2018 Kia Forte TSBs

2018 Kia Forte

42 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 2018 Kia Forte

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2018 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
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • SEAT BELTS
  • STRUCTURE
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • 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 »

    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 »

    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 #TSBENG181_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167299

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSBENG181_R1: SERVICE ACTION: IGNITION COIL OR COIL RFI SPRING REPLACEMENT FOR DTC P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND/OR P0304 (SA321) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace all four (4) ignition coils ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG208_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167300

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSBENG208_R1: 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) ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG178_R3

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163454

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG208

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162047

      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) ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG178_R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159245

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG170_R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144233

      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. 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 #TSBENG178_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136500

      TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #TSBENG178

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128583

      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 ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSBBOD192_R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164363

      TSBBOD192_R1: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION:FUEL FILLER DOOR OPENING IMPROVEMENT (SA388) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD192

      Date Announced:
      AUG 08, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164362

      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 ... 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 »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBTRA078

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162049

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA067

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127034

      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 ... 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 #PS613

      Date Announced:
      JUN 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162043

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS610

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162040

      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 ... 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 #PS576

      Date Announced:
      AUG 24, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10144229

      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). Read More »

    • TSB #PS564

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141384

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG186

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136501

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS511

      Date Announced:
      SEP 05, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119115

      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 ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

    • TSB #TSBENG181

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127032

      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 ... Read More »

    DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

    • TSB #PS613

      Date Announced:
      JUN 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162043

      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. Read More »

    • 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 »

    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 »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #PS610

      Date Announced:
      JUN 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162040

      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 ... Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSBCHA085_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 24, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128619

      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, ... Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

    • TSB #PS551

      Date Announced:
      MAR 29, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133175

      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. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #PS551

      Date Announced:
      MAR 29, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133175

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • 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 #PS564

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141384

      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. 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 »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TSBCLI044

      Date Announced:
      MAR 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155382

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TSBBOD177

      Date Announced:
      OCT 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10123325

      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 ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • 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 #PS512

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10115237

      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. Read More »

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