO AN UNEVEN ENGAGEMENT WHEN SHIFTING GEARS OR A NO START CONDITION IN POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM). MODELS 2011-2012 SORENTO.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-058
    KIA: EXTERIOR BULB REPLACEMENT. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO VEHICLES BUILT THAT MAY EXPERIENCE REDUCED LIFE FOR SOME OF THE EXTERIOR BULBS. EVEN THOUGH A CUSTOMER'S INITIAL CONCERN IS ONLY IN REGARDS TO A SINGLE BULB, ITS RECOMMENDED
    Bulletin Number: TSB-062
    KIA: CAUTION DURING AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT SERVICING. DESCRIBES PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY DURING AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) RELATED DIAGNOSIS/REPAIR/REPLACEMENT TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT DURING SERVICING. AS AN ADDED SAFETY FEATURE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-072
    KIA: THE AIR BAG OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM IN CERTAIN VEHICLES IS SENSITIVE AND CAN BE DEFEATED BY ELECTRONIC DEVICES OR WATER. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-087
    KIA: THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-101
    KIA MOTORS: 2011-2012 SORENTO. MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-129
    KIA: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN ILLUMINATED MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. THE ETC ACTUATOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. *JS
    Bulletin Number: TSB-133
    KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS TO HAVE SOFTWARE UPGRADED TO CORRECT OR PREVENT THIS CONDITION. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-139
    KIA: AFTER ENGINE HAS STARTED, WOULD HAVE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), CAUSED BY AN INOPERATIVE VCM ACTUATOR, ON SOME VEHICLES, OR AN INOPERATIVE VALVE LINKAGE IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENTO.
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD090R1
    TSB: DRIVER?S SIDE POWER SEAT TRIM COVER REPLACEMENT AND WASHER RELOCATION - This bulletin provides information about some 2011~12MY Sorento models produced before November 1, 2011 that may experience a loose or disengaged driver?s side sea
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD093R1
    TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - REVISED - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN RELA
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD093R3
    TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - This bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 to November 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to the
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD093R5
    TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN RELATED TO THE
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
    TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD099
    TSB: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: SORENTO FUEL FILLER DOOR OPERATION UPGRADE (SA146) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A HARD
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD099R1
    TSB: SORENTO FUEL FILLER DOOR OPERATION UPGRADE - This bulletin provides information related to some Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 15, 2009 to September 29, 2011, which may exhibit a hard to open fuel filler door.
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD102
    TSB: SEAT BACK COVER REMOVAL PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE FRONT SEAT BACK COVERS ON OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XMA).
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD118
    SERVICE ACTION: INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE PEELING (SA203) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE INSIDE CHROME DOOR HANDLE(S) ON SOME 2011MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JULY, 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY, 2011 WHICH
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD150
    TSB: FRONT DOOR LATCH CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1603) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE INSPECTION, UPGRADE AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF DOOR LATCHES ON 2011MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT AFTER EXTENDED
    Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD150R1
    TSB: FRONT DOOR LATCH - CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1603) - This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection, upgrade and/or replacement of door latches on 2011MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles. Kia has determined that after extende
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA041
    TSB: FRONT STRUT AND DUST COVER REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front struts and dust covers on some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XM) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 through January 21, 2013, which may
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA042CLOSED
    TSB-CHA042 IS CLOSED AS OF 1/12/2015. REFER TO CHA051.
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA047
    TSB: AWD SYSTEM HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR OF SOME ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) EQUIPPED 2011~2016MY SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM MAY 6, 2010 THROUGH FEB
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA051
    TSB: COMBINED TSB / SERVICE ACTION: FRONT STRUT BEARING REPLACEMENT (SA178) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING THE FRONT STRUT BEARINGS ON SOME 2011- 2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 THROUGH JA
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA059
    TSB: 2WD HUB/REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR WHEEL HUBS OF SOME OF SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH APRIL 4TH, 2012, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A DIAGNOSTIC TROUBL
    Bulletin Number: TSBCLI026
    TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES (SEE PRODUCTION DATES ON PAGE 3), WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CLI026R1
    TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor of some 2011-2014MY Optima (TF/QF) and 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles ONLY (see production dates on
