2014 KIA Optima

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

7 Recalls for 2014 KIA Optima

Recall Date Component Summary
February 21, 2020 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) or 2.0L GDI Turbo engines. The low pressure fuel hose may deteriorate and crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.

Remedy:

Kia will notify Owners, and Dealers will inspect the low pressure fuel hose for damage or leaking, replacing it as necessary. If no damage or leaking is found, a heat-protective tape will be installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began June 12, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC187.

February 17, 2022 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles that were previously repaired under NHTSA recall number 20V-100. The low pressure fuel hose may be damaged, or missing heat-protective tape, which can result in a fuel leak.

Remedy:

Dealers will replace the low pressure fuel hose, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 15, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-33-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC228.

May 10, 2021 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles previously recalled under recall 20V-519. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.

Remedy:

Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the recall repair is completed.

Dealers will install a new multi-fuse, and inspect the HECU for leaks, replacing the HECU if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 2, 2021. This recall supersedes previous NHTSA recall number 20V-519. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC212.

February 21, 2020 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) or 2.0L GDI Turbo engines. The low pressure fuel hose may deteriorate and crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.

Remedy:

Kia will notify Owners, and Dealers will inspect the low pressure fuel hose for damage or leaking, replacing it as necessary. If no damage or leaking is found, a heat-protective tape will be installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began June 12, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC187.

December 19, 2018 ENGINE | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

Remedy:

Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC172.

March 31, 2017 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 20, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC147.

August 27, 2020 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HECU for leaking brake fluid and replace the HECU if necessary, free of charge. Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the recall repair is completed. The recall began October 20, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC197.

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2 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2014 KIA Optima

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301 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2014 KIA Optima

