2012 Kia Sorento TSBs

2012 Kia Sorento

287 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB List for the 2012 Kia Sorento

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2012 Sorento 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
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
  • PARKING BRAKE:DRIVELINE:HYDRAULIC:ACTUATOR
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
  • AIR BAGS
  • SEAT BELTS:REAR
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • WHEELS
  • WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
  • SEATS
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
  • SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM
  • COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY
  • COMMUNICATIONS:BACK UP ALARM
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)
  • STEERING

    • TSB #TSB_CHA091_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 10, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170773

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • 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 »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #TSB-CHA041

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109622

      TSB: FRONT STRUT AND DUST COVER REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front struts and dust covers on some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XM) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 through January 21, 2013, which ... Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT

    • TSB #TSBCHA042CLOSED

      Date Announced:
      JAN 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089900

      TSB-CHA042 IS CLOSED AS OF 1/12/2015. REFER TO CHA051. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA051

      Date Announced:
      JAN 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089901

      TSB: COMBINED TSB / SERVICE ACTION: FRONT STRUT BEARING REPLACEMENT (SA178) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING THE FRONT STRUT BEARINGS ON SOME 2011- 2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 THROUGH ... Read More »

    • TSB #042

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060112

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CHA041

      Date Announced:
      MAR 07, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109622

      TSB: FRONT STRUT AND DUST COVER REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front struts and dust covers on some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XM) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 through January 21, 2013, which ... Read More »

    • TSB #041

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060111

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS269

      Date Announced:
      APR 26, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090425

      PITSTOP: GRINDING OR CREAKING NOISE WHEN TURNING - THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING A POTENTIAL GRINDING OR CREAKING NOISE HEARD FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN TURNING THE WHEEL QUICKLY AT SLOW SPEEDS, ON SOME 2011 - 2013MY ... Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

    • TSB #PS269

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060255

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

    • TSB #VSC148TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAY 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109848

      TSB: REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR HOUSING COVER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC148) - VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to inspect, clean and seal or, if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148OWNER

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109846

      SC148OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER -Notifying owners that Kia is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011-2015 MY Sorento ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109844

      SC148DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 - 2015 MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148DPSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109845

      SC148DPSM - DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 ... Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

    • TSB #VSC148OWNER

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109846

      SC148OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER -Notifying owners that Kia is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011-2015 MY Sorento ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109844

      SC148DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 - 2015 MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148DPSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109845

      SC148DPSM - DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 ... Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE:DRIVELINE:HYDRAULIC:ACTUATOR

    • TSB #047

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10058121

      KIA 2011-2016 MY SPORTAGE : THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR ON CERTAIN ALL-WHEEL DRIVE EQUIPPED SPORTAGE VEHICLES, WILL EXHIBIT AN INOPERATIVE AWD SYSTEM WITH MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159236

      TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R3

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159235

      TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803WX_TSB_R2

      Date Announced:
      FEB 11, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154696

      VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803WX_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154695

      VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X)- This bulletin has been revised to include additional information This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803WX_TSB

      Date Announced:
      NOV 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152488

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803) titled ?Knock Sensor ... Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20180828

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145149

      DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS - Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for ... Read More »

    • TSB #PT20201-0002R4

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119116

      PARTS BULLETIN - THETA II ENGINE SAFETY RECALL (SC147) - This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG160R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109774

      TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC(s) P0420/P0171 - This bulletin provides information related to the ECU software upgrade for some 2012~2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 12, 2011 to October 2, 2015, some 2012~2015MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG160

      Date Announced:
      OCT 11, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109683

      TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC(s) P0420/P0171 - This bulletin provides information related to the ECU software upgrade for some 2012~2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 12, 2011 to October 2, 2015, some 2012~2015MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY008DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090117

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY008FORM

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090119

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE REPAIRED/REPLACED DUE TO CONNECTING ROD FAILURE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY008OWNER

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090120

      OWNER LETTER: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SORENTO VEHICLE OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #PS400

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089987

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSC114R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089786

      TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 (SC114) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ECM SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012~2014MY SORENTO, 2012~2013MY OPTIMA, AND ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC114OWNERSORENT

