TSB List for the 2018 Kia Optima

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STEERING

  • TSB #TSBCHA084

    NHTSA ID #10151902

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

    Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

  • TSB #PS560

    NHTSA ID #10145152

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATOR UNIT (IBAU) HONK NOISE - This Pitstop provides information regarding the 2017-2018MY Niro (DE P/HEV) and Optima Plug-in/Hybrid (P/HEV) vehicles, which may exhibit an intermittent ?squeaking? and/or ?honki

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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_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 #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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #PS539

    NHTSA ID #10133170

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSBENG178_R1

    NHTSA ID #10136500

    • Date Announced: APRIL 17 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions da

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #TSBENG178

    NHTSA ID #10128583

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - 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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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 #TSBENG177B_R1CLO

    NHTSA ID #10133181

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin has been CLOSED and superceded by TSB-ENG177C R3.

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  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128621

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBENG177A (2)

    NHTSA ID #10126426

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316A) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Opti

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  • TSB #TSBENG177B

    NHTSA ID #10126427

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071AR1

    NHTSA ID #10126431

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0t & 3.3l SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 thr

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071A

    NHTSA ID #10126430

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 through July 10

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  • TSB #TSBENG177A

    NHTSA ID #10126425

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071

    NHTSA ID #10126429

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0T & 3.3L SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19,

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  • TSB #TSBENG177

    NHTSA ID #10126424

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima

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  • TSB #TSBENG177

    NHTSA ID #10123330

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071

    NHTSA ID #10123332

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0T & 3.3L SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 thro

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POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128621

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128621

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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

  • TSB #TSBTRA071AR1

    NHTSA ID #10126431

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0t & 3.3l SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 thr

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071A

    NHTSA ID #10126430

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 through July 10

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071

    NHTSA ID #10126429

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0T & 3.3L SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19,

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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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSBCHA084

    NHTSA ID #10151902

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

    Summary: TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte

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  • TSB #PS531

    NHTSA ID #10127020

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - KEY FOB AND BATTERY VIN LABELS - To assist in improving product quality and warranty claims, key fobs/smart keys and the vehicle battery now have labels (A) containing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). These labels have bee

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  • TSB #PS522

    NHTSA ID #10123320

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - ECO-COASTING (ECOASTING) & ECO-DAS (DRIVING ASSISTANT SYSTEM) OVERVIEW ? CUSTOMER TIP - This Pitstop provides information regarding Eco-Coasting Guide (eCoasting) and Eco-Driving Assistant System (DAS) found on 2017-18MY Niro (DE

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  • TSB #PS520

    NHTSA ID #10123319

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 10 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - HYBRID POWER CONTROL UNIT 30A DC FUSE - The 2017MY~ Optima Hybrid (JF HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (JF PHEV), and Niro (DE HEV) vehicles are equipped with a replaceable 30A fuse for the eCompressor. This fuse is easily accessible u

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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: 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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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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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: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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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #TSBBOD182_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128617

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: FLOOR CONSOLE INNER PANEL INSPECTION & CORRECTION/REPLACEMENT (SA328) -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and correct or replace the floor

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #PS564

    NHTSA ID #10141384

    • Date Announced: MAY 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CLOCK CONCERNS ON UVO eSERVICES (UVO 3.0) - This Pitstop contains information regarding possible concerns with the clock on UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) head units installed on 2017-2018MY vehicles.

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  • TSB #TSBBOD182_R3

    NHTSA ID #10133176

    • Date Announced: MARCH 21 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: FLOOR CONSOLE INNER PANEL INSPECTION & CORRECTION/REPLACEMENT (SA328) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and correct or replace the floor

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  • TSB #TSBBOD182_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128617

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 11 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: FLOOR CONSOLE INNER PANEL INSPECTION & CORRECTION/REPLACEMENT (SA328) -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and correct or replace the floor

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #PS500_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128608

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - PREMIUM NAVIGATION OR UVO eco WITH NAVIGATION (AVN 5.0) - This Pitstop provides information regarding the features and functionality on the latest generation Premium Navigation or UVO eco with Navigation (designated as AVN 5.0) sy

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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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