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Date Component  
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11416055
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11416013
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11415491
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11415214
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11413177
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11408271
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11407249
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11405102
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11404939
TIRES
ODI Number: 11400023
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11400109
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11399847
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11398096
ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING
ODI Number: 11396011
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10918888
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10919846
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10917361
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10913808
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10913626
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10913773
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10913582
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10909345
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10909636
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10909789
STEERING
ODI Number: 11003682
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11002543
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10994290
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10995818
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10994309
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10991688
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10992720
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10982951
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10970990
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10970108
AIR BAGS | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 11012363
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11011760
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10956317
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10954560
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10949906
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11389698
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11388631
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11390128
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11385410
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11384641
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11387482
ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STEERING
ODI Number: 11383573
ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11378662
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11377056
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11374978
STEERING
ODI Number: 11377728
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11376989
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11377308
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10943908
SEATS
ODI Number: 10939307
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10937364
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11373615
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11364123
STEERING
ODI Number: 11365207
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11366327
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11365332
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11366280
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11355120
STEERING
ODI Number: 11355087
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11353894
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11351729
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11353769
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11352714
STEERING
ODI Number: 11353940
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11350813
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11350233
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11350616
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11348621
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | SEATS
ODI Number: 11343986
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11338944
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11338937
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11330775
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11329236
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11328427
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11329713
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 11325518
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11326202
ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11325114
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11325813
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11324341
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11322717
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11322854
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11324614
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11322820
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11321454
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11319838
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | STEERING
ODI Number: 11321529
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11321178
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11320419
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11321149
ENGINE | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11317462
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11317165
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11310952
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11302102
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11298894
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11301175
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11299353
SEATS
ODI Number: 11297998
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 11292091
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11297609
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11297780
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11291069
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11289240
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11291664
AIR BAGS | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11287788
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11288448
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11282434
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11281010
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11283088
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11282663
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11280557
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11281273
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11270083
ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11277353
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11271027
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11244831
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11252065
STEERING
ODI Number: 11245253
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11242880
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11234670
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11240440
STEERING
ODI Number: 11267177
STEERING
ODI Number: 11267291
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11268741
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11258722
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11258666
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11258336
STEERING
ODI Number: 11265877
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11256314
STEERING
ODI Number: 11256312
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING
ODI Number: 11257334
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11255251
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11256524
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11253407
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11252705
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11253639
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11254125
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11209045
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11207388
STEERING | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11204032
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11204203
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11204338
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11203264
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11203391
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11203527
EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11203154
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11229373
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11231138
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11229839
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11219372
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11220939
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11210657
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11217436
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11217236
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11217067
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11174551
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11173074
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11173228
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11171774
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11170617
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11170084
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11170011
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11163162
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11165223
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11162835
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11132973
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 11133275
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11139148
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11132028
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11128796
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11123046
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11121559
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11099477
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11097934
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11092694
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11089567
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11192273
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11191262
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11190621
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING
ODI Number: 11186112
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11184796
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11185107
STEERING
ODI Number: 11184670
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11182325
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11183699
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11179851
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11180466
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 11179781
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11083538
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11081980
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11082411
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11084368
STEERING
ODI Number: 11078684
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11081078
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11079177
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11078739
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11074148
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11073765
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11073324
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11067205
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11151813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11144837
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11150131
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11150246
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11144931
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11144563
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11142207
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11119478
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11114392
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11114218
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 11114670
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11109492
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11105204
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11111819
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11102293
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING
ODI Number: 11102909
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11105076
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11104951
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11066795
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11065474
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11058059
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11055671
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11039405
WHEELS
ODI Number: 11031954
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11030287
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11020596
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10891620
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10885172
STEERING
ODI Number: 10873333
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10873822
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10873251
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10873241
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10863469
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10851883
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10850847
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10836751
STEERING
ODI Number: 10824804
STEERING
ODI Number: 10823051
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10821044
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10811938
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10809376
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10760599
SERVICE BRAKES | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10758899
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10746724
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10731310
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10731581
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10706237
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10703965
STEERING
ODI Number: 10703270
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10693891
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10683947
STEERING
ODI Number: 10679365
STEERING
ODI Number: 10672714
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10671498
STEERING
ODI Number: 10662095
STEERING
ODI Number: 10664488
STEERING
ODI Number: 10658702
ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 10655425
VISIBILITY/WIPER | VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 10652181
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 10649222
STEERING
ODI Number: 10643836
VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10641693
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10638606
STEERING
ODI Number: 10632687
STEERING
ODI Number: 10631218
STEERING
ODI Number: 10622238
STEERING
ODI Number: 10617364
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10617634
STEERING
ODI Number: 10615857
STEERING
ODI Number: 10616129
STEERING
ODI Number: 10615193
SEATS
ODI Number: 10614706
STEERING
ODI Number: 10611372
SEATS
ODI Number: 10610013
STEERING
ODI Number: 10607667
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10608739
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10608812
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10584923
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10584911
STEERING
ODI Number: 10585944
STEERING
ODI Number: 10585458
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10582767
STEERING
ODI Number: 10578641
STEERING
ODI Number: 10583281
STEERING
ODI Number: 10578102
STEERING
ODI Number: 10574569
STEERING
ODI Number: 10574629
STEERING
ODI Number: 10568887
STEERING | SUSPENSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10569111
STEERING
ODI Number: 10564794
STRUCTURE:BODY | VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10565194
STEERING
ODI Number: 10561751
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10562581
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10560127
ENGINE | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11113500
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10889100
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10864500
Is the government investigating the safety of your vehicle? Find out here.

104 Investigations for 2014 KIA Optima

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ENGINE
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
AIR BAGS: AIR BAG/RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS:SWITCH
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:UNIT
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:UNIT
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CRANKCASE (PCV)
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ENGINE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS:SWITCH
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ENGINE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
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334 Service Alerts for 2014 KIA Optima

Date Description
April 20, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PITSTOP: INJECTOR HARNESS ROUTING FOR PI1802Y/Z AND PI1803Y/Z ENGINE REPLACEMENTS – This bulletin provides information to address a no-start or hard start with poor running condition after engine replacement under PI1802Y/Z or PI1803Y/Z. So

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November 4, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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November 4, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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November 4, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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November 4, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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March 1, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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January 6, 2022 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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January 6, 2022 061500 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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December 5, 2014 282100 BACK OVER PREVENTION:WARNINGS:EXTERNAL/PEDESTRIAN ALERT

TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE IM

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December 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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December 21, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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December 21, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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December 23, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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December 23, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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November 4, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). The SST comes pre-calibrated from the supplier however, in some cases, due to variable shop compressor air pressur

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November 4, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). The SST comes pre-calibrated from the supplier however, in some cases, due to variable shop compressor air pressur

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November 4, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). The SST comes pre-calibrated from the supplier however, in some cases, due to variable shop compressor air pressur

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November 4, 2021 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

This bulletin provides information regarding test procedure of the Bearing Clearance Tester (BCT) Special Service Tool (SST). The SST comes pre-calibrated from the supplier however, in some cases, due to variable shop compressor air pressur

