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2012 Kia Sorento TSBs

2012 Kia Sorento

221 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB List for the 2012 Kia Sorento

The TSB information displayed below are summaries. Unfortunately we do not have access to the full versions. To get full information about a particular TSB, write down the TSB title & date, & either contact your local dealer or click on the links below.

SUSPENSION

  • TSB #TSB-CHA041

    NHTSA ID #10109622

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

    Summary: 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 may

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SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT

  • TSB #TSBCHA042CLOSED

    NHTSA ID #10089900

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

    Summary: TSB-CHA042 IS CLOSED AS OF 1/12/2015. REFER TO CHA051.

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  • TSB #TSBCHA051

    NHTSA ID #10089901

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 JA

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  • TSB #042

    NHTSA ID #10060112

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSB-CHA041

    NHTSA ID #10109622

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

    Summary: 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 may

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  • TSB #041

    NHTSA ID #10060111

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS269

    NHTSA ID #10090425

    • Date Announced: APRIL 26 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 S

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SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING

  • TSB #PS269

    NHTSA ID #10060255

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

  • TSB #VSC148TSB

    NHTSA ID #10109848

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

    Summary: 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 (WS

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  • TSB #VSC148OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10109846

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

    Summary: 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 2-

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  • TSB #VSC148DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109845

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 -

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  • TSB #VSC148DP

    NHTSA ID #10109844

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

  • TSB #VSC148OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10109846

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

    Summary: 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 2-

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  • TSB #VSC148DP

    NHTSA ID #10109844

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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  • TSB #VSC148DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109845

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 -

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PARKING BRAKE:DRIVELINE:HYDRAULIC:ACTUATOR

  • TSB #047

    NHTSA ID #10058121

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

    Summary: 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. *LJ

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #PT20201-0002R4

    NHTSA ID #10119116

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

    Summary: 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 veh

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG160R1

    NHTSA ID #10109774

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

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG160

    NHTSA ID #10109683

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 11 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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  • TSB #WTY008FORM

    NHTSA ID #10090119

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 SOME

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  • TSB #WTY008DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10090117

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY COVERAGE OF THE KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE SHORT BLOCK ASSEMBLY (

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  • TSB #WTY008OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10090120

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THESE STANDARD

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  • TSB #PS400

    NHTSA ID #10089987

    • Date Announced: APRIL 24 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ┐SMART PEDAL┐ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. WHEN ENGAGED, THE FEATURE REDU

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  • TSB #TSBSC114R1

    NHTSA ID #10089786

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

    Summary: 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 2

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  • TSB #SC114OWNERSORENT

    NHTSA ID #10089790

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 ACCELE

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  • TSB #SC114DEALERSM

    NHTSA ID #10089789

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 20

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  • TSB #SC114QA

    NHTSA ID #10089793

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #PS327

    NHTSA ID #10109673

    • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES - When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2.4L GDI engine, it is important to note that the DTC may recur after replacement of any faulty component(s) and

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  • TSB #SC106OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10109661

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #SC106DP

    NHTSA ID #10109659

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 3.5 liter engine, to upgrade the Engine Control Module (?ECM?) L

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  • TSB #SC106DSM

    NHTSA ID #10109660

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 equipped

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG140R1

    NHTSA ID #10109730

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

    Summary: 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 3.5 L engine and produced from October 26, 2009 to July 14, 2012, which may exhibit a c

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  • TSB #TT051

    NHTSA ID #10060207

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #140

    NHTSA ID #10060138

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT035

    NHTSA ID #10060193

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT038

    NHTSA ID #10109723

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

    Summary: 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. In some cases, oil may leak from the filter housings where they mate with the block, or from the oil pr

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  • TSB #TSB-133

    NHTSA ID #10053737

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 27 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENT

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG139R1

    NHTSA ID #10109701

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: VCMA DIAGNOSIS - MIL ON WITH DTC P200A - This bulletin provides information for some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L MPI engine, which may exhibit a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) with DTC P200A,

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  • TSB #TSB-139

    NHTSA ID #10053711

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #TSB-129

    NHTSA ID #10052608

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #PS-271

    NHTSA ID #10053707

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. *

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  • TSB #PS271

    NHTSA ID #10060312

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS162R1

    NHTSA ID #10090167

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 18 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. TO REPAIR THIS CO

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  • TSB #PS-211

    NHTSA ID #10044560

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 GASKET

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #PS539

    NHTSA ID #10133170

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

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

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  • TSB #WTY201709R4

    NHTSA ID #10115242

    • Date Announced: JULY 26 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 p

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  • TSB #PT20201-0002R3

    NHTSA ID #10115238

    • Date Announced: JULY 14 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #WTYCS201606RETIR

    NHTSA ID #10115244

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

    Summary: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2016-06 - RETIRED. SEE WARRANTY BULLETIN 2017-09 (SC147).

