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Crash Test Data for 2017 Kia

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2017 Sportage SUV AWD
2017 Sportage SUV FWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2017 Kia

2017 KIA CADENZA
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
Bulletin Number: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
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: PS496
PITSTOP: CUSTOMER TIP: ACCELERATOR PEDAL FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION - On all K900 (KH), Cadenza (VG, YG), and Optima (JF, JFa, JF-HEV, JF-PHEV) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance
Bulletin Number: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: TSB-SST043R2
TSB: R1234yf REFRIGERANT EQUIPMENT - This bulletin provides information relating to the introduction of R1234yf recovery, recycling, and recharging equipment. This equipment is designed to meet SAE J2843 requirements for servicing vehicles
2017 KIA FORTE
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: PS461R1
PITSTOP: DTC P0014 ┐ EXHAUST CAMSHAFT POSITION TIMING OVER-ADVANCED OR SYSTEM PERFORMANCE - WHEN ENCOUNTERING A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON IN THE DASH ON SOME 2017MY FORTE (YDM) WITH A 2.0L NU MPI ENGINE, CHE
Bulletin Number: PS463
PITSTOP: TRUNK LID LINER DELETED ON LX MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS - ALL 2017MY FORTE (YDM) LX MODELS EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION DO NOT INCLUDE A TRUNK LINER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF TRUNK LID. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS COMPONENT
Bulletin Number: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
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: PS475
PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
Bulletin Number: PS481
PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS - All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s
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: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: PS512
PITSTOP: QUICK START GUIDE (QSG) DISCOLORATION - Some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles may experience some fading/discoloring (yellowing) of the Quick Start Guide (QSG) installed prior to delivery to your dealer. In the event you encounter
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD156
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR DOOR WITH HIGH EFFORT TO OPEN/CLOSE (SA254) - This bulletin provides the procedure to lubricate the rear door checkers on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from September 7, 2016 to October 6, 2016, which
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD157
TSB -SERVICE ACTION: REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION - SA256 - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outer rear combination lamp pads on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 24, 2016 to October 13, 2016,
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD168
TSB: FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET INSTALLATION - This bulletin provides information on front license plate bracket installation on some 2017MY Forte (YD, YDm) 5-Door vehicles which may not have corresponding dimples for the insertion of the
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE106
TSB: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, SOFWARE UPGRADE AND MILEAGE SETTING - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a software upgrade and mileage setting on 2015MY~ Sedona (YP), 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa), and 2017MY~ Forte (YD, YDm) veh
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE112
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE BLUETOOTH PAIRING ISSUE (SA239) - This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 to August 12,
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE112R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE BLUETOOTH PAIRING ISSUE (SA239) - This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 to August 12,
Bulletin Number: TSBELE113R1
TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE124
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264) - This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the Base Audio Gen 3.0 Type A software on some 2017 Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 16, 2016 to November
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE124R1
SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264A) - This bulletin has been revised and republished on February 23, 2017. The revisions include an updated Labor Op Code and a revised VIN list. This bulletin provides th
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE124R2
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the Base Audio Gen 3.0 Type A software on some 2017 Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 16, 2016 to November
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: TSB-ENG165
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P030X (SA285) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with 2.0L MPI engine, produced fr
Bulletin Number: TSBENG165R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P030X (SA285) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with 2.0L MPI engine, produced fr
Bulletin Number: TSBENG170