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January 12, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: AIR FILTER AND NVLD REPLACEMENT (SA447) – This bulletin provides the procedure to perform an evaporative leak test and replace the Fuel Tank Air Filter, and, if necessary, the N

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January 12, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: AIR FILTER AND NVLD REPLACEMENT (SA447) – This bulletin provides the procedure to perform an evaporative leak test and replace the Fuel Tank Air Filter, and, if necessary, the N

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January 27, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA ENGINES – 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 bu

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November 4, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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November 4, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin are

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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 21, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) – 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 bulletin prov

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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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September 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – 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. Th

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July 23, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R6: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU – LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information

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July 23, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R6: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU – LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information

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July 23, 2021 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R6: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU – LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information

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July 23, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R6: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU – LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information

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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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March 11, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA ENGINES – 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 bul

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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 21, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA222) – 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 bulletin prov

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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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January 12, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: COMBINATION TSB / SERVICE ACTION: AIR FILTER AND NVLD REPLACEMENT (SA447) – This bulletin provides the procedure to perform an evaporative leak test and replace the Fuel Tank Air Filter, and, if necessary, the N

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January 27, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA ENGINES – 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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November 12, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin a

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November 12, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin ar

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April 2, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB_R7 – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – CLOSED – SUPERSEDED BY PI1802Y/Z.

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November 7, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803W/X_R5: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Servi

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November 7, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803W/X_R5: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Servi

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November 7, 2019 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803W/X_R5: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Servi

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November 7, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R4: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU – LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides informatio

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November 7, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN PI1803_TSB_R4: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU – LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides informatio

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November 7, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN PI1802W/X (Rev 6) – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Se

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August 7, 2020 035000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: IBAU SYSTEM REPAIR FOR NOISE AND AIR BLEEDING – 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 bulle

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August 7, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: IBAU SYSTEM REPAIR FOR NOISE AND AIR BLEEDING – 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 bulle

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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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July 27, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: MAINTENANCE REMINDER FEATURE – This bulletin provides information on setting the “Service Interval Reminder” feature available on most Kia vehicles. If the service interval reminder is set, the customer will be i

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August 3, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN – AUXILIARY CANISTER INSTALLATION AND EVAP LEAKAGE TEST (SC189) – This bulletin provides information on the installation of an auxiliary EVAP canister on some 2011-2015MY Opti

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August 4, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – TSB_PI1802_R2 – Knock Sensor Detection System – ECU Logic Improvement – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margi

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August 4, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT – TSB_PI1802_R2 – Knock Sensor Detection System – ECU Logic Improvement – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margi

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April 24, 2020 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly o

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July 28, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Questions and Answers

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July 28, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Proof of Completion Card

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July 31, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Owner Notification Letter – Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to install an auxiliary evaporative canister in your vehicle to

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July 28, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Completion Label

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July 28, 2020 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Completion Label

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July 28, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Dealer Parts and Service Manager Memo – Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to install an Auxiliary Canister Kit to improve evaporative system performa

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July 28, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC189) – Dealer Principal Memo – Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to install an Auxiliary Canister Kit to improve evaporative system performance on certain 2

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July 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z_Rev3) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin p

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July 1, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z_Rev3) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin

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June 9, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z_Rev2) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin p

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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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April 30, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) – CLOSED – SUPERSEDED BY PI1802YZ/1803YZ.

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June 9, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin p

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June 9, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin p

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June 4, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN : KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802_R11) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to

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June 4, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN : KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802_R11) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to

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June 4, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN : KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802_R11) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to

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April 9, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin pr

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April 2, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – CLOSED – This bulletin has been superseded by PI1803Y/Z.

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April 9, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previou

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January 10, 2020 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on

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January 15, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previous

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January 15, 2020 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previous

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January 15, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previous

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October 15, 2019 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSB084_R3: 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 t

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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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November 7, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB – Product Improvement Campaign: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the En

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November 7, 2019 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB – Product Improvement Campaign: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the En

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December 4, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Owner Letter – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) – *** THIRD NOTICE *** – Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on all 2011-2013 MY Optima v

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February 14, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) Rev.9 – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detecti

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February 14, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) Rev.9 – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detecti

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December 12, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Owner Letter – PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) **THIRD NOTICE** – Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on some 2014 MY Optima vehicles eq

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March 17, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin p

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March 17, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB – REV 5 -KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update t

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March 17, 2020 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802Y/Z) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin p

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March 16, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: TSB – REV 10 – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update

