TSB List for the 2016 Kia Forte

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2016 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:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)
  • SUSPENSION
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)
  • STEERING

    • 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 #TSBCHA081

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128618

      TSB - STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some 2014-2017MY Forte (YD), produced from February 18, 2013 through November 15, ... Read More »

    STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

    • TSB #TSBCHA081

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128618

      TSB - STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some 2014-2017MY Forte (YD), produced from February 18, 2013 through November 15, ... Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #TSBENG157R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119119

      TSB - COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: ENGINE VIBRATION AT IDLE (SA312) - REVISED - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the alternator pulley on some 2014-2016MY Forte (YD) vehicles with 1.8L and 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PS336R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090965

      PITSTOP: CLICKING NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION - SOME 2014-2016MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLICKING TYPE NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN CARRYING A FULL LOAD OF PASSENGERS AND TURNING THE WHEEL IN EITHER DIRECTION AT LOW ... 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 #TSBENG157

      Date Announced:
      SEP 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089389

      TSB: ENGINE VIBRATION AT IDLE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR PULLEY. SOME 2014-16MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES WITH 1.8L AND 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBFUE034

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089311

      SERVICE ACTION: HESITATION, LACK OF POWER AND/OR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON (SA227) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO ADD A FUEL ADDITIVE TO SOME 2016MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 1, 2015 THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBGEN076

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089051

      TSB: PROPER OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY SELECTION FOR TURBO EQUIPPED VEHICLES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROPER ENGINE OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY TO BE USED WHEN SERVICING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TURBOCHARGER. 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 »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • 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 #SC180_OWNR

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165613

      SC180 Owner Notification Letter - Dear Kia Forte Owner, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_DSM

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165616

      SC180 - This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification of the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_QA

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165617

      SC180 - This document contains questions and answers regarding the SC180 Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_DP

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165591

      SC180 - This document is the dealer principal notification advising of a new Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_TSB

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165614

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN - NU 2.0L GDI SULEV CATALYST HEATING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC180) - This bulletin provides the procedure to update the Engine Control Module (ECM) software on some 2014-2016MY Forte (YD) Nu 2. 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

    • TSB #TSBFUE038

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136503

      TSB - CANISTER CLOSE VALVE INSPECTION AND AIR DRAIN CASE REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary, replace the Air Drain Case on some 2014-18MY Soul (PS), produced from July 21, 2013 through June 1, ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #VERCSC150DP

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128586

      SC150 - NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS - Notice to Dealer Principals of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150DSM

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128587

      SC150 - NOTICE TO DEALER SERVICE MANAGERS - Notice to dealer service managers of a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150POC

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128630

      SC150 -PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD - Dealers to give customers in California and the S.177 States Proof of Correction Cards showing that the recall has been completed. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150OWNER

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128629

      SC150 - OWNER LETTER - Notice to vehicle owners advising them of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • 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 »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG161

      Date Announced:
      NOV 09, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109775

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

    • TSB #SC180_TSB

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165614

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN - NU 2.0L GDI SULEV CATALYST HEATING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC180) - This bulletin provides the procedure to update the Engine Control Module (ECM) software on some 2014-2016MY Forte (YD) Nu 2. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSBFUE038_R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162048

      TSB: AIR DRAIN CASE REPLACEMENT - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the Air Drain Case on some 2014-2018MY Soul (PS), produced from July 21, 2013 through June ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG083_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152915

      TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

    • TSB #PS476_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133169

      PITSTOP - INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER OR HESITATION UPON ACCELERATION - RESTRICTED FUEL LINE - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB_TRA085

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169700

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DCT ACTUATOR ROD LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) actuator rod lengths using the applicable SST on some 2016MY~ vehicles equipped with 6 ... 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 »

    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 #SC180_OWNR

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165613

      SC180 Owner Notification Letter - Dear Kia Forte Owner, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_DSM

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165616

      SC180 - This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification of the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_QA

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165617

      SC180 - This document contains questions and answers regarding the SC180 Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE159

