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The TSB numbers are the NHTSA numbers, which are different from the manufacturer-assigned TSB numbers — the NHTSA doesn't keep track of those. It's a very screwed up situation that's almost completely unhelpful to you as the consumer. Use the issue date or the title when asking your dealer for more information about a TSB.

    STEERING

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R2

      NHTSA ID #10162044

      • Date Announced: JUNE 21 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDP

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    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R1

      NHTSA ID #10152913

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 04 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electroni

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    • TSB #TSBCHA084

      NHTSA ID #10151902

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

      Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte

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    STEERING:COLUMN

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R2

      NHTSA ID #10162044

      • Date Announced: JUNE 21 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDP

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    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #PS457

      NHTSA ID #10090944

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

      Summary: 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

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    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBENG206

      NHTSA ID #10163455

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: 1.6T GDI ULEV MIL ON LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR P0128 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) 1.6T GDI ULEV DCT vehicles, produced from September 28,

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    • TSB #VPI1802WX_TSB_R3

      NHTSA ID #10154694

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X)- This bulletin has been revised to include additional information This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously

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    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      NHTSA ID #10143474

      • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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    • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

      NHTSA ID #10143472

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

      Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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    • TSB #VPI1802_DP

      NHTSA ID #10143471

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

      Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer principal of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R1

      NHTSA ID #10128585

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

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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    • TSB #TSBENG162

      NHTSA ID #10116117

      • Date Announced: JUNE 07 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS481

      NHTSA ID #10109854

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS415R2

      NHTSA ID #10092154

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

      Summary: 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

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R7

      NHTSA ID #10165611

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (K

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    • TSB #PI1802_OWNR2_OPT

      NHTSA ID #10162055

      • Date Announced: JUNE 03 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PI1802_OWNR2_OPT: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on some 2014 MY Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection ("┬┐GDI"┬Ł) engines, and all 2015-2

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    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R5

      NHTSA ID #10159231

      • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled "Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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    • TSB #TSBENG205_R1

      NHTSA ID #10159249

      • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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    • TSB #TSBENG205

      NHTSA ID #10159248

      • Date Announced: APRIL 05 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R4

      NHTSA ID #10159230

      • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled "Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R6

      NHTSA ID #10152918

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN:KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Co

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    • TSB #VPI1802WX_TSB_R2

      NHTSA ID #10152919

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 28 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previo

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    • TSB #DC_20190125

      NHTSA ID #10152908

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, January 25, 2019 Update - Dear Kia Retailer, At Kia, safety is a top priority and we wrote to you last August and again last October to provide you with updates regarding news reports about non-collision fires in K

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    • TSB #VPI1802_OWNER_OP

      NHTSA ID #10152905

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 30 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on all 2016-2018 MY Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (?GDI?) and 2.0L Turbocha

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    • 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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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSBENG083_R1

      NHTSA ID #10152915

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to all Kia vehicles equipped with Gasoline

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

    • TSB #TSBENG174

      NHTSA ID #10123329

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 16 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: AIR INTAKE HOSE REPLACEMENT & ECU UPGRADE (SA303) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air intake hose and/or improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa), pr

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    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBTRA078

      NHTSA ID #10162049

      • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: TRANSMISSION LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to optimize the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on 2017-2018MY Soul (PS) and Forte (YDm) and 2016-2018MY Optima (JFa) vehicles equipped with 1.6T GDI th

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    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      NHTSA ID #10143474

      • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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    • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

      NHTSA ID #10143472

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

      Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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    • TSB #PS481

      NHTSA ID #10109854

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

      Summary: 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

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    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

      NHTSA ID #10130105

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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    • TSB #PS496

      NHTSA ID #10116104

      • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R1

      NHTSA ID #10128585

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

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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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 #PI1802_TSB_R7

      NHTSA ID #10165611

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (K

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    • TSB #PS600

      NHTSA ID #10160612

      • Date Announced: MAY 16 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: OUTSIDE MIRROR GLASS CONTROL INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information on the repair procedure for an inoperative mirror glass on the outside door mirrors for 2016-2019MY Optima (JFa) and Sorento (UMa) vehicles.

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    • TSB #TSBELE170

      NHTSA ID #10160757

      • Date Announced: MAY 10 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ANTENNA CAP REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the antenna cover that is loose and/or has separated from the antenna base on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 25, 2015 through May 2

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    • TSB #TSBENG205_R1

      NHTSA ID #10159249

      • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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    • TSB #TSBENG205

      NHTSA ID #10159248

      • Date Announced: APRIL 05 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R5

      NHTSA ID #10152904

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 20 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (

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    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R4

      NHTSA ID #10152903

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - This TSB has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS)

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    • TSB #TSBCHA084

      NHTSA ID #10151902

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

      Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte

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    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R1

      NHTSA ID #10128585

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

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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    • TSB #TSBTRA072A

      NHTSA ID #10126934

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 15 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa) and Sorento (UMa), produced from August 29, 2016 through June 15, 2017, and some

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    • TSB #TSBENG162R1

      NHTSA ID #10119122

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 07 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) - Revised - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicle

