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Crash Test Data for 2019 Kia

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Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2019 Forte 4DR FWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2019 Kia

2019 KIA CADENZA
Bulletin Number: PS299_R3
PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
2019 KIA FORTE
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: PS299_R3
PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i
Bulletin Number: PS579
PITSTOP: FORTE (BDM) FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET - This Pitstop provides information regarding front license plate installation on 2019MY~ Forte (BDm) vehicles. On Forte (BDm) vehicles without Smart Cruise Control (SCC), the front license
Bulletin Number: PS583
PITSTOP: FORTE (BDM) ? ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS - This Pitstop provides information regarding alignment specifications for 2019MY Forte (BDm) vehicles. In the event a wheel alignment is needed, ensure your alignment equipment has the correc
Bulletin Number: PS592
PITSTOP: BRAKE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED - This Pitstop provides information regarding a possible brake warning lamp illumination on the instrument cluster on 2019MY Forte (BDm) vehicles, produced on or prior to December 20, 2018.
Bulletin Number: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
Bulletin Number: TSBTRA080
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: INTELLIGENT VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (IVT) ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (SA364) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) assembly in certain 2019MY Forte (BDm) vehicles, produce
2019 KIA K900
Bulletin Number: PS299_R3
PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
Bulletin Number: TSBTRA081
TSB - SERVICE ACTION: TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER HOSE INSPECTION (SA368) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect the transmission fluid cooler hoses on certain 2019MY K900 (RJ) vehicles, produced from August 8, 2018 through Novembe
2019 KIA NIRO
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: TSBCHA094
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ESC/AHB LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR BRAKE FEEL (SA356) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Stability Control/Active Hydraulic Booster (ESC/AHB) system on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV),
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI044
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: A/C REFRIGERANT OVERFILL (SA372) - This bulletin provides the procedure to recover and recharge the air conditioning system on certain 2019MY Niro Hybrid (DE HEV) and Niro Plug-in Hybrid (DE PHEV) vehicles, produced fro
Bulletin Number: TSBELE156
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AVN LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR UVO eSERVICES (SA357) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Audio Video Navigation (AVN) head unit on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV) vehicles, produced from July 19, 2
Bulletin Number: TSBELE161
TSB -COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: COOLANT LEAK ? OBC INLET HOSE DETACHING (SA365) - This bulletin provides the procedure to install an onboard charger (OBC) quick disconnect spacer on some 2018-2019MY Niro (DE PHEV) vehicles, produced
Bulletin Number: TSBELE162
TSB - SERVICE ACTION: UVO 3.0 LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR BLACK SCREEN (SA366) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the UVO 3.0 (D-Audio) head unit on some 2018MY Stinger (CK) vehicles, produced from May 3, 2018 through
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
2019 KIA NIRO PLUG-IN HYBRID
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI044
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: A/C REFRIGERANT OVERFILL (SA372) - This bulletin provides the procedure to recover and recharge the air conditioning system on certain 2019MY Niro Hybrid (DE HEV) and Niro Plug-in Hybrid (DE PHEV) vehicles, produced fro
Bulletin Number: TSBELE156
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AVN LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR UVO eSERVICES (SA357) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Audio Video Navigation (AVN) head unit on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV) vehicles, produced from July 19, 2
2019 KIA OPTIMA
Bulletin Number: PS299_R3
PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i
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: 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: TSBELE153
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: POWER WINDOW SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (SA354) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the main power window switch assembly on some 2019MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from May 22, 2018 through August 30
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: TSBENG195
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU FREEZE FRAME DATA LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA360) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV), produced from July 19, 2018 through September
Bulletin Number: TSBENG195_R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU FREEZE FRAME DATA LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA360) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV), produced from July 19, 2018 through September
Bulletin Number: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
Bulletin Number: TSBENG198
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L GDI ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA369) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from May 21, 2018 through Janu
Bulletin Number: VSC173_TSB
TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC173) - FRONT SEATBACK FRAME REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front driver and/or passenger seatback frames in certain 2019MY Kia Optima vehicles, manufactured from December
2019 KIA RIO
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
2019 KIA SORENTO
Bulletin Number: PS451_R2
PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information regarding the installation of the front lice
Bulletin Number: PS562
PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET AVAILABILITY - This Pitstop provides information regarding a change to front license plate bracket availability on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa).
Bulletin Number: PS573_R1
PITSTOP: SOUND SETTINGS (FADER) MOVES TO REAR - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information related to sound settings (fader) which may alter the default sound position settings.
Bulletin Number: PS590
PITSTOP: BLOCKED WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLES ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH WASHER HEATERS - This Pitstop provides information regarding blocked windshield wiper nozzles on some 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa) and 2017MY~ Sportage (QL) vehicles equipped wit
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: TSBELE154
TSB - BCW LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC C270254 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from January 22, 2018 through September
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
2019 KIA SOUL
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: PS587
PITSTOP: P/HEV NO START ? SHIFT BEFORE READY - This Pitstop provides information regarding possible customer complaint of intermittent ?No-Start?.
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD187
TSB - COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: BULKHEAD SEALANT APPLICATION (SA362) - This bulletin provides the procedure to apply sealant to the bulkhead on some 2019MY Soul (PS) and Soul EV (PSEV) vehicles, produced from August 6, 2018 through
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD187_R1
TSB - COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: BULKHEAD SEALANT APPLICATION (SA362) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to apply sealant to the bulkhead at two (2) locations (dri
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: TSBENG196
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 1.6GDI ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P0128 (SA363) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on certain 2019MY Soul (PS) 1.6GDI vehicles, produced from April 2, 2018 th
Bulletin Number: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
2019 KIA SPORTAGE
Bulletin Number: PS532_R1
PITSTOP - DTC P0449 VENT VALVE/SOLENOID CIRCUIT & P2422 VENT VALVE STUCK CLOSED - This bulletin has been revised - When addressing a concern related to P0449 (Evaporative Emission System ? Vent Valve / Solenoid Circuit) or P2422 (Evaporativ
Bulletin Number: PS590
PITSTOP: BLOCKED WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLES ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH WASHER HEATERS - This Pitstop provides information regarding blocked windshield wiper nozzles on some 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa) and 2017MY~ Sportage (QL) vehicles equipped wit
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C
2019 KIA STINGER
Bulletin Number: PS299_R3
PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i
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: TSBENG197
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C

 

Recalls for 2019 Kia

2019 KIA FORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:07/24/2018 - 09/17/2018
Potential Units Affected:1754

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Kia Forte vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The headlights may not have been manufactured with the correct low beam aiming. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:

If the headlights are not properly aimed, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlight aiming and replace the headlights, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 30, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC171.
2019 KIA SEDONA
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:10/31/2018 - 11/28/2018
Potential Units Affected:197

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Sedona vehicles equipped with an 8-passenger seat arrangement. The seat belt buckle for the second-row middle seat may have been improperly installed on the wrong side of the seat, preventing the proper use of the 3-point seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence:

A seat belt that cannot be properly used increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Action:

Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt installation, and reinstall the seat belt buckle to the correct side if necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia 's number for this recall is SC177.