TSB List for the 2008 Kia Optima

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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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • 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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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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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

  • TSB #TSB-061 REV 1

    NHTSA ID #10034637

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

    Summary: KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE) SYSTEM RELATED DTC(S). *PE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS382

    NHTSA ID #10092102

    • Date Announced: MARCH 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSB-061 REV 1

    NHTSA ID #10034637

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

    Summary: KIA: PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE) SYSTEM RELATED DTC(S). *PE

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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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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #PS382

    NHTSA ID #10092102

    • Date Announced: MARCH 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: STOP LAMP SWITCH IDENTIFICATION MATRIX (SC098) - KMA HAS RECEIVED A NUMBER OF INCORRECT WARRANTY RETURN PARTS RELATED TO CAMPAIGN SC098 AND HAS DETERMINED THAT AT TIMES DEALER STAFF MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN QUICKLY AND EASILY IDENTIF

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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/WIPER (PWS)

  • TSB #TSBBOD095

    NHTSA ID #10090713

    • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

    NHTSA ID #10090092

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 (REVISION #1) - 2006~2010MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OC

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AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OCS

  • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

    NHTSA ID #10090092

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 (REVISION #1) - 2006~2010MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OC

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  • TSB #WTY002OWNEROPT

    NHTSA ID #10094562

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER LETTER: WTY002 OPTIMA - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. TO THAT END, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT TO 1

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  • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

    NHTSA ID #10094133

    • Date Announced: JUNE 14 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 - 2006~2008MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT

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  • TSB #TSBBOD135

    NHTSA ID #10089309

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT DIAGNOSIS AND REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT IN 2006 ~ 2008 MY OPTIMA (MG) VEHICLES. IF

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  • TSB #WTY002DEALERP

    NHTSA ID #10094136

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT

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  • TSB #WTY002FORMOPT

    NHTSA ID #10094167

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY002 OPTIMA - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM

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  • TSB #WTY002DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10094137

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (

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  • TSB #WTY002QA

    NHTSA ID #10094564

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "Q AND A: WTY002 - CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION"

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

  • TSB #SC-122

    NHTSA ID #10058518

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *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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SEATS

  • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

    NHTSA ID #10094133

    • Date Announced: JUNE 14 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 - 2006~2008MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #WTY002OWNEROPT

    NHTSA ID #10094562

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER LETTER: WTY002 OPTIMA - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. TO THAT END, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT TO 1

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  • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

    NHTSA ID #10094133

    • Date Announced: JUNE 14 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY002 - 2006~2008MY OPTIMA PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT

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  • TSB #TSBBOD135

    NHTSA ID #10089309

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT DIAGNOSIS AND REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT IN 2006 ~ 2008 MY OPTIMA (MG) VEHICLES. IF

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  • TSB #WTY002FORMOPT

    NHTSA ID #10094167

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY002 OPTIMA - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM

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  • TSB #WTY002DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10094137

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (

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  • TSB #WTY002DEALERP

    NHTSA ID #10094136

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT

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  • TSB #WTY002QA

    NHTSA ID #10094564

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "Q AND A: WTY002 - CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION"

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  • TSB #OWNERSC122OPTIMA

    NHTSA ID #10089663

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC122) - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2010 KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGINA

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  • TSB #QASC122

    NHTSA ID #10089668

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC122 ¿ UNDERBODY ¿ ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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  • TSB #DEALERPSC122

    NHTSA ID #10089642

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2011 MY RIO, 2004-2009 MY SPECTRA, 2

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  • TSB #TSBSC122

    NHTSA ID #10089618

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) - TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP

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  • TSB #DEALERPSMSC122

    NHTSA ID #10089662

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2011 MY RIO, 2004-2009 MY SPECTRA, 20

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  • TSB #TSBBOD095

    NHTSA ID #10090713

    • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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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:OTHER:LABELS

  • TSB #TSB-022

    NHTSA ID #10030290

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

    Summary: KIA: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY (LCC) WHEN CERTAIN ACCESSORIES ARE ADDED TO A COMPLETED VEHICLE PRI0

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #WTY002OWNEROPT

    NHTSA ID #10094562

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER LETTER: WTY002 OPTIMA - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. TO THAT END, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT TO 1

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  • TSB #WTY002FORMOPT

    NHTSA ID #10094167

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY002 OPTIMA - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM

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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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  • TSB #WTY002QA

    NHTSA ID #10094564

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "Q AND A: WTY002 - CERTAIN 2008-2011 MY KIA RIO VEHICLES AND ALL 2006-2010 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION"

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