TSB List for the 2010 Kia Optima

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2010 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.

  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OCS
  • STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • 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 »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-078

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037347

      KIA: THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO RESET THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL VALUE. *RM Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-067

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034250

      KIA: ECM UPGRADE FOR IMPROVED SHIFT QUALITY-EQUIPPED WITH 2.4L ENGINE AND A/T. PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECU) OF SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.4L ENGINES. 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 »

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

    • TSB #TSB-061 REV 1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034637

      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). Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #PS382

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092102

      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 ... Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-061 REV 1

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034637

      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). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #PS382

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092102

      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 ... Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #TT013

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060273

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090092

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-072

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037244

      KIA: THE AIR BAG OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM IN CERTAIN VEHICLES IS SENSITIVE AND CAN BE DEFEATED BY ELECTRONIC DEVICES OR WATER. *RM Read More »

    AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OCS

    • TSB #WTY002BULLETINOP

      Date Announced:
      AUG 10, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090092

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002OWNEROPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094562

      OWNER LETTER: WTY002 OPTIMA - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002QA

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094564

      "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" Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002DEALERP

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094136

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094137

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002FORMOPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094167

      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. Read More »

    STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #SC-122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10058518

      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. 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

    • TSB #WTY002OWNEROPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094562

      OWNER LETTER: WTY002 OPTIMA - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002QA

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094564

      "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" Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002DEALERP

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094136

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094137

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY002 - 2008~2011MY RIO PASSENGER SEAT OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY002) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002FORMOPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094167

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089618

      "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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #DEALERPSC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089642

      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, ... Read More »

    • TSB #DEALERPSMSC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089662

      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, ... Read More »

    • TSB #OWNERSC122OPTIMA

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089663

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #QASC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089668

      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC122 ¿ UNDERBODY ¿ ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT Read More »

    • TSB #TT013

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060273

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. 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:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #WTY002OWNEROPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094562

      OWNER LETTER: WTY002 OPTIMA - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY002FORMOPT

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094167

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TT016

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060652

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. 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 »

    • TSB #WTY002QA

      Date Announced:
      JUN 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094564

      "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" Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-078

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037347

      KIA: THERE IS A PROCEDURE TO RESET THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL VALUE. *RM Read More »

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