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    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

    • TSB #SC-091 REV 2

      NHTSA ID #10041266

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

      Summary: KIA: THE COIL SPRINGS MAY COLLECT ROCKS IN THE FRONT STRUT AND CAUSE DAMAGE. THERE MAY ALSO BE A SQUEAKING NOISE. 2011 SORENTO. *RM UPDATED 1/23/12. *PE

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    PARKING BRAKE:DRIVELINE:HYDRAULIC:ACTUATOR

    • TSB #047

      NHTSA ID #10058121

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

      Summary: KIA 2011-2016 MY SPORTAGE : THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR ON CERTAIN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE EQUIPPED SPORTAGE VEHICLES, WILL EXHIBIT AN INOPERATIVE AWD SYSTEM WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. *LJ

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    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #140

      NHTSA ID #10060138

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TSB-133

      NHTSA ID #10053737

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 27 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS TO HAVE SOFTWARE UPGRADED TO CORRECT OR PREVENT THIS CONDITION. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENT

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    • TSB #TSB-139

      NHTSA ID #10053711

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

      Summary: KIA: AFTER ENGINE HAS STARTED, WOULD HAVE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), CAUSED BY AN INOPERATIVE VCM ACTUATOR, ON SOME VEHICLES, OR AN INOPERATIVE VALVE LINKAGE IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENTO.

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    • TSB #TSB-129

      NHTSA ID #10052608

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

      Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN ILLUMINATED MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. THE ETC ACTUATOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. *JS

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    • TSB #PS-271

      NHTSA ID #10053707

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

      Summary: KIA: A REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE IS IN PLACE FOR VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION ACTUATOR (VCMA), ON SOME VEHICLES, THAT ARE EXPERIENCING ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) AND CONCERNS ABOUT DRIVABILITY. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENTO. *

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    • TSB #PS-211

      NHTSA ID #10044560

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

      Summary: KIA: DUE TO DESIGN OF DRAIN HOLES IN VALLEY OF LAMBDA V6 ENGINES, A MISDIAGNOSE OF A POSSIBLE OIL LEAK SOURCE IN REAR MAIN SEAL OR OIL PAN, WHEN ACTUAL LEAKS COMING FROM ENGINE VALLEY,OIL FILTER HOUSING, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, AND/OR GASKET

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-083

      NHTSA ID #10041635

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

      Summary: KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE

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    • TSB #SC-082 REV 3

      NHTSA ID #10034494

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

      Summary: KIA: INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. ALTHOUGH SOME MIGHT NOT HAVE A DIRECT COMPLAINT RELATED TO A CLUNK OR SQUEALING NOISE FROM THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT

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    • TSB #PS-138

      NHTSA ID #10034237

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

      Summary: KIA: PITSTOP-NO DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS. SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.5L PRODUCED PRIOR TO 4/8/10 MAY SET A P0300 DTC WITH NO INDICATION OF ENGINE ROUGHNESS OR MIS-FIRE. DURING VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND TESTING THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR P/N

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    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #PS162

      NHTSA ID #10037695

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

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: THERE MAY BE EVAPORATIVE SYSTEM FAULT CODES CAUSED BY SPIDER WEBS AROUND THE AIR FILTER. *RM

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    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSB-083

      NHTSA ID #10041635

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

      Summary: KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE

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    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10034635

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

      Summary: KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SOFTWARE UPGRADE AVAILABLE FOR SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION. THIS SOFTWARE UPGRADE WILL COR4RECT A CONCERN WHICH MAY CAUSE THE HAC (HILL START ASSIST CON

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    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #SC-082

      NHTSA ID #10034147

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

      Summary: KIA: INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. CERTAIN VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS BE REPAIRED FOR THIS CONCERN. TWO COUNTERMEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED SIMULTANEOUSLY TO CORRECT THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. *PE UPDATED 11/22/10. *PE UP

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    • TSB #SC-082 REV 3

      NHTSA ID #10034494

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

      Summary: KIA: INTERMEDIATE SHAFT NOISE. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINES AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. ALTHOUGH SOME MIGHT NOT HAVE A DIRECT COMPLAINT RELATED TO A CLUNK OR SQUEALING NOISE FROM THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT

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

    • TSB #TSB-045(REV 1)

      NHTSA ID #10050640

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

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING INSTALLING AN INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET ON INHIBITOR SWITCH DUE TO AN UNEVEN ENGAGEMENT WHEN SHIFTING GEARS OR A NO START CONDITION IN POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM). MODELS 2011-2012 SORENTO.

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    • TSB #TSB-101

      NHTSA ID #10041078

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

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: 2011-2012 SORENTO. MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. *RM

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    • TSB #093

      NHTSA ID #10037691

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

      Summary: KIA: THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITH AN INTERNAL TROUBLE CODE STORED. THEERE IS A PROCEDURE FOR UPDATING THE POWER CONTROL MODULE. 2011 SORENTO. *RM

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    • TSB #TSB-087

      NHTSA ID #10037641

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

      Summary: KIA: THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE. *RM

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PS-138

      NHTSA ID #10034237

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

      Summary: KIA: PITSTOP-NO DRIVEABILITY COMPLAINTS. SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.5L PRODUCED PRIOR TO 4/8/10 MAY SET A P0300 DTC WITH NO INDICATION OF ENGINE ROUGHNESS OR MIS-FIRE. DURING VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND TESTING THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR P/N

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #TSB-015

      NHTSA ID #10041265

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

      Summary: KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

    • TSB #TSB-014

      NHTSA ID #10037245

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

      Summary: KIA: THERE MAY BE A CONDITION WHERE THE BATTERY LIGHT/CHARGING SYSTEM WILL BE ILLUMINATED. THERE COULD BE NO CHARGE AND THERE IS A PROCESS FOR REPLACING THE ALTERNATOR. *RM UPDATED ON 06/08/2011. *KB

