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TSB List for the 2003 Kia Optima

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

  • TSB #KT-2008082201

    NHTSA ID #10026726

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • 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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  • TSB #023

    NHTSA ID #10017768

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: HESITATION FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER AN INITIAL COLD START. ECM REPROGRAMMING/UPGRADE. *TT

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #TSB-068

    NHTSA ID #10034246

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: INTERMITTENT MIL ON WITH NO FAULT CODE STORED; INFORMATION ABOUT DTC P1330. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES. IN AFFECTED VEHICLES AN INTERMITTENT SHORT TO GROUND IN A CIRCUIT ONLY INTENDED FOR TESTING PURPOSES MAY C

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  • TSB #TSB-044

    NHTSA ID #10033464

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH

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  • TSB #038

    NHTSA ID #10023626

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2007
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO AN ENGINE HESITATION OR THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) FOR P0123 (THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR / SWITCH (A) CIRCUIT HIGH INPUT). *NJ

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  • TSB #016

    NHTSA ID #10009700

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: O2 SENSOR ENGINE CONTROL MODULE UPGRADE. *TT

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  • TSB #011

    NHTSA ID #10001679

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CHARGING SYSTEM CHANGES TO IMPROVE ALTERNATOR OUTPUT IN HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE SEVERE OPERATING CONDITIONS. *TT

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  • TSB #012

    NHTSA ID #10002355

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OPTIMA CHARGING SYSTEM - V6 ENGINE. *TT

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

  • TSB #82

    NHTSA ID #10015272

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: IMPROVED TIMING BELTS FOR THE KIA RIO AND OPTIMA. *TT

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

  • TSB #006

    NHTSA ID #10016851

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ENHANCED DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR P0446/P2422. *TT

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSBTRA046

    NHTSA ID #10091489

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSB-044

    NHTSA ID #10033464

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

  • TSB #KT-2008082201

    NHTSA ID #10026726

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

  • TSB #KT-2008082201

    NHTSA ID #10026726

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING

  • TSB #56

    NHTSA ID #10009310

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AIR QUALITY SYSTEM. KIA TECH TIMES. *TT

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

  • TSB #035

    NHTSA ID #10022959

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2007
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUPPLEMENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION FOR B1378 AND B1382. *NJ

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SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #01055

    NHTSA ID #10000260

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 22 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SRS INDICATOR ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) 9-3 OR DRIVER'S SEAT BELT BUCKLE REPLACEMENT. *TT

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STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10031006

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DURING A SERVICE PROCEDURE THAT REQUIRES THE SUBFRAME TO BE REMOVED FROM A 2001-2005 OPTIMA (MS) (V-6 OR I-4), AN IMPROVED SERVICE PROCEDURE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE SERVICE EFFICIENCY. *PE

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10031006

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DURING A SERVICE PROCEDURE THAT REQUIRES THE SUBFRAME TO BE REMOVED FROM A 2001-2005 OPTIMA (MS) (V-6 OR I-4), AN IMPROVED SERVICE PROCEDURE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE SERVICE EFFICIENCY. *PE

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085

    NHTSA ID #10109777

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #SC033

    NHTSA ID #10004658

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 26 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE LETTERS TO DEALERS AND OWNERS AND QUESTIONNAIRE REGARDING AIR CONDITIONING RECEIVER-DRIER REPLACEMENT. *TT

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  • TSB #033

    NHTSA ID #10004657

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON A SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER-DRIVER ON 2003MY OPTIMA MODELS PRODUCED FROM 11/14/02 THROUGH 4/16/03. *TT

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EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

    NHTSA ID #10109812

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.? Some example

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

    NHTSA ID #10109812

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.? Some example

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  • TSB #TSB-GEN085

    NHTSA ID #10109777

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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