TSB: ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET FOR DTC P0016 - This bulletin provides the procedure to reset adaptive values on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) 2.0L MPI vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 through April 26, 2017, which may experience a malfunction in
Bulletin Number: TSBTRA066
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT (SA281) - This bulletin provides information related to the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) equipped on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) 5 Door 1.6T vehicles, produced from September 22, 2016
2017 KIA K900
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: PS353R1
PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT REPLACEMENT - This article provides information regarding navigation head unit replacement on 2015 - 2017MY Soul EV (PS EV), 2016 - 2017MY K900 (KH), and 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). It is important to
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
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: PS475
PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
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: PS496
PITSTOP: CUSTOMER TIP: ACCELERATOR PEDAL FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION - On all K900 (KH), Cadenza (VG, YG), and Optima (JF, JFa, JF-HEV, JF-PHEV) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance
Bulletin Number: PS497R1
PIT STOP: UVO ESERVICES MIRROR BUTTONS (CUSTOMER GUIDE) - This pitstop provides information regarding the functionality of the UVO eServices buttons located on the rear view mirror in some 2016-2017MY K900 (KH), and 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hy
Bulletin Number: PS497R2
PITSTOP - UVO ESERVICES MIRROR BUTTONS (CUSTOMER GUIDE) - This pitstop provides information regarding the functionality of the UVO eServices buttons located on the rear view mirror in some 2016-2017MY K900 (KH), 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hybrid
Bulletin Number: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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
2017 KIA NIRO
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: PS506
PITSTOP: USB AND AUX INOPERATIVE ON UVO eSERVICES (UVO 3.0) -- This Pitstop provides information regarding the importance of confirming proper USB/AUX function testing during Pre-Delivery inspection (PDI).
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: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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
2017 KIA NIRO HYBRID
Bulletin Number: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
Bulletin Number: PS487
PITSTOP: 17MY NIRO (DE) PDI BATTERY TEST NOT REQUIRED - Due to the built-in 12 volt Li-ion battery system, which is currently not compatible with the Midtronics GR8 battery tester, PDI or dealer lot maintenance battery testing is NOT requir
Bulletin Number: PS491
PITSTOP: Voltage Protection Device (VPD) DTCs P1BA7 and P1B77 - The Voltage Protection Device (VPD) (1) is mounted on top of the HV battery pack. If the HV battery overcharges, the battery cells/modules/case can swell. If swelling occurs, t
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: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA077
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WHEEL ALIGNMENT INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT (SA282) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary, adjust the wheel alignment on some 2017MY Niro (DE) vehicles, produced from November 28, 2016 to Nove
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE132
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BMS MODULE CONNECTOR INSPECTION (SA284) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect for complete insertion and locking of the six (6) Battery Management System (BMS) module connectors on some 2017MY Niro (DE) vehi
2017 KIA OPTIMA
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: PS353R1
PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT REPLACEMENT - This article provides information regarding navigation head unit replacement on 2015 - 2017MY Soul EV (PS EV), 2016 - 2017MY K900 (KH), and 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). It is important to
Bulletin Number: PS415R2
PITSTOP: OIL INTRUSION INTO E-CVVT COVER - WHEN DIAGNOSING A DTC RELATED TO THE E-CVVT SYSTEM, REMOVE THE THE E-CVVT COVER AND CHECK FOR POSSIBLE OIL INTRUSION (A). THE ECVVT SYSTEM UTILIZES TWO SEALS TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF OIL AND/OR DUST
Bulletin Number: PS457
PITSTOP: VARIANT CODING INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNITS (IBAU) - WHEN REPLACING THE INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT, IT IS NECESSARY TO PERFORM VARIANT CODING OF THE NEW MODULE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO VARIANT CODING CLICK TH
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
Bulletin Number: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
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: PS475
PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
Bulletin Number: PS481
PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS - All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s
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: PS494
TSB: HIGH VOLTAGE (HV) BATTERY AND BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Bms) PART NUMBER CHANGE - This Pitstop provides information regarding a running change to the High Voltage (HV) Battery and Battery Management System (BMS) control unit assemblie
