Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2010 Forte are official communications between Kia & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R8

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10202226

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA020_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194706

      TSB_CHA020_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R7

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189545

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R6

      Date Announced:
      NOV 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183333

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183332

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168850

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R3

      Date Announced:
      OCT 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167301

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSB084_R3: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-020

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032671

      KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) AN UPGRADE WILL BE PROVIDED ON INFORMATION RELATED TO AN MDPS ECU SOFTWARE. Read More »

    STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-020

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032671

      KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) AN UPGRADE WILL BE PROVIDED ON INFORMATION RELATED TO AN MDPS ECU SOFTWARE. Read More »

    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-036-01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044130

      KIA: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO EPS ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE. *JS Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-020

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032671

      KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) AN UPGRADE WILL BE PROVIDED ON INFORMATION RELATED TO AN MDPS ECU SOFTWARE. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

    • TSB #PS675

      Date Announced:
      AUG 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179255

      PITSTOP - BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION - This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #PS067_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147325

      PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090804

      PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE - REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) - WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060253

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #TSB_ENG070R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 19, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194503

      TSB_ENG070_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_BOD049_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194553

      TSB_BOD049_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG051R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194556

      TSB_ENG051_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG059_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194566

      TSB_ENG059_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG058_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194568

      TSB_ENG058_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #PI2102_OWNR

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190346

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: OWNER NOTIFICATION - This document is the owner notification advising that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2010-2011 MY Kia Forte and Forte Koup vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI2102_TSB

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190347

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: THETA 2.4L MPI - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI2102) - This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI2102_DP

      Date Announced:
      APR 14, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190343

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer principals that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI2102_DSM

      Date Announced:
      APR 14, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190344

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R6

      Date Announced:
      NOV 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183333

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183332

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168850

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS539

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133170

      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. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-078

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037347

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

    • TSB #TSB-059

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032670

      KIA: SERVICE ACTION: PCM UPGRADE DTC P0304 CYLINDER MIS FIRE WITH 2.0L ENGINE AND A/T LOGIC (SA0250 SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MIL ON WITH DTC P0304 STORED IN MEMORY. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-049

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032607

      KIA MOTORS: ENGINE COMPARTMENT JUNCTION BOX RELAY REPLACEMENT. SOME VEHICLES MANUFACTURED 7/16-8/20, 2009 MAY EXPERIENCE CONCERNS OF INOPERATIVE A/C BLOWER, HIGH/LOW COOLING FANS OR ENGINE STARTER MOTOR. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-046

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030365

      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 ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

    • TSB #TSB-049

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032607

      KIA MOTORS: ENGINE COMPARTMENT JUNCTION BOX RELAY REPLACEMENT. SOME VEHICLES MANUFACTURED 7/16-8/20, 2009 MAY EXPERIENCE CONCERNS OF INOPERATIVE A/C BLOWER, HIGH/LOW COOLING FANS OR ENGINE STARTER MOTOR. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

    • TSB #TSB-017

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032673

      KIA: FUEL CAP REPLACEMENT. AN IMPROVED FUEL CAP WITH A LARGER HANDLE DESIGN FOR IMPROVED FEEL DURING TIGHTENING AND A FULL THREAD STOP WHICH PRODUCES ONE CLICK DURING TIGHTENING INSTEAD OF THE SEVERAL CLICKS HEARD ON THE PREVIOUS FUEL ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB_ENG070R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 19, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194503

      TSB_ENG070_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA026_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194551

      TSB_TRA026_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG059_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194566

      TSB_ENG059_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG058_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194568

      TSB_ENG058_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA030_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194672

      TSB_TRA030_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG057R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10195110

      TSB_ENG057_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA046_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174520

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: - TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA046

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091489

      TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032675

      KIA: DRIVESHAFT HOUSING AND TRANSAXLE OIL SEAL INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (SA011). SOME VEHICLES (6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSAXLES) MAY HAVE INTERFERENCE WITH THE INNER TRI-POD HOUSING CONTACTING WITH THE AXLE SEAL CAGE. Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSB-036

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10042573

      KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 4 SPEED, INFORMATION IS PROVIDING FOR UPGRADING TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULES (TCM) TO IMPROVE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH WHILE THE CRUISE CONTROL IS ACTIVATED. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-070 REV 1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034148

      KIA: PCM UPGRADE FOR P0304 DUE TO VCM MOTOR VARIATION. PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-070

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034236

      KIA: ECM UPGRADE FOR P0304 DUE TO VCM MOTOR VARIATION. PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME MODEL YEAR VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-030

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032672

      KIA: PCM UPGRADE-SHIFT HESITATION AND SHIFT DELAY IMPROVEMENT WITH 2.0L AND 4 SPEED A/T (SA020). SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE SLIGHT SHIFT HESITATION AND/OR TRANSAXLE SHIFT DELAY. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032675

      KIA: DRIVESHAFT HOUSING AND TRANSAXLE OIL SEAL INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (SA011). SOME VEHICLES (6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSAXLES) MAY HAVE INTERFERENCE WITH THE INNER TRI-POD HOUSING CONTACTING WITH THE AXLE SEAL CAGE. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB_ENG070R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 19, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194503

      TSB_ENG070_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_BOD049_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194553

      TSB_BOD049_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG051R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194556

      TSB_ENG051_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG059_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194566

      TSB_ENG059_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_GEN031_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194567

      TSB_GEN031_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG058_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194568

      TSB_ENG058_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA030_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194672

      TSB_TRA030_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA020_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194706