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October 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803). This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Co

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September 30, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (K

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September 30, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (K

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April 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) – This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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April 10, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) – This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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April 5, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) – This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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April 5, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: WIRING SIGNAL INTERFERENCE CHECK & ENGINE NOISE INSPECTION (SA379) – This bulletin provides information related to an expanded diagnostic test that is now required on a number of vehicles previously diagnosed with Diagn

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April 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled “Knock Sensor Detection S

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April 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled “Knock Sensor Detection S

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April 3, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled “Knock Sensor Detection S

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April 3, 2019 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803, Rev 1, 01/02/2018) titled “Knock Sensor Detection S

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July 5, 2019 010000 STEERING

TSB: ECU UPGRADE – STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2012-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Au

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July 5, 2019 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

TSB: ECU UPGRADE – STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2012-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Au

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June 3, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PI1802_OWNR2_OPT: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on some 2014 MY Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (“¿GDI”) engines, and all 2015-2

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June 21, 2019 010000 STEERING

TSB: REPLACEMENT 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 Driven Power Steering (MDP

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June 21, 2019 012000 STEERING:COLUMN

TSB: REPLACEMENT 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 Driven Power Steering (MDP

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March 21, 2019 010000 STEERING

Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. would like to thank you for your purchase of a Kia Optima vehicle. Because Kia values you as our customer, we are conducting a Customer Satisfaction/Warranty Extension Program regarding the Mo

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March 21, 2019 016000 STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. would like to thank you for your purchase of a Kia Optima vehicle. Because Kia values you as our customer, we are conducting a Customer Satisfaction/Warranty Extension Program regarding the Mo

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May 16, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (K

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May 16, 2019 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1803) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (K

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April 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled “Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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April 10, 2019 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled “Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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April 3, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled “Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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April 3, 2019 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 6, 01/31/2019) titled “Knock Sensor Detection Syste

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February 11, 2019 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information.This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previousl

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February 1, 2019 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X)- This bulletin has been revised to include additional information This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously

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February 11, 2019 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X)- This bulletin has been revised to include additional information This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously

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February 15, 2019 010000 STEERING

TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Aug

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December 20, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (

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December 12, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – This TSB has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS)

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December 4, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

VEHICLE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the

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December 20, 2018 010000 STEERING

TSB – ECU UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Au

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January 18, 2019 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS FOR GDI HIGH PRESSURE FUEL SYSTEM – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information relating to all Kia vehicles equipped with Gasoline

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January 4, 2019 010000 STEERING

TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electroni

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January 18, 2019 010000 STEERING

TSB: ECU UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011-2014MY Optima (QF), produced from Au

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January 9, 2019 134000 VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

TSB: PANORAMA SUNROOF CREAK OR RATTLE NOISE – This bulletin provides the procedure to apply felt tape on the panorama sunroof crossmember on some 2012-2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles, equipped with panorama sunroof, produced from August 31, 201

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January 25, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, January 25, 2019 Update – Dear Kia Retailer, At Kia, safety is a top priority and we wrote to you last August and again last October to provide you with updates regarding news reports about non-collision fires in K

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November 9, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1803W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in November 2018 (PI1803) titled ?Knock Sensor Dete

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November 8, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIOENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802,

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November 28, 2018 010000 STEERING

TSB: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some models listed below, which may exhibit a ticking noise while turning the steering w

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November 28, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: STEERING GEAR YOKE PLUG AND ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the steering gear box yoke plug and assembly on some models listed below, which may exhibit a ticking noise while turning the steering w

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November 16, 2018 010000 STEERING

TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU – This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte

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November 16, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: REPLACEMENT OF C-MDPS MOTOR AND/OR ECU – This bulletin provides information regarding the partial repair of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Motor and/or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on the listed Kia models with a column mounte

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July 25, 2018 100000 POWER TRAIN

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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July 25, 2018 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

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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July 25, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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July 25, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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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July 16, 2018 100000 POWER TRAIN

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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July 16, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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July 16, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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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July 16, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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July 16, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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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October 26, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

DEALER COMMUNICATION – RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, OCTOBER 26 2018 UPDATE – Dear Kia Retailer, We wrote to you in late August to provide you with an update regarding news reports regarding non-collision fires in Kia vehicles and NHTSA?s annou

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October 26, 2018 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

