Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2019 Sorento 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 #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 »

    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 »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • 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 #PI1805_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168952

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1805_R1: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_OWNER_UMA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167209

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (P1805) - SORENTO - This document is notice to the Kia Sorento owners that Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_TSB

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167212

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805) - TSB: This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) in order to protect the engine from ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_DP

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167228

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805) DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This document is notice to the Dealer Principals advising them of the Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_DSM

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167229

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805) - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTCE - This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_QA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167211

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805): QA - This document is the Question and Answer Guide for this Product Improvement Campaign to improve the knock sensor detection system (KSDS) logic. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167276

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169_Rev1): ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_OWNR_UMA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167306

      Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC169) - Owner Letter - 2019 Sorento: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_QA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167274

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169): QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - This document contains questions and answers regarding the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on the Engine Oil Filler Cap inspection, and if necessary, replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_TSB

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167275

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC169) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the oil filler cap on some vehicle models listed below. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_DP

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167249

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169) DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This document notifies the Kia dealer principals that that Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_DSM

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167251

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169): DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG197_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160763

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSBENG197

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154689

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • 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 »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBTRA086

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168851

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN - PARTIAL REPAIR OF 4WD COUPLING - This bulletin provides the procedure information regarding the partial repair of the Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Coupling Assembly, Pressure Sensor, Actuator Motor or 4WD harness on ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA082_R1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163456

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 3.3L GDI 8AT TCU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P0741(SA387) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA082

      Date Announced:
      MAY 23, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160838

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 3.3 GDI 8AT TCU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P0741(SA387) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve logic of the TCU (Transmission Control Unit) software on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa) 3. Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSBTRA082

      Date Announced:
      MAY 23, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160838

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 3.3 GDI 8AT TCU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P0741(SA387) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve logic of the TCU (Transmission Control Unit) software on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa) 3. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PS613

      Date Announced:
      JUN 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162043

      PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS - This publication provides the KDS service procedure for mileage setting on the listed vehicles with newly replaced instrument clusters. 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 #PS573_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155380

      PITSTOP: SOUND SETTINGS (FADER) MOVES TO REAR - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information related to sound settings (fader) which may alter the default sound position settings. Read More »

    DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

    • TSB #PS613

      Date Announced:
      JUN 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162043

      PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS - This publication provides the KDS service procedure for mileage setting on the listed vehicles with newly replaced instrument clusters. Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #PS590

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154661

      PITSTOP: BLOCKED WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLES ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH WASHER HEATERS - This Pitstop provides information regarding blocked windshield wiper nozzles on some 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa) and 2017MY~ Sportage (QL) vehicles equipped ... 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 #PS590

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154661

      PITSTOP: BLOCKED WINDSHIELD WASHER NOZZLES ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH WASHER HEATERS - This Pitstop provides information regarding blocked windshield wiper nozzles on some 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa) and 2017MY~ Sportage (QL) vehicles equipped ... Read More »

    LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

    • TSB #TSBELE154

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152897

      TSB - BCW LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC C270254 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) system on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from January 22, 2018 through ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSBTRA086

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168851

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN - PARTIAL REPAIR OF 4WD COUPLING - This bulletin provides the procedure information regarding the partial repair of the Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Coupling Assembly, Pressure Sensor, Actuator Motor or 4WD harness on ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_OWNR_UMA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167306

      Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC169) - Owner Letter - 2019 Sorento: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #PS573_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155380

      PITSTOP: SOUND SETTINGS (FADER) MOVES TO REAR - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information related to sound settings (fader) which may alter the default sound position settings. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG197

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154689

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS451_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143393

      PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS451_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143261

      PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS562

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136623

      PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET AVAILABILITY - This Pitstop provides information regarding a change to front license plate bracket availability on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa). Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #PS573_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155380

      PITSTOP: SOUND SETTINGS (FADER) MOVES TO REAR - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information related to sound settings (fader) which may alter the default sound position settings. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #PS573_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157045

      PITSTOP: SOUND SETTINGS (FADER) MOVES TO REAR - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information related to sound settings (fader) which may alter the default sound position settings. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • 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 #TSBTRA086

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168851

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN - PARTIAL REPAIR OF 4WD COUPLING - This bulletin provides the procedure information regarding the partial repair of the Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Coupling Assembly, Pressure Sensor, Actuator Motor or 4WD harness on ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_OWNR_UMA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167306

      Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC169) - Owner Letter - 2019 Sorento: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #PS451_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10143393

      PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS562

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136623

      PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET AVAILABILITY - This Pitstop provides information regarding a change to front license plate bracket availability on some 2019MY Sorento (UMa). Read More »