      TSB_CHA020_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG057R1_CLS

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10195110

      TSB_ENG057_R1_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R6

      Date Announced:
      NOV 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183333

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183332

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS474

      Date Announced:
      JUN 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116101

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS443

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183431

      TSB - USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS - This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE091

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089354

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS382

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092102

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS274

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060314

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS223

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090010

      PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTE┐S MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060253

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSBELE091R3

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126423

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE091

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089354

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116821

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-070 REV 1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034148

      KIA: PCM UPGRADE FOR P0304 DUE TO VCM MOTOR VARIATION. PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-051 REV

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034244

      KIA: AUTO CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC UPDATE FOR UPHILL DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. THE ACTION WILL INVOLVE A REPROGRAM OF THE CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC AND IMPROVE ROUGH IDLE AND/OR P0304 LOGIC FOR 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-059

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032670

      KIA: SERVICE ACTION: PCM UPGRADE DTC P0304 CYLINDER MIS FIRE WITH 2.0L ENGINE AND A/T LOGIC (SA0250 SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MIL ON WITH DTC P0304 STORED IN MEMORY. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSB_BOD055_R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201529

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ELE148

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170778

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: HALOGEN HEAD LAMP LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information regarding the procedure to repair the bulb connector on some 2010MY~ vehicles listed on the table below, which may ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS382

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092102

      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 ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #TSB_BOD049_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      MAY 07, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10194553

      TSB_BOD049_CLOSED: TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN CLOSED Read More »

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      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. Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #TSB-073

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037640

      KIA: INFORMATION ON REPLACING THE AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT. *RM Read More »

    • TSB #SC-081

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033813

      KIA: AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) REPROGRAM. INFORMATION RELATING TO AN UPGRADE OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE LOGIC IN THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT IN SOME VEHICLES TO INCREASE THE RANGE OF IMPACTS IN WHICH THE SIDE AND CURTAIN AIRBAGS WILL DEPLOY. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

    • TSB #SC-081

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033813

      KIA: AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) REPROGRAM. INFORMATION RELATING TO AN UPGRADE OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE LOGIC IN THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT IN SOME VEHICLES TO INCREASE THE RANGE OF IMPACTS IN WHICH THE SIDE AND CURTAIN AIRBAGS WILL DEPLOY. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #TB-SC-078

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032572

      KIA: IN SOME VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THE SEATBELT IS BUCKLED. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TB-SC-078

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032572

      KIA: IN SOME VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THE SEATBELT IS BUCKLED. Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSB_BOD055_R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201529

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD079_CLOSED

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152910

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION THROUGH PROTECTIVE SEALING (SA085) - CLOSED Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #TSB-SC141R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109817

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC141OWNERTD

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109816

      SERVICE CAMPAIGN: OWNER LETTER - Advises Owners of certain 2011-2013 MY Forte and Forte Koup vehicles currently registered in the states where heavy amounts of road salt are used of a service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-SC141

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109874

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC141DP

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109875

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC141DPSM

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109876

      SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC141QA

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109877

      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #TSB-057

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033510

      KIA: SUNROOF NOISE REPAIR (SA 030). PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME FORTE KOUP (TD) VEHICLES BUILT THAT MAY HAVE ABNORMAL NOISE FROM THE SUNROOF DUE TO INTERFERENCE BETWEEN SUNROOF RAIL AND ROOF PANEL WHILE DRIVING ON UNEVEN ... Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109777

      TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

    • TSB #TSB-036

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10042573

      KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 4 SPEED, INFORMATION IS PROVIDING FOR UPGRADING TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULES (TCM) TO IMPROVE TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH WHILE THE CRUISE CONTROL IS ACTIVATED. *PE Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-051 REV

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034244

      KIA: AUTO CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC UPDATE FOR UPHILL DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. THE ACTION WILL INVOLVE A REPROGRAM OF THE CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC AND IMPROVE ROUGH IDLE AND/OR P0304 LOGIC FOR 2. Read More »

    TIRES:VALVE

    • TSB #SC119OWNERFORTE

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090001

      OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA FORTE OWNER - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY FORTE VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC119DEALERP

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089998

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY SOUL, 2010 MY FORTE, AND 2011 MY SORENTO ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC119DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089999

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA PARTS & SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #SC119QA

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090005

      "Q AND A: FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC119) 2010 MY FORTE, 2010 MY SOUL, AND 2011 MY SORENTO REPLACEMENT OF THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY" Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #TSBSC119R1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089831

      "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC119 HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ┐ALL STATES┐. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #PI2102_QA

      Date Announced:
      APR 14, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190345

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: QUESTION AND ANSWER - This document is the Question and Answer Guide containing the most frequently asked questions regarding the Product Improvement Campaign (PI2102). Read More »

    • TSB #PS675

      Date Announced:
      AUG 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179255

      PITSTOP - BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION - This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #PS067_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147325

      PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PS443

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183431

      TSB - USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS - This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Read More »

    • TSB #SC119OWNERFORTE

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090001

      OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA FORTE OWNER - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY FORTE VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC119DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089999

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA PARTS & SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #SC119QA

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090005

      "Q AND A: FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC119) 2010 MY FORTE, 2010 MY SOUL, AND 2011 MY SORENTO REPLACEMENT OF THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY" Read More »

    • TSB #PS274

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060314

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060253

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS223

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090010

      PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTE┐S MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116821

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109812

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #TSB-022

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030290

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168850

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109812

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109777

      TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Read More »

    • TSB #PS443

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183431

      TSB - USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS - This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090804

      PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE - REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) - WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-078

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037347

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

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS266R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090945

      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. Read More »