DEALER COMMUNICATION – RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS, OCTOBER 26 2018 UPDATE – Dear Kia Retailer, We wrote to you in late August to provide you with an update regarding news reports regarding non-collision fires in Kia vehicles and NHTSA?s annou

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October 31, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) – TSB – ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE – This document is the Technical Service Bulletin for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Eng

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October 25, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS – ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE UPDATE – This document is the Q & A for the new Product Improvement Campaign to provide information regarding a software update to the Engine

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July 30, 2018 130000 VISIBILITY

PITSTOP – NO COMMUNICATION WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS – This Pitstop provides information relating to the vehicles listed below with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which may exhibit a ?Check BSD System? message and no co

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July 30, 2018 273000 LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

PITSTOP – NO COMMUNICATION WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS – This Pitstop provides information relating to the vehicles listed below with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which may exhibit a ?Check BSD System? message and no co

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October 26, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) – OWNER LETTER – Dear Kia Optima Owner: Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on all 2011-2013 MY Optima vehicles equipped with 2.

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October 25, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) – DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER – Attention: All Kia Dealer Service Managers, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect th

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October 25, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1803) – DEALER PRINCIPAL LETTER – Attention: All Kia Dealer Principals, Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to protect the engine fro

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October 18, 2018 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) – TSB – ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI1802W/X) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published in July 2018 (PI1802, Rev 2, 09/24/2

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September 20, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802A1) UPDATE – OWNER LETTER – Dear Kia Optima Owner: As we previously notified you, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on some 201

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September 20, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802A1) UPDATE – OWNER LETTER – Dear Kia Optima Owner: As we previously notified you, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting an important Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on some 201

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September 20, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802A1) UPDATE – DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER – As announced in July 2018, Kia Motors America, Inc. has been conducting a Product Improvement Campaign (PI1802) to perform a software update to protect the eng

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September 20, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802A1) UPDATE – DEALER SERVICE MANAGER LETTER – As announced in July 2018, Kia Motors America, Inc. has been conducting a Product Improvement Campaign (PI1802) to perform a software update to protect the eng

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August 29, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) – WARRANTY BULLETIN – KMA launched Product Improvement Campaign PI1802A on July 25, 2018 to perform a software update on certain vehicles with 2.4L GDI engines to alert vehicle drivers at an early stage

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September 24, 2018 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) – TSB – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Dete

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September 24, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) – TSB – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Dete

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September 24, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) – TSB – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Dete

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September 24, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN (PI1802) – TSB – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI1802) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor Dete

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August 28, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

DEALER COMMUNICATION – RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS – Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for fire

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August 28, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

DEALER COMMUNICATION – RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS – Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for fire

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August 28, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

DEALER COMMUNICATION – RECENT KIA MEDIA REPORTS – Dear Kia Retailer, You and your customers may have seen recent media reports regarding thermal incidents in Kia vehicles or NHTSA?s announcement of the opening of a Defect Petition for fire

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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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February 23, 2018 010000 STEERING

TSB – ECM UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011 ~ 2014MY Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, p

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February 23, 2018 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

TSB – ECM UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011 ~ 2014MY Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, p

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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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December 13, 2017 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: TURBO OIL FEED LINE REPLACEMENT (SA300) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the turbo oil feed line on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from November 1, 2010 through August 30, 2011, 2012-2015MY Opt

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December 13, 2017 100000 POWER TRAIN

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: TURBO OIL FEED LINE REPLACEMENT (SA300) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the turbo oil feed line on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from November 1, 2010 through August 30, 2011, 2012-2015MY Opt

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September 25, 2013 134000 VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

PITSTOP: TF/QF PANORAMA RESET/INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE – This article explains the instructions for resetting the “one-touch” open/close feature of the sunshade and/or panorama sunroof.

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September 25, 2013 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

PITSTOP: TF/QF PANORAMA RESET/INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE – This article explains the instructions for resetting the “one-touch” open/close feature of the sunshade and/or panorama sunroof.

