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TSB List for the 2010 Kia Forte

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

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 #PS067_R1

    NHTSA ID #10147325

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e

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  • TSB #PS267

    NHTSA ID #10090804

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE - REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) - WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS INSTAL

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  • 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

  • TSB #PS539

    NHTSA ID #10133170

    • Date Announced: MARCH 02 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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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

  • TSB #TSBTRA046

    NHTSA ID #10091489

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL

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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 #PS474

    NHTSA ID #10116101

    • Date Announced: JUNE 27 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #TSBSST041

    NHTSA ID #10088983

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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  • TSB #TSBELE091

    NHTSA ID #10089354

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ

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  • TSB #PS382

    NHTSA ID #10092102

    • Date Announced: MARCH 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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  • 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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  • TSB #PS223

    NHTSA ID #10090010

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 04 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTE┐S MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. THE CUSTOMER MAY STATE THAT THE VEHICLE WILL NOT FLASH THE HAZARD LIGHTS OR SOUND THE H

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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 #TSBELE091R3

    NHTSA ID #10126423

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.

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  • TSB #TSBSST041

    NHTSA ID #10088983

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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  • TSB #TSBELE091

    NHTSA ID #10089354

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

    NHTSA ID #10116821

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level

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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-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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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #PS382

    NHTSA ID #10092102

    • Date Announced: MARCH 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #PS493

    NHTSA ID #10109855

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Depending on the spe

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VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

  • TSB #TSBBOD095

    NHTSA ID #10090713

    • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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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: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

  • TSB #TSB-SC141R1

    NHTSA ID #10109817

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 28 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain

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  • TSB #SC141OWNERTD

    NHTSA ID #10109816

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 10 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE CAMPAIGN: OWNER LETTER - Advises Owners of certain 2011-2013 MY Forte and Forte Koup vehicles currently registered in the states where heavy amounts of road salt are used of a service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion materi

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  • TSB #TSB-SC141

    NHTSA ID #10109874

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain

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  • TSB #SC141DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109876

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u

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  • TSB #SC141DP

    NHTSA ID #10109875

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the

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  • TSB #SC141QA

    NHTSA ID #10109877

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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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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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085

    NHTSA ID #10109777

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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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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TIRES:VALVE

  • TSB #SC119OWNERFORTE

    NHTSA ID #10090001

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA FORTE OWNER - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY FORTE VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN

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  • TSB #SC119DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10089999

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA PARTS & SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES TO PREVENT GRADUAL LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE IN C

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  • TSB #SC119QA

    NHTSA ID #10090005

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "Q AND A: FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC119) 2010 MY FORTE, 2010 MY SOUL, AND 2011 MY SORENTO REPLACEMENT OF THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY"

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  • TSB #SC119DEALERP

    NHTSA ID #10089998

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY SOUL, 2010 MY FORTE, AND 2011 MY SORENTO VEHICL

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TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

  • TSB #TSBSC119R1

    NHTSA ID #10089831

    • Date Announced: MAY 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC119 HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ┐ALL STATES┐. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEMS TO PREVE

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #PS067_R1

    NHTSA ID #10147325

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e

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  • TSB #SC119OWNERFORTE

    NHTSA ID #10090001

    • Date Announced: APRIL 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA FORTE OWNER - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES IN CERTAIN 2010 MY FORTE VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN

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  • TSB #SC119QA

    NHTSA ID #10090005

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "Q AND A: FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC119) 2010 MY FORTE, 2010 MY SOUL, AND 2011 MY SORENTO REPLACEMENT OF THE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLY"

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  • TSB #SC119DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10089999

    • Date Announced: APRIL 03 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA PARTS & SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE TIRE VALVE STEM ASSEMBLIES TO PREVENT GRADUAL LOSS OF TIRE PRESSURE IN C

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  • 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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  • TSB #TSBBOD095

    NHTSA ID #10090713

    • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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  • 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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  • TSB #PS223

    NHTSA ID #10090010

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 04 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTE┐S MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. THE CUSTOMER MAY STATE THAT THE VEHICLE WILL NOT FLASH THE HAZARD LIGHTS OR SOUND THE H

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

    NHTSA ID #10116821

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #PS493

    NHTSA ID #10109855

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Depending on the spe

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  • TSB #PS266R1

    NHTSA ID #10090945

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. T

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EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

    NHTSA ID #10109812

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.? Some example

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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-GEN085R1

    NHTSA ID #10109812

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.? Some example

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  • TSB #TSB-GEN085

    NHTSA ID #10109777

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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  • TSB #PS267

    NHTSA ID #10090804

    • Date Announced: MARCH 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE - REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) - WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS INSTAL

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  • 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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