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TSB List for the 2016 Kia Optima

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

SUSPENSION

  • TSB #PS438

    NHTSA ID #10089042

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 29 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OPTIMA (JFA) - ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES THE ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA). IN THE EVENT A WHEEL ALIGNMENT IS NEEDED, ENSURE YOUR ALIGNMENT EQUIPMENT HAS THE CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS PROGRAMMED INTO T

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BRAKES (PWS)

  • TSB #PS457

    NHTSA ID #10090944

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: VARIANT CODING INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNITS (IBAU) - WHEN REPLACING THE INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT, IT IS NECESSARY TO PERFORM VARIANT CODING OF THE NEW MODULE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO VARIANT CODING CLICK TH

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

  • TSB #TSBENG168

    NHTSA ID #10109865

    • Date Announced: MAY 24 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:PADS

  • TSB #TSBENG168R1

    NHTSA ID #10116119

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

    NHTSA ID #10143472

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DP

    NHTSA ID #10143471

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer principal of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #PS481

    NHTSA ID #10109854

    • Date Announced: MARCH 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS - All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s

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  • TSB #TSBENG159

    NHTSA ID #10090818

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

    Summary: TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG ON SOME 2016MY SORENTO (UMA), PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2014 TO JUNE 14, 2016, 2016MY OPTIMA (JF/JFA)

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  • TSB #OWNERSC128

    NHTSA ID #10089485

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

    Summary: OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC128) - DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER AND/OR EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE.

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  • TSB #QASC128

    NHTSA ID #10089487

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

    Summary: "QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (SC128) ┐ 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA IMPROPER EMISSIONS PARTS INSTALLED VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN Q AND A"

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  • TSB #DEALERPSMSC128

    NHTSA ID #10089483

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

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC128) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN (SC128) ON CERTAIN 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EITHER THE 2.0 L TURBO ENGINE (ULEV ┐ 50 STATE EMISSIO

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  • TSB #DEALERPSC128

    NHTSA ID #10089482

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

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC128) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN (SC128) ON CERTAIN 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EITHER THE 2.0 L TURBO ENGINE (ULEV ┐ 50 STATE EMISSIONS), OR THE 2.4

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  • TSB #TSB SC128

    NHTSA ID #10091953

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

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA (JFA) 2.0L TURBO (ULEV - 50 STATE EMISSIONS) AND THE 2.4 L GDI (SULEV VEHICLES - CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS), PRODUCED

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  • TSB #TSBSC128

    NHTSA ID #10089472

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

    Summary: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL: 2016MY OPTIMA IMPROPER EMISSIONS PARTS INSTALLED VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL (SC 128) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016MY KIA OPTIMA

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  • TSB #TSBGEN076

    NHTSA ID #10089051

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 29 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: PROPER OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY SELECTION FOR TURBO EQUIPPED VEHICLES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROPER ENGINE OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY TO BE USED WHEN SERVICING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TURBOCHARGER. IN ADDITION TO

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  • TSB #PS415R2

    NHTSA ID #10089764

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: OIL INTRUSION INTO E-CVVT COVER - WHEN DIAGNOSING A DTC RELATED TO THE E-CVVT SYSTEM, REMOVE THE THE E-CVVT COVER AND CHECK FOR POSSIBLE OIL INTRUSION (A). THE ECVVT SYSTEM UTILIZES TWO SEALS TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF OIL AND/OR DUST

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  • TSB #PS400

    NHTSA ID #10089987

    • Date Announced: APRIL 24 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ┐SMART PEDAL┐ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. WHEN ENGAGED, THE FEATURE REDU

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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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  • TSB #TSB-ENG159R1

    NHTSA ID #10109850

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the E-CVVT cover and motor plug on some 2016MY Optima (JF/JFa), produced from August 29, 2015 to June 14, 2016, 2017MY Sportage (QL)

