2011 KIA Forte

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

2 Recalls for 2011 KIA Forte

Recall Date Component Summary
June 1, 2018 AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC165.

February 5, 2016 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Forte vehicles manufactured August 27, 2010, to November 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a transmission fluid cooler hose that may have been improperly manufactured, resulting in a transmission fluid leak.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission cooler hose, free of charge. The recall began March 30, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC129.

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Date Component  

112 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2011 KIA Forte

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Date Component  
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10991058
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11413731
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11408500
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11404388
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11404931
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11405273
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11397845
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11399300
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11396697
ENGINE | STRUCTURE:BODY | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10908482
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11001351
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10971647
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11013723
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10907536
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10905851
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10899315
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10949089
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11387807
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11378194
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11384045
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10940433
STEERING
ODI Number: 10926391
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11362492
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11349555
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11349195
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11344137
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11327224
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11321722
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11310219
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11299742
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11269952
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11276982
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11241668
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11256490
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11209149
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11196046
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11194114
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11229112
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11171813
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11174482
AIR BAGS | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11170159
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11157130
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11130442
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11129665
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11131971
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11130355
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11124286
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11121039
POWER TRAIN | TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11120471
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11121104
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11101209
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11099275
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11101097
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11084652
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11191499
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11190427
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11180947
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11082356
AIR BAGS | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11079973
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11080284
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11075062
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11075198
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11154698
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11156653
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11144819
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11149770
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11141253
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11120051
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11115376
STEERING
ODI Number: 11113101
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11112629
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11109974
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11064298
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11066683
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11062079
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10888941
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10883822
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10877037
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10836473
AIR BAGS | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10786802
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10778899
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10776438
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10747798
STEERING
ODI Number: 10743728
STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10714583
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10713264
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10690252
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10661366
SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10628753
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10628745
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10608389
TIRES
ODI Number: 10598852
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10585980
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10548029
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10543930
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10520892
SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10514918
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10486388
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10465766
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10462270
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10464189
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10450856
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10451182
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10443873
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10442989
AIR BAGS | SEATS
ODI Number: 10435204
TIRES
ODI Number: 10425506
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 10415487
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10417104
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10409753
STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
ODI Number: 10408870
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10408704
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7 Investigations for 2011 KIA Forte

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
SEAT BELTS:PRETENSIONER
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
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.

82 Service Alerts for 2011 KIA Forte

Date Description
June 9, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SUBSEQUENT REPAIR ACTION: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2102Y/Z) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in (PI2102) titled “Knock Sensor Detection System – ECU

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June 9, 2022 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SUBSEQUENT REPAIR ACTION: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2102Y/Z) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in (PI2102) titled “Knock Sensor Detection System – ECU

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October 5, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar

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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

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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 15, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: THETA 2.4L MPI – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI2102) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor

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April 16, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: OWNER NOTIFICATION – This document is the owner notification advising that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2010-2011 MY Kia Forte and Forte Koup vehicles equippe

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April 14, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: QUESTION AND ANSWER – This document is the Question and Answer Guide containing the most frequently asked questions regarding the Product Improvement Campaign (PI2102).

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April 14, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO – This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engin

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April 14, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO – This document is the announcement to the dealer principals that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect

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March 25, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar

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November 4, 2020 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black b

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November 4, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black b

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November 4, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black 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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November 25, 2020 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black ba

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November 25, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black ba

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November 25, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU, WORM GEAR AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black ba

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August 25, 2020 034510 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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August 25, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP – BRAKE CALIPER LEAK INSPECTION – This PITSTOP provides information related to a brake caliper fluid/oil substance found on some Kia vehicles, due to possible excess assembly oil applied during assembly.

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April 24, 2020 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: – TRANSMISSION FLUID APPLICATION GUIDE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to the correct transmission fluid type and fill quantity requ

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January 21, 2020 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: HALOGEN HEAD LAMP LOW BEAM BULB CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information regarding the procedure to repair the bulb connector on some 2010MY~ vehicles listed on the table below, which may exhibi

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November 26, 2019 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor D

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November 26, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor D

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November 26, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: PARTIAL REPAIR OF C-MDPS MOTOR, ECU AND/OR STEERING COLUMN HOUSING – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor D

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January 16, 2019 160000 STRUCTURE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTICORROSION PROTECTION THROUGH PROTECTIVE SEALING (SA085) – CLOSED

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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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February 16, 2018 106200 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

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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November 20, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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August 12, 2015 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

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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August 12, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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June 27, 2017 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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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May 22, 2014 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB: 6 SPD A/T SOLENOID REPLACEMENT ? DTC P0741 – This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the Damper Clutch (D/C) Solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with DTC P0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th

