TSB List for the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2018 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid are official communications between Hyundai & 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
  • STEERING:COLUMN
  • STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
  • STEERING:AUTOMATED/ADAPTIVE STEERING:MOTOR/ACTUATOR
  • SUSPENSION
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:COMPRESSOR
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • TIRES
  • WHEELS
  • FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • LANE DEPARTURE
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • STEERING

    • TSB #20-ST-003H-1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180985

      Certain vehicles may develop a bearing noise within the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column worm shaft assembly. If bearing noise is heard, follow the procedure in this bulletin to replace the worm shaft assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #20-ST-001H-2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180981

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    • TSB #20-ST-001H

      Date Announced:
      JAN 03, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170896

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    • TSB #19-ST-001H

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160106

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN

    • TSB #20-ST-001H-1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179244

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    • TSB #20-ST-003H

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179246

      Certain vehicles may develop a bearing noise within the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column worm shaft assembly. If bearing noise is heard, follow the procedure in this bulletin to replace the worm shaft assembly. Read More »

    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #20-ST-003H

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179246

      Certain vehicles may develop a bearing noise within the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column worm shaft assembly. If bearing noise is heard, follow the procedure in this bulletin to replace the worm shaft assembly. Read More »

    STEERING:AUTOMATED/ADAPTIVE STEERING:MOTOR/ACTUATOR

    • TSB #20-ST-001H-1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179244

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #20-SS-001H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172142

      This bulletin describes the requirements for all wheel alignment and/or vehicle tracking claims and best practices when diagnosing and conducting alignment-related repairs for all models and model years. Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #20-BR-002H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183963

      This bulletin describes the procedure to inspect and identify fluid which may appear around the brake caliper area. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #20-BR-001H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172147

      This bulletin describes the procedure to properly bleed the brakes on Sonata HEV/PHEV (LF) and Ioniq EV/HEV/PHEV (AE) vehicles. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:COMPRESSOR

    • TSB #20-HA-001H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173552

      This bulletin provides additional service diagnostic information and repair procedures related to electric A/C compressors equipped in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and electric vehicles. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #19-AT-015H

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165455

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ?Check Engine? light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness Read More »

    • TSB #19-HA-001H

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160102

      This bulletin provides additional service diagnostic information and repair procedures related to electric A/C compressors equipped in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and electric vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #19-HC-001H

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160095

      If you are servicing a Sonata Hybrid with the symptoms and DTC listed below, follow the Service Procedure on Page 2. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #19-HA-001H

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160102

      This bulletin provides additional service diagnostic information and repair procedures related to electric A/C compressors equipped in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and electric vehicles. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #20-AT-017H

      Date Announced:
      MAY 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176194

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with the following symptoms and DTC, follow the Service Procedure on Page 4. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-016H

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174807

      The automatic transmission warranty repair policy authorizes in-dealership repairs of the following components for both OEM (new) and remanufactured automatic transmissions: Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-014H

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174799

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-008H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 20, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172227

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #19-AT-021H-1

      Date Announced:
      DEC 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170511

      If you are servicing a vehicle with a transmission slipping concern, follow the Service Procedure shown below and perform a stall test. This TSB provides a procedure to test each clutch in the transmission. Read More »

    • TSB #19-FL-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160098

      This bulletin provides the procedure to write the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) during the replacement of the Engine Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #19-AT-015H

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165455

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ?Check Engine? light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness Read More »

    • TSB #5NP-P5L7D-05

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138240

      If you are servicing a vehicle with a harsh and/or delayed shift, use the GDS as shown in the Service Procedure to measure shift engagement time. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #20-ST-001H-1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179244

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    • TSB #20-ST-003H

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179246

      Certain vehicles may develop a bearing noise within the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column worm shaft assembly. If bearing noise is heard, follow the procedure in this bulletin to replace the worm shaft assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #20-EE-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174808

      This bulletin provides information on identifying dealer stock vehicles with either: ⿢ A Battery SOC alert - low Battery State of Charge (SOC) at or below 50%. ⿢ A 30 Day alert - vehicle has not started and reported an SOC in 30 days. Read More »

    • TSB #20-EE-002H(1)

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173545

      This bulletin describes the mandatory procedure to submit battery test data electronically for battery warranty claims by running the GDS Battery Claim App. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-008H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 20, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172227

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BE-001H

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170883

      This bulletin provides guidelines to inspect the USB, head unit, and multi-box for common connection conditions. 2. This bulletin presents guidelines to inspect for common Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connection conditions. 3. Read More »

    • TSB #19-AT-024H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169380

      If you are servicing a vehicle with the DTC or symptoms listed below, refer to the Service Procedure to diagnose the condition. Read More »

    • TSB #19-EE-001H-1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163863

      This bulletin provides information on how to return a Hyundai HEV/PHEV/EV/Fuel Cell Lithium Battery for proper disposal and safe environmental recycling using Hyundai?s authorized vendor Kinsbursky Brothers Intl. (KBI). Read More »

    • TSB #19-FL-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160098

      This bulletin provides the procedure to write the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) during the replacement of the Engine Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Read More »