      Date Announced:
      FEB 11, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089790

      OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO VEHICLES WHICH COULD OTHERWISE EXPERIENCE A DECREASE IN ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC114DEALERSM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089789

      DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO, 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA, AND ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC114QA

      Date Announced:
      FEB 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089793

      Q AND A: SC114 ┐ ECU UPDATE ┐ MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 / VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN Q&A Read More »

    • TSB #PS327

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109673

      PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES - When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2. Read More »

    • TSB #SC106DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109659

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: KIA DEALER PRINCIPALS - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign on certain 2011-2013 MY Sorento vehicles with the 3. Read More »

    • TSB #SC106DSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109660

      DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to upgrade the Engine Control Module (?ECM?) logic on certain 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC106OWNER

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109661

      OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to reprogram the Engine Control Module in certain 2011-2013 model year Sorento vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG140R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109730

      TSB: 3.5 L MPI - COLD ENGINE START-UP CHATTER - This bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with the 3. Read More »

    • TSB #TT051

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060207

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #140

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060138

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT035

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060193

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT038

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109723

      TECH TIP: Oil Leak in Rear Main Seal Area - Most oil leaks on this engine are found in the top of the engine, under the intake manifold. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-133

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053737

      KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS TO HAVE SOFTWARE UPGRADED TO CORRECT OR PREVENT THIS CONDITION. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG139R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109701

      TSB: VCMA DIAGNOSIS - MIL ON WITH DTC P200A - This bulletin provides information for some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with a 3. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-139

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053711

      KIA: AFTER ENGINE HAS STARTED, WOULD HAVE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), CAUSED BY AN INOPERATIVE VCM ACTUATOR, ON SOME VEHICLES, OR AN INOPERATIVE VALVE LINKAGE IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ASSEMBLY. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENTO. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-129

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052608

      KIA: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AN ILLUMINATED MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. THE ETC ACTUATOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. *JS Read More »

    • TSB #PS271

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060312

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS-271

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053707

      KIA: A REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE IS IN PLACE FOR VARIABLE CHARGE MOTION ACTUATOR (VCMA), ON SOME VEHICLES, THAT ARE EXPERIENCING ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) AND CONCERNS ABOUT DRIVABILITY. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENTO. Read More »

    • TSB #PS162R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090167

      PITSTOP: SORENTO (XM) WITH DTC CODES P0449 OR P2422 - SOME SORENTO (XM) VEHICLES MAY SET A DTC FLOW P0449 OR P2422 WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY SPIDER WEBS IN AND AROUND THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS VENT LINES CREATING THE SET DTC. Read More »

    • TSB #PS-211

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10044560

      KIA: DUE TO DESIGN OF DRAIN HOLES IN VALLEY OF LAMBDA V6 ENGINES, A MISDIAGNOSE OF A POSSIBLE OIL LEAK SOURCE IN REAR MAIN SEAL OR OIL PAN, WHEN ACTUAL LEAKS COMING FROM ENGINE VALLEY,OIL FILTER HOUSING, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, AND/OR ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #TSB_ENG205_C

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174518

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - CLOSED - SUPERSEDED BY PI1802YZ/1803YZ. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803YZ_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174431

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R5C

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174430

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - CLOSED - This bulletin has been superseded by PI1803Y/Z. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173257

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB - REV 5 -KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803Y/Z_TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173258

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB - ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • 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 #PI1803_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168949

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R4: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU - LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168951

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803W/X_R5: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803_TSB_R3

      Date Announced:
      OCT 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167227

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803). This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB_PI1803_R2

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160837

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159236

      TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159249

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159248

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803_OWN#2_SOR

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159233

      OWNER LETTER: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2012-2014 MY Sorento vehicles equipped with 2. Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R3

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159235

      TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled "Knock Sensor Detection ... Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20190125

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152908

      RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, January 25, 2019 Update - Dear Kia Retailer, At Kia, safety is a top priority and we wrote to you last August and again last October to provide you with updates regarding news reports about non-collision fires in ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803_TSB_R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152920

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. 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 »

    • TSB #WTY201709R4

      Date Announced:
      JUL 26, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10115242

