Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2016 Optima 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 #WTY023_TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAR 24, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10209439

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MDPS WARNING LAMP DIAGNOSTIC INSPECTION & SINGLE PARTS REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information regarding the diagnosis of Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), also known as Electronic Power Steering ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_REIMB_JF

      Date Announced:
      JAN 11, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206887

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: REIMBURSEMENT FORM - This document is a Reimbursement Request form that was mailed with the customer letter advising them to submit the form if they had paid for repairs for this same matter prior to the warranty ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_OWNR_JF

      Date Announced:
      JAN 11, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206888

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: OWNER NOTIFICATION - This document is the notification to owners of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_DP

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206884

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer principals of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_DPSM

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206885

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_QA

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206886

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: QUESTION AND ANSWER - This document is the Question and Answer Guide containing the most frequently asked questions regarding the warranty extension (WTY023). Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    • 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_CHA106

      Date Announced:
      AUG 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200422

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF THE DUAL PINION MOTOR DRIVER POWER STEERING SYSTEM - This bulletin provides information regarding the availability of partial repair (depending on faulty components) of the Dual Pinion Motor ... 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_TRA083

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10185033

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace Dual Clutch Assembly and upgrade the TCU on some 2016-2020MY Kia vehicles listed on 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 #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 #TSBCHA084_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162044

      TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152913

      TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA091

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151903

      TSB: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some models listed below, which may exhibit a ticking noise while turning the steering ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151902

      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 ... Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162044

      TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #WTY023_DPSM

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206646

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_DP

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206645

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer principals of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #TSBCHA095

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151904

      TSB: FRONT STRUT FLANGE NUT REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front strut flange nut on some 2016MY Optima (JF) vehicles, produced from February 2, 2016 through May 19, 2016, which may exhibit a noise ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS438

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089042

      OPTIMA (JFA) - ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES THE ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA). Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #PS457

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090944

      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. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSBENG168

      Date Announced:
      MAY 24, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109865

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some ... 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 »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

    • TSB #TSB_CHA098_R3

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179256

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: IBAU SYSTEM REPAIR FOR NOISE AND AIR BLEEDING - 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 »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:PADS

    • TSB #TSBENG168R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116119

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some ... Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #TSBCHA100

      Date Announced:
      OCT 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167234

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSBCHA100): SERVICE ACTION: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKE (AEB) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA400) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) control unit on some ... Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R5

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206642

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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 #TSBENG206

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163455

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802WX_TSB_R3

      Date Announced:
      FEB 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154694

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143474

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_DP

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143471

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143472

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS481

      Date Announced:
      MAR 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109854

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG159

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090818

      TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG ON SOME 2016MY SORENTO (UMA), PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2014 TO JUNE 14, 2016, 2016MY OPTIMA ... Read More »

    • TSB #OWNERSC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089485

      OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC128) - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER AND/OR EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB SC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091953

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA (JFA) 2.0L TURBO (ULEV - 50 STATE EMISSIONS) AND THE 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089472

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL: 2016MY OPTIMA IMPROPER EMISSIONS PARTS INSTALLED VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL (SC 128) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016MY KIA ... Read More »

    • TSB #DEALERPSC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089482

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC128) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN (SC128) ON CERTAIN 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EITHER THE 2.0 L TURBO ENGINE (ULEV ┐ 50 STATE EMISSIONS), OR THE 2. Read More »

    • TSB #DEALERPSMSC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089483

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC128) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN (SC128) ON CERTAIN 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EITHER THE 2. Read More »

    • TSB #QASC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089487

      "QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (SC128) ┐ 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA IMPROPER EMISSIONS PARTS INSTALLED VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN Q AND A" Read More »

    • TSB #TSBGEN076

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089051

      TSB: PROPER OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY SELECTION FOR TURBO EQUIPPED VEHICLES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROPER ENGINE OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY TO BE USED WHEN SERVICING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TURBOCHARGER. Read More »

    • TSB #PS415R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089764

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #PS400

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089987

      PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ┐SMART PEDAL┐ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #PS720

      Date Announced:
      APR 20, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10210431

      PITSTOP: INJECTOR HARNESS ROUTING FOR PI1802Y/Z AND PI1803Y/Z ENGINE REPLACEMENTS - This bulletin provides information to address a no-start or hard start with poor running condition after engine replacement under PI1802Y/Z or PI1803Y/Z. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R6

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10209438

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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 #PI1802YZ_TSB_R6

      Date Announced:
      DEC 23, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10205865