Bulletin Number: PS496
PITSTOP: CUSTOMER TIP: ACCELERATOR PEDAL FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION - On all K900 (KH), Cadenza (VG, YG), and Optima (JF, JFa, JF-HEV, JF-PHEV) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance
Bulletin Number: PS497R1
PIT STOP: UVO ESERVICES MIRROR BUTTONS (CUSTOMER GUIDE) - This pitstop provides information regarding the functionality of the UVO eServices buttons located on the rear view mirror in some 2016-2017MY K900 (KH), and 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hy
Bulletin Number: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE131
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: VOLTAGE REGULATOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT (SA278) - This bulletin provides the procedure to increase the torque on the voltage regulator screws on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa), produced from October 3, 2016 to January 24,
Bulletin Number: TSBELE131R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: VOLTAGE REGULATOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT (SA278) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to increase the torque on the voltage regulator screws on some 2
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: TSB-ENG166
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: HYBRID STARTER GENERATOR (HSG) PULLEY NUT INSPECTION AND/OR HSG REPLACEMENT (SA289) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect the Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG) pulley nut and, if necessary, replace the HSG asse
Bulletin Number: TSB-SST043R2
TSB: R1234yf REFRIGERANT EQUIPMENT - This bulletin provides information relating to the introduction of R1234yf recovery, recycling, and recharging equipment. This equipment is designed to meet SAE J2843 requirements for servicing vehicles
2017 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID
Bulletin Number: PS496
PITSTOP: CUSTOMER TIP: ACCELERATOR PEDAL FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION - On all K900 (KH), Cadenza (VG, YG), and Optima (JF, JFa, JF-HEV, JF-PHEV) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance
Bulletin Number: PS497R2
PITSTOP - UVO ESERVICES MIRROR BUTTONS (CUSTOMER GUIDE) - This pitstop provides information regarding the functionality of the UVO eServices buttons located on the rear view mirror in some 2016-2017MY K900 (KH), 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hybrid
Bulletin Number: PS508
PITSTOP: ?FILL INVERTER COOLANT? MESSAGE AFTER REPAIR - Some technicians may report seeing the ?fill inverter coolant? message on the cluster after performing an HEV system service requiring the coolant to be drained. The logic for this mes
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: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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
2017 KIA SEDONA
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: PS462
PITSTOP: NE W BA SE AUDIO SYSTEM I N 2017MY SOUL A ND SEDONA - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE FUNCTIONALITY ON THE LATEST GENERATION BASE AUDIO SYSTEM (DESIGNATED AUDIO 4.0 B) THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED ON 17 MY SOUL AND SEDONA.
Bulletin Number: PS462R1
PITSTOP: NEW BASE AUDIO SYSTEM IN 2017MY SOUL AND SEDONA - This Pitstop provides information regarding the functionality on the latest generation Base Audio system (designated Audio 4.0 Type B) that has been applied on 2017MY Soul (PS) and
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
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: PS475
PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
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: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD158
TSB: SERVICE ACTION - 2ND ROW STAND-UP SEAT LEVER MOUNTING BOLT REPLACEMENT (SA258) - This TSB provides information about how to replace the stand-up seat lever mounting bolt for the 2nd row seats on Sedona (YP) vehicles produced from July
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD163
TSB: SERVICE ACTION - FRONT DOOR GLASS RUN CHANNEL INSPECTION (SA263) - This bulletin provides information about some Sedona (YP) vehicles, produced from June 10, 2016 through October 16, 2016 which may experience unusual noise from the fro
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD165
TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: POWER SLIDING DOOR (PSD) DRIVE UNIT REPLACEMENT (SA271) - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the power sliding door (PSD) drive unit on some 2015-2017MY Sedona (YP) vehicles, whi
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE106
TSB: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, SOFWARE UPGRADE AND MILEAGE SETTING - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a software upgrade and mileage setting on 2015MY~ Sedona (YP), 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa), and 2017MY~ Forte (YD, YDm) veh
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: TSB-SST049
TSB: AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) FIRMWARE UPDATE - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform the Audio Update Module (AUM) firmware update to ensure compatibility with the new Audio 4.0 head units (standard on 17MY Soul (PS) and Sedona
2017 KIA SORENTO
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: PS452
