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    STEERING

    • TSB #TSBCHA060_R1

      NHTSA ID #10130099

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 23 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA072R2

      NHTSA ID #10109834

      • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBCHA072R1

      NHTSA ID #10090941

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 13 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS343

      NHTSA ID #10109752

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBCHA072

      NHTSA ID #10089602

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 16 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #CS1604FORM

      NHTSA ID #10090088

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #CS1604OWNER

      NHTSA ID #10090089

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #CS1604QA

      NHTSA ID #10090090

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #CS1604DEALERP

      NHTSA ID #10090052

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #CS1604DEALERPSM

      NHTSA ID #10090085

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R2

      NHTSA ID #10109691

      • Date Announced: JULY 08 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R1

      NHTSA ID #10109665

      • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA044

      NHTSA ID #10109649

      • Date Announced: MAY 22 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #TSBCHA060_R1

      NHTSA ID #10130099

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 23 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

      NHTSA ID #10080087

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #PS414

      NHTSA ID #10089763

      • Date Announced: JUNE 19 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #PS251

      NHTSA ID #10090617

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR OPTIMA - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES NEW ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES DUE TO A MODIFICATION TO THE DESIGN OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION.

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    SUSPENSION:FRONT:STABILIZER BAR

    • TSB #TSB-CHA066R1

      NHTSA ID #10116819

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 16 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBCHA066

      NHTSA ID #10089422

      • Date Announced: MAY 03 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: "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

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    SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT

    • TSB #PS414

      NHTSA ID #10092151

      • Date Announced: JUNE 19 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #PS297

      NHTSA ID #10109732

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 13 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PIT STOP: SQUEAKING NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE - When addressing a customer complaint related to a squeaking sound emanating from the rear of the vehicle, and the noise can be isolated to the rear suspension, check the right and left rear s

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    SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

    • TSB #PS297

      NHTSA ID #10109732

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 13 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PIT STOP: SQUEAKING NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE - When addressing a customer complaint related to a squeaking sound emanating from the rear of the vehicle, and the noise can be isolated to the rear suspension, check the right and left rear s

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    • TSB #PS297

      NHTSA ID #10060147

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #PT20201-0002R4

      NHTSA ID #10119116

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #WTYCS201609RETIR

      NHTSA ID #10115245

      • Date Announced: JULY 10 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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)

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    • TSB #TSB-ENG160R1

      NHTSA ID #10109774

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-ENG160

      NHTSA ID #10109683

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 11 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC135OWNER

      NHTSA ID #10090972

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #SC135DEALERP

      NHTSA ID #10090969

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC135DEALERPSM

      NHTSA ID #10090970

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TSBSC135

      NHTSA ID #10090943

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #WTY004BULLETINR1

      NHTSA ID #10094572

      • Date Announced: JUNE 30 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY004 - 2011-2014 MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) ENGINE SHORT BLOCK WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY004) - THIS WARRANTY BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EXTENSION OF THE NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE ENGINE SHORT BLOCK ASS

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    • TSB #WTY004OWNER

      NHTSA ID #10094576

      • Date Announced: JUNE 10 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #WTY004DEALERPSM

      NHTSA ID #10094573

      • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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,

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    • TSB #WTY004FORM

      NHTSA ID #10094575

      • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBGEN076

      NHTSA ID #10089051

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 29 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS400

      NHTSA ID #10089987

      • Date Announced: APRIL 24 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ¿SMART PEDAL¿ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. WHEN ENGAGED, THE FEATURE REDU

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    • TSB #TSBSC114R1

      NHTSA ID #10089786

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 27 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 (SC114) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ECM SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012~2014MY SORENTO, 2012~2013MY OPTIMA, AND 2

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    • TSB #SC114OWNEROPTIMA

      NHTSA ID #10089791

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES WHICH COULD OTHERWISE EXPERIENCE A DECREASE IN ACCELERA

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    • TSB #SC114DEALERP

      NHTSA ID #10089788

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO, 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA, AND 2012-2013

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    • TSB #SC114QA

      NHTSA ID #10089793

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q AND A: SC114 ¿ ECU UPDATE ¿ MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 / VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN Q&A

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    • TSB #SC114DEALERSM

      NHTSA ID #10089789

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO, 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA, AND 20

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    • TSB #PS327

      NHTSA ID #10109673

      • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #124

      NHTSA ID #10060306

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #PS539

      NHTSA ID #10133170

      • Date Announced: MARCH 02 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #WTY201709R4

      NHTSA ID #10115242

      • Date Announced: JULY 26 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: WARRANTY BULLETIN: 2017-09.R4 - SC147 Claims Processing Procedures - This Warranty Bulletin accompanies TSB SC147 Theta II Engine Inspection and/or Replacement and is provided to dealers for specific guidance with claim administration and p