      WARRANTY BULLETIN: 2017-09.R4 - SC147 Claims Processing Procedures - This Warranty Bulletin accompanies TSB SC147 Theta II Engine Inspection and/or Replacement and is provided to dealers for specific guidance with claim administration and ... Read More »

    • TSB #PT20201-0002R3

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10115238

      PARTS BULLLETIN: 20201-0002 (Revision 3.1) - This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #WTYCS201606RETIR

      Date Announced:
      JUL 10, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10115244

      CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2016-06 - RETIRED. SEE WARRANTY BULLETIN 2017-09 (SC147). Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCLI026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089784

      TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES (SEE PRODUCTION DATES ON PAGE 3), WHICH MAY ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #TT051

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109734

      TECH TIP: TECH TIP: DTC P0455 on Sorento(XMa) - Test the functionality of the PSV (purge solenoid valve) and monitor EVAP test results / CARB readiness monitors and replace / repair, as necessary. 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 »

    • TSB #PS327R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 08, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109760

      PITSTOP: XM 2.4L GDI MIL ON WITH DTC ? P0269 - On some 2012-2015MY Sorento (XM) equipped with 2.4L GDI engines, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate with the ECM system-related DTC P0269. Read More »

    • TSB #PS315

      Date Announced:
      MAY 19, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109655

      PIT STOP: GDI INJECTOR SPRAY TIP DEPOSITS - A design feature of vehicles equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

    • TSB #TSB-BOD099R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 08, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109709

      TSB: SORENTO FUEL FILLER DOOR OPERATION UPGRADE - This bulletin provides information related to some Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 15, 2009 to September 29, 2011, which may exhibit a hard to open fuel filler door. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10054197

      KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10054197

      KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSB-026

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10054197

      KIA: A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM AND TO CORRECT CONCERN, HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP, FUEL DELIVERY PIPE AND MOUNTING BOLTS WOULD BE REPLACED, IF NECESSARY. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

    • TSB #PS327R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 08, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109760

      PITSTOP: XM 2.4L GDI MIL ON WITH DTC ? P0269 - On some 2012-2015MY Sorento (XM) equipped with 2.4L GDI engines, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate with the ECM system-related DTC P0269. Read More »

    • TSB #PS315

      Date Announced:
      MAY 19, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109655

      PIT STOP: GDI INJECTOR SPRAY TIP DEPOSITS - A design feature of vehicles equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #099

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060300

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. 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 »

    • TSB #TSBTRA049R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 03, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089382

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089761

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092147

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA049

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090431

      TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA047R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 25, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090604

      TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBTRA045R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 13, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090582

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET INSTALLATION (SA126) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2009 TO FEBRUARY 25, 2011 WHICH MAY ... Read More »

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

    • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089761

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ┐ MULTIPLE DTCS - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE REPLACEMENT OF VARIOUS SHIFT SOLENOIDS ON 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES WITH DTCS P0741, P0743, P0748, P0753, P0758, P0763, P0768, ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-045(REV 1)

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10050640

      KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING INSTALLING AN INHIBITOR SWITCH BRACKET ON INHIBITOR SWITCH DUE TO AN UNEVEN ENGAGEMENT WHEN SHIFTING GEARS OR A NO START CONDITION IN POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM). MODELS 2011-2012 SORENTO. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-101

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10041078

      KIA MOTORS: 2011-2012 SORENTO. MALFUNCTION LIGHT IS ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. *RM 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 #PI1803WX_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168951

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803W/X_R5: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_OWNR_XM

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159258

      Dear Kia Sorento Owner - Kia Motors America, Inc. takes pride in providing you with high quality and dependable vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_REIMB_XM

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159260

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM - WTY012 ├ó┬┐┬┐ 2011-2013 MY SORENTO HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR WIRING HARNESS NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE179

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159244

      TSB: HALOGEN LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen low beam bulb connector on some 2011 - 2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_DP

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159256

      Attention: All Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage to all owners of the 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, for the ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_DPSM

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159257

      Attention: All Kia Parts & Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage to all owners of the 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_QA

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159259

      Q & A - 2011-2013 MY SORENTO HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205_R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159249