    • TSB #19-HC-001H

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160095

      If you are servicing a Sonata Hybrid with the symptoms and DTC listed below, follow the Service Procedure on Page 2. Read More »

    • TSB #5NP-M7Z5K-02

      Date Announced:
      JAN 30, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152891

      This bulletin provides information on how to return a Hyundai HEV/PHEV/EV/Fuel Cell Lithium Battery for proper disposal and safe environmental recycling using Hyundai?s authorized vendor Kinsbursky Brothers Inc. (KBI). Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #19-EE-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160148

      The following summarizes the service procedures for Lithium Battery replacement: Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #20-BD-014H

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178175

      This bulletin provides information regarding condensation related to moisture accumulation in the headlamp, rear combination lamp, daytime running lamp (DRL), or fog lamp. Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #20-SS-004H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183960

      This bulletin provides tire vibration service procedures, including how to optimize vehicle vibration performance. Read More »

    • TSB #20-SS-002H(1)

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176182

      This bulletin provides information on tire maintenance best practices and procedures for dealers and customers to maximize tire life and performance. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #20-SS-004H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183960

      This bulletin provides tire vibration service procedures, including how to optimize vehicle vibration performance. Read More »

    • TSB #20-SS-002H(1)

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176182

      This bulletin provides information on tire maintenance best practices and procedures for dealers and customers to maximize tire life and performance. Read More »

    FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    • TSB #19-BE-009H

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10161751

      This bulletin provides information for troubleshooting of the Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW/BSD) system whenever it exhibits Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) C120B/D or C160A. Read More »

    LANE DEPARTURE

    • TSB #19-BE-011H-1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169370

      The Blind Spot Detection (BSD) or Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) is a system that measures the speed of and distance from the following vehicles by using two magnetic wave radar sensors attached in the rear bumper. Read More »

    • TSB #19-BE-009H

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10161751

      This bulletin provides information for troubleshooting of the Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW/BSD) system whenever it exhibits Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) C120B/D or C160A. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #19-BE-011H-1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169370

      The Blind Spot Detection (BSD) or Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) is a system that measures the speed of and distance from the following vehicles by using two magnetic wave radar sensors attached in the rear bumper. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #20-ST-003H-1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180985

      Certain vehicles may develop a bearing noise within the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column worm shaft assembly. If bearing noise is heard, follow the procedure in this bulletin to replace the worm shaft assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #20-ST-001H-2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180981

      This bulletin provides information regarding replacement of the column-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system as separate components. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BD-014H

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178175

      This bulletin provides information regarding condensation related to moisture accumulation in the headlamp, rear combination lamp, daytime running lamp (DRL), or fog lamp. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BD-007H-1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176178

      This bulletin describes the general guidelines to help disinfect and protect vehicle exterior/interior surfaces using recommended safe chemical products. Read More »

    • TSB #20-EE-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174808

      This bulletin provides information on identifying dealer stock vehicles with either: ⿢ A Battery SOC alert - low Battery State of Charge (SOC) at or below 50%. ⿢ A 30 Day alert - vehicle has not started and reported an SOC in 30 days. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-014H

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174799

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-008H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 20, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172227

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #19-AT-021H-1

      Date Announced:
      DEC 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170511

      If you are servicing a vehicle with a transmission slipping concern, follow the Service Procedure shown below and perform a stall test. This TSB provides a procedure to test each clutch in the transmission. Read More »

    • TSB #19-EE-001H-1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163863

      This bulletin provides information on how to return a Hyundai HEV/PHEV/EV/Fuel Cell Lithium Battery for proper disposal and safe environmental recycling using Hyundai?s authorized vendor Kinsbursky Brothers Intl. (KBI). Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #20-AT-016H

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174807

      The automatic transmission warranty repair policy authorizes in-dealership repairs of the following components for both OEM (new) and remanufactured automatic transmissions: Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #20-ST-003H-1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180985

      Certain vehicles may develop a bearing noise within the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column worm shaft assembly. If bearing noise is heard, follow the procedure in this bulletin to replace the worm shaft assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BD-014H

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178175

      This bulletin provides information regarding condensation related to moisture accumulation in the headlamp, rear combination lamp, daytime running lamp (DRL), or fog lamp. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-016H

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174807

      The automatic transmission warranty repair policy authorizes in-dealership repairs of the following components for both OEM (new) and remanufactured automatic transmissions: Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-014H

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174799

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BD-007H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173546

      This bulletin describes the general guidelines to disinfect and protect vehicle interior surfaces using certain safe chemical products. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-008H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 20, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172227

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ⿿Check Engine⿝ light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness. Read More »

    • TSB #19-GI-006H

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167253

      This bulletin provides instruction detailing the proper methodology for scanning and uploading captured GDS data files to the Techline Repository. Read More »

    • TSB #19-AT-015H

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165455

      If you are servicing an applicable vehicle with a ?Check Engine? light on and one or more of the DTC listed below, follow the repair procedure and replace the related solenoid and oil pressure harness Read More »

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