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    • TSB #PT20201-0002R3

      NHTSA ID #10115238

      • Date Announced: JULY 14 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TSBCLI026

      NHTSA ID #10089784

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

    • TSB #PS280

      NHTSA ID #10109706

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TURBOCHARGER OIL LINE INSPECTION - Follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

    • TSB #PS280

      NHTSA ID #10109706

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TURBOCHARGER OIL LINE INSPECTION - Follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #PS469

      NHTSA ID #10109813

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-SC135R1

      NHTSA ID #10109686

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 14 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC135QA

      NHTSA ID #10090974

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q AND A (SC135/WTY009) - EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM

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    • TSB #PS322

      NHTSA ID #10109658

      • Date Announced: MAY 22 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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,

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSBENG172

      NHTSA ID #10127029

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 13 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS315

      NHTSA ID #10109655

      • Date Announced: MAY 19 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS280

      NHTSA ID #10109706

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TURBOCHARGER OIL LINE INSPECTION - Follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10054197

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10054197

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10054197

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

    • TSB #PS315

      NHTSA ID #10109655

      • Date Announced: MAY 19 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBENG172

      NHTSA ID #10127029

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 13 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBTRA049R1

      NHTSA ID #10089382

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 03 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      NHTSA ID #10089761

      • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      NHTSA ID #10092147

      • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBTRA049

      NHTSA ID #10090431

      • Date Announced: MAY 29 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TSBTRA047R1

      NHTSA ID #10090604

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      NHTSA ID #10089761

      • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

    • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

      NHTSA ID #10130104

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 16 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PS474

      NHTSA ID #10116101

      • Date Announced: JUNE 27 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TSB-TRA055

      NHTSA ID #10109788

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.

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    • TSB #TSBSST041

      NHTSA ID #10088983

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE091

      NHTSA ID #10089354

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS422

      NHTSA ID #10089620

      • Date Announced: JULY 31 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: ABS HECU REPLACEMENT DUE TO HESITATION CONCERNS - WHEN ADDRESSING CUSTOMER CONCERNS REGARDING HESITATION FROM THE VEHICLE ON HARD ACCELERATION, TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE TO VERIFY THE CONCERN. PRIOR TO TEST DRIVING THE VEHICLE, ELIMIN

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    • TSB #TSBELE089

      NHTSA ID #10092132

      • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE080

      NHTSA ID #10089947

      • Date Announced: APRIL 18 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AVN SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA189) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY. KIA IS

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    • TSB #PS365R1

      NHTSA ID #10092100

      • Date Announced: MARCH 27 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: BLUETOOTH® ISSUES AFTER IPHONE® IOS 8 SOFTWARE UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO POSSIBLE BLUETOOTH CONCERNS WHEN USING AN IPHONE® WITH IOS 8.X (IOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, ETC.) WHILE PAIRED TO A HE

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    • TSB #PS387

      NHTSA ID #10092104

      • Date Announced: MARCH 06 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC114OWNEROPTIMA

      NHTSA ID #10089791

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES WHICH COULD OTHERWISE EXPERIENCE A DECREASE IN ACCELERA

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    • TSB #SC114DEALERSM

      NHTSA ID #10089789

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO, 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA, AND 20

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    • TSB #SC114QA

      NHTSA ID #10089793

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q AND A: SC114 ¿ ECU UPDATE ¿ MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 / VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN Q&A

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    • TSB #SC114DEALERP

      NHTSA ID #10089788

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO, 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA, AND 2012-2013

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    • TSB #PS235R1

      NHTSA ID #10109668

      • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-FUE026

      NHTSA ID #10109702

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 02 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS274

      NHTSA ID #10060314

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS235

      NHTSA ID #10090610

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS231

      NHTSA ID #10060224

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSBELE045

      NHTSA ID #10090585

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA136) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE 2013MY OPTIMA UVO SYSTEM. KIA IS REQUESTING THE COMPLETION OF THIS SERVICE ACTION ON ALL AFFECTED 2013MY OPTIMA VEHICLES PRIOR TO DEL

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    • TSB #TSBELE038

      NHTSA ID #10090007

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: INFORMATION FOR DEALER UVO UPGRADE / RETAIL CUSTOMER - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE RETAIL CUSTOMER¿S PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE KIA UVO (YOUR VOICE) SYSTEM. KIA UVO OWNERS HAVE THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE UPGRADES DIRECTLY FROM TH

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #PS339

      NHTSA ID #10109761

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 04 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: REMOTE START SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC HOTLINE - When diagnosing remote start systems, refer to the table shown in this article for detailed information on applicable models, model year and system supplier; along with the applicable Hotlin

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #TSB-BOD-128

      NHTSA ID #10080064

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 29 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SERVICE ACTION: FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT (SA217) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ~ MARCH 14, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOP

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSBELE091R3

      NHTSA ID #10126423

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 20 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TSB-ENG160R1

      NHTSA ID #10109774

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-ENG160

      NHTSA ID #10109683

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 11 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

      NHTSA ID #10080087

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE-080-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080096

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: AVN SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY.