ANDROID AUTO┐/UVO ESERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROIDES DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO:ANDROID AUTO┐ WILL NOT LAUNCH WHEN A SAMSUNG ANDROID PHONE IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE. UVO ESERVICES SETUP
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
Bulletin Number: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
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: PS475
PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
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: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: SC136DEALERPSM
DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC136): ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING AN EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN TO UPGRADE THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) IN SIXTY (60) 2017 MY SORENTO
Bulletin Number: SC136OWNER
OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC136): DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING ON THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) ON CERTAIN 2017 KIA SORENTO VEHICLES WI
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD138R1
SERVICE ACTION: "FE" EMBLEM INSTALLATION (SA230) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO ADD AN "FE" (FUEL EFFICIENT) EMBLEM TO THE EXISTING "AWD" EMBLEMS ON THE FRONT DOORS ON SPECIFIC 2017 MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD151
TSB - SERVICE ACTION: FRONT BUMPER GRILL REPLACEMENT - SA244 - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front bumper grill on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from April 18, 2016 to September 2, 2016, which may experi
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD155
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AUTO LOCK MODE CHANGE (SA255) - This bulletin provides the procedure to change the automatic door lock setting on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from April 7, 2016 to August 15, 2016, which may be defaulte
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD155R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AUTO LOCK MODE CHANGE (SA255) - This bulletin provides the procedure to change the automatic door lock setting on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from April 7, 2016 to August 15, 2016, which may be defaulte
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD159R1
TSB - SERVICE ACTION: DRIVER?S WINDOW RUN CHANNEL REPAIR (SA259) - This bulletin provides the procedure for inspecting and if necessary, repairing the driver's window run channel on some Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from April 4, 2016 t
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD169R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNSHADE ROLLER GUIDE ADJUSTMENT (SA291)- This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the panoramic sunshade roller guide on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from November 16, 2016 to February 3
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD169R2
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNSHADE ROLLER GUIDE ADJUSTMENT (SA291A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the panoramic sunshade roller guide on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from November 16, 2016 to February
Bulletin Number: TSBCHA068
"SERVICE ACTION: TIGHTEN POWER TAILGATE BALL STUD (SA232) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR TIGHTENING THE RIGHT TAILGATE SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BALL STUD, ON SELECT UMA SORENTO MODELS, PRODUCED FROM MAY 16, 2016 THROUGH MAY 26, 2016,
Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA073
TSB: COMBINED TSB / SERVICE ACTION: BALL JOINT REPLACEMENT (SA242) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace both left and right front lower ball joints on some 2016-2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, originally sold in one of twenty-ei
Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA075
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: TPMS SENSOR REPLACEMENT (SA279) - This bulletin provides information regarding Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors on some 2016-2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from February 2, 2016 to November 3, 201
Bulletin Number: TSB-CHA076
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA269) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) on some Smart Cruise Control equipped 2017MY Sorent
Bulletin Number: TSB-CLI037
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: DRIVER?S SIDE HVAC TEMPERATURE OPTIMIZATION (SA274) - This bulletin provides information related to the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system on some 2017MY Sorento vehicles equipped with Dual Air Tempe
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-104
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY┐ AND ANDROID AUTO ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) OR UVO ESERVICES (UVO 3.0) SYSTEMS.
Bulletin Number: TSBELE104R1
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO ON 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE CARPLAY ON 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2017MY SP
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE106
TSB: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, SOFWARE UPGRADE AND MILEAGE SETTING - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a software upgrade and mileage setting on 2015MY~ Sedona (YP), 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa), and 2017MY~ Forte (YD, YDm) veh
