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TSB List for the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid

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.

STEERING

  • TSB #PS343

    NHTSA ID #10109752

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: OILY SUBSTANCE DRIPPING FROM MDPS STEERING COLUMN - On some Optima (QF/TF/TF HEV) vehicles, the customer may complain of an oily substance dripping onto the driver?s side floorboard area, especially in areas with high ambient tempe

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SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC

  • TSB #TSB CHA067

    NHTSA ID #10091945

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

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN IBAU (INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2014-2016 MY OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 2, 2013 THROUGH JULY 22, 2015, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUN

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #SC135OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10090972

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC135) - DEAR KIA OWNER, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE.

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  • TSB #SC135DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10090970

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

    Summary: DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.

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  • TSB #TSBSC135

    NHTSA ID #10090943

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

    Summary: TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR

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  • TSB #SC135DEALERP

    NHTSA ID #10090969

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

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO

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  • TSB #TSBENG147

    NHTSA ID #10089617

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

    Summary: TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC1501) - 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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  • 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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  • TSB #PS328

    NHTSA ID #10109747

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: HESITATION IN ELECTRIC AND GAS MODES - When diagnosing an Optima Hybrid with an off idle hesitation concern that can be duplicated, and no DTC(s) codes (active or history) are stored, access MCU > Current Data to check the status o

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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: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-SC135R1

    NHTSA ID #10109686

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 14 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr

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  • TSB #SC135QA

    NHTSA ID #10090974

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

    Summary: Q AND A (SC135/WTY009) - EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

  • TSB #PS328

    NHTSA ID #10109747

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: HESITATION IN ELECTRIC AND GAS MODES - When diagnosing an Optima Hybrid with an off idle hesitation concern that can be duplicated, and no DTC(s) codes (active or history) are stored, access MCU > Current Data to check the status o

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSBTRA059_R3

    NHTSA ID #10133183

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

    Summary: TSB - HCU/TCU UPGRADE ? FOR 100MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU)

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  • TSB #TSBTRA059R2

    NHTSA ID #10109867

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

    Summary: TSB:HCU/TCU UPGRADE ? FOR 100 MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS - This bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) of some 2011~2016MY Optima

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  • TSB #TSBTRA059

    NHTSA ID #10089421

    • Date Announced: MAY 10 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: HCU/TCU UPGRADE - FOR 100 MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS -THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF THE HYBRID CONTROL UNIT (HCU) AND THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) OF SOME 2011-2016 MY OPTIMA HYB

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  • TSB #TSBTRA049R1

    NHTSA ID #10089382

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 03 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: 6-SPD. A/T ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET /RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE PCM/TCM. AFTER THE ADAPTIVE VALUES A

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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 #TSBTRA068

    NHTSA ID #10123331

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

    Summary: TSB - HCU/TCU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P1744 (400 MESH EQUIPPED TRANSMISSIONS ONLY) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU) on some 2011-2012MY Optima Hybrid (TF HEV), produced from Febr

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  • TSB #TSB-TRA055

    NHTSA ID #10109788

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.

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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 #TSBELE085R1

    NHTSA ID #10089303

    • Date Announced: JUNE 23 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE - MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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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 CHA067

    NHTSA ID #10091945

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

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN IBAU (INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2014-2016 MY OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 2, 2013 THROUGH JULY 22, 2015, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUN

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  • TSB #TSBCHA067

    NHTSA ID #10089466

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

    Summary: TSB: ECU UPGRADE ┐ MIL ON WITH DTC C1356 - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN IBAU (INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2014~2016MY OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 2, 2013 THROUGH

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  • TSB #PS391

    NHTSA ID #10089384

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 14 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "PITSTOP: OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) WITH DTC B1695 - LOST COMMUNICATION WITH E-COMP - WHEN ADDRESSING A CUSTOMER CONCERN RELATED TO AN A/C SYSTEM NOT BLOWING COLD AIR AND DTC B1695 IS ACTIVE IN THE A/C CONTROL UNIT, THIS COULD BE THE RESULT OF

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  • TSB #TSBELE091

    NHTSA ID #10089354

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

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ

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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 #TT066

    NHTSA ID #10089848

    • Date Announced: MAY 27 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "TECH TIP: DTC C1203 OR C1212 - SPEED SENSOR FAILURE SYMPTOM: C1203 ┐ RH FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR OPEN/SHORT AND/OR C1212 ┐ VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR FAILURE. REPAIR: CHECK FOR A SHORT IN THE MAIN ESC HARNESS NEAR THE RADIATOR BRACKET. VERI

