TSB List for the 2013 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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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #124

    NHTSA ID #10060306

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS231

    NHTSA ID #10060224

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

  • TSB #TSB-BOD-128

    NHTSA ID #10080064

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT (SA217) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ~ MARCH 14, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOP

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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 #TSB-ELE-081-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080095

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), SORENTO (XM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), RIO (UB) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-080-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080096

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AVN SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY.

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-082-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080097

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA) AND FORTE (TD) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH®

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  • TSB #045

    NHTSA ID #10059897

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

  • 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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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • 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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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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SEAT BELTS:FRONT

  • 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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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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STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

  • 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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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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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 #TSB-ELE-081-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080095

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), SORENTO (XM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), RIO (UB) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.

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  • 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 #PS297

    NHTSA ID #10060147

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 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 #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 #PS231

    NHTSA ID #10060224

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #045

    NHTSA ID #10059897

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
    • 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:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #TSB-ELE-082-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080097

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA) AND FORTE (TD) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH®

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-080-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080096

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AVN SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY.

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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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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #TSB-BOD-128

    NHTSA ID #10080064

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT (SA217) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE FUEL DOOR ACTUATOR OF SOME 2013MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2013 ~ MARCH 14, 2013, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOP

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-081-R2

    NHTSA ID #10080095

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 15 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2013MY SOUL (AM), SORENTO (XM), OPTIMA (TF/QF), RIO (UB) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY.

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