TSB List for the 2004 Kia Spectra

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PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

  • TSB #KT-2008082201

    NHTSA ID #10026726

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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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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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

  • TSB #009

    NHTSA ID #10016799

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REPLACEMENT OF THE EVAP CANISTER HOSE VENT ELBOW AND THE FUEL TANK (AIR) FILTER. *TT

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #TSBTRA046

    NHTSA ID #10091489

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2013
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. REFER TO THE SHOP MANUAL ON KGIS FOR THE SPECIFIC KIA MODEL

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  • TSB #013

    NHTSA ID #10015573

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: MILD DRIVELINE BUMP OR SHOCK WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A STOP AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED FOR MORE THAN ONE HOUR. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #83

    NHTSA ID #10015525

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CLUTCH SWITCH P/N AVAILABILITY. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #018

    NHTSA ID #10021561

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2007
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB

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  • TSB #016

    NHTSA ID #10020041

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: A SECOND TO THIRD GEAR UPSHIFT SHOCK AFTER THE VEHICLE IS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE. ALSO MAY BE FELT AS A SLIP OR FLARE FOLLOWED BY A SHOCK WHILE SHIFTING FROM SECOND TO THIRD GEAR. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #017

    NHTSA ID #10016840

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CHARGING SYSTEM UPGRADE. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK

  • TSB #81

    NHTSA ID #10015315

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INTERMITTENT TRUNK LIGHT OPERATION. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

  • TSB #81

    NHTSA ID #10015320

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: WIPER FUSE SPEC CHANGE. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

  • TSB #83

    NHTSA ID #10015527

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KEY GETS STUCK IN THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. KIA TECH TIMES. *TT

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • TSB #008

    NHTSA ID #10009701

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: HEADLAMP GROUND WIRE SEALING TO PREVENT MOISTURE FROM ENTERING THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES. *TT

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

  • TSB #KT-2008082201

    NHTSA ID #10026726

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

  • TSB #KT-2008082201

    NHTSA ID #10026726

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

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AIR BAGS

  • TSB #028

    NHTSA ID #10015260

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ADVANCED AIR BAG OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS (OCS). *TT

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AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

  • TSB #055

    NHTSA ID #10017975

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) LOGIC REPROGRAMMING. KIA IS CHANGING THE ACU LOGIC TO PERMIT SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AT ALL TIMES. *TT

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

  • TSB #SC-122

    NHTSA ID #10058518

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

    Summary: KIA: AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION OF ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION WILL BE APPLIED ON SOME VEHICLES UNDERBODY COMPONENTS TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION. MODEL 2004-09 SPECTRA, 2006-10 OPTIMA, 2006-11 RIO 2007-10 RONDO AND 2010-13 SOUL. *PE

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STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

  • TSB #PS-150

    NHTSA ID #10037242

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ON SOME 2004-2009 SPECTRAS THE DOORS ARE LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT THE DRIVER COMMANDING THEM TO. *RM

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  • TSB #KT-2008110606

    NHTSA ID #10028348

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

  • TSB #KT-2008110606

    NHTSA ID #10028348

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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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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  • TSB #KT-2008110606

    NHTSA ID #10028348

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

  • TSB #PS-150

    NHTSA ID #10037242

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: ON SOME 2004-2009 SPECTRAS THE DOORS ARE LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT THE DRIVER COMMANDING THEM TO. *RM

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  • TSB #KT-2008110606

    NHTSA ID #10028348

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 06 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KIA: DOORS LOCKING INTERMITTENTLY WITHOUT DRIVER INPUT FROM THE RKE TRANSMITTER OR KEY SWITCH MAY BE CAUSED BY WEAR ON SWITCH CONTACTS IN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY RESULTING IN HIGH RESISTANCE. *PE

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #TSBSC122

    NHTSA ID #10089618

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: "TSB: VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL (SC122) - TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, KIA IS LAUNCHING THIS BULLETIN TO APPLY ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION TO VARIOUS VEHICLE UNDERBODY COMP

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  • TSB #DEALERPSC122

    NHTSA ID #10089642

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WILL BE CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN, AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2006-2011 MY RIO, 2004-2009 MY SPECTRA, 2

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  • TSB #OWNERSC122SPECTR

    NHTSA ID #10089667

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC122) - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN TO ADD ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL TO THE UNDERBODY OF ALL 2004-2009 KIA SPECTRA VEHICLES THAT WERE ORIGI

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  • TSB #QASC122

    NHTSA ID #10089668

    • Date Announced: JULY 16 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC122 UNDERBODY ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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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 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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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

  • TSB #84

    NHTSA ID #10016737

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TECHLINE FAQS. KIA TECHNICIAN TIMES. VOLUME 8, ISSUE 4. *TT

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