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE115
TSB: AVN 4.0 SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR ?BLUETOOTH PHONEBOOK DOWNLOADS AT EVERY VEHICLE START? - This bulletin provides the procedure for updating the AVN 4.0 (Audio/Video/Navigation) software on some Sorento (UMa) vehicles that frequently display
Bulletin Number: TSBELE116
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM DTC C180508 (SA243) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM (LDWS) ON SOME 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 5, 2016 TO SEPTEMBER
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE116R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM DTC C180508 (SA243) - This bulletin provides information related to the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from April 5, 2016 to September
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE131
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: VOLTAGE REGULATOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT (SA278) - This bulletin provides the procedure to increase the torque on the voltage regulator screws on some 2017MY Sorento (UMa), produced from October 3, 2016 to January 24,
Bulletin Number: TSBELE131R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: VOLTAGE REGULATOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT (SA278) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to increase the torque on the voltage regulator screws on some 2
Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG159R1
TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the E-CVVT cover and motor plug on some 2016MY Optima (JF/JFa), produced from August 29, 2015 to June 14, 2016, 2017MY Sportage (QL)
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: TSBSC136
TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL: TCU UPGRADE - LAMBDA 3.3GDI 6AT TCU ROM ID MISMATCH (SC136) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SIXTY (60) 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES P
Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA062R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: TCU UPGRADE ? DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (SA246) - This bulletin provides information related to the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) software upgrade for some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) 3.3L GDI vehicles produced from Ap
Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA063
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: TCU UPGRADE ? DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (SA250) - This bulletin provides information related to the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) software upgrade for some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) 2.4L GDI vehicles produced from Ap
Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA064
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: TCU UPGRADE ? DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (SA251) - This bulletin provides information related to the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) software upgrade for some 2017MY Sorento (UMa) 2.0T-GDI vehicles produced from Ap
2017 KIA SOUL
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: PS353R1
PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT REPLACEMENT - This article provides information regarding navigation head unit replacement on 2015 - 2017MY Soul EV (PS EV), 2016 - 2017MY K900 (KH), and 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). It is important to
Bulletin Number: PS462
PITSTOP: NE W BA SE AUDIO SYSTEM I N 2017MY SOUL A ND SEDONA - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE FUNCTIONALITY ON THE LATEST GENERATION BASE AUDIO SYSTEM (DESIGNATED AUDIO 4.0 B) THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED ON 17 MY SOUL AND SEDONA.
Bulletin Number: PS462R1
PITSTOP: NEW BASE AUDIO SYSTEM IN 2017MY SOUL AND SEDONA - This Pitstop provides information regarding the functionality on the latest generation Base Audio system (designated Audio 4.0 Type B) that has been applied on 2017MY Soul (PS) and
Bulletin Number: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
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: PS481
PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS - All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s
Bulletin Number: PS483
PITSTOP: HEADLIGHTS FLICKER/INTERMITTENTLY OPERATE OR REMAIN ON INDEFINITELY - If a customer has a concern regarding intermittent flickering, inoperative headlights, or that the headlights stay on indefinitely after the vehicle is turned of
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: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE119
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO GEN 4.0 TYPE B (SA253) - This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the Audio Gen 4.0 Type B software on some 2017MY Soul (PS), produced from July 12, 2016 to August 26, 2016, which may e
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: TSB-SST043R2
TSB: R1234yf REFRIGERANT EQUIPMENT - This bulletin provides information relating to the introduction of R1234yf recovery, recycling, and recharging equipment. This equipment is designed to meet SAE J2843 requirements for servicing vehicles
Bulletin Number: TSB-SST049
TSB: AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) FIRMWARE UPDATE - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform the Audio Update Module (AUM) firmware update to ensure compatibility with the new Audio 4.0 head units (standard on 17MY Soul (PS) and Sedona