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG158R2

    NHTSA ID #10109773

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 18 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: VCM LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - DTC P200A00 (SA240A) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade and inspection of the VCM motor (Actuation Test) of some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 28, 2015

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

  • TSB #TSB-BOD164

    NHTSA ID #10109881

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 21 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNROOF INSPECTION AND REPAIR (SA270) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to August 8, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may i

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #PS469

    NHTSA ID #10109813

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG161

    NHTSA ID #10109775

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

    Summary: TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in

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

  • TSB #TSBENG174

    NHTSA ID #10123329

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: AIR INTAKE HOSE REPLACEMENT & ECU UPGRADE (SA303) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air intake hose and/or improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa), pr

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSBFUE032

    NHTSA ID #10088765

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 25 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: INACCURATE READING FROM FUEL GAUGE (SA 212) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT FUEL GAUGE LEVEL INDICATOR ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 THROUGH OCTOBER 22, 2015 WHICH M

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

    NHTSA ID #10143472

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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  • TSB #TSBTRA069

    NHTSA ID #10109868

    • Date Announced: MAY 24 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA292) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from August 28, 2015 thro

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  • TSB #PS481

    NHTSA ID #10109854

    • Date Announced: MARCH 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS - All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130105

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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  • TSB #TSBTRA069R1

    NHTSA ID #10116122

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA292A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from September 11, 2015

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  • TSB #PS496

    NHTSA ID #10116104

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: CUSTOMER TIP: ACCELERATOR PEDAL FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION - On all K900 (KH), Cadenza (VG, YG), and Optima (JF, JFa, JF-HEV, JF-PHEV) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance

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

  • TSB #TSBENG168

    NHTSA ID #10109865

    • Date Announced: MAY 24 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

  • TSB #TSB-TRA060R1

    NHTSA ID #10109779

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

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AXLE DRIVESHAFT REPLACEMENT (SA241) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JF) vehicles, produced in South Korea from March 24, 2016 to April 8, 2016, which may exhibit a noise originating from the

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POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

  • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130104

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr

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  • TSB #TSB-TRA060R1

    NHTSA ID #10109779

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

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AXLE DRIVESHAFT REPLACEMENT (SA241) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JF) vehicles, produced in South Korea from March 24, 2016 to April 8, 2016, which may exhibit a noise originating from the

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS474

    NHTSA ID #10116101

    • Date Announced: JUNE 27 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: TPMS SENSOR POSITION - When diagnosing TPMS-related DTCs, make sure you are investigating the correct sensor. The TPMS positioning from the manufacturer may be different from the positioning shown on a KDS.

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  • TSB #TSBELE126R1

    NHTSA ID #10116115

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR PERSONAL LAMP REPAIR (SA273) - This bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 11, 2015 to August 13, 2016, which may experience a

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  • TSB #TSBENG168

    NHTSA ID #10109865

    • Date Announced: MAY 24 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016MY

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE126

    NHTSA ID #10109810

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR PERSONAL LAMP REPAIR (SA273) - This bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 11, 2015 to August 13, 2016, which may experience a

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG158R2

    NHTSA ID #10109773

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 18 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: VCM LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - DTC P200A00 (SA240A) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade and inspection of the VCM motor (Actuation Test) of some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 28, 2015

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  • TSB #PS472R1

    NHTSA ID #10109781

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp

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  • TSB #PS465

    NHTSA ID #10090966

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254

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  • TSB #TSBELE113R1

    NHTSA ID #10089401

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

    Summary: TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.

