TSB List for the 2018 Kia Sportage

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

    NHTSA ID #10143472

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

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DP

    NHTSA ID #10143471

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

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer principal of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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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 #TSBENG180

    NHTSA ID #10127031

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 19 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA320) -

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

  • TSB #TSBENG178_R1

    NHTSA ID #10136500

    • Date Announced: APRIL 17 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions da

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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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  • TSB #PS532

    NHTSA ID #10127021

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - DTC P0449 VENT VALVE/SOLENOID CIRCUIT - When addressing a concern related to P0449 (Evaporative Emission System - Vent Valve / Solenoid Circuit) on 2017-2018MY Sportage (QL) model vehicles, and the Canister Closed Valve (CCV) and

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POWER TRAIN

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

    NHTSA ID #10143472

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

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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  • TSB #TSBTRA067

    NHTSA ID #10127034

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 06 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL PRESSURE CHARACTERISTIC VALUES DATA TRANSFER - This bulletin provides information regarding data transfer of automatic transmission (A/T) characteristic values on 2015MY-2018MY K900 (KH) vehicles equipped wi

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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 #PS569

    NHTSA ID #10143397

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - INAUDIBLE TURN SIGNALS AND NO SEAT BELT AND KEY WARNING CHIME - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative cluster speaker on 2017-2018MY Sportage (QL). Customer concern may include inaudible turn signals and no se

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  • TSB #PS569

    NHTSA ID #10143265

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

    Summary: PITSTOP - INAUDIBLE TURN SIGNALS AND NO SEAT BELT AND KEY WARNING CHIME - This Pitstop provides information regarding an inoperative cluster speaker on 2017-2018MY Sportage (QL). Customer concern may include inaudible turn signals and no se

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  • TSB #VSCSC161OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10128635

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

    Summary: SC161 - OWNER LETTER - Owner Notification Letter advising of the Voluntary Service Campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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  • TSB #TSBENG180_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128584

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA320) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 201

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  • TSB #VSCSC161TSB

    NHTSA ID #10128637

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

    Summary: SC161 - TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) - This publication contains the repair procedures for the campaign.

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  • TSB #VSCSC161DSM

    NHTSA ID #10128634

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

    Summary: SC161 - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER - Advises dealer principal of the new service campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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  • TSB #VSCSC161QA

    NHTSA ID #10128636

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

    Summary: SC161 - QA - This document contains frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Service Campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DP

    NHTSA ID #10143471

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

    Summary: DEALER PRINCIPAL NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer principal of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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  • TSB #VPI1802_DSM

    NHTSA ID #10143472

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

    Summary: DEALER SERVICE MANAGER NOTICE - This notice advised the dealer service manager of the new Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing

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  • TSB #VSCSC161OWNER

    NHTSA ID #10128635

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

    Summary: SC161 - OWNER LETTER - Owner Notification Letter advising of the Voluntary Service Campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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  • TSB #VSCSC161DP

    NHTSA ID #10128633

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

    Summary: SC161 - DEALER PRINCIPAL LETTER - Advises dealer principal of the new service campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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  • TSB #VSCSC161DSM

    NHTSA ID #10128634

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

    Summary: SC161 - DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER - Advises dealer principal of the new service campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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  • TSB #VSCSC161TSB

    NHTSA ID #10128637

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

    Summary: SC161 - TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) - This publication contains the repair procedures for the campaign.

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  • TSB #VSCSC161QA

    NHTSA ID #10128636

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

    Summary: SC161 - QA - This document contains frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Service Campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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  • TSB #PS528

    NHTSA ID #10126420

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - Bluetooth Sound Quality Concerns on UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) (PS528) - This Pitstop provides information to diagnose and repair 2017-18MY Sportage (QL) and 2017MY Niro (DE HEV) vehicles, with UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) head units, pro

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #TSBBOD174

    NHTSA ID #10126422

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 02 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: WINDSHIELD MOLDING REPAIR FOR WIND NOISE (SA311) - This bulletin provides the procedure for applying LOCTITEŽ between the front windshield molding lip and panoramic static roof glass on some 2018MY Sportage (QL) vehicl

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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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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

  • TSB #PS546

    NHTSA ID #10133171

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SELF-CHECK NOISE - This Pitstop provides information regarding a concern related to a single faint ?thud? type noise heard from the engine compartment at speeds of 18-20 MPH after initial start-up. Be

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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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  • TSB #PS546

    NHTSA ID #10133171

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SELF-CHECK NOISE - This Pitstop provides information regarding a concern related to a single faint ?thud? type noise heard from the engine compartment at speeds of 18-20 MPH after initial start-up. Be

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #PS578

    NHTSA ID #10144230

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

    Summary: PITSTOP: IDENTIFYING A SEIZED COMPRESSOR - This Pitstop provides information regarding the diagnosis of an A/C related concern on 2017-2019MY Sportage (QL) and 2015-2018MY K900 (KH) vehicles that may have a seized compressor. To confirm the

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  • TSB #PS451_R2

    NHTSA ID #10143261

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information regarding the installation of the front lice

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  • TSB #PS451_R2

    NHTSA ID #10143393

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information regarding the installation of the front lice

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  • TSB #PS564

    NHTSA ID #10141384

    • Date Announced: MAY 22 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - CLOCK CONCERNS ON UVO eSERVICES (UVO 3.0) - This Pitstop contains information regarding possible concerns with the clock on UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) head units installed on 2017-2018MY vehicles.

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  • TSB #TSBENG180_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128584

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: 2.4L ENGINE START LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA320) - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 201

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  • TSB #VSCSC161DP

    NHTSA ID #10128633

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

    Summary: SC161 - DEALER PRINCIPAL LETTER - Advises dealer principal of the new service campaign to upgrade the ECM software to improve the Instrument Cluster Logic.

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

  • TSB #PS528

    NHTSA ID #10126420

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 13 2017
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - Bluetooth Sound Quality Concerns on UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) (PS528) - This Pitstop provides information to diagnose and repair 2017-18MY Sportage (QL) and 2017MY Niro (DE HEV) vehicles, with UVO eServices (UVO 3.0) head units, pro

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #PS500_R1

    NHTSA ID #10128608

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 12 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - PREMIUM NAVIGATION OR UVO eco WITH NAVIGATION (AVN 5.0) - This Pitstop provides information regarding the features and functionality on the latest generation Premium Navigation or UVO eco with Navigation (designated as AVN 5.0) sy

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #TSBCLI041

    NHTSA ID #10123326

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

    Summary: TSB - SERVICE ACTION: EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR AND/OR ECV REPLACEMENT (SA309) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the Evaporator Temperature Sensor and /or ECV (External Control Valve) on 2017-2018MY Sportage (QL) vehicle

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EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

  • TSB #VPI1802_QA

    NHTSA ID #10143474

    • Date Announced: JULY 25 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: Q & A - This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine from excessive connecting rod bearing damage.

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

  • TSB #PS451_R2

    NHTSA ID #10143393

    • Date Announced: JUNE 08 2018
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PITSTOP - FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB/FCA - This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This Pitstop provides information regarding the installation of the front lice

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