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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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October 31, 2017 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

TSB – OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from August 12, 2010 through July 23, 2015, and some 2011

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July 7, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN: 2017-01 – 2014 MY OPTIMA (TF) ENGINE SHORT BLOCK WARRANTY EXTENSION – The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information related to the extension of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for the Engine Short

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July 7, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN: 2017-01 – 2014 MY OPTIMA (TF) ENGINE SHORT BLOCK WARRANTY EXTENSION – The purpose of this bulletin is to provide information related to the extension of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for the Engine Short

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July 10, 2017 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2016-09 – RETIRED FOR CERTAIN OPTIMA MODEL VEHICLES. SEE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BULLETIN 2017-01. FOR OTHER OPTIMA MODELS, SEE WTY BULLETIN2017-09 (SC147)

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July 26, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

WARRANTY BULLETIN: 2017-09.R4 – SC147 Claims Processing Procedures – This Warranty Bulletin accompanies TSB SC147 Theta II Engine Inspection and/or Replacement and is provided to dealers for specific guidance with claim administration and p

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July 14, 2017 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PARTS BULLLETIN: 20201-0002 (Revision 3.1) – This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage vehicles.

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September 1, 2017 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

WTY – SC147 Claims Processing Procedures – REVISED – Authorization of Claims Processing for SC147 – See this bulletin for specific handling procedures regarding SC147.

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June 30, 2017 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

TSB CLOSED: SERVICE ACTION: SOUL (PS), OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XM) NAVIGATION SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA161) – ELE061 / SA161 CLOSED

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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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September 1, 2017 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PARTS BULLETIN – THETA II ENGINE SAFETY RECALL (SC147) – This bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year Optima, Sorento, and Sportage veh

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May 2, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: INFORMATION COLLECTION RELATED TO ELECTRICAL CONCERNS – To enhance communication of dealer findings regarding electrical concerns, a photo collection warranty time reimbursement program is being implemented.

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May 22, 2014 010000 STEERING

TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur

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April 1, 2014 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TECH TIP: HVAC Blower Stuck on High – This article give the procedure to follow when the HVAC Blower is stuck on high.

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April 15, 2014 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

PIT STOP: PROGRAMMING A THIRD SMART KEY ON CERTAIN 2014-15MY VEHICLES – In past Smart Key systems, the maximum amount of keys that could be programmed to a vehicle was 2. On certain 2014-15MY Kia vehicles, the amount of keys that can be pro

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April 15, 2014 162800 STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD

TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL – This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being damaged

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April 15, 2014 176100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

TSB: SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL FOR HOOD RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL – This bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new Special Service Tool (SST) (A) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (B) from being damaged

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October 21, 2016 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

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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October 21, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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June 25, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES – When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2.4L GDI engine, it is important to note that the DTC may recur after replacement of any faulty component(s) and

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June 25, 2014 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PITSTOP: RESETTING CYLINDER BALANCE ADAPTATION VALUES – When addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2.4L GDI engine, it is important to note that the DTC may recur after replacement of any faulty component(s) and

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June 6, 2014 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

PITSTOP: DIAGNOSING SIRIUS TRAFFIC ISSUES – This article provides diagnostic information in regards to specific Sirius traffic customer complaints, as detailed in this Article.

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June 20, 2014 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TSB: TESTING A/C COMPRESSOR FUNCTION USING GDS – This bulletin provides information on a new procedure to test A/C compressor function using the GDS.

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June 11, 2014 010000 STEERING

TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur

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June 11, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur

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June 11, 2014 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS when tur

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May 22, 2014 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

PIT STOP: DTC P0456 AND CHARCOAL CANISTER LEAKS – When addressing a concern related to a DTC P0456 (Evaporative Emissions System ? Small Leak Detected), and an inspection of the vapor lines, connections and fuel cap reveal no abnormalities,

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May 19, 2014 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

PIT STOP: GDI INJECTOR SPRAY TIP DEPOSITS – A design feature of vehicles equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. Therefore, it is complet

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May 19, 2014 073200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

PIT STOP: GDI INJECTOR SPRAY TIP DEPOSITS – A design feature of vehicles equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. Therefore, it is complet

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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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May 1, 2017 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

PITSTOP: NO COMMUNICATION WITH BLIND SPOT – This Pitstop provides information relating to 2014-2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which may exhibit a ?Check BSD System? message and no communication with the BSD sys

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May 1, 2017 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

PITSTOP: NO COMMUNICATION WITH BLIND SPOT – This Pitstop provides information relating to 2014-2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which may exhibit a ?Check BSD System? message and no communication with the BSD sys

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May 1, 2017 273000 LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

PITSTOP: NO COMMUNICATION WITH BLIND SPOT – This Pitstop provides information relating to 2014-2015MY Optima (QF) vehicles with Blind Spot Detection (BSD), which may exhibit a ?Check BSD System? message and no communication with the BSD sys

