TSB List for the 2013 Kia Forte Koup

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2013 Forte Koup 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)
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • 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 #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 »

    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 #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 #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 #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 »

    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 »

    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 #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 #TSBELE040

      Date Announced:
      DEC 03, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091467

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: FORTE KOUP AUDIO SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA135). THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE IN CERTAIN 2013MY FORTE KOUP VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JULY 3, 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 18, 2012, THAT MAY EXHIBIT A ... 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 »

    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 »

    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 #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 »

    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 #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 #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: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 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 »

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