2008 KIA Sorento

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

5 Recalls for 2008 KIA Sorento

Recall Date Component Summary
September 7, 2011 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE

KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE’S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Remedy:

KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.

April 1, 2013 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Remedy:

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s recall campaign number is SC098.

February 14, 2020 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Sedona and 2007-2009 Sorento vehicles. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the main junction box to prevent power from being directed to the HECU when the vehicle’s ignition switch is turned off, free of charge. The recall began June 5, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC186.

April 1, 2013 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Remedy:

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s recall campaign number is SC098.

September 7, 2011 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE’S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Remedy:

KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.

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4 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2008 KIA Sorento

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206 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2008 KIA Sorento

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Date Component  
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10505347
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10316023
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10286757
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10285979
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10228643
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10208122
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10919210
SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10910025
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11000846
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10979666
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10907675
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10903721
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10946950
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11394611
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11386065
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 11377106
AIR BAGS | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11377119
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10926748
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11354403
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 11354190
ENGINE | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11355706
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11360542
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11353218
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11343369
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11343129
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11341086
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11338745
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11330925
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 11325958
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 11326025
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 11326829
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 11324311
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11324557
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11321475
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11318775
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11210664
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11172001
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11166255
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11164070
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11128582
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11129087
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11100741
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11100355
POWER TRAIN | STEERING
ODI Number: 11096709
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11089996
AIR BAGS | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STEERING
ODI Number: 11182252
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 11182352
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11175087
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11120106
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11119336
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11114760
ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11063281
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11054151
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11044238
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11032832
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11020670
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11019996
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10875044
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10876112
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10876599
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10871393
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10862788
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10855477
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10838043
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10824295
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10808244
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10790206
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10789143
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10787662
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10786620
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10783223
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10783165
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10761063
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10760307
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10750425
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10724933
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10722538
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10716963
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10706415
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10702703
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10693090
ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 10690649
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10689772
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10659395
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10651978
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10637156
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10628371
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10625749
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10618711
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10619627
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10619370
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10615217
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10615186
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10606928
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10604712
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10587652
POWER TRAIN | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10584254
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10583530
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10566395
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10561204
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10549660
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10548663
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10549464
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10549463
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10545351
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10544284
SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10544690
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10545514
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10538652
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10541768
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 10538420
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10542466
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10536047
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10537641
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10533890
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10526018
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10532828
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10532823
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10532486
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10524808
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10525696
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10523281
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10512733
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10510653
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10505347
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10504877
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10503256
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10504467
SERVICE BRAKES | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10504762
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10498098
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10496960
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10493717
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10493077
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10490126
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10481975
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10477012
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10472414
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10471955
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10472663
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10472024
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10468375
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10464743
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10458745
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10454804
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10452185
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10450326
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10442731
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10440321
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10439854
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10435183
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10434828
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10434824
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10430403
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10419279
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10418591
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10420887
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10415858
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10418202
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10417074
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10417070
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10414923
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10412010
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10405316
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10401252
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10400554
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10386291
AIR BAGS | TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
ODI Number: 10383069
TIRES
ODI Number: 10378753
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10380998
TIRES
ODI Number: 10378828
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10366985
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10368017
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10349644
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10346765
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10339977
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10334568
TIRES
ODI Number: 10316847
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10316023
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10302911
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10293733
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10290749
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10287452
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10286316
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10285979
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10286757
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
ODI Number: 10279287
VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 10281328
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10269671
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10269468
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10267891
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10261003
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10261142
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10257211
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10251440
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10248575
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10243170
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10236722
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10234813
AIR BAGS | AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10228643
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10218892
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10218297
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10208122
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11327200
STEERING
ODI Number: 10958900
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11011400
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10781600
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6 Investigations for 2008 KIA Sorento

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS
AIR BAGS
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

28 Service Alerts for 2008 KIA Sorento

Date Description
April 4, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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April 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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September 13, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 13, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: INFORMATION FOR HEADLAMP CONDENSATION AND MOISTURE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. This b

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April 4, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – USE OF AFTERMARKET USB CHARGING CABLES IN USB/12V PORTS – This article provides information regarding the use of USB ports and 12V power outlets to connect/charge mobile phones. Customers may experience issues with their head units th

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October 19, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION – This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e

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October 19, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION – This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e

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March 2, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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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May 8, 2009 141000 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

KIA MOTORS: THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM WITH THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS). THE OCS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PASSENGERS SEAT CUSHION, AND MAY MISCLASSIFY THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN ADULT PASSENGERS BASED ON A COMIBINA

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May 8, 2009 141100 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

KIA MOTORS: THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM WITH THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS). THE OCS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PASSENGERS SEAT CUSHION, AND MAY MISCLASSIFY THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN ADULT PASSENGERS BASED ON A COMIBINA

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November 4, 2016 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

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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November 4, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

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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January 18, 2017 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

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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January 18, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

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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October 1, 2009 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

KIA: INFORMATION RELATED TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) UPGRADE FOR CERTAIN MODELS. VEHICLES WITH 3.3L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKI

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October 1, 2009 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

KIA: INFORMATION RELATED TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) UPGRADE FOR CERTAIN MODELS. VEHICLES WITH 3.3L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKI

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March 22, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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March 22, 2013 130000 VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

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February 1, 2010 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

KIA MOTORS: SOME VEHICLES WITH A 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKING SYMPTOM WHEN THE DAMPER CLUTCH IS FULLY ENGAGED. *PE UPDATED 8/16/10.

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February 1, 2010 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

KIA MOTORS: SOME VEHICLES WITH A 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKING SYMPTOM WHEN THE DAMPER CLUTCH IS FULLY ENGAGED. *PE UPDATED 8/16/10.

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May 1, 2008 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

2007-2008MY SORENTO (BL) TCM REPROGRAM. *NJ

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September 1, 2010 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KIA: PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE IDLE IRREGULARITY WITH BRAKE PEDAL APPLIED/DEPRESSED. *PE

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September 1, 2010 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

KIA: PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE IDLE IRREGULARITY WITH BRAKE PEDAL APPLIED/DEPRESSED. *PE

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May 1, 2009 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

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 PRI0

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January 1, 2011 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

KIA: THERE MAY BE ERRATIC SHIFTING, SHIFT SHOCK, AND A MALFUNCTION LIGHT ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. THIS IS CAUSED BY A PROBLEM WITHIN THE TRANSFER MOTOR. *RM

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August 28, 2008 053000 PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT

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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August 28, 2008 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

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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August 28, 2008 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

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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2008 KIA Sorento

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