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID

    • TSB #TSB-013

      NHTSA ID #10034011

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

      Summary: KIA: SERVICE ACTION-STARTER SOLENOID WIRE CONTACT WITH COOLANT LINE BRACKET. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L ENGINES. THERE MAY BE INTERMITTENT WIRE CONTACT ON THE STEEL COOLANT PIPE FLANGE, WHERE THE ST

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

    • TSB #SC-079

      NHTSA ID #10033367

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

      Summary: KIA: IN SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINE PRODUCED 10/23/09-12/14/09 AND VEHICLES WITH 3.5L ENGINE PRODUCED 10/23/09-01/21/10, AN EMS CONNECTOR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY SNAPPED INTO PLACE. KIA HAS IDENTIFIED TWO FIELD VEHICLES WHICH DID NO

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    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSB-133

      NHTSA ID #10053737

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 27 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS TO HAVE SOFTWARE UPGRADED TO CORRECT OR PREVENT THIS CONDITION. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENT

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    • TSB #TSB-026

      NHTSA ID #10034635

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

      Summary: KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) SOFTWARE UPGRADE AVAILABLE FOR SOME VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION. THIS SOFTWARE UPGRADE WILL COR4RECT A CONCERN WHICH MAY CAUSE THE HAC (HILL START ASSIST CON

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSB-058

      NHTSA ID #10034248

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

      Summary: KIA: EXTERIOR BULB REPLACEMENT. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO VEHICLES BUILT THAT MAY EXPERIENCE REDUCED LIFE FOR SOME OF THE EXTERIOR BULBS. EVEN THOUGH A CUSTOMER'S INITIAL CONCERN IS ONLY IN REGARDS TO A SINGLE BULB, ITS RECOMMENDED

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    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #PS-252

      NHTSA ID #10053712

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

      Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES HAVE AN INCORRECT STOP LAMP SWITCH, THAT IS INOPERATIVE, DUE TO AN IMPROPER REPAIR OF STOP LAMP SWITCH UNDER RECALL CAMPAIGN SC098 WAS PERFORMED. MODEL 2011 SORENTO. *PE

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    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #TSB-072

      NHTSA ID #10037244

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

      Summary: KIA: THE AIR BAG OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM IN CERTAIN VEHICLES IS SENSITIVE AND CAN BE DEFEATED BY ELECTRONIC DEVICES OR WATER. *RM

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    • TSB #TSB-062

      NHTSA ID #10034231

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

      Summary: KIA: CAUTION DURING AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT SERVICING. DESCRIBES PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY DURING AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) RELATED DIAGNOSIS/REPAIR/REPLACEMENT TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT DURING SERVICING. AS AN ADDED SAFETY FEATURE

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    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #TSB-062

      NHTSA ID #10034231

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

      Summary: KIA: CAUTION DURING AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT SERVICING. DESCRIBES PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY DURING AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) RELATED DIAGNOSIS/REPAIR/REPLACEMENT TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT DURING SERVICING. AS AN ADDED SAFETY FEATURE

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    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #TSBBOD118

      NHTSA ID #10088708

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

      Summary: SERVICE ACTION: INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE PEELING (SA203) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE INSIDE CHROME DOOR HANDLE(S) ON SOME 2011MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JULY, 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY, 2011 WHICH

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    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #SC119

      NHTSA ID #10058126

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

      Summary: KIA 2011 SORENTO, 2010 SOUL, 2010 FORTE : PROCEDURES TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVES STEMS TO PREVENT LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE IN SOME VEHICLES. THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY IN WHEELS WILL CRACK IF BECOME CORRODED. *LJ UPDATED 10/02/15. *PE

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    SEATS

    • TSB #SC-085

      NHTSA ID #10036844

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

      Summary: KIA: VEHICLES BUILT 4/6/10-7/16-10. SEAT U BRACKET INSTALLATION. THE STRUCTURAL TUBE UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY HAVE BEEN OVER EXPANDED, CAUSING PRESSURE ON AND DEFORMATION OF THE INBOARD BRACKET. *PE

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    SEATS:BARRIERS

    • TSB #SC-085

      NHTSA ID #10036844

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

      Summary: KIA: VEHICLES BUILT 4/6/10-7/16-10. SEAT U BRACKET INSTALLATION. THE STRUCTURAL TUBE UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY HAVE BEEN OVER EXPANDED, CAUSING PRESSURE ON AND DEFORMATION OF THE INBOARD BRACKET. *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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    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSBBOD118

      NHTSA ID #10088708

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

      Summary: SERVICE ACTION: INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE PEELING (SA203) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE INSIDE CHROME DOOR HANDLE(S) ON SOME 2011MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JULY, 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY, 2011 WHICH

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    • TSB #042

      NHTSA ID #10060112

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TT059

      NHTSA ID #10060213

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #041

      NHTSA ID #10060111

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TT046

      NHTSA ID #10060202

      • Date Announced: JANUARY 17 2014
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TT035

      NHTSA ID #10060193

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #TT036

      NHTSA ID #10060194

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS284

      NHTSA ID #10060257

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #099

      NHTSA ID #10060300

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS269

      NHTSA ID #10060255

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #PS271

      NHTSA ID #10060312

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #093

      NHTSA ID #10060131

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    • TSB #093

      NHTSA ID #10060295

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #051

      NHTSA ID #10060282

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

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TT016

      NHTSA ID #10060652

      • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
      • Additional Info: How to Fix

      Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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