TSB List for the 2019 Kia Optima

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2019 Optima are official communications between Kia & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • STEERING:COLUMN
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
  • SEATS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • STEERING

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168850

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R3

      Date Announced:
      OCT 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167301

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSB084_R3: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162044

      TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152913

      TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    STEERING:COLUMN

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10162044

      TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168850

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168952

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1805_R1: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_Owner_JFA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167232

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805): OWNER NOTIFICATION - OPTIMA -This document is the owner letter for Kia Optima owners advising them of the Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on some 2019 MY Optima vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_TSB

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167212

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805) - TSB: This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) in order to protect the engine from ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_DP

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167228

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805) DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This document is notice to the Dealer Principals advising them of the Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_DSM

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167229

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805) - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTCE - This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1805_QA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 24, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167211

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1805): QA - This document is the Question and Answer Guide for this Product Improvement Campaign to improve the knock sensor detection system (KSDS) logic. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 17, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167276

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169_Rev1): ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS616

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167214

      PITSTOP: LOWER ENGINE SERVICE COVER BOLT LOCATIONS - This Pitstop provides information on the correct bolt location of the lower engine service cover on 2016-2020MY Optima 2.4L and 2.0L equipped vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_OWNER_JFA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167261

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169): ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP - This document is the owner notification letter for 2019 MY Kia Optima vehicle owners advising them that Kia Motors America is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_QA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167274

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169): QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - This document contains questions and answers regarding the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on the Engine Oil Filler Cap inspection, and if necessary, replacement. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_TSB

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167275

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE OIL FILLER CAP INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC169) - This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the oil filler cap on some vehicle models listed below. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_DP

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167249

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169) DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This document notifies the Kia dealer principals that that Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC169_DSM

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167251

      VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC169): DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG197_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160763

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG198

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152916

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L GDI ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA369) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from May 21, 2018 through ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSBENG197

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154689

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSBENG083_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152915

      TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PS600

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160612

      PITSTOP: OUTSIDE MIRROR GLASS CONTROL INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information on the repair procedure for an inoperative mirror glass on the outside door mirrors for 2016-2019MY Optima (JFa) and Sorento (UMa) vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #PS587

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152909

      PITSTOP: P/HEV NO START ? SHIFT BEFORE READY - This Pitstop provides information regarding possible customer complaint of intermittent ?No-Start?. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE153

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151905

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: POWER WINDOW SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (SA354) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the main power window switch assembly on some 2019MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from May 22, 2018 through August ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG195_R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147434

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU FREEZE FRAME DATA LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA360) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV), produced from July 19, 2018 through ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG195

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147433

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU FREEZE FRAME DATA LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA360) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2019MY Niro (DE P/HEV), produced from July 19, 2018 through ... Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSB_ELE148

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170778

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: HALOGEN HEAD LAMP LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides information regarding the procedure to repair the bulb connector on some 2010MY~ vehicles listed on the table below, which may ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

    • TSB #PS299_R3

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145150

      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 ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #TSBELE153

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10151905

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: POWER WINDOW SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (SA354) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the main power window switch assembly on some 2019MY Optima (JFa) vehicles, produced from May 22, 2018 through August ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

    • TSB #PS600

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160612

      PITSTOP: OUTSIDE MIRROR GLASS CONTROL INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information on the repair procedure for an inoperative mirror glass on the outside door mirrors for 2016-2019MY Optima (JFa) and Sorento (UMa) vehicles. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #PS299_R3

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145150

      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 ... Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #VSC173_TSB

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154693

      TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC173) - FRONT SEATBACK FRAME REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front driver and/or passenger seatback frames in certain 2019MY Kia Optima vehicles, manufactured from ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC173_DP

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154690

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC173): ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS - This document is notice to the dealer principals notifying them of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the front driver and/or passenger seatback frames. Read More »

    • TSB #VSC173_DPSM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154691

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC173): ALL DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGERS - This document is notice to the dealer parts & service managers notifying them of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the front driver and/or passenger seatback ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC173_QA

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154692

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN (SC173): QUESTION AND ANSWER GUIDE - This document is is a question and answer guide containing frequently asked questions regarding the campaign. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #PS638

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169695

      PITSTOP 638: HVAC TEMPERATURE BLEND DOOR INOPERATIVE, TICKING AND/OR MAKING A POPPING NOISE - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative, or clicking and popping noise concern from the heater box blend door. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG197

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154689

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC19) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #TSBCHA084_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168850

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    Browse Other Optima Years