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBENG205

      Date Announced:
      APR 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159248

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) - This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803_TSB

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147450

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - TSB - ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE - This document is the Technical Service Bulletin for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803_OWNER_SO

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147427

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - OWNER LETTER - Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2012-2014 MY Sorento vehicles equipped with 2. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803_DSM

      Date Announced:
      OCT 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147425

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER - Attention: All Kia Dealer Service Managers, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect ... Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803_QA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147449

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the ... Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20180828

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145149

      DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS - Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS474

      Date Announced:
      JUN 27, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116101

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109869

      SC149DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento vehicles manufactured from April ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149DPSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109870

      SC149DPSM - DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer parts and service managers of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-TRA055

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109788

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

    • TSB #TSBELE108

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089307

      TSB: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011MY ┐ 2015MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092132

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE051R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092142

      TSB: DRIVER┐S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 THROUGH MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE DRIVER┐S SIDE WINDOW. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA047

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089950

      TSB: AWD SYSTEM HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR OF SOME ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) EQUIPPED 2011~2016MY SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM MAY 6, 2010 THROUGH ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS365R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092100

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS387

      Date Announced:
      MAR 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092104

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #SC114OWNERSORENT

      Date Announced:
      FEB 11, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089790

      OWNER LETTER: DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO VEHICLES WHICH COULD OTHERWISE EXPERIENCE A DECREASE IN ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC114DEALERSM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089789

      DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: ATTENTION: ALL KIA SERVICE MANAGERS - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO UPDATE THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012-2014 MY SORENTO, 2012-2013 MY OPTIMA, AND ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC114QA

      Date Announced:
      FEB 09, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089793

      Q AND A: SC114 ┐ ECU UPDATE ┐ MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 / VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN Q&A Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE056R1

      Date Announced:
      DEC 19, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090179

      TSB: UVO UPGRADE ┐ RIO (UB), SPORTAGE (SL), SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON ALL 2012MY RIO (UB), SPORTAGE (SL), SOUL (AM), OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XM) ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS235R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109668

      PITSTOP: HORN ANSWER BACK OR PARKING LAMPS INOP WHEN LOCKING DOORS WITH RKE/SMK FOB - When addressing a customer complaint related to an inoperative parking light confirmation flash, and/or audible answer back when locking the vehicle ... Read More »

    • TSB #TT053

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060208

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT059

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060213

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT059

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109644

      TECH TIP: Difficulty Programming SMK - Process to troubleshoot difficulty programming SMK because the vehicle won?t power up. Read More »

    • TSB #TT031

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109720

      TECH TIP: Module 2 Fuse Blows Intermittently - In some cases, this may result from chaffed wiring harnesses in the driver?s seat. Inspect the harness near the right side of the driver?s seat track assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG133R2

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109712

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC P0638 AND ETC MOTOR CLEANING (SA153) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2013MY Sorento 3. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG139R1

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109701

      TSB: VCMA DIAGNOSIS - MIL ON WITH DTC P200A - This bulletin provides information for some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with a 3. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-FUE026

      Date Announced:
      OCT 02, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109702

      TSB: MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 - DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - This bulletin provides information related to some Optima (TF/QF), Sportage (SL), Sorento (XM) and Cadenza (VG) vehicles, which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBFUE023

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090429

      TSB: ECM UPGRADE - CYLINDER CONTRIBUTION/BALANCE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2012-2013 MY SORENTO(XM) AND 2012 MY SEDONA(VQ) VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE038

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090007

      TSB: INFORMATION FOR DEALER UVO UPGRADE / RETAIL CUSTOMER - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE RETAIL CUSTOMER┐S PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE KIA UVO (YOUR VOICE) SYSTEM. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #VSC149TSBR1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109873

      TSB: SC149R1 - HALOGEN HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT (SC149) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on some 2011-2012MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from ... Read More »

    • TSB #TT031

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060189

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT036

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060194

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT036

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109722

      TECH TIP: Finding the correct wiring diagram for reverse input into audio head unit - If this vehicle is equipped with Navigation, then see wiring diagram for ?Back-Up Lamps? and you will see the Back-Up input into the audio unit. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #TSB_PI1803_R2

