TSB List for the 2018 Kia Forte

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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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #TSBENG178_R3

    NHTSA ID #10163454

    • Date Announced: JULY 11 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting ⿿in use performance tracking⿝ emi

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  • TSB #TSBENG208

    NHTSA ID #10162047

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 AND/OR P219C00, P219D00, P219E00, P219F00 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicl

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  • TSB #TSBENG178_R2

    NHTSA ID #10159245

    • Date Announced: APRIL 16 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting "in use performance tracking" emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C

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  • TSB #TSBENG170_R1

    NHTSA ID #10144233

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET FOR DTC P0016 - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to reset adaptive values on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) 2.0L MPI vehicles, produced from May

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  • 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:EXHAUST SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSBENG178_R1

    NHTSA ID #10136500

    • Date Announced: APRIL 17 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions da

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #TSBENG178

    NHTSA ID #10128583

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

  • TSB #TSBBOD192_R1

    NHTSA ID #10164363

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSBBOD192_R1: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION:FUEL FILLER DOOR OPENING IMPROVEMENT (SA388) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the fuel filler door opening mecha

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  • TSB #TSBBOD192

    NHTSA ID #10164362

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 08 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSBBOD192: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION FUEL FILLER DOOR OPENING IMPROVEMENT (SA388) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the fuel filler door opening mechanism on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles produced from May 23,

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  • TSB #TSBENG083_R1

    NHTSA ID #10152915

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to all Kia vehicles equipped with Gasoline

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSBTRA078

    NHTSA ID #10162049

    • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: TRANSMISSION LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to optimize the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on 2017-2018MY Soul (PS) and Forte (YDm) and 2016-2018MY Optima (JFa) vehicles equipped with 1.6T GDI th

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  • TSB #TSBTRA067

    NHTSA ID #10127034

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PRESSURE CHARACTERISTIC VALUES DATA TRANSFER - This bulletin provides information regarding data transfer of automatic transmission (A/T) characteristic values on 2015MY-2018MY K900 (KH) vehicles equipped wi

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POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

  • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130104

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS613

    NHTSA ID #10162043

    • Date Announced: JUNE 20 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS - This publication provides the KDS service procedure for mileage setting on the listed vehicles with newly replaced instrument clusters.

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  • TSB #PS610

    NHTSA ID #10162040

    • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SRS DTC B176200 AND/OR B168400- This Pitstop provides information regarding a possible mismatch of a SRSCM (Supplemental Restraint System Control Module) and driver seat belt buckle that may set the SRS DTC(s) B168400 and/or B17620

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  • TSB #TSBELE159

    NHTSA ID #10159240

    • Date Announced: APRIL 05 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 throug

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  • TSB #PS576

    NHTSA ID #10144229

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 24 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: BATTERY DEALER / CUSTOMER MODE SWITCH - This Pitstop provides information regarding a new interface related to the electronic Dealer / Customer Mode Switch setting on the new Forte (BDm).

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  • TSB #TSBENG186

    NHTSA ID #10136501

    • Date Announced: APRIL 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA342) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the spark plugs on some 2018MY Forte (YDm), produced from November 21, 2017 through April 12, 2018, and 2018MY Rio (SC) vehicles, both pr

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  • TSB #PS511

    NHTSA ID #10119115

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 05 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - BLUETOOTH INFORMATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING - This Pitstop contains information on pairing a device on 2018 MY vehicles; the differences in pairing instructions if it is the 1st phone or a 2nd phone that needs to be paired; and how

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

  • TSB #TSBENG181

    NHTSA ID #10127032

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 12 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: IGNITION COIL OR COIL RFI SPRING REPLACEMENT FOR DTC P030X (SA321) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace all four (4) ignition coils or replace all four (4) coil radio frequency interference (RFI) springs o

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DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

  • TSB #PS613

    NHTSA ID #10162043

    • Date Announced: JUNE 20 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS - This publication provides the KDS service procedure for mileage setting on the listed vehicles with newly replaced instrument clusters.

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  • TSB #PS537

    NHTSA ID #10128612

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 clu

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SEAT BELTS

  • TSB #PS610

    NHTSA ID #10162040

    • Date Announced: JUNE 11 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SRS DTC B176200 AND/OR B168400- This Pitstop provides information regarding a possible mismatch of a SRSCM (Supplemental Restraint System Control Module) and driver seat belt buckle that may set the SRS DTC(s) B168400 and/or B17620

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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #TSBCHA085_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128619

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 24 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SUB FRAME REPLACEMENT (SA323) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the sub frame on some 2018MY Forte (YD), produced from August 31, 2017 through September 4, 2017, and some 2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, pr

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

  • TSB #PS551

    NHTSA ID #10133175

    • Date Announced: MARCH 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF THE VEHICLE (PS551) - This Pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016MY-2018MY vehicles.

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BACK OVER PREVENTION

  • TSB #PS551

    NHTSA ID #10133175

    • Date Announced: MARCH 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF THE VEHICLE (PS551) - This Pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016MY-2018MY vehicles.

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #TSBELE159

    NHTSA ID #10159240

    • Date Announced: APRIL 05 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 throug

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  • 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 #PS564

    NHTSA ID #10141384

    • Date Announced: MAY 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CLOCK CONCERNS ON UVO eSERVICES (UVO 3.0) - This Pitstop contains information regarding possible concerns with the clock on UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) head units installed on 2017-2018MY vehicles.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #TSBELE159

    NHTSA ID #10159240

    • Date Announced: APRIL 05 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 throug

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #TSBCLI044

    NHTSA ID #10155382

    • Date Announced: MARCH 12 2019
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: A/C REFRIGERANT OVERFILL (SA372) - This bulletin provides the procedure to recover and recharge the air conditioning system on certain 2019MY Niro Hybrid (DE HEV) and Niro Plug-in Hybrid (DE PHEV) vehicles, produced fro

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #TSBBOD177

    NHTSA ID #10123325

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 12 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - ANTENNA POLE LOCATION DURING TRANSPORT - This bulletin provides information regarding the shipping location of the antenna pole in all 2018MY Forte (YDm) 5 Door SX and all 2018MY Rio (SC) vehicles at delivery to dealers and Transporta

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #PS512

    NHTSA ID #10115237

    • Date Announced: JULY 14 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: QUICK START GUIDE (QSG) DISCOLORATION - Some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles may experience some fading/discoloring (yellowing) of the Quick Start Guide (QSG) installed prior to delivery to your dealer. In the event you encounter

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