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  • TSB #TSBELE100R3

    NHTSA ID #10089312

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

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY SEDO

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  • TSB #TSBELE104R1

    NHTSA ID #10089321

    • Date Announced: JUNE 02 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO ON 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE CARPLAY ON 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2017MY SP

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  • TSB #TSBSST041

    NHTSA ID #10088983

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

    Summary: TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10092132

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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  • TSB #PS452

    NHTSA ID #10089433

    • Date Announced: MAY 12 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ANDROID AUTO┐/UVO ESERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROIDES DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO:ANDROID AUTO┐ WILL NOT LAUNCH WHEN A SAMSUNG ANDROID PHONE IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE. UVO ESERVICES SETUP

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130105

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK

  • TSB #PS524

    NHTSA ID #10123321

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 23 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - OPTIMA TRUNK TORSION BAR ADJUSTMENT - On some 2016-2018MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, there may be a concern with the trunk not opening as designed when using transmitter key fob or Smart Trunk feature. This may be caused by improper a

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

  • TSB #TSBELE126R1

    NHTSA ID #10116115

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR PERSONAL LAMP REPAIR (SA273) - This bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 11, 2015 to August 13, 2016, which may experience a

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DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

  • TSB #TSBTRA072A_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130105

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 12 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH - REPLACEMENT (SA317A) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

    NHTSA ID #10143472

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DP

    NHTSA ID #10143471

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer principal of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #TSBELE113R1

    NHTSA ID #10089401

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

    Summary: TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.

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  • TSB #TSBELE100R3

    NHTSA ID #10089312

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

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY SEDO

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

    NHTSA ID #10079901

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ADDRESS

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  • TSB #TSBSST041

    NHTSA ID #10088983

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

    Summary: TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10089742

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #TSBELE143

    NHTSA ID #10130102

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP HARNESS REPLACEMENT (SA334) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp harness on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 2

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

  • TSB #TSBELE143

    NHTSA ID #10130102

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP HARNESS REPLACEMENT (SA334) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp harness on some 2016-2017MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 2

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #PS299_R2

    NHTSA ID #10143403

    • Date Announced: JULY 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on 2015MY~ K900 (KH), 2016MY~ Optima (JFa/JF), and 2018MY~ Stinger (CK) vehicles during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to r

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  • TSB #PS493

    NHTSA ID #10109855

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Depending on the spe

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VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

  • TSB #PS299_R2

    NHTSA ID #10143403

    • Date Announced: JULY 30 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on 2015MY~ K900 (KH), 2016MY~ Optima (JFa/JF), and 2018MY~ Stinger (CK) vehicles during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to r

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VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

  • TSB #PS299_R3

    NHTSA ID #10145150

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #TSB-BOD164

    NHTSA ID #10109881

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 21 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNROOF INSPECTION AND REPAIR (SA270) - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to August 8, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may i

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  • TSB #TSB-BOD148R1

    NHTSA ID #10109765

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

    Summary: TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to June 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction with

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  • TSB #TSBBOD148

    NHTSA ID #10089584

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO JUNE 20, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A BUZZING NOISE THAT MAY INCREASE WITH INTENSITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH

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  • TSB #TSBBOD147

    NHTSA ID #10089585

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SUNROOF POPPING NOISE REPAIR - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO FEBRUARY 23, 2016, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A POP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS OR TURNING

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VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

  • TSB #PS299_R3

    NHTSA ID #10145150

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - When servicing the windshield wipers on the listed vehicles below during PDI, make sure to use the procedure outlined below to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position i

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  • TSB #PS299R1

    NHTSA ID #10088826

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE TO BE USED TO RAISE THE WIPER ARMS TO THE FULLY VERTICAL POSITION.

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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

  • TSB #TSB-SC-131

    NHTSA ID #10079921

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN: DRIVER┐S FRONTAL AIRBAG MODULE REPLACEMENT (SC131) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE DRIVER┐S FRONTAL AIRBAG MODULE OF SEVENTEEN (17) 2016 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM NOVEMBER 10,

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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #TSB BOD134_SA225

    NHTSA ID #10091947

    • Date Announced: MARCH 16 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A DELAMINATING HEADLINER. FOLLOW THE INSPECTION PROC

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  • TSB #TSBBOD134

    NHTSA ID #10089464

    • Date Announced: MARCH 16 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: HEADLINER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 225) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, WHIC