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December 5, 2016 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC141 ? UNDERBODY ? ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION TREATMENT

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December 5, 2016 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: SC141 – SERVICE CAMPAIGN – Attention: All Kia Service Managers – Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u

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December 5, 2016 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: SC141 – SERVICE CAMPAIGN – Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals – Kia Motors America, Inc. will be conducting a Voluntary Service Campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the

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December 6, 2016 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

TSB: SC141 – SERVICE CAMPAIGN – APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL – To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain

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January 25, 2013 100000 POWER TRAIN

TSB: AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY BY MODEL – THIS BULLETIN HAS BEEN REVISED. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING AXLE SHAFT SERVICEABILITY FOR KIA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR

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May 29, 2013 100000 POWER TRAIN

TSB: 6-SPEED A/T TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET/RELEARN – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO RESET AND RELEARN THE ADAPTIVE VALUES AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT OR REPROGRAMMING/REPLACEMENT OF THE ECM/PCM.

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January 18, 2017 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

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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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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March 21, 2017 130000 VISIBILITY

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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March 21, 2017 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

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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February 28, 2017 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

TSB: SC141 – SERVICE CAMPAIGN – APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ANTI-CORROSION MATERIAL – To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain

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January 10, 2017 161100 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

SERVICE CAMPAIGN: OWNER LETTER – Advises Owners of certain 2011-2013 MY Forte and Forte Koup vehicles currently registered in the states where heavy amounts of road salt are used of a service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion materi

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October 31, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION – This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.

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October 31, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TSB: INHIBITOR SWITCH DIAGNOSIS INFORMATION – This bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the Inhibitor Switch.

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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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March 18, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ENGINE CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE UPDATE (SC 126) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO UPDATING THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING (CALIBRATION) OF THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME 2011MY OPTIMA (T

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March 18, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ENGINE CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE UPDATE (SC 126) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO UPDATING THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING (CALIBRATION) OF THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME 2011MY OPTIMA (T

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March 24, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN: A/T FLUID COOLER HOSE REPLACEMENT (SC 129) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE A/T COOLER HOSES IN CERTAIN 2011 MY FORTE (TD) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 27, 2010 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 20

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March 24, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN: A/T FLUID COOLER HOSE REPLACEMENT (SC 129) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE A/T COOLER HOSES IN CERTAIN 2011 MY FORTE (TD) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 27, 2010 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 20

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March 15, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE – REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) – WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS INSTAL

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March 15, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PITSTOP: THERMOSTAT RE-INSTALLATION PROCEDURE – REPEAT REPAIR (DTC P0128) – WHEN DIAGNOSING A FORTE RETURNING WITH A REPEAT DTC P0128 AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE THERMOSTAT, REMOVE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING TO VERIFY IF THE THERMOSTAT WAS INSTAL

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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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August 23, 2013 140000 AIR BAGS

PITSTOP: ACU VARIANT CODING AFTER PARTS SUPERSESSION – KMA HAS RECEIVED REPORTS OF SOME 2011~13MY OPTIMA AND 2010~13MY FORTE VEHICLES NOT ACCEPTING THE VARIANT CODE LISTED ON KGIS, FOLLOWING REPLACEMENT OF THE AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE. IN SOM

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October 19, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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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October 19, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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November 1, 2011 111100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

KIA: INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE NEGATIVE (-) AND THE POSITIVE (+) BATTERY CABLE TERMINAL FOR SOME VEHICLES. *PE

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June 1, 2011 111100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

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

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October 1, 2014 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

KIA : SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING NO CRANK OR START, MIL LAMP, HARSH SHIFTING, DEPRESSING THE START/STOP BUTTON TWICE. *LJ

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August 1, 2013 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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August 1, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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March 1, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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March 1, 2013 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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March 1, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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January 1, 2012 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

KIA: VCM ACTUATOR REPLACEMENT AND ECM UPGRADE-TD/SL 2.0/2.4L MIL ON WITH DTC P200A. *KB

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March 24, 2016 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE A/T COOLER HOSES IN CERTAIN 2011 MY FORTE (TD) VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 27, 2010 THROUGH NOVEMBER 11, 2010. THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER HOSES MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY CURE

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August 3, 2015 100000 POWER TRAIN

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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August 12, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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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August 12, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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March 1, 2012 016000 STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

KIA: THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO EPS ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE. *JS

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September 30, 2016 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

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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August 1, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE

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August 1, 2011 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

KIA: FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM, SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. *PE

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