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R4

      Date Announced:
      DEC 21, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10205426

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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 #PI1802YZ_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203658

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_SST067_R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203695

      This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R3

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201158

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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_ENG222_R2

      Date Announced:
      MAR 11, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189272

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA ENGINES - 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_ENG222_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186041

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA ENGINES - 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_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 #PI1802YZ_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183312

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - 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 #PI1802_TSB_R12

      Date Announced:
      AUG 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179250

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT - TSB_PI1802_R2 - Knock Sensor Detection System - ECU Logic Improvement - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG219

      Date Announced:
      JUL 27, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177751

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MAINTENANCE REMINDER FEATURE - This bulletin provides information on setting the "Service Interval Reminder" feature available on most Kia vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802YZ_TSB_R3

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177731

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z_Rev3) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802YZ_TSB_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177730

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z_Rev2) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R11

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176911

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN : KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802_R11) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS608_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176068

      PITSTOP: UPDATED SPARK PLUG FOR 2.0T THETA-II - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information regarding the updated spark plug for vehicles listed below, equipped with 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG205_C

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174518

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - CLOSED - SUPERSEDED BY PI1802YZ/1803YZ. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802YZ_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174429

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R7C

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174388

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB_R7 - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - CLOSED - SUPERSEDED BY PI1802Y/Z. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R10

      Date Announced:
      MAR 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173255

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB - REV 10 - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R9

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172149

      TSB - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) Rev. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R7

      Date Announced:
      JAN 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170766

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_OWN#3_OPT

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169797

      Owner Letter - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) **THIRD NOTICE** - Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. 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 #PI1802_TSB_R8

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168840

      TSB - Product Improvement Campaign: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R6

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168948

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN PI1802W/X (Rev 6) - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS616

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167214

      PITSTOP: LOWER ENGINE SERVICE COVER BOLT LOCATIONS - This Pitstop provides information on the correct bolt location of the lower engine service cover on 2016-2020MY Optima 2.4L and 2.0L equipped vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R7

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165611

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_OWNR2_OPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162055

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159231

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159249

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159248

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159230

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R6

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152918

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN:KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802WX_TSB_R2

      Date Announced:
      JAN 28, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152919

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20190125

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152908

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_OWNER_OP

      Date Announced:
      NOV 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152905

      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. 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 »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG159R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109850

      TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the E-CVVT cover and motor plug on some 2016MY Optima (JF/JFa), produced from August 29, 2015 to June 14, 2016, 2017MY Sportage ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG158R2

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109773

      TSB: VCM LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - DTC P200A00 (SA240A) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade and inspection of the VCM motor (Actuation Test) of some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 28, ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R5

      Date Announced:
      JAN 06, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206642

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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 »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #PI1802YZ_TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173256

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

    • TSB #TSB-BOD164

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109881

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNROOF INSPECTION AND REPAIR (SA270) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to August 8, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #PS469

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109813

      PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG161

      Date Announced:
      NOV 09, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109775

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSB_FUE049

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186044

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: AIR FILTER AND NVLD REPLACEMENT (SA447) - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform an evaporative leak test and replace the Fuel Tank Air Filter, and, if necessary, the ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG083_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152915

      TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSBENG174

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10123329

      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), ... Read More »

    FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBSC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089472

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL: 2016MY OPTIMA IMPROPER EMISSIONS PARTS INSTALLED VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL (SC 128) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016MY KIA ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSBFUE032

      Date Announced:
      NOV 25, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088765

      SERVICE ACTION: INACCURATE READING FROM FUEL GAUGE (SA 212) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT FUEL GAUGE LEVEL INDICATOR ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 THROUGH OCTOBER 22, 2015 WHICH ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB_TRA083_R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 24, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200551

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA098

      Date Announced:
      AUG 24, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200552

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) ANTI-JUDDER LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to update the software logic of the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system on some 2016-2020MY Optima ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA083

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10185033

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace Dual Clutch Assembly and upgrade the TCU on some 2016-2020MY Kia vehicles listed on the ... 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 #TSB_TRA072_R3

      Date Announced:
      JAN 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170781

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317B/C) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA085

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169700

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DCT ACTUATOR ROD LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) actuator rod lengths using the applicable SST on some 2016MY~ vehicles equipped with 6 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA078

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162049

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143474

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143472

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA069

      Date Announced:
      MAY 24, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109868

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA292) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PS481

      Date Announced:
      MAR 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109854

      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. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 12, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130105

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA069R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116122