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  • TSB #TSBCLI026

    NHTSA ID #10089784

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 EXPERIENCE

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #TT051

    NHTSA ID #10109734

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

  • TSB #PS327R1

    NHTSA ID #10109760

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 08 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. To correct this concern, replace the

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  • TSB #PS315

    NHTSA ID #10109655

    • Date Announced: MAY 19 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Therefore, it is complet

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

  • TSB #TSB-BOD099R1

    NHTSA ID #10109709

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10054197

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10054197

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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

  • TSB #TSB-026

    NHTSA ID #10054197

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. MODEL 2011-2014 OPTIMA

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

  • TSB #PS327R1

    NHTSA ID #10109760

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 08 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. To correct this concern, replace the

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  • TSB #PS315

    NHTSA ID #10109655

    • Date Announced: MAY 19 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. Therefore, it is complet

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

  • TSB #099

    NHTSA ID #10060300

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSBTRA049R1

    NHTSA ID #10089382

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

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

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  • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

    NHTSA ID #10092147

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

    Summary: 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, P0773

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  • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

    NHTSA ID #10089761

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

    Summary: 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, P0773

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  • TSB #TSBTRA049

    NHTSA ID #10090431

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #TSBTRA047R1

    NHTSA ID #10090604

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR

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  • TSB #TSBTRA045R1

    NHTSA ID #10090582

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 EXPERI

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

  • TSB #TSBTRA051R1

    NHTSA ID #10089761

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

    Summary: 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, P0773

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  • TSB #TSB-045(REV 1)

    NHTSA ID #10050640

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #TSB-101

    NHTSA ID #10041078

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

  • TSB #TSBTRA047_R2

    NHTSA ID #10130104

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

    Summary: TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS474

    NHTSA ID #10116101

    • Date Announced: JUNE 27 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #VSC149DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109870

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 ve

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  • TSB #VSC149DP

    NHTSA ID #10109869

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 25,

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  • TSB #TSB-TRA055

    NHTSA ID #10109788

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

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

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  • TSB #TSBELE108

    NHTSA ID #10089307

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011MY ┐ 2015MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES. IF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON WITH ANY OF THE DTCS LISTED BELOW, FOLLOW

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  • TSB #TSBSST041

    NHTSA ID #10088983

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10092132

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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  • TSB #TSBELE051R2

    NHTSA ID #10092142

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

    Summary: 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. TO COR

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  • TSB #TSBCHA047

    NHTSA ID #10089950

    • Date Announced: APRIL 17 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 FEB

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  • TSB #PS365R1

    NHTSA ID #10092100

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

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

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  • TSB #PS387

    NHTSA ID #10092104

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

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

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  • TSB #SC114OWNERSORENT

    NHTSA ID #10089790

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 11 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 ACCELE

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  • TSB #SC114DEALERSM

    NHTSA ID #10089789

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 20

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  • TSB #SC114QA

    NHTSA ID #10089793

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 09 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #TSBELE056R1

    NHTSA ID #10090179

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 19 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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) VEHICLES

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  • TSB #PS235R1

    NHTSA ID #10109668

    • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 with

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  • TSB #TT059

    NHTSA ID #10060213

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT053

    NHTSA ID #10060208

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT059

    NHTSA ID #10109644

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

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

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  • TSB #TT031

    NHTSA ID #10109720

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

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG133R2

    NHTSA ID #10109712

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 27 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 3.5L MPI vehicles, produced from October 25, 2009

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG139R1

    NHTSA ID #10109701

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: VCMA DIAGNOSIS - MIL ON WITH DTC P200A - This bulletin provides information for some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L MPI engine, which may exhibit a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) with DTC P200A,

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  • TSB #TSB-FUE026

    NHTSA ID #10109702

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 02 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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) illuminate

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  • TSB #TSBFUE023

    NHTSA ID #10090429

    • Date Announced: MAY 31 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 IL