      Date Announced:
      MAY 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160837

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN - KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System ... Read More »

    • TSB #PI1803_OWN#2_SOR

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159233

      OWNER LETTER: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2012-2014 MY Sorento vehicles equipped with 2. Read More »

    • TSB #VPI1803_DP

      Date Announced:
      OCT 25, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147424

      PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) - DEALER PRINCIPAL LETTER - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE091R3

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126423

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG160R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109774

      TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC(s) P0420/P0171 - This bulletin provides information related to the ECU software upgrade for some 2012~2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 12, 2011 to October 2, 2015, some 2012~2015MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG160

      Date Announced:
      OCT 11, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109683

      TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC(s) P0420/P0171 - This bulletin provides information related to the ECU software upgrade for some 2012~2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, produced from August 12, 2011 to October 2, 2015, some 2012~2015MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSST041

      Date Announced:
      OCT 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10088983

      TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116821

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089742

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSC114R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089786

      TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0087 (SC114) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN ECM SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) IN CERTAIN 2012~2014MY SORENTO, 2012~2013MY OPTIMA, AND ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-SC106

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109651

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - ECM LOGIC UPGRADE ? SORENTO (XMA) 3.5L MPI (SC106) - This bulletin provides information related to an upgrade of the ECM software on some 2011~2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from July 12, 2010 through ... Read More »

    • TSB #056

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060285

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-ENG133R2

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109712

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE ? MIL ON WITH DTC P0638 AND ETC MOTOR CLEANING (SA153) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2013MY Sorento 3. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-133

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10053737

      KIA: INFORMATION REGARDING VEHICLES EXPERIENCING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATING WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM WHICH NEEDS TO HAVE SOFTWARE UPGRADED TO CORRECT OR PREVENT THIS CONDITION. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #TSBELE179_R1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 13, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160758

      TSB: HALOGEN LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen low beam bulb connector on some 2011 - 2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_OWNR_XM

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159258

      Dear Kia Sorento Owner - Kia Motors America, Inc. takes pride in providing you with high quality and dependable vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_REIMB_XM

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159260

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM - WTY012 ├ó┬┐┬┐ 2011-2013 MY SORENTO HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR WIRING HARNESS NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE179

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159244

      TSB: HALOGEN LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen low beam bulb connector on some 2011 - 2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_DP

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159256

      Attention: All Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage to all owners of the 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, for the ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_DPSM

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159257

      Attention: All Kia Parts & Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage to all owners of the 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles, produced from October 24, 2009 through January 31, 2013, ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY012_QA

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159259

      Q & A - 2011-2013 MY SORENTO HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109869

      SC149DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento vehicles manufactured from April ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149DPSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109870

      SC149DPSM - DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer parts and service managers of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento ... Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #VSC149TSBR1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109873

      TSB: SC149R1 - HALOGEN HEADLAMP LOW BEAM CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT (SC149) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on some 2011-2012MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109869

      SC149DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento vehicles manufactured from April ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149DPSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109870

      SC149DPSM - DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer parts and service managers of a Voluntary Service Campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 MY Sorento ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      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. Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #TSBELE051R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089746

      TSB: DRIVER┐S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 THROUGH MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE DRIVER┐S SIDE WINDOW. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE051R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092142

      TSB: DRIVER┐S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 THROUGH MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE DRIVER┐S SIDE WINDOW. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE051R1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090437

      SERVICE ACTION: DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REFLASH PROCEDURE (SA143A) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME SORENTO (XM) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 TO MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    • TSB #077

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10057239

      KIA OPTIMA /SORENTO: 2012-2014 REAR VIEW CAMERA REQUIRES REPLACEMENT ON SPECIFIC MODELS. *LJ Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #WTY003_OWNER

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164382

      WTY003_OWNER: This document is the owner notification letter advising the owners of the warranty extension on the 2011-2015 My Sorento Airbag Clock Spring Assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003_REIMB

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164383

      This document is a Request for Reimbursement Form sent to the owners along with the notification letter to be used if the customer has paid for repairs to the airbag clock spring assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003BULLETIN

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094565

      WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY003 - 2011-2015 MY SORENTO DRIVER'S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY003) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE DRIVER┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003OWNER