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA292A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PS496

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116104

      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 ... Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSBENG168

      Date Announced:
      MAY 24, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109865

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

    • TSB #TSB-TRA060R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109779

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AXLE DRIVESHAFT REPLACEMENT (SA241) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JF) vehicles, produced in South Korea from March 24, 2016 to April 8, 2016, which may exhibit a noise originating from ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

    • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130104

      TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-TRA060R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109779

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AXLE DRIVESHAFT REPLACEMENT (SA241) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JF) vehicles, produced in South Korea from March 24, 2016 to April 8, 2016, which may exhibit a noise originating from ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #WTY023_TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAR 24, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10209439

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MDPS WARNING LAMP DIAGNOSTIC INSPECTION & SINGLE PARTS REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information regarding the diagnosis of Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), also known as Electronic Power Steering ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_DPSM

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206646

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY023_DP

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2022
      NHTSA ID:
      #10206645

      WARRANTY EXTENSION: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO - This document is the announcement to the dealer principals of the warranty extension program for WTY023. Kia America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_SST067_R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203695

      This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). Read More »

    • TSB #PS704

      Date Announced:
      AUG 03, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200525

      PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) - This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors ... 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 #PS663

      Date Announced:
      OCT 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182529

      PITSTOP: MFC, CONCERNS FOR DISABLED OPERATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding concerns with disabled operation of Multi-Function Camera (MFC) on some Kia vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R12

      Date Announced:
      AUG 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179250

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT - TSB_PI1802_R2 - Knock Sensor Detection System - ECU Logic Improvement - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R11

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176911

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN : KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802_R11) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R9

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172149

      TSB - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) Rev. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R7

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165611

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS600

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160612

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE170

      Date Announced:
      MAY 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160757

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159249

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159248

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152904

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152903

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_TSB_R3

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152902

      VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA091

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151903

      TSB: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some models listed below, which may exhibit a ticking noise while turning the steering ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151902

      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 ... 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 #TSBELE126R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116115

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR PERSONAL LAMP REPAIR (SA273) - This bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 11, 2015 to August 13, 2016, which may experience ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG168

      Date Announced:
      MAY 24, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109865

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE126

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109810

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR PERSONAL LAMP REPAIR (SA273) - This bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 11, 2015 to August 13, 2016, which may experience ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG158R2

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109773

      TSB: VCM LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - DTC P200A00 (SA240A) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade and inspection of the VCM motor (Actuation Test) of some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 28, ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS472R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109781

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS465

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090966

      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: ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE113R1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 20, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089401

      TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE100R3

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089312

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE104R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 02, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089321

      TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO ON 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE CARPLAY ON 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2017MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS452

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183600

      PITSTOP: ANDROID AUTO/UVO eSERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - This article provides diagnostic information in regards to: ANDROID AUTO will not launch when a Samsung Android phone is connected to the vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE104

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183434

      TSB - APPLE CARPLAY ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - This bulletin provides information related to the rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on vehicles equipped with Premium Navigation (AVN 4.0) or UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) systems. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE100R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183433

      TSB - COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - 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 #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 #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092132

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    • TSB #PS452

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089433

      ANDROID AUTO┐/UVO ESERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROIDES DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO:ANDROID AUTO┐ WILL NOT LAUNCH WHEN A SAMSUNG ANDROID PHONE IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 12, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130105

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R7

      Date Announced:
      JAN 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170766

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK

    • TSB #PS524

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10123321

      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. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

    • TSB #TSBELE126R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116115

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR PERSONAL LAMP REPAIR (SA273) - This bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 11, 2015 to August 13, 2016, which may experience ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

    • TSB #TSB_SST067_R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203695

      This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 12, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130105

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PI1802_TSB_R8

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168840

      TSB - Product Improvement Campaign: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG206

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163455

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159231

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159230

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143474

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_DP

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143471

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143472

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE113R1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 20, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089401

      TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE100R3

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089312

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079901

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ... 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 #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089742

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. 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 #TSBELE143

      Date Announced:
      FEB 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130102

      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 ... Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

    • TSB #TSBELE143

      Date Announced:
      FEB 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130102

      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 ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #TSB_BOD300

      Date Announced:
      MAR 24, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189544

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: WINDOW REGULATOR DRUM GEAR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the window regulator drum gear on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 01, 2015 through July ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS299_R4

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181986

      PITSTOP: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - 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 #PS299_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUL 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143403

      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 ... 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 #PS299_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUL 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143403