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE051R1
    SERVICE ACTION: DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REFLASH PROCEDURE (SA143A) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME SORENTO (XM) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 TO MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE DRIVER┬┐S
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE051R2
    TSB: DRIVER┬┐S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 THROUGH MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE DRIVER┬┐S SIDE WINDOW. TO COR
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-077-R1
    TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE089
    TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE091R1
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091R3
    TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE108
    TSB: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011MY ┬┐ 2015MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES. IF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON WITH ANY OF THE DTCS LISTED BELOW, FOLLOW
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE179
    TSB: HALOGEN LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen low beam bulb connector on some 2011 - 2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, wh
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG133R2
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC P0638 AND ETC MOTOR CLEANING (SA153) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2013MY Sorento 3.5L MPI vehicles, produced from October 25, 2009
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG139R1
    TSB: VCMA DIAGNOSIS - MIL ON WITH DTC P200A - This bulletin provides information for some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L MPI engine, which may exhibit a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) with DTC P200A,
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG140R1
    TSB: 3.5 L MPI - COLD ENGINE START-UP CHATTER - This bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with the 3.5 L engine and produced from October 26, 2009 to July 14, 2012, which may exhibit a 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: TSBSC119R1
    "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC119 HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ┬┐ALL STATES┬┐. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEMS TO PREVE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141R1
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SST033
    TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL - This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being damaged
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA045R1
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET INSTALLATION (SA126) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2009 TO FEBRUARY 25, 2011 WHICH MAY EXPERI
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047R1
    TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA051
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    Bulletin Number: TT016
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT035
    TECH TIP: DTC P200A returns after VCMA replacement and reflash procedure - Test the vehicle battery with the GR8. If the battery fails the test then it should be replaced and the VCMA relearn procedure should be performed with the GDS.
    Bulletin Number: TT035
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT036
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT036
    TECH TIP: Finding the correct wiring diagram for reverse input into audio head unit - If this vehicle is equipped with Navigation, then see wiring diagram for ?Back-Up Lamps? and you will see the Back-Up input into the audio unit. Also veri
    Bulletin Number: TT038
    TECH TIP: Oil Leak in Rear Main Seal Area - Most oil leaks on this engine are found in the top of the engine, under the intake manifold. In some cases, oil may leak from the filter housings where they mate with the block, or from the oil pr
    Bulletin Number: TT046
    TECH TIP: Passenger seat not as warm as the driver?s seat - There will be a difference in temperature between the RH and LH cushions. The same heaters are used in the cushions of both seats, but the RH cushion has a body sensor mat applied
    Bulletin Number: TT046
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT059
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: TT059
    TECH TIP: Difficulty Programming SMK - Process to troubleshoot difficulty programming SMK because the vehicle won?t power up.
    Bulletin Number: VSC148DP
    SC148DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 - 2015 MY Sorento
    Bulletin Number: VSC148DPSM
    SC148DPSM - DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 -
    Bulletin Number: VSC148OWNER
    SC148OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER -Notifying owners that Kia is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011-2015 MY Sorento 2-
    Bulletin Number: VSC148QA
    SC148QA - CAMPAIGN QUESTION AND ANSWERS REGARDING SC148QA
    Bulletin Number: VSC148TSB
    TSB: REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR HOUSING COVER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC148) - VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to inspect, clean and seal or, if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor (WS
    Bulletin Number: VSC149DP
    SC149DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento vehicles manufactured from April 25,
    Bulletin Number: VSC149DPSM
    SC149DPSM - DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer parts and service managers of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento ve
    Bulletin Number: VSC149OWNER
    SC149OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER REGARDING SC149.
    Bulletin Number: VSC149QA
    SC149QA -CAMPAIGN QUESTION AND ANSWER REGARDING SC149.
    Bulletin Number: VSC149TSBR1
    TSB: SC149R1 - HALOGEN HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT (SC149) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on some 2011-2012MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from Apri
    Bulletin Number: WTY003DEALERP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY003 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE DRIVER┬┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011-2015 MY SORENTO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM 10/24/2009 THROUGH 12/17/2014, TO FIFTEEN (1