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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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  • TSB #TSB BOD131_SA219

    NHTSA ID #10091950

    • Date Announced: MARCH 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC HANDLE ON

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

  • TSB #TSBBOD131

    NHTSA ID #10089461

    • Date Announced: MARCH 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: REAR SEAT LATCH CABLE INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 219) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

  • TSB #PS400

    NHTSA ID #10089987

    • Date Announced: APRIL 24 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ┐SMART PEDAL┐ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. WHEN ENGAGED, THE FEATURE REDU

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TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

  • TSB #TSBCHA061

    NHTSA ID #10088705

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

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: TMPS REPLACEMENT (SA213) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO CHECK OR REPLACE THE TPMS SENSORS FOR SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2016MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2015 THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, 20

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WHEELS

  • TSB #PS438

    NHTSA ID #10089042

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 29 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OPTIMA (JFA) - ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES THE ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA). IN THE EVENT A WHEEL ALIGNMENT IS NEEDED, ENSURE YOUR ALIGNMENT EQUIPMENT HAS THE CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS PROGRAMMED INTO T

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SEATS

  • TSB #TSB BOD131_SA219

    NHTSA ID #10091950

    • Date Announced: MARCH 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC HANDLE ON

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SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #TSBBOD131

    NHTSA ID #10089461

    • Date Announced: MARCH 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: REAR SEAT LATCH CABLE INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 219) - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

  • TSB #TSBENG168R1

    NHTSA ID #10116119

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: IDLE STABILITY & SHIFT QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (SA294A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2016

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LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

  • TSB #PS465

    NHTSA ID #10090966

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #TSBENG175_R3

    NHTSA ID #10133180

    • Date Announced: MARCH 20 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVV

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  • TSB #TSBENG175_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130103

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 02 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVV

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  • TSB #PS475

    NHTSA ID #10109688

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i

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  • TSB #PS457

    NHTSA ID #10090944

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: VARIANT CODING INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNITS (IBAU) - WHEN REPLACING THE INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT, IT IS NECESSARY TO PERFORM VARIANT CODING OF THE NEW MODULE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO VARIANT CODING CLICK TH

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  • TSB #PS465

    NHTSA ID #10090966

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254

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  • TSB #TSBBOD147

    NHTSA ID #10089585

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SUNROOF POPPING NOISE REPAIR - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO FEBRUARY 23, 2016, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A POP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN DRIVING OVER BUMPS OR TURNING

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  • TSB #TSBBOD148

    NHTSA ID #10089584

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 TO JUNE 20, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A BUZZING NOISE THAT MAY INCREASE WITH INTENSITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH

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  • TSB #TSBELE113R1

    NHTSA ID #10089401

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

    Summary: TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.

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  • TSB #TSB BOD131_SA219

    NHTSA ID #10091950

    • Date Announced: MARCH 25 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR SEAT LATCH MANUAL RELEASE CABLE ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 28, 2015 TO DECEMBER 15, 2015, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC HANDLE ON

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  • TSB #TSBBOD134

    NHTSA ID #10089464

    • Date Announced: MARCH 16 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: HEADLINER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA 225) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, WHIC

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  • TSB #TSB BOD134_SA225

    NHTSA ID #10091947

    • Date Announced: MARCH 16 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSPECT OR REPLACE THE HEADLINER ON SOME 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM FEBRUARY 8, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 17, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A DELAMINATING HEADLINER. FOLLOW THE INSPECTION PROC

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  • TSB #TSB SC128

    NHTSA ID #10091953

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

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016 MY KIA OPTIMA (JFA) 2.0L TURBO (ULEV - 50 STATE EMISSIONS) AND THE 2.4 L GDI (SULEV VEHICLES - CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS), PRODUCED

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  • TSB #PS440

    NHTSA ID #10088824

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 20 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OPTIMA (JFA) - FRONT LICENSE PLATE INSTALLATION - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT LICENSE PLATE INSTALLATION ON 2016 MY OPTIMA (JFA).