      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 ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    • TSB #PS299_R3

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145150

      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 ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TSB-BOD164

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109881

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNROOF INSPECTION AND REPAIR (SA270) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to August 8, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-BOD148R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109765

      TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to June 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD148

      Date Announced:
      AUG 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089584

      TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO JUNE 20, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A BUZZING NOISE THAT MAY INCREASE WITH INTENSITY IN CONJUNCTION ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD147

      Date Announced:
      AUG 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089585

      TSB: SUNROOF POPPING NOISE REPAIR - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO FEBRUARY 23, 2016, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A POP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS OR ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

    • TSB #PS600

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160612

      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. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #PS299_R4

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181986

      PITSTOP: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - 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 #PS299_R3

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145150

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS299R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088826

      CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE TO BE USED TO RAISE THE WIPER ARMS TO THE FULLY VERTICAL POSITION. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE

    • TSB #TSB-SC-131

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079921

      "VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN: DRIVER┐S FRONTAL AIRBAG MODULE REPLACEMENT (SC131) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE DRIVER┐S FRONTAL AIRBAG MODULE OF SEVENTEEN (17) 2016 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM NOVEMBER ... 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 #TSB_BOD201

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173245

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PANORAMIC SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE REPAIR - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to September 26, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB BOD134_SA225

      Date Announced:
      MAR 16, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091947

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A DELAMINATING HEADLINER. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD134

      Date Announced:
      MAR 16, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089464

      SERVICE ACTION: HEADLINER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 225) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, ... Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSB_BOD208

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177046

      TSB - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a partial repair on the trunk latch base sub assembly on the certain Forte, Rio and Optima vehicles, which may exhibit a difficult-to-close/latch concern with the trunk lid. 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 #TSB BOD131_SA219

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091950

      THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC HANDLE ... Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #TSBBOD131

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089461

      SERVICE ACTION: REAR SEAT LATCH CABLE INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 219) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 ... Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #PS400

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089987

      PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ┐SMART PEDAL┐ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #TSBCHA061

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088705

      SERVICE ACTION: TMPS REPLACEMENT (SA213) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO CHECK OR REPLACE THE TPMS SENSORS FOR SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2016MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2015 THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, ... Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #PS438

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089042

      OPTIMA (JFA) - ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES THE ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA). Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #TSB BOD131_SA219

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091950

      THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC HANDLE ... Read More »

    SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TSBBOD131

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089461

      SERVICE ACTION: REAR SEAT LATCH CABLE INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 219) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 ... Read More »

    ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

    • TSB #TSBENG168R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116119

      TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some ... Read More »

    FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    • TSB #PS704

      Date Announced:
      AUG 03, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200525

      PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) - This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors ... Read More »

    LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

    • TSB #PS465

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090966

      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: ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R4

      Date Announced:
      DEC 21, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10205426

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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 #PI1802YZ_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203658

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_SST067_R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203695

      This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA106

      Date Announced:
      AUG 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200422

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF THE DUAL PINION MOTOR DRIVER POWER STEERING SYSTEM - This bulletin provides information regarding the availability of partial repair (depending on faulty components) of the Dual Pinion Motor ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186041

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA ENGINES - 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_FUE049

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186044

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: AIR FILTER AND NVLD REPLACEMENT (SA447) - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform an evaporative leak test and replace the Fuel Tank Air Filter, and, if necessary, the ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA083

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10185033

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace Dual Clutch Assembly and upgrade the TCU on some 2016-2020MY Kia vehicles listed on the ... 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 #TSB_CHA098_R3

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179256

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: IBAU SYSTEM REPAIR FOR NOISE AND AIR BLEEDING - 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 #PI1802_TSB_R11

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176911

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN : KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802_R11) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS638

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169695

      PITSTOP 638: HVAC TEMPERATURE BLEND DOOR INOPERATIVE, TICKING AND/OR MAKING A POPPING NOISE - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative, or clicking and popping noise concern from the heater box blend door. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA085

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169700

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DCT ACTUATOR ROD LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) actuator rod lengths using the applicable SST on some 2016MY~ vehicles equipped with 6 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG175_R3

      Date Announced:
      MAR 20, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133180

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG175_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130103

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS475

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109688

      PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Read More »

    • TSB #PS457

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090944

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS465

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090966

      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: ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD148

      Date Announced:
      AUG 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089584

      TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO JUNE 20, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A BUZZING NOISE THAT MAY INCREASE WITH INTENSITY IN CONJUNCTION ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD147