    Bulletin Number: WTY003DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY003 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE DRIVER┬┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON THE 2011-2015 MY SORENTO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM 10/24/2009 THROUGH 12/17
    Bulletin Number: WTY003FORM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY003 - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM TO KIA, A
    Bulletin Number: WTY003OWNER
    OWNER LETTER: WTY003 - DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE DRIVER┬┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY TO 15 YEARS WITH UNLIMITED MILEAGE, STARTING FROM THE DATE OF FIRST SERVICE. THE CLOCKSPRING IS AN ELE
    Bulletin Number: WTY003QA
    Q AND A: WTY003 - 2011-2015 MY SORENTO DRIVER┬┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Q & A
    Bulletin Number: WTY012_DP
    Attention: All Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage to all owners of the 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, for the halo
    Bulletin Number: WTY012_DPSM
    Attention: All Kia Parts & Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage to all owners of the 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, f
    Bulletin Number: WTY012_OWNR_XM
    Dear Kia Sorento Owner - Kia Motors America, Inc. takes pride in providing you with high quality and dependable vehicles. In order to maintain these standards, Kia is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage, to all owners of 201
    Bulletin Number: WTY012_QA
    Q & A - 2011-2013 MY SORENTO HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION
    Bulletin Number: WTY012_REIMB_XM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM - WTY012 â¿¿ 2011-2013 MY SORENTO HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR WIRING HARNESS NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION
    2011 KIA SOUL
    Bulletin Number: 096
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    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: DEALERPSMSC122
    DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS 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, 20
    Bulletin Number: OWNERSC122SOUL
    OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC122) - DEAR KIA SOUL OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2010-2013 MY SOUL VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY S
    Bulletin Number: PS067_R1
    PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS382
    PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    Bulletin Number: PS474
    PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    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: SC119
    KIA 2011 SORENTO, 2010 SOUL, 2010 FORTE : PROCEDURES TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVES STEMS TO PREVENT LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE IN SOME VEHICLES. THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY IN WHEELS WILL CRACK IF BECOME CORRODED. *LJ UPDATED 10/02/15. *PE
    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-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-018
    KIA: INFORMATION IS PROVIDED REGARDING INCORRECTLY MARKED TERMINAL BATTERY COVER WITH NEGATIVE SYMBOL ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-020
    KIA: PERTAINING TO INFORMATION ON SOME VEHICLES, THE BATTERY CABLE TERMINAL WILL REPLACE THE POSITIVE (+) AND THE NEGATIVE (-). *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-069
    KIA: THE MAIN POWER WINDOW SWITCH ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE MAY NOT OPERATE CORRECTLY. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
    TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD096
    SERVICE ACTION: HORN ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND UPGRADE PROCEDURE (SA144) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE HORN ASSEMBLY ON SOME SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 TO NOVEMBER 30
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA044
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA044R1
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur
    Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA044R2
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - Rev 2 - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA074
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS MOTOR OF SOME VEHICLES WHICH MIGHT EXPERIENCE A ┬┐KNOCK┬┐ NOISE ORIGINATING FROM THE MDPS, WHE
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA074R1
    TSB REV1: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS MOTOR OF SOME VEHICLES WHICH MIGHT EXPERIENCE A ┬┐KNOCK┬┐ NOISE ORIGINATING FROM THE MDPS
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA074_R2
    TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin is issued to provide information about the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some vehicles which might experience a ⿿knock⿝ noise originating from the
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-077-R1
    TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE091R1
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091R3
    TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.
    Bulletin Number: TSBFUE024
    TSB: ECM UPGRADE - KNOCK IMPROVEMENT DTC P0328 - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2010-2011MY SOUL (AM) 1.6L VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH TH
    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: TSB-SST033
    TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL - This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being damaged
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    Bulletin Number: 047
    KIA 2011-2016 MY SPORTAGE : THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR ON CERTAIN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE EQUIPPED SPORTAGE VEHICLES, WILL EXHIBIT AN INOPERATIVE AWD SYSTEM WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. *LJ
    Bulletin Number: 091
    KIA: A MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITH POSSIBLE MISFIRE CODES PRESENT. IT IS A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. 2011 SPORTAGE. *RM UPDATED ON 06/08/2011
    Bulletin Number: 112