2017 KIA SOUL EV
Bulletin Number: PS497R1
PIT STOP: UVO ESERVICES MIRROR BUTTONS (CUSTOMER GUIDE) - This pitstop provides information regarding the functionality of the UVO eServices buttons located on the rear view mirror in some 2016-2017MY K900 (KH), and 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hy
Bulletin Number: PS497R2
PITSTOP - UVO ESERVICES MIRROR BUTTONS (CUSTOMER GUIDE) - This pitstop provides information regarding the functionality of the UVO eServices buttons located on the rear view mirror in some 2016-2017MY K900 (KH), 2017MY Optima Plug-in Hybrid
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
2017 KIA SPORTAGE
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: PS450
SIRIUS XM DATA NOT LOADING ON UVO ESERVICES HEAD UNIT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO SERVICE IN REGARDS TO THE FOLLOWING CUSTOMER CONCERNS: SIRIUS XM DATA WILL NOT LOAD; HEAD UNIT DISPLAY SHOWS "N
Bulletin Number: PS451
FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB - ON 2017 MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKE (AEB), THE FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET IS INSTALLED IN ONE OF TWO DIFFERENT POSITIO
Bulletin Number: PS452
ANDROID AUTO┐/UVO ESERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROIDES DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO:ANDROID AUTO┐ WILL NOT LAUNCH WHEN A SAMSUNG ANDROID PHONE IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE. UVO ESERVICES SETUP
Bulletin Number: PS453
PITSTOP: INTERMITTENT AM/FM RADIO STATIC - SOME 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AM/FM RADIO STATIC, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE VEHICLE DRIVES OVER BUMPS. THIS CONDITION CAN BE CAUSED BY LOOSE CONNECTIONS AT THE BASE OF THE ANTENNA. FO
Bulletin Number: PS453R1
PITSTOP: INTERMITTENT AM/FM RADIO STATIC - Some 2017MY Sportage (QL) vehicles may experience AM/FM radio static, especially when the vehicle drives over bumps. This condition can be caused by loose connections at the base of the antenna and
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
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: PS472R1
PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp
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: PS475
PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
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: PS498
PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD136
SERVICE ACTION: DOOR LATCH REPLACEMENT (SA229) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE DOOR LATCHES ON CERTAIN SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH MARCH 11, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INTERMITTENT I
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD142
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR DOOR FRAME MOLDING REPLACEMENT (SA236) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING THE REAR DOOR FRAME MOLDING ON CERTAIN SPORTAGE (QL) SX TRIM LEVEL VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 24, 2015 THROUGH JANUAR
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD152
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: DELTA GARNISH AND FRONT BUMPER GAP/WIND NOISE ADJUSTMENT (SA248) - This bulletin provides the information for applying soundproof padding to the Delta Garnish on 2017MY Sportage (QL) vehicles produced from December 10,
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD152R1
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: DELTA GARNISH AND FRONT BUMPER GAP/WIND NOISE ADJUSTMENT (SA248) - This bulletin provides the information for applying soundproof padding to the Delta Garnish on 2017MY Sportage (QL) vehicles produced from December 10,
Bulletin Number: TSB-BOD153
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: FRONT POWER SEAT BACK BOARD STRAP REPOSITIONING (SA249) - This bulletin provides information related to the repositioning of the front power seat back board strap for 2017MY Sportage (QL) vehicles produced from December
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI029
TSB: R1234YF REFRIGERANT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE NEW R1234YF REFRIGERANT INITIALLY BEING RELEASED WITH THE 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL), AND APPLICABLE TO FUTURE MODELS. GOVERNMENTAL STANDARDS TO REDUCE THE LENGTH OF T
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI031
SERVICE ACTION: HVAC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA 226) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN HVAC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2016, A
Bulletin Number: TSB CLI031_ SA22
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN HVAC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR 2017 MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2016, AND EQUIPPED WITH AUTO (FATC) OR MANUAL HVAC CONTROLS. THE ECU
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI033
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: HVAC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA238) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN HVAC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 22, 2016, A
Bulletin Number: TSB-CLI035
TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR CORE REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information about the A/C evaporator core replacement on certain 2017MY Sportage (QL) vehicles, produced between December 10, 2015 and December 12, 2016, which may exhibit poor A
