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TSB List for the 2018 Kia Sorento

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STEERING

  • TSB #PS547

    NHTSA ID #10133172

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - EPS RECOGNTION / SAS CALIBRATION OF C-MDPS STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY - This Pitstop provides information regarding the Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) calibration and EPS type recognition after replacem

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STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

  • TSB #PS547

    NHTSA ID #10133172

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - EPS RECOGNTION / SAS CALIBRATION OF C-MDPS STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY - This Pitstop provides information regarding the Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Steering Angle Sensor (SAS) calibration and EPS type recognition after replacem

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #TSBENG177C_R2

    NHTSA ID #10128582

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316C) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2018MY Sorento (UMa) 2.4L vehicles, produced from March 31, 2017 through

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #TSBENG177C_R3

    NHTSA ID #10133182

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316C) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2018MY

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  • 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 #TSBENG177CR1

    NHTSA ID #10127030

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 07 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316C) REV 1 - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2018MY Sorento (UMa) 2.4L vehicles, produced from March 31, 2017 t

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  • TSB #TSBENG177C

    NHTSA ID #10126428

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316C) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2018MY Sorento (UMa) 2.4L vehicles, produced from March 31, 2017 through

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #TSBENG178

    NHTSA ID #10128583

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1CLO

    NHTSA ID #10133181

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin has been CLOSED and superceded by TSB-ENG177C R3.

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  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128621

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBENG177B

    NHTSA ID #10126427

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071AR1

    NHTSA ID #10126431

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0t & 3.3l SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 thr

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071A

    NHTSA ID #10126430

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 through July 10

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071

    NHTSA ID #10126429

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0T & 3.3L SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19,

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  • TSB #TSBENG177

    NHTSA ID #10126424

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima

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  • TSB #TSBENG177

    NHTSA ID #10123330

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 24 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071

    NHTSA ID #10123332

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 24 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0T & 3.3L SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 thro

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POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128621

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #TSBENG177B_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128621

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 31 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L SHIFT QUALITY & WAKE-UP LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316B) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2

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

  • TSB #TSBTRA071AR1

    NHTSA ID #10126431

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0t & 3.3l SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 thr

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071

    NHTSA ID #10126429

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.0T & 3.3L SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315) - CLOSED - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19,

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  • TSB #TSBTRA071A

    NHTSA ID #10126430

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 16 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SHIFT QUALITY LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA315A) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on some 2018MY Optima (JFa) 2.0T, produced from April 19, 2017 through July 10

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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 #PS531

    NHTSA ID #10127020

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - KEY FOB AND BATTERY VIN LABELS - To assist in improving product quality and warranty claims, key fobs/smart keys and the vehicle battery now have labels (A) containing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). These labels have bee

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

  • TSB #PS541

    NHTSA ID #10130092

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - INOPERATIVE SHIFT LOCK RELEASE AND/OR IGNITION IN ACCESSORY MODE - This pitstop provides the procedure to inspect the Key Interlock Switch contact on some 2016-2018MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles experience one of the following:1. An in

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #TSBENG177C

    NHTSA ID #10126428

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 22 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA316C) - This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Unit (ECU) on some 2018MY Sorento (UMa) 2.4L vehicles, produced from March 31, 2017 through

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

  • TSB #PS551

    NHTSA ID #10133175

    • Date Announced: MARCH 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING

  • TSB #PS542

    NHTSA ID #10130093

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - LDWS/MFC Variant Coding - This Pitstop provides information regarding the correct ?Variant Coding? settings for the Multi-Function Camera (MFC) on some 2017-2018MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles.

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  • TSB #PS543

    NHTSA ID #10130094

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - AEB VARIANT CODING - This Pitstop provides information regarding the correct ?Variant Coding? settings for the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) on some 2017-2018MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles.

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LANE DEPARTURE: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA

  • TSB #PS542

    NHTSA ID #10130093

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - LDWS/MFC Variant Coding - This Pitstop provides information regarding the correct ?Variant Coding? settings for the Multi-Function Camera (MFC) on some 2017-2018MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles.

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BACK OVER PREVENTION

  • TSB #PS551

    NHTSA ID #10133175

    • Date Announced: MARCH 29 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

  • TSB #TSBBOD176

    NHTSA ID #10123324

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: SORENTO (UMA) HEADREST HANG TAG REPLACEMENT (SA314) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front headrest hang tag on some 2018MY Sorento (UMa) vehicles, produced from March 31, 2017 through September 22

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