    KIA: VCM ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT AND ECM UPGRADE-TD/SL 2.0/2.4L MIL ON WITH DTC P200A. *KB
    Bulletin Number: DC_20190125
    RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, January 25, 2019 Update - Dear Kia Retailer, At Kia, safety is a top priority and we wrote to you last August and again last October to provide you with updates regarding news reports about non-collision fires in K
    Bulletin Number: PI1803_OWN#2_SPG
    OWNER LETTER: Dear Kia Sportage Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2011-2013 MY Sportage vehicles equipped with 2.0L Turbocharged GDI ("T-GDI") engines to
    Bulletin Number: PI1803WX_TSB_R3
    TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection S
    Bulletin Number: PI1803WX_TSB_R4
    TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection S
    Bulletin Number: PS209R1
    PITSTOP: RATTLE NOISE FROM DASH OR GLOVE BOX AREA ABOVE 50 MPH - A CUSTOMER COMPLAINT OF A STEADY RATTLE NOISE, WHICH INCREASES WITH INTENSITY ABOVE 50 MPH, MAY BE DUE TO WIND BUFFETING ACROSS THE INSULATOR AT THE REAR OPENING OF THE LEFT A
    Bulletin Number: PS224R1
    PITSTOP: VENTILATED SEAT OPERATION - SOME VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH VENTILATED FRONT SEATS TO IMPROVE OCCUPANT COMFORT BY DRAWING INTERIOR VEHICLE AIR TEMPERATURE THROUGH THE SEATING SURFACES. THE CUSTOMER PERCEPTION MAY BE THAT THE SEAT I
    Bulletin Number: PS240
    PITSTOP: EWGA INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE - ON SOME SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0 T-GDI ENGINES, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) MAY ILLUMINATE WITH A STORED, OR ACTIVE, P2562 DTC - TURBOCHARGER BOOST CONTROL POSITIO
    Bulletin Number: PS240
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS266R1
    PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
    Bulletin Number: PS315
    PIT STOP: GDI INJECTOR SPRAY TIP DEPOSITS - A design feature of vehicles equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. Therefore, it is complet
    Bulletin Number: PS329
    PITSTOP: ADJUSTING REAR HATCH CLOSING EFFORT - When encountering a customer concern related to excessive rear hatch closing effort on some 2011MY to 2014MY Sportage (SL) vehicles, first, verify the customer concern by comparing the closing
    Bulletin Number: PS329
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: PS382
    PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF
    Bulletin Number: PS469
    PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA
    Bulletin Number: PS474
    PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.
    Bulletin Number: PS493
    TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe
    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: PT20201-0002R3
    PARTS BULLLETIN: 20201-0002 (Revision 3.1) - This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage vehicles.
    Bulletin Number: PT20201-0002R4
    PARTS BULLETIN - THETA II ENGINE SAFETY RECALL (SC147) - This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage veh
    Bulletin Number: SB-086
    KIA: MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITHOUT ANY DRIVEABLE SYMPTOMS. THERE MAY BE FIVE POSSIBLE TROUBLE CODES STORED. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SC-086
    KIA: SOME 2011 SPORTAGE VEHICLES THE WINDOWS MAY NOT RAISE OR LOWERED WITH THE POWER SWITCHES. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SC141DP
    DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia 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
    Bulletin Number: SC141DPSM
    SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
    Bulletin Number: SC141OWNERSL
    SERVICE CAMPAIGN: OWNER LETTER - Advises Owners of certain 2011-2014 MY Sportage vehicles currently registered in the states where heavy amounts of road salt are used of a service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion material to underb
    Bulletin Number: SC141QA
    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT
    Bulletin Number: TSB-015
    KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSB-022
    KIA: PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BATTERY POSITIVE CABLE TERMINAL ON SOME VEHICLES. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-025
    KIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS
    Bulletin Number: TSB-040
    KIA: SOFTWARE UPGRADE. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH NAVIGATION BUILT FROM THE START OF PRODUCT 7/22/10 THAT MAY EXHIBIT ANNOUNCEMENT VOICE VOLUME THAT IS LOWER THAN NORMAL AS COMPARED TO OTHE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-044
    KIA: UNEVEN SHIFTING GEARS AND NO START CONDITION IN POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM). PROCEDURE FOR THE INHIBITOR SWITCH TO HAVE AN INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET INSTALLED ON IT. MODELS 2010-2012 SPORTAGE, SEDONA. *P
    Bulletin Number: TSB-048
    KIA: THE SHIFT KNOB TRIM RING NEEDS TO BE REPLACED ON SOME VEHICLES, DUE TO DIFFICULT IN DEPRESSING A/T BUTTON, CAUSING A DECREASED CLEARANCE BETWEEN SHIFT BUTTON AND TRIM RING. MODELS 2011-2012 SPORTAGE. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-083
    KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE
    Bulletin Number: TSB-096
    KIA MOTORS: 2011 OPTIMA. THERE IS A SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT ON AND A TROUBLE CODE STORED DUE TO A SOFTWARE PROBLEM. *RM
    Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
    TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI
    Bulletin Number: TSBCHA047
    TSB: AWD SYSTEM HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR OF SOME ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) EQUIPPED 2011~2016MY SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM MAY 6, 2010 THROUGH FEB
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-077-R1
    TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE089
    TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE091R1
    TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level
    Bulletin Number: TSBELE091R3
    TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG083_R1
    TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to all Kia vehicles equipped with Gasoline
    Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG130R1