      Date Announced:
      AUG 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089585

      TSB: SUNROOF POPPING NOISE REPAIR - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO FEBRUARY 23, 2016, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A POP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS OR ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE113R1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 20, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089401

      TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS452

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183600

      PITSTOP: ANDROID AUTO/UVO eSERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - This article provides diagnostic information in regards to: ANDROID AUTO will not launch when a Samsung Android phone is connected to the vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE104

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183434

      TSB - APPLE CARPLAY ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - This bulletin provides information related to the rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on vehicles equipped with Premium Navigation (AVN 4.0) or UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) systems. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE100R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183433

      TSB - COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - 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 #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 #TSB BOD131_SA219

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091950

      THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC HANDLE ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB BOD134_SA225

      Date Announced:
      MAR 16, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091947

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A DELAMINATING HEADLINER. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD134

      Date Announced:
      MAR 16, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089464

      SERVICE ACTION: HEADLINER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 225) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB SC128

      Date Announced:
      MAR 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091953

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA (JFA) 2.0L TURBO (ULEV - 50 STATE EMISSIONS) AND THE 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PS440

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088824

      OPTIMA (JFA) - FRONT LICENSE PLATE INSTALLATION - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT LICENSE PLATE INSTALLATION ON 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA). Read More »

    • TSB #PS299R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 10, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088826

      CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE TO BE USED TO RAISE THE WIPER ARMS TO THE FULLY VERTICAL POSITION. Read More »

    • TSB #PS428

      Date Announced:
      OCT 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089047

      SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV) Read More »

    • TSB #TSBGEN078

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089022

      PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #PS428

      Date Announced:
      OCT 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089047

      SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV) Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089742

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092132

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSBENG175R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119124

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG175

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119123

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG159R2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 08, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119120

      TSB - E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - REVISED - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the E-CVVT cover and motor plug on some 2016MY Optima (JFa), produced from August 29, 2015 to June 14, 2016, and ... 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 »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #PI1802WX_TSB_R7

      Date Announced:
      JAN 15, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170766

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1802_QA

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143474

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG161R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 07, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119121

      TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - REVISED - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS475

      Date Announced:
      OCT 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109688

      PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-104

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079884

      TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY┐ AND ANDROID AUTO ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) OR UVO ESERVICES (UVO 3.0) SYSTEMS. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079901

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-098-R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079962

      SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO HEAD UNIT REPLACEMENT (SA211) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE BASE AUDIO HEAD UNIT OF SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SOP THROUGH NOVEMBER 10, 2015 WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A HEAD ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBGEN078

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089022

      PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #TSB_ENG222_R4

      Date Announced:
      DEC 21, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10205426

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES - 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 #PI1802YZ_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10203658

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA106

      Date Announced:
      AUG 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10200422

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF THE DUAL PINION MOTOR DRIVER POWER STEERING SYSTEM - This bulletin provides information regarding the availability of partial repair (depending on faulty components) of the Dual Pinion Motor ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_FUE049

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186044

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: AIR FILTER AND NVLD REPLACEMENT (SA447) - This bulletin provides the procedure to perform an evaporative leak test and replace the Fuel Tank Air Filter, and, if necessary, the ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_TRA085

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169700

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DCT ACTUATOR ROD LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) actuator rod lengths using the applicable SST on some 2016MY~ vehicles equipped with 6 ... 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 #PS496

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116104

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE130

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109830

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ANTENNA INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA272) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and/or replace the antenna assembly on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to June 1, ... 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-BOD161

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116817

      TSB - LUGGAGE SIDE TRIM REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the luggage side trims on 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to August 16, 2016, which may experience a concern with high ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS472R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109781

      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. 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 #PS452

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183600

      PITSTOP: ANDROID AUTO/UVO eSERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - This article provides diagnostic information in regards to: ANDROID AUTO will not launch when a Samsung Android phone is connected to the vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE104

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183434

      TSB - APPLE CARPLAY ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - This bulletin provides information related to the rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on vehicles equipped with Premium Navigation (AVN 4.0) or UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) systems. 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 »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TSBBOD164R1

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127023

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNROOF INSPECTION AND REPAIR (SA270) REV 1 - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to September 26, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCLI038

      Date Announced:
      MAY 23, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109864

      TSB: HVAC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to apply a HVAC control unit logic improvement on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 28, 2015 through September 30, 2016, and some 2016MY ... 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 »

    • TSB #PS472R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109781

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-BOD148R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109765

      TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to June 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction ... 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 »