TSB List for the 2009 Kia Spectra

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2009 Spectra are official communications between Kia & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
  • VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)
  • AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OCS
  • STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #PS539

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

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

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-046

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030365

      KIA MOTORS: RELATING TO OIL CONTROL VALVE (OCV) USED IN CONSTANT VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (CVVT). IF AT ANY TIME OCV IS SUSPECTED AS A CAUSE OF ROUGH IDLING, POOR ACCELERTION, CAMSHAFT TIMING MISALIGNMENT RELATED TROUBLE CODES, MISFIRE ... Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSBTRA046

      Date Announced:
      DEC 06, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10091489

      TSB: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE CORRECT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUIDS THAT ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH KIA MODEL. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #TSB-015

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10041265

      KIA MOTORS: INSTALLING AN ADDITIONAL GROUND CABLE TO THE BATTERY MAY CAUSE SENSOR PROBLEMS. *RM Read More »

    VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

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

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

    AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM OCS

    • TSB #WTY001OWNERR1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094103

      "REVISION: OWNER LETTER: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001DEALERPSMR

      Date Announced:
      JUN 10, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094089

      REVISION: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS IS RE-NOTIFYING THE OWNERS OF THE 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES OF THE WARRANTY ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094085

      REVISION: WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES REVISED INFORMATION RELATED TO BOTH THE CUSTOMER AND DEALER NOTIFICATION LETTER THAT WAS ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001OWNER

      Date Announced:
      FEB 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094101

      OWNER LETTER: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094084

      WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - THIS WARRANTY BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EXTENSION OF WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001D

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094086

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094088

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001FORM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094090

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY001 - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001QA

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094105

      Q AND A: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY KIA SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Q & A Read More »

    STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #SC-122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10058518

      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. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #PS-150

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037242

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

    • TSB #KT-2008110606

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028348

      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. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

    • TSB #KT-2008110606

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028348

      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. Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

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

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

    • TSB #KT-2008110606

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028348

      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. Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

    • TSB #PS-150

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10037242

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

    • TSB #KT-2008110606

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028348

      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. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #WTY001OWNERR1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094103

      "REVISION: OWNER LETTER: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001DEALERPSMR

      Date Announced:
      JUN 10, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094089

      REVISION: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS IS RE-NOTIFYING THE OWNERS OF THE 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES OF THE WARRANTY ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094085

      REVISION: WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES REVISED INFORMATION RELATED TO BOTH THE CUSTOMER AND DEALER NOTIFICATION LETTER THAT WAS ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001OWNER

      Date Announced:
      FEB 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094101

      OWNER LETTER: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094084

      WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - THIS WARRANTY BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EXTENSION OF WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001D

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094086

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094088

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001FORM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094090

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY001 - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001QA

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094105

      Q AND A: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY KIA SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Q & A Read More »

    • TSB #TSBSC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089618

      "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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #DEALERPSC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089642

      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, ... Read More »

    • TSB #DEALERPSMSC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089662

      DEALER SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC122) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS 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, ... Read More »

    • TSB #OWNERSC122SPECTR

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089667

      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 ... Read More »

    • TSB #QASC122

      Date Announced:
      JUL 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10089668

      QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC122 ¿ UNDERBODY ¿ ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT Read More »

    • TSB #TSBBOD095

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

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

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSB-BOD-130

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10079964

      FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT DIAGNOSIS AND REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) SENSOR MAT IN 2007~2009MY SPECTRA (LD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

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

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

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #TSB-022

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030290

      KIA: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY (LCC) WHEN CERTAIN ACCESSORIES ARE ADDED TO A COMPLETED VEHICLE ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #WTY001OWNERR1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094103

      "REVISION: OWNER LETTER: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001DEALERPSMR

      Date Announced:
      JUN 10, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094089

      REVISION: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS IS RE-NOTIFYING THE OWNERS OF THE 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES OF THE WARRANTY ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001R1

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094085

      REVISION: WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES REVISED INFORMATION RELATED TO BOTH THE CUSTOMER AND DEALER NOTIFICATION LETTER THAT WAS ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001OWNER

      Date Announced:
      FEB 29, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094101

      OWNER LETTER: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION - DEAR KIA SPECTRA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA¿S HIGHEST COMMITMENT IS TO YOUR SAFETY. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094084

      WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - THIS WARRANTY BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EXTENSION OF WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE FRONT PASSENGER OCCUPANT ... Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001D

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094086

      DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001DEALERPSM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094088

      DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY SPECTRA (LD) FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY001) - KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001FORM

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094090

      REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY001 - IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FRONT PASSENGER OCS REPLACED, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. Read More »

    • TSB #WTY001QA

      Date Announced:
      FEB 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10094105

      Q AND A: WTY001 - 2007-2009 MY KIA SPECTRA VEHICLES FRONT PASSENGER OCS SENSOR MAT KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION Q & A Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085R1

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

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

    • TSB #TSB-GEN085

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

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

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