TSB List for the 2013 Kia Forte

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2013 Forte 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
  • STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)
  • AIR BAGS
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #TSB_CHA084_R8

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10202226

      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_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 »

    • TSB #TSBCHA074_R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159268

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin is issued to provide information about the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some vehicles which might experience a â¿¿knock⿝ noise originating from ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA074R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090824

      TSB REV1: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS MOTOR OF SOME VEHICLES WHICH MIGHT EXPERIENCE A KNOCK NOISE ORIGINATING FROM THE ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA074

      Date Announced:
      AUG 16, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089591

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS MOTOR OF SOME VEHICLES WHICH MIGHT EXPERIENCE A KNOCK NOISE ORIGINATING FROM THE MDPS, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R2

      Date Announced:
      JUL 08, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109691

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - Rev 2 - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109665

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CHA044

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109649

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when ... Read More »

    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSBCHA074_R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159268

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin is issued to provide information about the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some vehicles which might experience a â¿¿knock⿝ noise originating from ... 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 (PWS)

    • TSB #PS067_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147325

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS400

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089987

      PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE SMART PEDAL IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. Read More »

    • TSB #124

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060306

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090804

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060253

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #PI2002YZ_TSB_R2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 23, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201615

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2002Y/Z) - 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 #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 #PS539

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133170

      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. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #PS469

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109813

      PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • 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 #TSBTRA049R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089382

      TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089761

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092147

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA049

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090431

      TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA047R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090604

      TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089761

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

    • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130104

      TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • 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 #PS474

      Date Announced:
      JUN 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116101

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-TRA055

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109788

      TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch. Read More »

    • TSB #PS443

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183431

      TSB - USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS - This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE091

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089354

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS365R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092100

      PITSTOP: BLUETOOTH ISSUES AFTER IPHONE IOS 8 SOFTWARE UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO POSSIBLE BLUETOOTH CONCERNS WHEN USING AN IPHONE WITH IOS 8.X (IOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, ETC. Read More »

    • TSB #PS274

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060314

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS232

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060225

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS223

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090010

      PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTES MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060253

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSBELE091R3

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126423

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-082-R2

      Date Announced:
      JAN 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10080097

      TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA) AND FORTE (TD) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE091

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089354

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116821

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #124

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060306

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10059895

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSB_BOD055_R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201529

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE - 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_ELE148

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170778

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: HALOGEN HEAD LAMP LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information regarding the procedure to repair the bulb connector on some 2010MY~ vehicles listed on the table below, which may ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      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. Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #PS274

      Date Announced:
      AUG 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090630

      PITSTOP: ACU VARIANT CODING AFTER PARTS SUPERSESSION - KMA HAS RECEIVED REPORTS OF SOME 2011~13MY OPTIMA AND 2010~13MY FORTE VEHICLES NOT ACCEPTING THE VARIANT CODE LISTED ON KGIS, FOLLOWING REPLACEMENT OF THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE. Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSB_BOD055_R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201529

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE - 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 »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #TSB-SC141R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109817

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC141OWNERTD

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109816

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-SC141

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109874

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC141DP

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109875

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC141DPSM

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109876

      SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC141QA

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109877

      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109777

      TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #PS400

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089987

      PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE SMART PEDAL IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-077-R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10080084

      TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • 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 #PS067_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147325

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS443

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183431

      TSB - USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS - This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Read More »

    • TSB #PS365R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092100

      PITSTOP: BLUETOOTH ISSUES AFTER IPHONE IOS 8 SOFTWARE UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO POSSIBLE BLUETOOTH CONCERNS WHEN USING AN IPHONE WITH IOS 8.X (IOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, ETC. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109665

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS274

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060314

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060253

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS232

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091589

      PITSTOP: IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER EDUCATE AND FAMILIARIZE CUSTOMERS ABOUT SOME OF THE FEATURES IN THEIR RECENTLY PURCHASED 2013 KIA VEHICLE, KIA MOTORS AMERICA WOULD LIKE ALL DEALERSHIP SERVICE PERSONNEL TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THE MODEL TIPS ... Read More »

    • TSB #040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10059895

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS232

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060225

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS223

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090010

      PITSTOP: FORTE LOCK CONFIRMATION INOP WITH REMOTE START ACCESSORY - SOME REMOTE START EQUIPPED FORTES MAY NOT INDICATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE BEEN LOCKED. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116821

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-TRA051

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109652

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-082-R2

      Date Announced:
      JAN 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10080097

      TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA) AND FORTE (TD) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109812

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #PI2002YZ_TSB_R2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 23, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10201615

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2002Y/Z) - 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-TRA055

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109788

      TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • 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 #TSB-GEN085R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109812

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109777

      TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Read More »

    • TSB #PS443

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183431

      TSB - USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS - This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CHA044R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109665

      TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS267

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090804

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS266R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090945

      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. Read More »

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