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  • TSB #TT067

    NHTSA ID #10089849

    • Date Announced: MAY 22 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "TECH TIP: DTC P1A89 - DC/DC CONVERTER CURRENT SENSOR FAULT SYMPTOM: DTC - MIL ┐ P1A89 DC/DC CONVERTER CURRENT SENSOR FAULT AND ILLUMINATED BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM WARNING LAMP IN THE CLUSTER. REPAIR: USE GDS/KDS TO CHECK THE LDC OUTPUT

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  • TSB #PS402

    NHTSA ID #10089842

    • Date Announced: MAY 21 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "PITSTOP: UVO ESERVICES W/PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) FUNCTIONALITY AND REQUIRED USE OF USB CABLE - FOR CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ON AVN 4.0 (UVO ESERVICES W/PREMIUM NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT) EQUIPPED VEHICLES REGARDING THE FOLLOWING CONCERNS: ┐H UN

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  • TSB #TSBELE085

    NHTSA ID #10089825

    • Date Announced: MAY 13 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE ┐ MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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  • TSB #PS365R1

    NHTSA ID #10092100

    • Date Announced: MARCH 27 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: BLUETOOTH« ISSUES AFTER IPHONE« IOS 8 SOFTWARE UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO POSSIBLE BLUETOOTH CONCERNS WHEN USING AN IPHONE« WITH IOS 8.X (IOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, ETC.) WHILE PAIRED TO A HE

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  • TSB #PS387

    NHTSA ID #10092104

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEADUNIT AND SD CARD COMPATIBILITY - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO POSSIBLE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES BETWEEN NAVIGATION HEAD UNITS AND SD CARDS WHEN REPLACING HEAD UNITS FOR MULTIMEDIA ISSUES. IF AFTER REPL

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  • TSB #TSB-CLI017R4

    NHTSA ID #10109784

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 13 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: EV AND HYBRID A/C SYSTEM SERVICING REQUIREMENTS - The Soul Electric Vehicle (EV) and the Optima Hybrid use an A/C compressor that is driven by a high-voltage electric motor rather than by a belt. Both the motor and compressor are in on

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  • TSB #PS338

    NHTSA ID #10109751

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: HEATER BLOWING COLD AIR WHILE IN EV MODE - When diagnosing a concern related to the heater intermittently blowing cold air while in EV mode, check the Electric Water Pump (EWP) for the A/C system (NOT the main cooling system EWP),

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  • TSB #PS328

    NHTSA ID #10109747

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: HESITATION IN ELECTRIC AND GAS MODES - When diagnosing an Optima Hybrid with an off idle hesitation concern that can be duplicated, and no DTC(s) codes (active or history) are stored, access MCU > Current Data to check the status o

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  • TSB #PS316

    NHTSA ID #10109656

    • Date Announced: MAY 28 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PIT STOP: ?HYBRID SYSTEM WARNING!? MESSAGE IN CLUSTER AND MIL-ON WITH DTC P1784 - When diagnosing an Optima Hybrid with a ?Hybrid System Warning!? message (A) in the cluster, the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on and DTC P1784 (EOP 3-Phas

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #TSB-ELE044R1

    NHTSA ID #10109676

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 28 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY ORDERING AND RETURN PROCEDURE - This bulletin outlines the ordering and return procedure for high-voltage Lithium-ion batteries equipped on EV/hybrid vehicles (hereafter referred to as "high-voltage batteries" or H

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSBELE091R3

    NHTSA ID #10126423

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

    Summary: TSB - IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level on various head unit platforms and generations.

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  • TSB #PS502

    NHTSA ID #10116106

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: UNABLE TO CONNECT TO UVO ESERVICES - This Pitstop provides information about customer complaints regarding: * ?Unable to connect to UVO eServices using an iPhone?, * ?Connection Error and unable to sync with the UVO App with my iPh

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  • TSB #TSBTRA059R2

    NHTSA ID #10109867

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

    Summary: TSB:HCU/TCU UPGRADE ? FOR 100 MESH SOLENOID EQUIPPED HYBRID TRANSMISSIONS - This bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the Hybrid Control Unit (HCU) and the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) of some 2011~2016MY Optima

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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 #TSBELE085R1

    NHTSA ID #10089303

    • Date Announced: JUNE 23 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE - MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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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 CHA067

    NHTSA ID #10091945

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

    Summary: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN IBAU (INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2014-2016 MY OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 2, 2013 THROUGH JULY 22, 2015, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUN

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  • TSB #TSBCHA067

    NHTSA ID #10089466

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

    Summary: TSB: ECU UPGRADE ┐ MIL ON WITH DTC C1356 - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN IBAU (INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2014~2016MY OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 2, 2013 THROUGH