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  • TSB #TSBELE038

    NHTSA ID #10090007

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: INFORMATION FOR DEALER UVO UPGRADE / RETAIL CUSTOMER - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE RETAIL CUSTOMER┐S PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE KIA UVO (YOUR VOICE) SYSTEM. KIA UVO OWNERS HAVE THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE UPGRADES DIRECTLY FROM TH

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

  • TSB #VSC149TSBR1

    NHTSA ID #10109873

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

    Summary: 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 Apri

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  • TSB #TT036

    NHTSA ID #10060194

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT036

    NHTSA ID #10109722

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

    Summary: 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. Also veri

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  • TSB #TT031

    NHTSA ID #10060189

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSBELE091R3

    NHTSA ID #10126423

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

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

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG160R1

    NHTSA ID #10109774

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

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG160

    NHTSA ID #10109683

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 11 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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  • TSB #TSBSST041

    NHTSA ID #10088983

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: KDS - AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) - THE GDS AUDIO UPDATE MODULE (AUM) WAS INTRODUCED IN FOURTH QUARTER OF 2013. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL (SST) WAS DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF UPDATING 2010MY, AND LATER, KIA

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

    NHTSA ID #10116821

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

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

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  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10089742

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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  • TSB #TSBSC114R1

    NHTSA ID #10089786

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

    Summary: 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 2

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  • TSB #TSB-SC106

    NHTSA ID #10109651

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 J

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  • TSB #056

    NHTSA ID #10060285

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSB-133

    NHTSA ID #10053737

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 27 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. MODELS 2011-2013 SORENT

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG133R2

    NHTSA ID #10109712

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 27 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 3.5L MPI vehicles, produced from October 25, 2009

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

  • TSB #VSC149DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109870

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 ve

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  • TSB #VSC149DP

    NHTSA ID #10109869

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 25,

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • TSB #VSC149TSBR1

    NHTSA ID #10109873

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

    Summary: 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 Apri

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  • TSB #VSC149DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109870

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 ve

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  • TSB #VSC149DP

    NHTSA ID #10109869

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 25,

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VISIBILITY

  • TSB #PS493

    NHTSA ID #10109855

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

    Summary: TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe

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VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

  • TSB #TSBBOD095

    NHTSA ID #10090713

    • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

  • TSB #TSBELE051R2

    NHTSA ID #10092142

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

    Summary: 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. TO COR

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  • TSB #TSBELE051R2

    NHTSA ID #10089746

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

    Summary: 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. TO COR

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  • TSB #TSBELE051R1

    NHTSA ID #10090437

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 DRIVER┐S

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VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

  • TSB #077

    NHTSA ID #10057239

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

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

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #WTY003BULLETIN

    NHTSA ID #10094565

    • Date Announced: JUNE 22 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 T

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  • TSB #WTY003OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10094570

    • Date Announced: JUNE 18 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. THE CLOCKSPRING IS AN ELE

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  • TSB #WTY003QA

    NHTSA ID #10094571

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #WTY003DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10094569

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 12/17

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  • TSB #WTY003DEALERP

    NHTSA ID #10094567

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 (1

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  • TSB #WTY003FORM

    NHTSA ID #10094568

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM TO KIA, A

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  • TSB #TSBELE108

    NHTSA ID #10089307

    • Date Announced: JUNE 17 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY ON 2011MY ┐ 2015MY SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES. IF THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT IS ON WITH ANY OF THE DTCS LISTED BELOW, FOLLOW

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SEAT BELTS:REAR

  • TSB #093

    NHTSA ID #10060131

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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STRUCTURE

  • TSB #TSBBOD099

    NHTSA ID #10090482

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 HARD

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

  • TSB #TSB-SC141R1

    NHTSA ID #10109817

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 28 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 certain

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  • TSB #SC141OWNERXM

    NHTSA ID #10109878

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 that

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  • TSB #TSB-SC141

    NHTSA ID #10109874

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 certain

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  • TSB #SC141QA

    NHTSA ID #10109877

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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  • TSB #SC141DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109876

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Service Managers - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u

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  • TSB #SC141DP

    NHTSA ID #10109875

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 - SERVICE CAMPAIGN - Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals - Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the

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STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

  • TSB #TSB-SST033

    NHTSA ID #10109631

    • Date Announced: APRIL 15 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 damaged

