TSB List for the 2004 Kia Optima

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2004 Optima 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.

  • PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • POWER TRAIN
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
  • STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

    • TSB #KT-2008082201

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026726

      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 Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • 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 »

    • TSB #023

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017768

      HESITATION FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER AN INITIAL COLD START. ECM REPROGRAMMING/UPGRADE. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-068

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034246

      KIA: INTERMITTENT MIL ON WITH NO FAULT CODE STORED; INFORMATION ABOUT DTC P1330. PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO CERTAIN VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-044

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033464

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #038

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10023626

      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). Read More »

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

    • TSB #82

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10015272

      IMPROVED TIMING BELTS FOR THE KIA RIO AND OPTIMA. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #006

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016851

      ENHANCED DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR FOR P0446/P2422. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBTRA046

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091489

      TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSB-044

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033464

      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. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #KT-2008082201

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026726

      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 Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

    • TSB #KT-2008082201

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026726

      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 Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #035

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10022959

      SUPPLEMENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION FOR B1378 AND B1382. *NJ Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10031006

      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. Read More »

    STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10031006

      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. 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 »

    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

    • 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 »

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