    TSB: ECM UPGRADE ? REFLASH AND EWGA ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE (SA 149) - On some Sportage (SL) vehicles, produced from May 1, 2011 to January 1, 2012, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may illuminate with DTC P2562 and/or P2565. Inspect the
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG172
    TSB - SERVICE ACTION: TURBO OIL FEED LINE REPLACEMENT (SA300) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the turbo oil feed line on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from November 1, 2010 through August 30, 2011, 2012-2015MY Opt
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG201_R1
    TSB: THETA ENGINE SERVICE KIT - This bulletin provides the procedure to install the Theta Engine Service Kit on 21101 2GK05QQKR and 21101 2GK07QQKR engines for 2011-2013MY Optima (QF, TF) and Sportage (SL) vehicles. Due to process changes,
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG205
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn
    Bulletin Number: TSBENG205_R1
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn
    Bulletin Number: TSB-FUE025
    TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0300 AND/OR P0301, P0302, P0303 AND P0304 (SA151) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2012MY Optima (TF), produced from July 16 ,2010 to
    Bulletin Number: TSB-FUE026
    TSB: MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 - DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - This bulletin provides information related to some Optima (TF/QF), Sportage (SL), Sorento (XM) and Cadenza (VG) vehicles, which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminate
    Bulletin Number: TSBGEN040R1
    "TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SPORTAGE (SL) AVN SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA050) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF 2011 SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES, EQUIPPED WITH NAVIGATION, BUILT FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION TO JULY 22, 2
    Bulletin Number: TSBGEN076
    TSB: PROPER OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY SELECTION FOR TURBO EQUIPPED VEHICLES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROPER ENGINE OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY TO BE USED WHEN SERVICING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TURBOCHARGER. IN ADDITION TO
    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-SC141
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SC141R1
    TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
    Bulletin Number: TSB-SST033
    TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL - This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being damaged
    Bulletin Number: TSBSST041
    TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA044
    TSB: 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET INSTALLATION - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME SPORTAGE AND SEDONA VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 01, 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A NO-START C
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047R1
    TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA047_R2
    TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA048
    TSB: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT KNOB TRIM RING REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE (SA147) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the shift knob trim ring on some Sportage (SL) vehicles, produced from May 6, 2010 to June 8, 2011 (2011M
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049
    TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA049R1
    TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA051
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
    Bulletin Number: TSBTRA051R1
    TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┬┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, P0773
    Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA055
    TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.
    Bulletin Number: TT019
    SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_DP
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - DEALER PRINCIPAL LETTER - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine fro
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_DSM
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER - Attention: All Kia Dealer Service Managers, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect th
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_OWNER_SP
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - OWNER LETTER - Dear Kia Sportage Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2011-2013 MY Sportage vehicles equipped with 2.
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_QA
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_TSB
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - TSB - ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE - This document is the Technical Service Bulletin for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Eng
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803_TSB_R1
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine C
    Bulletin Number: VPI1803WX_TSB
    PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803) titled ?Knock Sensor Dete
    Bulletin Number: WTY007DEALERPSM
    DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY007 - 2011-2014 MY SPORTAGE 2.0L TURBO GDI & 2.4L GDI ENGINE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY COVERAGE OF THE KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE S
    Bulletin Number: WTY007FORM
    REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY007 - 2011┬┐2014 MY SPORTAGE 2.0L TURBO GDI & 2.4L GDI ENGINE WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE REPAIRED/REPLACED DUE TO CONNECTING ROD FAILURE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMB
    Bulletin Number: WTY007OWNER
    OWNER LETTER: WTY007 - 2011-2014 MY SPORTAGE 2.0L TURBO GDI AND 2.4L GDI ENGINE WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPORTAGE VEHICLE OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. IN ORDER TO MA
    Bulletin Number: WTYCS201605RETIR
    CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2016-05 - RETIRED FOR CERTAIN SPORAGE MODEL YEARS - SEE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2017-02. FOR OTHER SPORTAGE MODELS, SEE WTY BULLETIN 2017-09 (SC147).