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159240

      TSB: STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROL MALFUNCTION - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the clock spring assembly on some 2014-2018MY Forte (YD/YDm) vehicles, produced from February 20, 2013 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA081

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128618

      TSB - STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some 2014-2017MY Forte (YD), produced from February 18, 2013 through November 15, ... Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150DP

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128586

      SC150 - NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS - Notice to Dealer Principals of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150DSM

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128587

      SC150 - NOTICE TO DEALER SERVICE MANAGERS - Notice to dealer service managers of a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150OWNER

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128629

      SC150 - OWNER LETTER - Notice to vehicle owners advising them of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. 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 #TSBELE100R3

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089312

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY ... 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 #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092132

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

    • TSB #PS537

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128612

      PITSTOP - INSTANTANEOUS FUEL MILEAGE NOT PRESENT ON INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY - This Pitstop provides information regarding the instantaneous fuel mileage not displayed in the fuel economy menu of the trip computer in Type A instrument ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #VERCSC150DP

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128586

      SC150 - NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS - Notice to Dealer Principals of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150DSM

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128587

      SC150 - NOTICE TO DEALER SERVICE MANAGERS - Notice to dealer service managers of a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1. Read More »

    • 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 #TSBELE100R3

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089312

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079901

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ... 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 #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089742

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • 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 »

    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 #PS476_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133169

      PITSTOP - INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER OR HESITATION UPON ACCELERATION - RESTRICTED FUEL LINE - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. 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 »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #TSB_TRA085

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169700

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DCT ACTUATOR ROD LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) actuator rod lengths using the applicable SST on some 2016MY~ vehicles equipped with 6 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_OWNR

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165613

      SC180 Owner Notification Letter - Dear Kia Forte Owner, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_DSM

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165616

      SC180 - This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification of the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SC180_QA

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165617

      SC180 - This document contains questions and answers regarding the SC180 Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE159

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159240

      TSB: STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROL MALFUNCTION - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the clock spring assembly on some 2014-2018MY Forte (YD/YDm) vehicles, produced from February 20, 2013 ... 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 #VERCSC150TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128632

      SC150 - TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) - This publication gives the dealers the instructions on how to do the repair. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150POC

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128630

      SC150 -PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD - Dealers to give customers in California and the S.177 States Proof of Correction Cards showing that the recall has been completed. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150QA

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128631

      SC150 - QA - List of Campaign Questions and Answers Read More »

    • TSB #PS428

      Date Announced:
      OCT 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089047

      SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV) Read More »

    • TSB #TSBGEN078

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089022

      PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSBELE159

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159240

      TSB: STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROL MALFUNCTION - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the clock spring assembly on some 2014-2018MY Forte (YD/YDm) vehicles, produced from February 20, 2013 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS428

      Date Announced:
      OCT 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089047

      SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV) 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 »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #TSB-ELE100R4

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109836

      TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the UVO system on some 2014-2016MY Soul (PS), Sorento (XMa)/(UMa), Optima (TF HEV), Forte (YD), Sportage (SL), 2015-2016MY Sedona (YP), and 2014-2015(MY) Optima ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089742

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092132

      TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT: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 »

    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:LABELS

    • TSB #VERCSC150LABEL

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128628

      SC150 - EMISSIONS LABEL - to affix under the hood of the vehicle once the campaign has been completed. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #VERCSC150TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128632

      SC150 - TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) - This publication gives the dealers the instructions on how to do the repair. Read More »

    • TSB #VERCSC150QA

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128631

      SC150 - QA - List of Campaign Questions and Answers Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG161R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 07, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119121

      TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - REVISED - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079901

      COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBGEN078

      Date Announced:
      OCT 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089022

      PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #TSB_TRA085

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169700

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: DCT ACTUATOR ROD LENGTH ADJUSTMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) actuator rod lengths using the applicable SST on some 2016MY~ vehicles equipped with 6 ... 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 #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 »

    FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBFUE034

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089311

      SERVICE ACTION: HESITATION, LACK OF POWER AND/OR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON (SA227) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO ADD A FUEL ADDITIVE TO SOME 2016MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 1, 2015 THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH ... Read More »

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