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TSB List for the 2016 Kia Sportage

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.

ENGINE (PWS)

  • 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 #TSBGEN076

    NHTSA ID #10089051

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 29 2015
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: PROPER OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY SELECTION FOR TURBO EQUIPPED VEHICLES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE PROPER ENGINE OIL GRADE / VISCOSITY TO BE USED WHEN SERVICING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TURBOCHARGER. IN ADDITION TO

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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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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

  • TSB #PS469

    NHTSA ID #10109813

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: MANUAL EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS TEST FOR HARD TO FIND/SMALL LEAKS - If the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) is illuminated with DTC(s) P0442, P0455, P0456, or P0457 (Evaporative Emissions System-Leak detected) and the evaporative (EVA

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  • TSB #TSB-ENG161

    NHTSA ID #10109775

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - 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 #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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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 #PS465

    NHTSA ID #10090966

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254

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  • TSB #TSBELE100R3

    NHTSA ID #10089312

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

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY SEDO

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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 #TSBELE091

    NHTSA ID #10089354

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
    • 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. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ

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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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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-ELE117

    NHTSA ID #10109682

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION SOFTWARE UPDATE - NO SIRIUS TRAFFIC DISPLAY - This bulletin provides the procedure for updating the Navigation software on some Sportage (SL), Cadenza (VG), Optima (QF/TF), and Optima (TF HEV) vehicles, which may experience

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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 #TSBELE100R3

    NHTSA ID #10089312

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

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA)/(UMA), OPTIMA (TF HEV), FORTE (YD), SPORTAGE (SL) 2015~2016MY SEDO

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

    NHTSA ID #10079901

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ADDRESS

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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 #TSBELE091

    NHTSA ID #10089354

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 12 2015
    • 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. THIS PROCEDURE WILL NOW BE REQ

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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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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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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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LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

  • TSB #PS465

    NHTSA ID #10090966

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #PS465

    NHTSA ID #10090966

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 01 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254

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  • TSB #PS428

    NHTSA ID #10089047

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

    Summary: SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV)

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  • TSB #TSBGEN078

    NHTSA ID #10089022

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

    Summary: PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AN ALL-NEW PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRA

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #PS428

    NHTSA ID #10089047

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

    Summary: SIMPLIFIED UVO E-SERVICES ACTIVATION PROCEDURE - THIS ARTICLE OUTLINES THE SIMPLIFIED ACTIVATION PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH UVO E-SERVICES. (EXCLUDING 2016 K900 AND SOUL EV)

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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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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #TSB-ELE100R4

    NHTSA ID #10109836

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

    Summary: TSB: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE - This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the UVO system on some 2014-2016MY Soul (PS), Sorento (XMa)/(UMa), Optima (TF HEV), Forte (YD), Sportage (SL), 2015-2016MY Sedona (YP), and 2014-2015(MY) Optima (Q

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #TSB-ELE117

    NHTSA ID #10109682

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB: NAVIGATION SOFTWARE UPDATE - NO SIRIUS TRAFFIC DISPLAY - This bulletin provides the procedure for updating the Navigation software on some Sportage (SL), Cadenza (VG), Optima (QF/TF), and Optima (TF HEV) vehicles, which may experience

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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 #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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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • 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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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 #TSBENG161R1

    NHTSA ID #10119121

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

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC16) - REVISED - This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicle

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  • TSB #TSB-ELE-100R2

    NHTSA ID #10079901

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014~2016MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO ADDRESS

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  • TSB #TSBGEN078

    NHTSA ID #10089022

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

    Summary: PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRAM - ALL MODELS EXCLUDING K900 AND SOUL EV -KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF AN ALL-NEW PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION (PDI) AND OWNER DELIVERY FOLDER PROGRA

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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-ELE-0921-R1

    NHTSA ID #10080020

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

    Summary: TSB / SIRIUS AUDIO MUTES (DROPS OUT) INTERMITTENTLY IN OPEN SPACES - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE SHARK-FIN STYLE ROOF ANTENNA OF SOME 2014~2016MY SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 1, 2014 THROU

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