Please note: The TSB information displayed below are summaries. We do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

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.

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • 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 #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 #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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    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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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-078

      NHTSA ID #10037347

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO RESET THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL VALUE. *RM

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    • TSB #TSB-044

      NHTSA ID #10033464

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2009
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH

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    • TSB #TSB-046

      NHTSA ID #10030365

      • Date Announced: MAY 01 2009
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: RELATING TO OIL CONTROL VALVE (OCV) USED IN CONSTANT VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (CVVT). IF AT ANY TIME OCV IS SUSPECTED AS A CAUSE OF ROUGH IDLING, POOR ACCELERTION, CAMSHAFT TIMING MISALIGNMENT RELATED TROUBLE CODES, MISFIRE RELATED

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • 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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    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBTRA046

      NHTSA ID #10091489

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL

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    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #TSB-021

      NHTSA ID #10032617

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: SOME VEHICLES WITH A 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKING SYMPTOM WHEN THE DAMPER CLUTCH IS FULLY ENGAGED. *PE UPDATED 8/16/10.

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

    • TSB #TSB-061 REV 1

      NHTSA ID #10034637

      • Date Announced: JULY 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE) SYSTEM RELATED DTC(S). *PE

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    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #TSB-021

      NHTSA ID #10032617

      • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: SOME VEHICLES WITH A 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKING SYMPTOM WHEN THE DAMPER CLUTCH IS FULLY ENGAGED. *PE UPDATED 8/16/10.

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PS382

      NHTSA ID #10092102

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

      Summary: PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSB-061 REV 1

      NHTSA ID #10034637

      • Date Announced: JULY 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE) SYSTEM RELATED DTC(S). *PE

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    • TSB #TSB-044

      NHTSA ID #10033464

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2009
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #PS382

      NHTSA ID #10092102

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

      Summary: PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      NHTSA ID #10090713

      • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #VSC-SC-093

      NHTSA ID #10042851

      • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2011
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING A PROCEDURE FOR ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AGAINST ANTICORROSION TO THE REAR CROSS MEMBER FOR SOME VEHICLES. *PE

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    STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #SC-122

      NHTSA ID #10058518

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

      Summary: KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *PE

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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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    EQUIPMENT

    • 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 #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 #QASC122

      NHTSA ID #10089668

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC122 UNDERBODY ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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    • TSB #OWNERSC122RONDO

      NHTSA ID #10089665

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC122) - DEAR KIA RONDO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2007-2010 KIA RONDO VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALL

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    • TSB #DEALERPSMSC122

      NHTSA ID #10089662

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2011 MY RIO, 2004-2009 MY SPECTRA, 20

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    • TSB #DEALERPSC122

      NHTSA ID #10089642

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2011 MY RIO, 2004-2009 MY SPECTRA, 2

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    • TSB #TSBSC122

      NHTSA ID #10089618

      • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) - TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP

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    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      NHTSA ID #10090713

      • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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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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    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #TSB-022

      NHTSA ID #10030290

      • Date Announced: MAY 01 2009
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY (LCC) WHEN CERTAIN ACCESSORIES ARE ADDED TO A COMPLETED VEHICLE PRI0

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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-078

      NHTSA ID #10037347

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2010
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO RESET THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL VALUE. *RM

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