2018 Kia Rio TSBs

2018 Kia Rio

28 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 2018 Kia Rio

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2018 Rio 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
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • 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 »

    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 #TSBENG178_R3

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10163454

      TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG178_R2

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159245

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS539

      Date Announced:
      MAR 02, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133170

      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. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSBENG178_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136500

      TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #TSBENG178

      Date Announced:
      JAN 23, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128583

      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 ... 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 »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB_TRA046_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174520

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: - TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

    • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10130104

      TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PS529_R2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145151

      PITSTOP - TPMS LAMP ON, TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON, AND/OR AUDIO SYSTEM INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative Audio system, TPMS lamp ON, Trunk Open warning lamp ON (even while the trunk is closed), and/or ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS564

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141384

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG186

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10136501

      TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA342) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the spark plugs on some 2018MY Forte (YDm), produced from November 21, 2017 through April 12, 2018, and 2018MY Rio (SC) vehicles, both ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS529_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128610

      PITSTOP - TPMS LAMP ON AND/OR TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON AND/OR AUDIO SYSTEM INOPERATIVE DURING PDI -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

    • TSB #PS529_R2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145151

      PITSTOP - TPMS LAMP ON, TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON, AND/OR AUDIO SYSTEM INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative Audio system, TPMS lamp ON, Trunk Open warning lamp ON (even while the trunk is closed), and/or ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS529_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128610

      PITSTOP - TPMS LAMP ON AND/OR TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON AND/OR AUDIO SYSTEM INOPERATIVE DURING PDI -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL

    • TSB #PS529_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128610

      PITSTOP - TPMS LAMP ON AND/OR TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON AND/OR AUDIO SYSTEM INOPERATIVE DURING PDI -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PS529

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126421

      PITSTOP - TPMS AND/OR TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON DURING PDI - This Pitstop contains information regarding the TPMS lamp ON and Trunk Open warning lamp ON, or Master Warning Mode lamp ON in the cluster during PDI, even while the trunk is closed. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PS529

      Date Announced:
      NOV 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126421

      PITSTOP - TPMS AND/OR TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON DURING PDI - This Pitstop contains information regarding the TPMS lamp ON and Trunk Open warning lamp ON, or Master Warning Mode lamp ON in the cluster during PDI, even while the trunk is closed. Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

    • TSB #PS551

      Date Announced:
      MAR 29, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133175

      PITSTOP - RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF THE VEHICLE (PS551) - This Pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016MY-2018MY vehicles. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #PS551

      Date Announced:
      MAR 29, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133175

      PITSTOP - RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF THE VEHICLE (PS551) - This Pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016MY-2018MY vehicles. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #PS564

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141384

      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. Read More »

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

    • TSB #PS529_R2

      Date Announced:
      SEP 10, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145151

      PITSTOP - TPMS LAMP ON, TRUNK OPEN LAMP ON, AND/OR AUDIO SYSTEM INOPERATIVE - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative Audio system, TPMS lamp ON, Trunk Open warning lamp ON (even while the trunk is closed), and/or ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TSBCLI044

      Date Announced:
      MAR 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155382

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: A/C REFRIGERANT OVERFILL (SA372) - This bulletin provides the procedure to recover and recharge the air conditioning system on certain 2019MY Niro Hybrid (DE HEV) and Niro Plug-in Hybrid (DE PHEV) vehicles, produced ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TSBBOD177

      Date Announced:
      OCT 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10123325

      TSB - ANTENNA POLE LOCATION DURING TRANSPORT - This bulletin provides information regarding the shipping location of the antenna pole in all 2018MY Forte (YDm) 5 Door SX and all 2018MY Rio (SC) vehicles at delivery to dealers and ... 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 »

    • TSB #TSBBOD175

      Date Announced:
      SEP 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119117

      TSB - RIO (SC) FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET INSTALLATION - This bulletin provides information regarding the installation of the front license plate bracket on 2018MY~ Rio (SC) vehicles. Read More »

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