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

    NHTSA ID #10116821

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

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level

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  • TSB #TSBELE091

    NHTSA ID #10089354

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

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE ON HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RECORD THE HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE LEVEL ON VARIOUS HEAD UNIT PLATFORMS AND GENERATIONS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ

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  • TSB #TSBENG147

    NHTSA ID #10089617

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

    Summary: TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC1501) - 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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  • 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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  • TSB #TSBELE085

    NHTSA ID #10089825

    • Date Announced: MAY 13 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE ┐ MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #TSBBOD172

    NHTSA ID #10123322

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from August 12, 2010 through July 23, 2015, and some 2011

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VISIBILITY

  • 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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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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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

  • TSB #TT066

    NHTSA ID #10089848

    • Date Announced: MAY 27 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "TECH TIP: DTC C1203 OR C1212 - SPEED SENSOR FAILURE SYMPTOM: C1203 ┐ RH FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR OPEN/SHORT AND/OR C1212 ┐ VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR FAILURE. REPAIR: CHECK FOR A SHORT IN THE MAIN ESC HARNESS NEAR THE RADIATOR BRACKET. VERI

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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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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

  • TSB #PS325

    NHTSA ID #10109672

    • Date Announced: JUNE 06 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SLIGHT VARIATION IN THE ?SET? SPEED AFTER SETTING CRUISE CONTROL - A few customers have complained about their vehicle briefly accelerating beyond the set cruising speed and then slowing down to the "set" speed. This Article addres

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #SC135DEALERP

    NHTSA ID #10090969

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

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO

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  • TSB #SC135DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10090970

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

    Summary: DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) - ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.

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  • TSB #TSBSC135

    NHTSA ID #10090943

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

    Summary: TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR

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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 #PS402

    NHTSA ID #10089842

    • Date Announced: MAY 21 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "PITSTOP: UVO ESERVICES W/PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) FUNCTIONALITY AND REQUIRED USE OF USB CABLE - FOR CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ON AVN 4.0 (UVO ESERVICES W/PREMIUM NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT) EQUIPPED VEHICLES REGARDING THE FOLLOWING CONCERNS: ┐H UN

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  • TSB #TSBELE085

    NHTSA ID #10089825

    • Date Announced: MAY 13 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE ┐ MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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  • TSB #PS365R1

    NHTSA ID #10092100

    • Date Announced: MARCH 27 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: BLUETOOTH« ISSUES AFTER IPHONE« IOS 8 SOFTWARE UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO POSSIBLE BLUETOOTH CONCERNS WHEN USING AN IPHONE« WITH IOS 8.X (IOS 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, ETC.) WHILE PAIRED TO A HE

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

    NHTSA ID #10116821

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

    Summary: TSB: IDENTIFYING HEAD UNIT SOFTWARE VERSION FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE - Identifying Head Unit Software Version For Direct Exchange (ELE091) (Rev 1) - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to identify and record the head unit software level

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #TSB-ELE100R4

    NHTSA ID #10109836

    • Date Announced: APRIL 17 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - 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 Sedona (YP), and 2014-2015(MY) Optima (Q

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • 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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  • 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 #PS387

    NHTSA ID #10092104

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: NAVIGATION HEADUNIT AND SD CARD COMPATIBILITY - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO POSSIBLE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES BETWEEN NAVIGATION HEAD UNITS AND SD CARDS WHEN REPLACING HEAD UNITS FOR MULTIMEDIA ISSUES. IF AFTER REPL

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • 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 #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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  • TSB #TSB-CLI017R4

    NHTSA ID #10109784

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 13 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: EV AND HYBRID A/C SYSTEM SERVICING REQUIREMENTS - The Soul Electric Vehicle (EV) and the Optima Hybrid use an A/C compressor that is driven by a high-voltage electric motor rather than by a belt. Both the motor and compressor are in on

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  • TSB #PS338

    NHTSA ID #10109751

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: HEATER BLOWING COLD AIR WHILE IN EV MODE - When diagnosing a concern related to the heater intermittently blowing cold air while in EV mode, check the Electric Water Pump (EWP) for the A/C system (NOT the main cooling system EWP),

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EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

  • 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 #TSB-TRA055

    NHTSA ID #10109788

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION - This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • 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-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-SC135R1

    NHTSA ID #10109686

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 14 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) - This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr

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  • TSB #TSB-GEN057

    NHTSA ID #10109787

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 07 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: GENERAL INFORMATION AND DIAGNOSIS FOR SMART KEY FOB SYSTEMS AND START/STOP BUTTONS - This bulletin provides information related to the Smart Key Systems on vehicles equipped with A/T (automatic transaxle) and Start/Stop Buttons (SSB).

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