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-104
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY┐ AND ANDROID AUTO ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) OR UVO ESERVICES (UVO 3.0) SYSTEMS.
Bulletin Number: TSBELE104R1
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO ON 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE CARPLAY ON 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2017MY SP
Bulletin Number: TSBELE113R1
TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE118
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BCM UPGRADE-FUEL DOOR OPEN LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA247) - This bulletin provides information related to the BCM (Body Control Module) software upgrade on 2017MY Sportage (QL) vehicles to improve the fuel door open logic. T
Bulletin Number: TSBENG159
TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG ON SOME 2016MY SORENTO (UMA), PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2014 TO JUNE 14, 2016, 2016MY OPTIMA (JF/JFA)
Bulletin Number: TSB-ENG159R1
TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the E-CVVT cover and motor plug on some 2016MY Optima (JF/JFa), produced from August 29, 2015 to June 14, 2016, 2017MY Sportage (QL)
Bulletin Number: TSBENG162
TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - 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: 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: TSBSST043
TSB: R1234F REFRIGERANT EQUIPMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE INTRODUCTION OF R1234YF RECOVERY, RECYCLING, AND RECHARGING EQUIPMENT. THIS EQUIPMENT IS DESIGNED TO MEET SAE J2843 REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICING VEHICLES C
Bulletin Number: TSB-SST043R2
TSB: R1234yf REFRIGERANT EQUIPMENT - This bulletin provides information relating to the introduction of R1234yf recovery, recycling, and recharging equipment. This equipment is designed to meet SAE J2843 requirements for servicing vehicles
Bulletin Number: TSBSST044
TSB: R1234YF OIL AND DYE INJECTORS - USING FLUORESCENT LEAK DETECTION DYE IN VEHICLE┐S A/C SYSTEM COULD AID IN LOCATING REFRIGERANT LEAKS. R1234YF A/C SYSTEMS OIL AND DYE INJECTOR KITS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH SNAP-ON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS.
Bulletin Number: TSBSST045
TSB: R1234YF REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTOR - THE LD-2 ARCTIC PRO LEAK DETECTOR, SUPPLIED WITH THE MAHLE ACX-1299 REFRIGERANT RECOVERY EQUIPMENT, CAN AID IN LOCATING R1234YF REFRIGERANT LEAKS.
Bulletin Number: TSB-TRA065
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: TCU UPGRADE ? DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (SA257) - This bulletin provides information related to the TCU (Transmission Control Unit) software upgrade of some 2017MY Sportage (QL) 2.0T-GDI/2.4GDI vehicles produced f

 

Recalls for 2017 Kia

2017 KIA CADENZA
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:01/19/2017 - 03/06/2017
Potential Units Affected:47

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles. The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, reducing braking performance.

Consequence:

Reduced braking performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose, replacing it as necessary, free charge. The recall began on April 17, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC146.
2017 KIA NIRO HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:12/23/2017 - 01/11/2017
Potential Units Affected:135

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.

Consequence:

Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MDPS motor, free of charge. The recall began April 3, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC145.
2017 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:10/27/2014 - 08/25/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. 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 trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
2017 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:03/27/2017 - 03/30/2017
Potential Units Affected:62

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Sorento vehicles equipped with 3.3L engines. The engine crankshaft may have been improperly heat treated and may fail.

Consequence:

If the crankshaft fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. A failed crankshaft also increases the risk of a fire.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the crankshaft, and, as necessary, replace the engine sub assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC153.
2017 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID:TRAILER HITCHES
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:10/27/2014 - 08/25/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. 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 trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
2017 KIA SPORTAGE
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:12/10/2015 - 08/26/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. 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 trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
2017 KIA SPORTAGE
NHTSA Campaign ID:TRAILER HITCHES
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:12/10/2015 - 08/26/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. 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 trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.