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085

    NHTSA ID #10109777

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

  • TSB #PS235R1

    NHTSA ID #10109668

    • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 with

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  • TSB #TT053

    NHTSA ID #10060208

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

  • TSB #TSB-SST033

    NHTSA ID #10109631

    • Date Announced: APRIL 15 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 damaged

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

  • TSB #PS400

    NHTSA ID #10089987

    • Date Announced: APRIL 24 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: SMART PEDAL FEATURE - THE ┐SMART PEDAL┐ IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) FUNCTIONALITY WHICH MONITORS AND PREVENTS THE SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS. WHEN ENGAGED, THE FEATURE REDU

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WHEELS

  • TSB #VSC148TSB

    NHTSA ID #10109848

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

    Summary: 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 (WS

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  • TSB #VSC148OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10109846

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

    Summary: 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 2-

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  • TSB #VSC148DPSM

    NHTSA ID #10109845

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 -

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  • TSB #VSC148DP

    NHTSA ID #10109844

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 Sorento

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WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

  • TSB #TSBCHA059

    NHTSA ID #10089353

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

    Summary: 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 TROUBL

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SEATS

  • TSB #TSBBOD093R5

    NHTSA ID #10092136

    • Date Announced: JUNE 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 THE

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  • TSB #TSB-BOD093R3

    NHTSA ID #10109783

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 the

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  • TSB #TSB-BOD090R1

    NHTSA ID #10109758

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

    Summary: 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 sea

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  • TSB #TT046

    NHTSA ID #10060202

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 17 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS224R1

    NHTSA ID #10090599

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. THE CUSTOMER PERCEPTION MAY BE THAT THE SEAT I

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

  • TSB #TT046

    NHTSA ID #10109733

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. The same heaters are used in the cushions of both seats, but the RH cushion has a body sensor mat applied

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  • TSB #PS284

    NHTSA ID #10060257

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #TSBBOD093R5

    NHTSA ID #10092136

    • Date Announced: JUNE 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 THE

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  • TSB #TSBBOD093R5

    NHTSA ID #10089743

    • Date Announced: JUNE 19 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 THE

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  • TSB #TSB-BOD093R3

    NHTSA ID #10109783

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 31 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 the

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  • TSB #TSBBOD093R1

    NHTSA ID #10090814

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 RELA

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC)

  • TSB #VSC148TSB

    NHTSA ID #10109848

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

    Summary: 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 (WS

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BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSB-ELE-077-R1

    NHTSA ID #10080084

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. 6 FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUAT

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  • TSB #TSBELE077

    NHTSA ID #10090187

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 IM

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COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #PS235R1

    NHTSA ID #10109668

    • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 with

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COMMUNICATIONS:BACK UP ALARM

  • TSB #TSBELE077

    NHTSA ID #10090187

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 05 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 IM

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #WTY008DEALERPSM

    NHTSA ID #10090117

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY008 - 2012-2014 MY SORENTO 2.4L GDI ENGINE - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY COVERAGE OF THE KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE SHORT BLOCK ASSEMBLY (

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  • TSB #WTY008FORM

    NHTSA ID #10090119

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 SOME

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  • TSB #WTY008OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10090120

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THESE STANDARD

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  • TSB #TSBELE051R2

    NHTSA ID #10089746

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

    Summary: 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. TO COR

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  • TSB #TSBCHA047

    NHTSA ID #10089950

    • Date Announced: APRIL 17 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 FEB

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  • TSB #PS365R1

    NHTSA ID #10092100

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

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

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  • TSB #PS327

    NHTSA ID #10109673

    • Date Announced: JUNE 25 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES - When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2.4L GDI engine, it is important to note that the DTC may recur after replacement of any faulty component(s) and

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  • TSB #042

    NHTSA ID #10060112

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT053

    NHTSA ID #10060208

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT059

    NHTSA ID #10060213

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #041

    NHTSA ID #10060111

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT051

    NHTSA ID #10060207

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT046

    NHTSA ID #10060202

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 17 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT035

    NHTSA ID #10060193

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT031

    NHTSA ID #10060189

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT036

    NHTSA ID #10060194

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT038

    NHTSA ID #10109723

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

    Summary: 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. In some cases, oil may leak from the filter housings where they mate with the block, or from the oil pr

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  • TSB #PS284

    NHTSA ID #10060257

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSBBOD102

    NHTSA ID #10090623

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 30 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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).