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094570

      OWNER LETTER: WTY003 - DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE DRIVER┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY TO 15 YEARS WITH UNLIMITED MILEAGE, STARTING FROM THE DATE OF FIRST SERVICE. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003DEALERP

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094567

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY003 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE DRIVER┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011-2015 MY SORENTO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM 10/24/2009 THROUGH 12/17/2014, TO FIFTEEN ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003FORM

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094568

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY003 - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094569

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY003 - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE DRIVER┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON THE 2011-2015 MY SORENTO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM 10/24/2009 THROUGH ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003QA

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094571

      Q AND A: WTY003 - 2011-2015 MY SORENTO DRIVER┐S FRONT AIRBAG CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Q & A Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE108

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089307

      TSB: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011MY ┐ 2015MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:REAR

    • TSB #093

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060131

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #TSB_BOD205

      Date Announced:
      MAR 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173247

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (ODS) SENSOR PAD REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) Sensor Pad on 2011-2015MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD099

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090482

      TSB: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: SORENTO FUEL FILLER DOOR OPERATION UPGRADE (SA146) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ... Read More »

    STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #TSB-SC141R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109817

      TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC141OWNERXM

      Date Announced:
      DEC 08, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109878

      SC141 - SORENTO OWNER LETTER - Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain 2011-2014 MY Sorento vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-SC141

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109874

      TSB: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL - To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC141DP

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109875

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC141DPSM

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109876

      SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. Read More »

    • TSB #SC141QA

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109877

      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

    • TSB #TSB-SST033

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109631

      TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL - This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being ... Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109777

      TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #PS235R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109668

      PITSTOP: HORN ANSWER BACK OR PARKING LAMPS INOP WHEN LOCKING DOORS WITH RKE/SMK FOB - When addressing a customer complaint related to an inoperative parking light confirmation flash, and/or audible answer back when locking the vehicle ... Read More »

    • TSB #TT053

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060208

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

    • TSB #TSB-SST033

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109631

      TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL - This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being ... Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #PS400

      Date Announced:
      APR 24, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089987

      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. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #VSC148TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAY 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109848

      TSB: REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR HOUSING COVER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC148) - VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to inspect, clean and seal or, if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148OWNER

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109846

      SC148OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER -Notifying owners that Kia is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011-2015 MY Sorento ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109844

      SC148DP - DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 - 2015 MY ... Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148DPSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109845

      SC148DPSM - DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER NOTIFICATION LETTER - Notifies dealer principals of a Voluntary Service Campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 ... Read More »

    WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

    • TSB #TSBCHA059

      Date Announced:
      AUG 21, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089353

      TSB: 2WD HUB/REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE REAR WHEEL HUBS OF SOME OF SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JOB #1 THROUGH APRIL 4TH, 2012, WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A DIAGNOSTIC ... Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #TSB_BOD205

      Date Announced:
      MAR 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173247

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (ODS) SENSOR PAD REPLACEMENT - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front passenger Occupant Detection System (ODS) Sensor Pad on 2011-2015MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD093R5

      Date Announced:
      JUN 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092136

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN RELATED TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-BOD093R3

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109783

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - This bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 to November 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-BOD090R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 11, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109758

      TSB: DRIVER?S SIDE POWER SEAT TRIM COVER REPLACEMENT AND WASHER RELOCATION - This bulletin provides information about some 2011~12MY Sorento models produced before November 1, 2011 that may experience a loose or disengaged driver?s side ... Read More »

    • TSB #TT046

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060202

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS224R1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090599

      PITSTOP: VENTILATED SEAT OPERATION - SOME VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH VENTILATED FRONT SEATS TO IMPROVE OCCUPANT COMFORT BY DRAWING INTERIOR VEHICLE AIR TEMPERATURE THROUGH THE SEATING SURFACES. Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

    • TSB #TT046

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109733

      TECH TIP: Passenger seat not as warm as the driver?s seat - There will be a difference in temperature between the RH and LH cushions. Read More »

    • TSB #PS284

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060257

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #TSBBOD093R5

      Date Announced:
      JUN 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089743

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN RELATED TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD093R5

