Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2020 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 #TSB_CHA084_R7

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

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

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R6

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

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

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R5

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

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

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

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

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

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R3

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

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

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

    • TSB #PS675

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

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

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #TSB_ENG213_R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10187815

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC20). This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R6

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

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

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R5

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

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

    • TSB #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 #TSB_ENG220

      Date Announced:
      JUL 27, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177752

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: LAMBDA 3.3L GDI ENGINE HESITATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2019-2020MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ENG217

      Date Announced:
      JUL 07, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177750

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MAINTENANCE REMINDER FEATURE 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 »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECU/ECM)

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB_ELE200_CLSD

      Date Announced:
      DEC 03, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184997

      TSB_ELE200_CLOSED: Technical Service Bulletin superseded by SC199_TSB 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 #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 »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB_ELE209_R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 08, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190178

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE - 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 #PS677

      Date Announced:
      MAR 12, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189269

      PITSTOP: LOG FILE COLLECTION FOR AVN 5.0/W & DISPLAY AUDIO 2.0 - This Pitstop contains information regarding the log file collection procedure for 2020MY~ models equipped with AVN 5.0/W or Display Audio 2.0 head units. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_ELE209_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 11, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189270

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE - 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 #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 #TSB_ELE209

      Date Announced:
      SEP 24, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180656

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE REMINDER SETTING RESET PROCEDURE - This bulletin provides the procedure to turn OFF the service reminder lamp, at the first service interval reminder alert that will display on the instrument cluster. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSBBOD198

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168849

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: DRIVER DOOR CHECKER ROD INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (SA407) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary replace the front left driver door checker rod assembly on some ... Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB_ELE205

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179233

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: REAR VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the rear view camera on some 2016-2020MY Sorento (UMa) produced from SOP through July 9, 2020, due to distortion and/or blue screen ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSB_GEN093

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10182031

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: LOOSE OR POORLY SEATED CRASH PAD GARNISH (SA438) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary, replace the right side dash garnish molding on some Sorento (UMa) vehicles ... 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_ELE205

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179233

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: REAR VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the rear view camera on some 2016-2020MY Sorento (UMa) produced from SOP through July 9, 2020, due to distortion and/or blue screen ... 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 »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #TSB_ELE205

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179233

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: REAR VIEW CAMERA REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the rear view camera on some 2016-2020MY Sorento (UMa) produced from SOP through July 9, 2020, due to distortion and/or blue screen ... 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 #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 #TSBBOD198

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168849

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: DRIVER DOOR CHECKER ROD INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (SA407) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary replace the front left driver door checker rod assembly on some ... Read More »