TSB List for the 2010 Kia Forte

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STEERING

  • TSB #TSB-020

    NHTSA ID #10032671

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) AN UPGRADE WILL BE PROVIDED ON INFORMATION RELATED TO AN MDPS ECU SOFTWARE. JUST AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, ON SOME OCCASIONS THE EPS LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE

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STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSB-020

    NHTSA ID #10032671

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) AN UPGRADE WILL BE PROVIDED ON INFORMATION RELATED TO AN MDPS ECU SOFTWARE. JUST AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, ON SOME OCCASIONS THE EPS LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE

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STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSB-036-01

    NHTSA ID #10044130

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO EPS ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE. *JS

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  • TSB #TSB-020

    NHTSA ID #10032671

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) AN UPGRADE WILL BE PROVIDED ON INFORMATION RELATED TO AN MDPS ECU SOFTWARE. JUST AFTER STARTING THE ENGINE, ON SOME OCCASIONS THE EPS LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #PS267

    NHTSA ID #10060253

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #TSB-078

    NHTSA ID #10037347

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #TSB-059

    NHTSA ID #10032670

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: SERVICE ACTION: PCM UPGRADE DTC P0304 CYLINDER MIS FIRE WITH 2.0L ENGINE AND A/T LOGIC (SA0250 SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MIL ON WITH DTC P0304 STORED IN MEMORY. IN MOST CASES THE DTC IS SET ONLY DURING A COLD START AND NORMALLY

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  • TSB #TSB-049

    NHTSA ID #10032607

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA MOTORS: ENGINE COMPARTMENT JUNCTION BOX RELAY REPLACEMENT. SOME VEHICLES MANUFACTURED 7/16-8/20, 2009 MAY EXPERIENCE CONCERNS OF INOPERATIVE A/C BLOWER, HIGH/LOW COOLING FANS OR ENGINE STARTER MOTOR. THE CONCERN MAY BE CAUSED BY POOR

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  • TSB #TSB-046

    NHTSA ID #10030365

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA MOTORS: RELATING TO OIL CONTROL VALVE (OCV) USED IN CONSTANT VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (CVVT). IF AT ANY TIME OCV IS SUSPECTED AS A CAUSE OF ROUGH IDLING, POOR ACCELERTION, CAMSHAFT TIMING MISALIGNMENT RELATED TROUBLE CODES, MISFIRE RELATED

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

  • TSB #TSB-049

    NHTSA ID #10032607

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA MOTORS: ENGINE COMPARTMENT JUNCTION BOX RELAY REPLACEMENT. SOME VEHICLES MANUFACTURED 7/16-8/20, 2009 MAY EXPERIENCE CONCERNS OF INOPERATIVE A/C BLOWER, HIGH/LOW COOLING FANS OR ENGINE STARTER MOTOR. THE CONCERN MAY BE CAUSED BY POOR

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

  • TSB #TSB-017

    NHTSA ID #10032673

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10032675

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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

  • TSB #TSB-036

    NHTSA ID #10042573

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #TSB-070 REV 1

    NHTSA ID #10034148

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: PCM UPGRADE FOR P0304 DUE TO VCM MOTOR VARIATION. PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME VEHICLES. THIS REFLASH HAS ENHANCED VCM (VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION) ACTUATOR LOGIC TO IMPROVE A ROUGH IDLE CONDITION AT S

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  • TSB #TSB-070

    NHTSA ID #10034236

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ECM UPGRADE FOR P0304 DUE TO VCM MOTOR VARIATION. PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME MODEL YEAR VEHICLES. REFLASH HAS ENHANCED VCM (VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION) ACTUATOR LOGIC TO IMPROVE A ROUGH

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  • TSB #TSB-030

    NHTSA ID #10032672

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: PCM UPGRADE-SHIFT HESITATION AND SHIFT DELAY IMPROVEMENT WITH 2.0L AND 4 SPEED A/T (SA020). SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE SLIGHT SHIFT HESITATION AND/OR TRANSAXLE SHIFT DELAY. THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) IS AN INTEGRAL PART

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10032675

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS274

    NHTSA ID #10060314

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

  • TSB #PS267

    NHTSA ID #10060253

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSB-070 REV 1

    NHTSA ID #10034148

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: PCM UPGRADE FOR P0304 DUE TO VCM MOTOR VARIATION. PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) OF SOME VEHICLES. THIS REFLASH HAS ENHANCED VCM (VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION) ACTUATOR LOGIC TO IMPROVE A ROUGH IDLE CONDITION AT S

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  • TSB #TSB-051 REV

    NHTSA ID #10034244

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: AUTO CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC UPDATE FOR UPHILL DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. THE ACTION WILL INVOLVE A REPROGRAM OF THE CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC AND IMPROVE ROUGH IDLE AND/OR P0304 LOGIC FOR 2.0L VEHICLES WITH VCM (VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION A

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  • TSB #TSB-059

    NHTSA ID #10032670

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: SERVICE ACTION: PCM UPGRADE DTC P0304 CYLINDER MIS FIRE WITH 2.0L ENGINE AND A/T LOGIC (SA0250 SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MIL ON WITH DTC P0304 STORED IN MEMORY. IN MOST CASES THE DTC IS SET ONLY DURING A COLD START AND NORMALLY

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

  • TSB #TSB-073

    NHTSA ID #10037640

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: INFORMATION ON REPLACING THE AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT. *RM

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  • TSB #SC-081

    NHTSA ID #10033813

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

  • TSB #SC-081

    NHTSA ID #10033813

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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SEAT BELTS:FRONT

  • TSB #TB-SC-078

    NHTSA ID #10032572

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: IN SOME VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THE SEATBELT IS BUCKLED. THIS MAY RESULT IN THE INTERMITTENT ILLUMINATION OF THE SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT AND SOUNDING OF THE SEATBELT WARNING CHIME, EVEN WIT

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SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #TB-SC-078

    NHTSA ID #10032572

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: IN SOME VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THE SEATBELT IS BUCKLED. THIS MAY RESULT IN THE INTERMITTENT ILLUMINATION OF THE SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT AND SOUNDING OF THE SEATBELT WARNING CHIME, EVEN WIT

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STRUCTURE:BODY

  • TSB #TSB-057

    NHTSA ID #10033510

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

  • TSB #TSB-036

    NHTSA ID #10042573

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #TSB-051 REV

    NHTSA ID #10034244

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: AUTO CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC UPDATE FOR UPHILL DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT. THE ACTION WILL INVOLVE A REPROGRAM OF THE CRUISE CONTROL LOGIC AND IMPROVE ROUGH IDLE AND/OR P0304 LOGIC FOR 2.0L VEHICLES WITH VCM (VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION A

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #PS274

    NHTSA ID #10060314

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

  • TSB #TSB-022

    NHTSA ID #10030290

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY (LCC) WHEN CERTAIN ACCESSORIES ARE ADDED TO A COMPLETED VEHICLE PRI0

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #TSB-078

    NHTSA ID #10037347

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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