      Date Announced:
      JUN 19, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092136

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN RELATED TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-BOD093R3

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109783

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - This bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 to November 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD093R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090814

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - REVISED - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN ... Read More »

    ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

    • TSB #VSC148TSB

      Date Announced:
      MAY 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109848

      TSB: REAR WHEEL SPEED SENSOR HOUSING COVER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC148) - VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - This bulletin provides the procedure on how to inspect, clean and seal or, if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor ... Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-ELE-077-R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10080084

      TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE ON PG. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE077

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090187

      TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE ... Read More »

    COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #PS235R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109668

      PITSTOP: HORN ANSWER BACK OR PARKING LAMPS INOP WHEN LOCKING DOORS WITH RKE/SMK FOB - When addressing a customer complaint related to an inoperative parking light confirmation flash, and/or audible answer back when locking the vehicle ... Read More »

    COMMUNICATIONS:BACK UP ALARM

    • TSB #TSBELE077

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090187

      TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #WTY003_OWNER

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164382

      WTY003_OWNER: This document is the owner notification letter advising the owners of the warranty extension on the 2011-2015 My Sorento Airbag Clock Spring Assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY003_REIMB

      Date Announced:
      AUG 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10164383

      This document is a Request for Reimbursement Form sent to the owners along with the notification letter to be used if the customer has paid for repairs to the airbag clock spring assembly. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCLI018_CLOSED

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154664

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: MANUAL HVAC CONTROL HEAD UPDATE ? LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA088) - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN CLOSED. Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20181026

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147324

      DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, OCTOBER 26 2018 UPDATE - Dear Kia Retailer, We wrote to you in late August to provide you with an update regarding news reports regarding non-collision fires in Kia vehicles and NHTSA?s ... Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20180828

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10145149

      DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS - Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY008DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090117

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY008FORM

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090119

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE REPAIRED/REPLACED DUE TO CONNECTING ROD FAILURE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY008OWNER

      Date Announced:
      AUG 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090120

      OWNER LETTER: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SORENTO VEHICLE OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE051R2

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089746

      TSB: DRIVER┐S SIDE POWER WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 28, 2010 THROUGH MAY 16, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INOPERABLE DRIVER┐S SIDE WINDOW. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCHA047

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089950

      TSB: AWD SYSTEM HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR OF SOME ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) EQUIPPED 2011~2016MY SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM MAY 6, 2010 THROUGH ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS365R1

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092100

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS327

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109673

      PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES - When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2. Read More »

    • TSB #042

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060112

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT053

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060208

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT059

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060213

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #041

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060111

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT051

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060207

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT046

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060202

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT031

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060189

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT035

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060193

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT036

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060194

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT038

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109723

      TECH TIP: Oil Leak in Rear Main Seal Area - Most oil leaks on this engine are found in the top of the engine, under the intake manifold. Read More »

    • TSB #PS284

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060257

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD102

      Date Announced:
      AUG 30, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090623

      TSB: SEAT BACK COVER REMOVAL PROCEDURE - THIS BULLETIN OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE FRONT SEAT BACK COVERS ON OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XMA). Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD093R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090814

      TSB: SECOND ROW SEAT INOPERATIVE OR DIFFICULT TO RELEASE - REVISED - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME 2011-2013MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD099

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090482

      TSB: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: SORENTO FUEL FILLER DOOR OPERATION UPGRADE (SA146) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SOME SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 2011, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ... Read More »

    • TSB #099

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060300

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS269

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060255

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #PS271

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060312

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090713

      TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. Read More »

    • TSB #093

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060131

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #093

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060295

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE038

      Date Announced:
      OCT 05, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090007

      TSB: INFORMATION FOR DEALER UVO UPGRADE / RETAIL CUSTOMER - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE RETAIL CUSTOMER┐S PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE KIA UVO (YOUR VOICE) SYSTEM. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10116821

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-TRA051

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109652

      TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 - This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing ... Read More »

    • TSB #056

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060285

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089742

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBELE089

      Date Announced:
      JUN 26, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092132

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS387

      Date Announced:
      MAR 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10092104

