TSB List for the 2012 Kia Optima

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STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

  • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

    NHTSA ID #10080087

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N

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SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

  • TSB #TSB-040

    NHTSA ID #10053728

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING SOME VEHICLES, IN STATES WHERE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALT IS USED FOR DE-ICING AND NEED TO HAVE BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS REPLACED, THAT RESULTS IN CORROSION THAT CAUSES A KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE.

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SUSPENSION:REAR

  • TSB #TSB-040

    NHTSA ID #10053728

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING SOME VEHICLES, IN STATES WHERE HEAVY AMOUNTS OF ROAD SALT IS USED FOR DE-ICING AND NEED TO HAVE BOTH REAR LOWER CONTROL ARMS REPLACED, THAT RESULTS IN CORROSION THAT CAUSES A KNOCKING OR CLUNKING NOISE.

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #TSB-138

    NHTSA ID #10055373

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: THE VOLTAGE VALUE BOOST PRESSURE ACTUATOR POSITION CONTROL NEEDS INSPECTING BY USING GDS DUE TO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ILLUMINATING. MODEL 2012 OPTIMA. *PE

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  • TSB #TSB-119 REV-1

    NHTSA ID #10044946

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: WHEN ENGINE IS AT 2000 RPM AND OPERATING TEMPERATURE, IT MAY EXPERIENCE, FROM THE BALANCE SHAFT MODULE (BSM), A WHISTLING NOISE. *PE

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  • TSB #TSB-110

    NHTSA ID #10055335

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE VOLTAGE VALUE, FOR BOOST PRESSURE ACTUATOR POSITION CONTROL, NEEDS INSPECTING, BY USING GDS, ON SOME VEHICLES. MODEL 2012 OPTIMA. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #TSB-110

    NHTSA ID #10042894

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 21 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES WARNING LIGHT FOR THE ENGINE MAY ILLUMINATE. VOLTAGE SHOULD BE RECORDED ON RO SHEET. USE GDS FOR LOWER MECHANICAL STOP OF BOOST PRESSURE. *PE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGER

  • TSB #TSB-025

    NHTSA ID #10053708

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10054197

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10054197

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10054197

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

  • TSB #097

    NHTSA ID #10060299

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

  • TSB #PS205

    NHTSA ID #10043657

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: OPTIMA DASHBOARD SHIFTER POSITION INDICATOR. *KB

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

  • TSB #PS205

    NHTSA ID #10043657

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: OPTIMA DASHBOARD SHIFTER POSITION INDICATOR. *KB

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSB-110

    NHTSA ID #10042894

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 21 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES WARNING LIGHT FOR THE ENGINE MAY ILLUMINATE. VOLTAGE SHOULD BE RECORDED ON RO SHEET. USE GDS FOR LOWER MECHANICAL STOP OF BOOST PRESSURE. *PE

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  • TSB #PS172

    NHTSA ID #10037528

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ON SOME 2011 OPTIMA MODELS THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT MAY BE ON WITH A STORED TROUBLE CODE. PROBLEM IS WITH THE WASTEGATE ACTUATOR. *RM UPDATED 12/20/11. *PE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

    NHTSA ID #10080087

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N

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  • TSB #060

    NHTSA ID #10060119

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSB-025

    NHTSA ID #10053708

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS

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VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

  • TSB #077

    NHTSA ID #10057239

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA OPTIMA /SORENTO: 2012-2014 REAR VIEW CAMERA REQUIRES REPLACEMENT ON SPECIFIC MODELS. *LJ

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STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

  • TSB #TSB-039

    NHTSA ID #10047999

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: BULLETIN IS PROVIDING CAUTIONARY INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF WHEN BOLT HOLES OF REAR UPPER ARM ARE NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED WITH SUBFRAME, AND BOLT MAY BECOME LOOSE. MODEL 2011-2013 OPTIMA. *PE

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

  • TSB #TB-PS-422

    NHTSA ID #10058510

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

    Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES WOULD HESITATE ON HARD ACCELERATION AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) LIGHT ILLUMINATES; WOULD NEED TO REPLACE HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (HECU) WITH LATEST SOFTWARE MODULE. MODEL 2012-13 OPTIMA. *PE

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  • TSB #PS-190

    NHTSA ID #10042572

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STABILITY CONTROL, WHILE PERFORMING A DYNAMIC TEST DRIVE DURING PDI INSPECTION, THE STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE. *PE

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BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSB-ELE-077-R1

    NHTSA ID #10080084

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #104

    NHTSA ID #10060132

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #103

    NHTSA ID #10060303

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS274

    NHTSA ID #10060314

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #097

    NHTSA ID #10060299

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS235

    NHTSA ID #10060228

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS226

    NHTSA ID #10060219

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSB-039

    NHTSA ID #10047999

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: BULLETIN IS PROVIDING CAUTIONARY INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF WHEN BOLT HOLES OF REAR UPPER ARM ARE NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED WITH SUBFRAME, AND BOLT MAY BECOME LOOSE. MODEL 2011-2013 OPTIMA. *PE

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #060

    NHTSA ID #10060119

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #056

    NHTSA ID #10060285

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #TSB-CHA-060

    NHTSA ID #10080087

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 20 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: ECM UPGRADE - STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE MDPS ECU SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2011 ~ 2014MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH JULY 27, 2014, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A N

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  • TSB #TT017

    NHTSA ID #10060653

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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