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    • TSB #TSBELE131R1

      NHTSA ID #10115239

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

      Summary: 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

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    • 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 #PS472R1

      NHTSA ID #10109781

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS465

      NHTSA ID #10090966

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

    • TSB #TSB-ELE131

      NHTSA ID #10109838

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

      Summary: 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,

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    • TSB #PS494

      NHTSA ID #10109856

      • Date Announced: MARCH 16 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

    • TSB #TSB-ENG166

      NHTSA ID #10109840

      • Date Announced: APRIL 25 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

      NHTSA ID #10130105

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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    • TSB #TSB-ENG166

      NHTSA ID #10109840

      • Date Announced: APRIL 25 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK

    • TSB #PS524

      NHTSA ID #10123321

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 23 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP - OPTIMA TRUNK TORSION BAR ADJUSTMENT - On some 2016-2018MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, there may be a concern with the trunk not opening as designed when using transmitter key fob or Smart Trunk feature. This may be caused by improper a

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R1

      NHTSA ID #10128585

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

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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    DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

      NHTSA ID #10130105

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSBENG206

      NHTSA ID #10163455

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: 1.6T GDI ULEV MIL ON LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR P0128 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) 1.6T GDI ULEV DCT vehicles, produced from September 28,

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    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R5

      NHTSA ID #10159231

      • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled "Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R4

      NHTSA ID #10159230

      • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled "Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      NHTSA ID #10143474

      • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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    • TSB #VPI1802_DP

      NHTSA ID #10143471

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

      Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer principal of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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    • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

      NHTSA ID #10143472

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

      Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSBELE143

      NHTSA ID #10130102

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP HARNESS REPLACEMENT (SA334) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp harness on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 2

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

    • TSB #TSBELE143

      NHTSA ID #10130102

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP HARNESS REPLACEMENT (SA334) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp harness on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 2

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    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #PS299_R2

      NHTSA ID #10143403

      • Date Announced: JULY 30 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on 2015MY~ K900 (KH), 2016MY~ Optima (JFa/JF), and 2018MY~ Stinger (CK) vehicles during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to r

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    • TSB #PS498

      NHTSA ID #10109858

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS497R1

      NHTSA ID #10109842

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

      Summary: 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

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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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    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #PS299_R2

      NHTSA ID #10143403

      • Date Announced: JULY 30 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on 2015MY~ K900 (KH), 2016MY~ Optima (JFa/JF), and 2018MY~ Stinger (CK) vehicles during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to r

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    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    • TSB #PS299_R3

      NHTSA ID #10145150

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i

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    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    • TSB #PS497R1

      NHTSA ID #10109842

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

      Summary: 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

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    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

    • TSB #PS600

      NHTSA ID #10160612

      • Date Announced: MAY 16 2019
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP: OUTSIDE MIRROR GLASS CONTROL INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information on the repair procedure for an inoperative mirror glass on the outside door mirrors for 2016-2019MY Optima (JFa) and Sorento (UMa) vehicles.

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    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #PS299_R3

      NHTSA ID #10145150

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i

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    WHEELS

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A

      NHTSA ID #10126934

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 15 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa) and Sorento (UMa), produced from August 29, 2016 through June 15, 2017, and some

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    LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

    • TSB #PS465

      NHTSA ID #10090966

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #PS564

      NHTSA ID #10141384

      • Date Announced: MAY 22 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: PITSTOP - CLOCK CONCERNS ON UVO eSERVICES (UVO 3.0) - This Pitstop contains information regarding possible concerns with the clock on UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) head units installed on 2017-2018MY vehicles.

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    • TSB #TSBENG175_R3

      NHTSA ID #10133180

      • Date Announced: MARCH 20 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVV

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    • TSB #TSBENG175_R2

      NHTSA ID #10130103

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

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVV

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    • TSB #TSB-SST043R2

      NHTSA ID #10109841

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS353R1

      NHTSA ID #10109879

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS475

      NHTSA ID #10109688

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS457

      NHTSA ID #10090944

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS465

      NHTSA ID #10090966

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #PS498

      NHTSA ID #10109858

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

      Summary: 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

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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 #PS472R1

      NHTSA ID #10109781

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

      Summary: 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

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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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    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSBENG175R1

      NHTSA ID #10119124

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

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - REVISED - This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVVT cover or O-ring and replacement of the motor plug on s

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    • TSB #TSBENG175

      NHTSA ID #10119123

      • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 09 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVVT cover or O-ring and replacement of the motor plug on some 2016-2

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    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      NHTSA ID #10143474

      • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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    • TSB #PS475

      NHTSA ID #10109688

      • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21 2016
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #PS496

      NHTSA ID #10116104

      • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS353R1

      NHTSA ID #10109879

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

      Summary: 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

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    • TSB #PS472R1

      NHTSA ID #10109781

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

      Summary: 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

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    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #TSBTRA072_CLOSED

      NHTSA ID #10126933

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 15 2017
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB - TRA072/SA317 CLOSED. REFER TO TSB TRA072A/SA317A

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