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TT036

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060194

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #TSBCLI018_CLOSED

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154664

      TSB: SERVICE ACTION: MANUAL HVAC CONTROL HEAD UPDATE ? LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA088) - THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN CLOSED. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-CLI026R1

      Date Announced:
      APR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109835

      TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor of some 2011-2014MY Optima (TF/QF) and 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles ONLY (see production dates ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS493

      Date Announced:
      MAR 21, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109855

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #PS266R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090945

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSBCLI026

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089784

      TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES (SEE PRODUCTION DATES ON PAGE 3), WHICH MAY ... Read More »

    • TSB #TT035

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109721

      TECH TIP: DTC P200A returns after VCMA replacement and reflash procedure - Test the vehicle battery with the GR8. If the battery fails the test then it should be replaced and the VCMA relearn procedure should be performed with the GDS. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109812

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #PI1803WX_TSB_R5

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168951

      TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803W/X_R5: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #DC_20181026

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10147324

      DEALER COMMUNICATION - RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, OCTOBER 26 2018 UPDATE - Dear Kia Retailer, We wrote to you in late August to provide you with an update regarding news reports regarding non-collision fires in Kia vehicles and NHTSA?s ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY201709R5

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10119127

      WTY - SC147 Claims Processing Procedures - REVISED - Authorization of Claims Processing for SC147 - See this bulletin for specific handling procedures regarding SC147. Read More »

    • TSB #VSC148QA

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109847

      SC148QA - CAMPAIGN QUESTION AND ANSWERS REGARDING SC148QA Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149OWNER

      Date Announced:
      MAY 05, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109871

      SC149OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER REGARDING SC149. Read More »

    • TSB #VSC149QA

      Date Announced:
      MAY 03, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109872

      SC149QA -CAMPAIGN QUESTION AND ANSWER REGARDING SC149. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-TRA055

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109788

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

    • TSB #SC106DP

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109659

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: ATTENTION: KIA DEALER PRINCIPALS - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign on certain 2011-2013 MY Sorento vehicles with the 3. Read More »

    • TSB #SC106DSM

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109660

      DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to upgrade the Engine Control Module (?ECM?) logic on certain 2011-2013 MY Kia Sorento vehicles ... Read More »

    • TSB #SC106OWNER

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109661

      OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER: Dear Kia Sorento Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign to reprogram the Engine Control Module in certain 2011-2013 model year Sorento vehicles. Read More »

    • TSB #SC106QA

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109662

      Q AND A - SC106 - 2011-2013 MY SORENTO ECM LOGIC UPGRADE VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN Read More »

    • TSB #TT059

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109644

      TECH TIP: Difficulty Programming SMK - Process to troubleshoot difficulty programming SMK because the vehicle won?t power up. Read More »

    • TSB #TT016

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060652

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #TT037

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10060668

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. 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 #PI1803_TSB_R4

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168949

      TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN - PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R4: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM - ECU - LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

      Date Announced:
      JAN 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109812

      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. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109777

      TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-BOD090R1

      Date Announced:
      SEP 11, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109758

      TSB: DRIVER?S SIDE POWER SEAT TRIM COVER REPLACEMENT AND WASHER RELOCATION - This bulletin provides information about some 2011~12MY Sorento models produced before November 1, 2011 that may experience a loose or disengaged driver?s side ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-SC106

      Date Announced:
      MAY 29, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10109651

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - ECM LOGIC UPGRADE ? SORENTO (XMA) 3.5L MPI (SC106) - This bulletin provides information related to an upgrade of the ECM software on some 2011~2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, produced from July 12, 2010 through ... Read More »

    FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBFUE023

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090429

      TSB: ECM UPGRADE - CYLINDER CONTRIBUTION/BALANCE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SOME 2012-2013 MY SORENTO(XM) AND 2012 MY SEDONA(VQ) VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ... Read More »

    • TSB #PS162R1

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10090167

      PITSTOP: SORENTO (XM) WITH DTC CODES P0449 OR P2422 - SOME SORENTO (XM) VEHICLES MAY SET A DTC FLOW P0449 OR P2422 WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY SPIDER WEBS IN AND AROUND THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS VENT LINES CREATING THE SET DTC. Read More »

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