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE-081-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080095

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), SORENTO (XM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), RIO (UB) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE-082-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080097

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA) AND FORTE (TD) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH®

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    • TSB #TSBSST041

      NHTSA ID #10088983

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      NHTSA ID #10116821

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE091

      NHTSA ID #10089354

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE089

      NHTSA ID #10089742

      • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE080

      NHTSA ID #10089947

      • Date Announced: APRIL 18 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AVN SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA189) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY. KIA IS

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    • TSB #TSBSC114R1

      NHTSA ID #10089786

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 27 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 (SC114) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ECM SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012~2014MY SORENTO, 2012~2013MY OPTIMA, AND 2

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    • TSB #124

      NHTSA ID #10060306

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSBELE045

      NHTSA ID #10090585

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA136) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE 2013MY OPTIMA UVO SYSTEM. KIA IS REQUESTING THE COMPLETION OF THIS SERVICE ACTION ON ALL AFFECTED 2013MY OPTIMA VEHICLES PRIOR TO DEL

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    • TSB #045

      NHTSA ID #10059897

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSBBOD172

      NHTSA ID #10123322

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #PS235

      NHTSA ID #10060228

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #PS493

      NHTSA ID #10109855

      • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #PS208R1

      NHTSA ID #10116825

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 25 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TSB-BOD103

      NHTSA ID #10116823

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 24 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: PANORAMA SUNROOF & SUNSHADE MOTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the panorama sunroof and sunshade motors on some 2012-2013MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 9, 2011 to August 14, 2013, which m

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    • TSB #PS226

      NHTSA ID #10090588

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 28 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS226

      NHTSA ID #10060219

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    • TSB #077

      NHTSA ID #10057239

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA OPTIMA /SORENTO: 2012-2014 REAR VIEW CAMERA REQUIRES REPLACEMENT ON SPECIFIC MODELS. *LJ

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    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #PS274

      NHTSA ID #10090630

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 23 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #104

      NHTSA ID #10060132

      • Date Announced: MAY 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSBBOD098

      NHTSA ID #10090481

      • Date Announced: JUNE 14 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: OPTIMA RIGHT HAND FENDER SPLIT REPAIR PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM MAY 17, 2013 TO MAY 18, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A SPLIT IN THE METAL ON THE INNER PORTION O

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    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #TSB-039

      NHTSA ID #10047999

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #TSB-SC141R1

      NHTSA ID #10109817

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 28 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-SC141

      NHTSA ID #10109874

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC141DP

      NHTSA ID #10109875

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC141QA

      NHTSA ID #10109877

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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    • TSB #SC141DPSM

      NHTSA ID #10109876

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

    • TSB #TSB-SST033

      NHTSA ID #10109631

      • Date Announced: APRIL 15 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

    • TSB #103

      NHTSA ID #10060303

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      NHTSA ID #10109777

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #PS235R1

      NHTSA ID #10109668

      • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

    • TSB #TSB-SST033

      NHTSA ID #10109631

      • Date Announced: APRIL 15 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #PS400

      NHTSA ID #10089987

      • Date Announced: APRIL 24 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ¿SMART PEDAL¿ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. WHEN ENGAGED, THE FEATURE REDU

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    SEATS

    • TSB #TSB-BOD104

      NHTSA ID #10109648

      • Date Announced: MAY 09 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: DRIVER?S SIDE SEAT CUSHION COVER DETACHING - This bulletin provides information about some 2012~2013MY Optima (QF) models, produced from August 9, 2011 through April 11, 2013, which may experience a loose or disengaged driver?s side se

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    • TSB #PS224R1

      NHTSA ID #10090599

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

    • TSB #TB-PS-422

      NHTSA ID #10058510

      • Date Announced: JULY 01 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES WOULD HESITATE ON HARD ACCELERATION AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) LIGHT ILLUMINATES; WOULD NEED TO REPLACE HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (HECU) WITH LATEST SOFTWARE MODULE. MODEL 2012-13 OPTIMA. *PE

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    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-077-R1

      NHTSA ID #10080084

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 29 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE077

      NHTSA ID #10090187

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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 BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE IM

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    COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #PS235R1

      NHTSA ID #10109668

      • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    COMMUNICATIONS:BACK UP ALARM

    • TSB #TSBELE077

      NHTSA ID #10090187

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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 BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE IM

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    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSBSC135

      NHTSA ID #10090943

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC135DEALERP

      NHTSA ID #10090969

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #SC135DEALERPSM

      NHTSA ID #10090970

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #WTY004OWNER

      NHTSA ID #10094576

      • Date Announced: JUNE 10 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE-081-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080095

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), SORENTO (XM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), RIO (UB) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.