     

    Recalls for 2011 Kia

    2011 KIA FORTE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:02/24/2009 - 08/31/2012
    Potential Units Affected:507587

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

    Consequence:

    If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
    2011 KIA FORTE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:08/27/2010 - 11/11/2010
    Potential Units Affected:10240

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles manufactured August 27, 2010, to November 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.

    Consequence:

    If enough transmission fluid leaks out, the transmission may not function properly and the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall began March 30, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC129.
    2011 KIA FORTE KOUP
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:02/15/2011 - 08/31/2012
    Potential Units Affected:507587

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

    Consequence:

    If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:08/12/2010 - 05/15/2014
    Potential Units Affected:618160

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

    Consequence:

    Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 20, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:08/12/2010 - 04/24/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:08/12/2010 - 05/15/2014
    Potential Units Affected:71653

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

    Consequence:

    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    Action:

    Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:06/05/2009 - 08/31/2012
    Potential Units Affected:507587

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

    Consequence:

    If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:08/12/2010 - 04/24/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:08/12/2010 - 05/15/2014
    Potential Units Affected:71653

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

    Consequence:

    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    Action:

    Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
    2011 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:02/24/2009 - 08/31/2012
    Potential Units Affected:507587

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

    Consequence:

    If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:08/12/2010 - 08/14/2012
    Potential Units Affected:507587

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

    Consequence:

    If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:06/15/2005 - 08/14/2012
    Potential Units Affected:79867

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Kia Sedona vehicles manufactured from June 15, 2005, through August 14, 2012 originally sold in, or currently registered in Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion resulting from prolonged exposure to salty environments.

    Consequence:

    A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners and dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them, free of charge. The recall began on December 20, 2013. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall number is SC100.
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:06/15/2005 - 08/14/2012
    Potential Units Affected:97884

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Kia Sedona vehicles manufactured from June 15, 2005, through August 14, 2012 and originally sold in, or currently registered in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion from salt water exposure such as from road salt use.