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  • TSB #PS299R1

    NHTSA ID #10088826

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 10 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE TO BE USED TO RAISE THE WIPER ARMS TO THE FULLY VERTICAL POSITION.

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  • TSB #PS428

    NHTSA ID #10089047

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV)

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  • TSB #TSBGEN078

    NHTSA ID #10089022

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AN ALL-NEW PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRA

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #PS428

    NHTSA ID #10089047

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV)

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10092132

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10089742

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #TSBBOD164R1

    NHTSA ID #10127023

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 11 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: PANORAMIC SUNROOF INSPECTION AND REPAIR (SA270) REV 1 - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to September 26, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise

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  • TSB #TSBCLI038

    NHTSA ID #10109864

    • Date Announced: MAY 23 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: HVAC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to apply a HVAC control unit logic improvement on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from August 28, 2015 through September 30, 2016, and some 2016MY O

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  • TSB #PS493

    NHTSA ID #10109855

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Depending on the spe

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  • TSB #TSB-BOD148R1

    NHTSA ID #10109765

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

    Summary: TSB: SUNROOF BUZZING NOISE - This bulletin provides information on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to June 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction with

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  • TSB #PS472R1

    NHTSA ID #10109781

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp

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  • TSB #PS266R1

    NHTSA ID #10090945

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T

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EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

  • TSB #TSBENG175R1

    NHTSA ID #10119124

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 20 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - REVISED - This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVVT cover or O-ring and replacement of the motor plug on s

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  • TSB #TSBENG175

    NHTSA ID #10119123

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: E-CVVT COVER INSPECTION AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA305) - This bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the E-CVVT cover or O-ring and replacement of the motor plug on some 2016-2

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  • TSB #TSBENG159R2

    NHTSA ID #10119120

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 08 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - REVISED - This bulletin provides information about the replacement of the E-CVVT cover and motor plug on some 2016MY Optima (JFa), produced from August 29, 2015 to June 14, 2016, and 2016-2017

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  • 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:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #TSBENG161R1

    NHTSA ID #10119121

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 07 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - REVISED - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicle

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  • TSB #PS475

    NHTSA ID #10109688

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION - An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-104

    NHTSA ID #10079884

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

    Summary: TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY┐ AND ANDROID AUTO ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) OR UVO ESERVICES (UVO 3.0) SYSTEMS.

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

    NHTSA ID #10079901

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ADDRESS

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-098-R2

    NHTSA ID #10079962

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 18 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO HEAD UNIT REPLACEMENT (SA211) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE BASE AUDIO HEAD UNIT OF SOME 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM SOP THROUGH NOVEMBER 10, 2015 WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A HEAD U

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  • TSB #TSBGEN078

    NHTSA ID #10089022

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AN ALL-NEW PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRA

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #PS496

    NHTSA ID #10116104

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: CUSTOMER TIP: ACCELERATOR PEDAL FUNCTION/DESCRIPTION - On all K900 (KH), Cadenza (VG, YG), and Optima (JF, JFa, JF-HEV, JF-PHEV) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE130

    NHTSA ID #10109830

    • Date Announced: MARCH 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ANTENNA INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SA272) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and/or replace the antenna assembly on some 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to June 1, 2016,

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  • 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-BOD161

    NHTSA ID #10116817

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 02 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - LUGGAGE SIDE TRIM REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the luggage side trims on 2016MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from September 28, 2015 to August 16, 2016, which may experience a concern with high cabi

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  • TSB #PS472R1

    NHTSA ID #10109781

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION - Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp

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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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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)

  • TSB #TSBSC128

    NHTSA ID #10089472

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

    Summary: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL: 2016MY OPTIMA IMPROPER EMISSIONS PARTS INSTALLED VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL (SC 128) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE AIR CLEANER BOX AND/OR THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER OF SOME 2016MY KIA OPTIMA

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