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    • TSB #PS365R1

      NHTSA ID #10092100

      • Date Announced: MARCH 27 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: BLUETOOTH® ISSUES AFTER IPHONE® IOS 8 SOFTWARE UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO POSSIBLE BLUETOOTH CONCERNS WHEN USING AN IPHONE® WITH IOS 8.X (IOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, ETC.) WHILE PAIRED TO A HE

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    • TSB #PS327

      NHTSA ID #10109673

      • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R1

      NHTSA ID #10109665

      • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #104

      NHTSA ID #10060132

      • Date Announced: MAY 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS297

      NHTSA ID #10060147

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #103

      NHTSA ID #10060303

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSBBOD102

      NHTSA ID #10090623

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 30 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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).

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    • TSB #PS274

      NHTSA ID #10060314

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSBBOD098

      NHTSA ID #10090481

      • Date Announced: JUNE 14 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: OPTIMA RIGHT HAND FENDER SPLIT REPAIR PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM MAY 17, 2013 TO MAY 18, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A SPLIT IN THE METAL ON THE INNER PORTION O

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    • TSB #PS235

      NHTSA ID #10090610

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS235

      NHTSA ID #10060228

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS231

      NHTSA ID #10091587

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 20 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: 2013 KIA OPTIMA CUSTOMER TIPS: IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER EDUCATE AND FAMILIARIZE CUSTOMERS ABOUT SOME OF THE FEATURES IN THEIR RECENTLY PURCHASED 2013 KIA VEHICLE, KIA MOTORS AMERICA WOULD LIKE ALL DEALERSHIP SERVICE PERSONNEL TO BE F

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    • TSB #PS231

      NHTSA ID #10060224

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS226

      NHTSA ID #10090588

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 28 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE045

      NHTSA ID #10090585

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA136) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE 2013MY OPTIMA UVO SYSTEM. KIA IS REQUESTING THE COMPLETION OF THIS SERVICE ACTION ON ALL AFFECTED 2013MY OPTIMA VEHICLES PRIOR TO DEL

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    • TSB #PS226

      NHTSA ID #10060219

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #045

      NHTSA ID #10059897

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSBELE038

      NHTSA ID #10090007

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: INFORMATION FOR DEALER UVO UPGRADE / RETAIL CUSTOMER - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE RETAIL CUSTOMER¿S PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE KIA UVO (YOUR VOICE) SYSTEM. KIA UVO OWNERS HAVE THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE UPGRADES DIRECTLY FROM TH

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    • TSB #TSB-039

      NHTSA ID #10047999

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2012
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      NHTSA ID #10116821

      • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-TRA051

      NHTSA ID #10109652

      • Date Announced: MAY 22 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS208R1

      NHTSA ID #10116825

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 25 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-082-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080097

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA) AND FORTE (TD) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH®

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE-080-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080096

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: AVN SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY.

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    • TSB #TSBELE089

      NHTSA ID #10092132

      • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBELE089

      NHTSA ID #10089742

      • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS387

      NHTSA ID #10092104

      • Date Announced: MARCH 06 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TSB-CLI026R1

      NHTSA ID #10109835

      • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS493

      NHTSA ID #10109855

      • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS266R1

      NHTSA ID #10090945

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSBCLI026

      NHTSA ID #10089784

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CLI024

      NHTSA ID #10109666

      • Date Announced: JUNE 20 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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.

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    • TSB #TT060

      NHTSA ID #10109645

      • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TECH TIP: HVAC Blower Stuck on High - This article give the procedure to follow when the HVAC Blower is stuck on high.

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    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      NHTSA ID #10109812

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-BOD103

      NHTSA ID #10116823

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 24 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: PANORAMA SUNROOF & SUNSHADE MOTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the panorama sunroof and sunshade motors on some 2012-2013MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 9, 2011 to August 14, 2013, which m

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    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #WTY201709R5

      NHTSA ID #10119127

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: WTY - SC147 Claims Processing Procedures - REVISED - Authorization of Claims Processing for SC147 - See this bulletin for specific handling procedures regarding SC147.

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    • TSB #TSB-TRA055

      NHTSA ID #10109788

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.

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    • TSB #WTY004OWNER

      NHTSA ID #10094576

      • Date Announced: JUNE 10 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

      NHTSA ID #10080087

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      NHTSA ID #10109812

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      NHTSA ID #10109777

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-SC135R1

      NHTSA ID #10109686

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 14 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #TSB-BOD-128

      NHTSA ID #10080064

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 29 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SERVICE ACTION: FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT (SA217) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ~ MARCH 14, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOP

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    • TSB #TSB-ELE-081-R2

      NHTSA ID #10080095

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), SORENTO (XM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), RIO (UB) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.

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    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R1

      NHTSA ID #10109665

      • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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