    Consequence:

    A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners and dealers will replace the front lower control arms on 2006-2007 models. 2008-2012 models will either have their front lower control arms replaced or additional anti-corrosion coating will be applied. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2016. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC133.
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:06/02/2007 - 12/31/2010
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:06/02/2007 - 12/31/2010
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SEDONA
    NHTSA Campaign ID:LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:06/15/2005 - 04/04/2014
    Potential Units Affected:219800

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Kia Sedona vehicles manufactured from June 15, 2005, through April 04, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

    Consequence:

    If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners and dealers will replace the secondary hood latch or clean and lubricate the latch, depending on the vehicle's location and the condition of the latch. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2016. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall number is SC134.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:01/01/2010 - 05/22/2010
    Potential Units Affected:12690

    Defect Description:

    KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO 2WD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND 2.4L ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION THROUGH MAY 22, 2010. THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY SUFFER FROM NOISE AND EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR. CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION LEADS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHIRRING/WHINING NOISE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

    Consequence:

    DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR AND INTERMEDIATE SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:10/19/2009 - 01/31/2013
    Potential Units Affected:377062

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 19, 2009, to January 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if excessive force is applied to the gear shift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack allowing the transmission being able to be shifted out of "Park" without the brakes being depressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."

    Consequence:

    Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll, which may result in a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge. The recall began on November 9, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC124.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:11/21/2006 - 06/24/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:11/21/2006 - 06/24/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:10/23/2009 - 07/30/2010
    Potential Units Affected:35185

    Defect Description:

    KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SOUL AND MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 THROUGH JULY 30, 2010. A LIMITED NUMBER OF WIRING HARNESSES SUPPLIED BY JCI AND USED FOR THE LIGHTING IN THE KIA SOUL VEHICLE'S ADVANCED LIGHTING SPEAKERS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT DOOR TRIM PANELS, AND THE KIA SORENTO VEHICLE'S INTERIOR ACCENT ILLUMINATION, LOCATED IN THE FRONT AND REAR DOOR TRIM PANELS, MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY SOLDERED.

    Consequence:

    WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY OCCUR THAT CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESSES FOR THE LIGHTS IN THE KIA SOUL VEHICLE'S ADVANCED LIGHTING SPEAKERS, AND THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE KIA SORENTO VEHICLE'S INTERIOR ACCENT ILLUMINATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2011 KIA SORENTO
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
    Manufacturer:KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Manufacture Dates:09/14/2010 - 10/04/2010
    Potential Units Affected:7697

    Defect Description:

    KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2010. SOME OF THE REAR BRAKE CALIPERS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MACHINED.

    Consequence:

    AS A RESULT, BRAKE FLUID WILL LEAK, FOLLOWED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT INDICATING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IS LOW AND SHOULD BE CHECKED, THEN A SOFT OR SPONGY BRAKE PEDAL FEEL, AND IF NOT SERVICED, REDUCED BRAKING POWER WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR CALIPERS AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 10, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
    2011 KIA SOUL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:01/08/2009 - 06/14/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SOUL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:01/08/2009 - 06/14/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SOUL
    NHTSA Campaign ID:STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:01/08/2009 - 10/02/2013
    Potential Units Affected:95314

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured January 8, 2009, to October 2, 2013, equipped with a sun roof. A headliner plate may detach during deployment of the curtain air bag.

    Consequence:

    A detached headliner plate may increase the risk of injury to the occupant during a vehicle crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install industrial adhesive strips to secure the headliner plates, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC112.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:12/30/2010 - 08/30/2013
    Potential Units Affected:71653

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

    Consequence:

    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    Action:

    Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:12/30/2010 - 08/30/2013
    Potential Units Affected:618160

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

    Consequence:

    Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 20, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:06/11/2010 - 02/13/2012
    Potential Units Affected:32296

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Kia Sportage vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage.

    Consequence:

    A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    The remedy for this recall is still under development. An interim owner notification was mailed on April 10, 2019. A second letter will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC174.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:03/07/2011 - 06/08/2011
    Potential Units Affected:7722

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sportage vehicles manufactured March 7, 2011, to June 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.

    Consequence:

    Whenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began on July 7, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC121.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:05/06/2010 - 03/06/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
    Manufacture Dates:12/30/2010 - 08/30/2013
    Potential Units Affected:71653

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

    Consequence:

    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    Action:

    Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
    2011 KIA SPORTAGE
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:Kia Motors Corporation
    Manufacture Dates:05/06/2010 - 03/06/2011
    Potential Units Affected:980377

    Defect Description:

    Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

    Consequence:

    Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Action:

    Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

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