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  • TSB #TSBBOD093R1

    NHTSA ID #10090814

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 RELA

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  • TSB #TSBBOD099

    NHTSA ID #10090482

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 HARD

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  • TSB #099

    NHTSA ID #10060300

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS271

    NHTSA ID #10060312

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #PS269

    NHTSA ID #10060255

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSBBOD095

    NHTSA ID #10090713

    • Date Announced: MARCH 22 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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  • TSB #093

    NHTSA ID #10060295

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #093

    NHTSA ID #10060131

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TSBELE038

    NHTSA ID #10090007

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 05 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: INFORMATION FOR DEALER UVO UPGRADE / RETAIL CUSTOMER - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE RETAIL CUSTOMER┐S PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE KIA UVO (YOUR VOICE) SYSTEM. KIA UVO OWNERS HAVE THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE UPGRADES DIRECTLY FROM TH

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #TSB-ELE091R1

    NHTSA ID #10116821

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

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

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  • TSB #TSB-TRA051

    NHTSA ID #10109652

    • Date Announced: MAY 22 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 th

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  • TSB #056

    NHTSA ID #10060285

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10089742

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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  • TSB #TSBELE089

    NHTSA ID #10092132

    • Date Announced: JUNE 26 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION HEAD UNIT SD CARD REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN DESCRIBES THE SD CARD EXCHANGE/REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE RELATED TO ERROR MESSAGES THAT MAY BE DISPLAYED ON THE NAVIGATION SCREEN WHEN THE INCORRECT SD CARD IS INSERTED. NOTE: ONLY N

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  • TSB #PS387

    NHTSA ID #10092104

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

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

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  • TSB #TT036

    NHTSA ID #10060194

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

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #TSB-CLI026R1

    NHTSA ID #10109835

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

    Summary: 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 on

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  • TSB #PS493

    NHTSA ID #10109855

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

    Summary: TSB: DEFOGGING LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING - Starting with 2010MY, all Kia vehicles, except Rio (JB), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. Depending on the spe

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  • TSB #PS266R1

    NHTSA ID #10090945

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 30 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T

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  • TSB #TSBCLI026

    NHTSA ID #10089784

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 05 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 EXPERIENCE

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  • TSB #TT035

    NHTSA ID #10109721

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

    Summary: 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.

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EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

    NHTSA ID #10109812

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #WTY201709R5

    NHTSA ID #10119127

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

    Summary: WTY - SC147 Claims Processing Procedures - REVISED - Authorization of Claims Processing for SC147 - See this bulletin for specific handling procedures regarding SC147.

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  • TSB #VSC148QA

    NHTSA ID #10109847

    • Date Announced: MAY 09 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SC148QA - CAMPAIGN QUESTION AND ANSWERS REGARDING SC148QA

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  • TSB #VSC149OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10109871

    • Date Announced: MAY 05 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SC149OWNER - OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER REGARDING SC149.

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  • TSB #VSC149QA

    NHTSA ID #10109872

    • Date Announced: MAY 03 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SC149QA -CAMPAIGN QUESTION AND ANSWER REGARDING SC149.

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  • TSB #TSB-TRA055

    NHTSA ID #10109788

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

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

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  • TSB #SC106DP

    NHTSA ID #10109659

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 3.5 liter engine, to upgrade the Engine Control Module (?ECM?) L

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  • TSB #SC106QA

    NHTSA ID #10109662

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q AND A - SC106 - 2011-2013 MY SORENTO ECM LOGIC UPGRADE VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN

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  • TSB #SC106OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10109661

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #SC106DSM

    NHTSA ID #10109660

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 equipped

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  • TSB #TT059

    NHTSA ID #10109644

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

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

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  • TSB #TT016

    NHTSA ID #10060652

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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  • TSB #TT037

    NHTSA ID #10060668

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

    NHTSA ID #10109812

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 18 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

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  • TSB #TSB-GEN085

    NHTSA ID #10109777

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

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  • TSB #TSB-BOD090R1

    NHTSA ID #10109758

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

    Summary: 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 sea

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  • TSB #TSB-SC106

    NHTSA ID #10109651

    • Date Announced: MAY 29 2014
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 J

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)

  • TSB #TSBFUE023

    NHTSA ID #10090429

    • Date Announced: MAY 31 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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 IL

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  • TSB #PS162R1

    NHTSA ID #10090167

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 18 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. TO REPAIR THIS CO

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