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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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September 29, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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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November 15, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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November 15, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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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September 16, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: DIM HEAD UNIT DISPLAY IN COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS – Refer to this article when addressing a customer complaint related to a Base Audio head unit display which appears to have no display or a dim display (see image below) at or below

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September 4, 2014 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

PITSTOP: REMOTE START SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC HOTLINE – When diagnosing remote start systems, refer to the table shown in this article for detailed information on applicable models, model year and system supplier; along with the applicable Hotlin

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August 28, 2016 010000 STEERING

PITSTOP: OILY SUBSTANCE DRIPPING FROM MDPS STEERING COLUMN – On some Optima (QF/TF/TF HEV) vehicles, the customer may complain of an oily substance dripping onto the driver?s side floorboard area, especially in areas with high ambient tempe

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August 22, 2014 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC005) – This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ECU) in certain vehicles sold in

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February 13, 2014 022000 SUSPENSION:REAR

PIT STOP: SQUEAKING NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE – When addressing a customer complaint related to a squeaking sound emanating from the rear of the vehicle, and the noise can be isolated to the rear suspension, check the right and left rear s

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February 13, 2014 022400 SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

PIT STOP: SQUEAKING NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE – When addressing a customer complaint related to a squeaking sound emanating from the rear of the vehicle, and the noise can be isolated to the rear suspension, check the right and left rear s

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October 9, 2013 061120 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

TURBOCHARGER OIL LINE INSPECTION – Follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.

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October 9, 2013 061320 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO/SUPERCHARGER

TURBOCHARGER OIL LINE INSPECTION – Follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.

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October 9, 2013 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TURBOCHARGER OIL LINE INSPECTION – Follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.

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July 8, 2014 010000 STEERING

TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT – Rev 2 – This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the MDPS motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the MDPS

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October 14, 2016 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) – This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr

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October 14, 2016 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) – This bulletin provides information to inspect and/or replace the evaporative canister assembly on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced fr

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October 11, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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October 11, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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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April 21, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

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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April 21, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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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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April 17, 2017 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2014MY Soul (PS), Sorento (XMa), Optima (TF, QF), Forte (YD), Sportage (SL), and Rio (UB) vehicles, to improve Blueto

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April 17, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2014MY Soul (PS), Sorento (XMa), Optima (TF, QF), Forte (YD), Sportage (SL), and Rio (UB) vehicles, to improve Blueto

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April 17, 2017 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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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April 21, 2017 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor of some 2011-2014MY Optima (TF/QF) and 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles ONLY (see production dates on

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April 19, 2017 010000 STEERING

TSB: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) – This bulletin provides information regarding the replacement of the flexible coupling in the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) on some 2011-2014 MY Optima (QF

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April 10, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: EXTERIOR EMBLEM REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front and rear Kia emblems on some 2014-2015MY Optima (QF) and replace the front and if necessary, the rear emblems on some 2014-2015MY Sorento (XMa) veh

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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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November 3, 2014 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

TSB: NAVIGATION UNIT SOFTWARE UPGRADE – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the navigation system software on some 2014MY Cadenza (VG) Sorento (XMa) and Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, produced from March 11, 2013 through January 24

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November 3, 2014 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: NAVIGATION UNIT SOFTWARE UPGRADE – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the navigation system software on some 2014MY Cadenza (VG) Sorento (XMa) and Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, produced from March 11, 2013 through January 24

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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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October 7, 2014 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: GENERAL INFORMATION AND DIAGNOSIS FOR SMART KEY FOB SYSTEMS AND START/STOP BUTTONS – This bulletin provides information related to the Smart Key Systems on vehicles equipped with A/T (automatic transaxle) and Start/Stop Buttons (SSB).

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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 15, 2016 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA 223) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2014MY SOUL (PS), OPTIMA (TF/QF), SORENTO (XMA), SPORTAGE (SL), RIO (UB), AND FORT

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September 15, 2016 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

Q AND A (SC135/WTY009) – EVAPORATIVE CANISTER VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM

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September 19, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC135) – DEAR KIA OWNER, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER IN YOUR VEHICLE.

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August 30, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: SEAT BACK COVER REMOVAL PROCEDURE – THIS BULLETIN OUTLINES THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE FRONT SEAT BACK COVERS ON OPTIMA (QF) AND SORENTO (XMA).

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July 16, 2013 020000 SUSPENSION

PITSTOP: ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR OPTIMA – THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES NEW ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES DUE TO A MODIFICATION TO THE DESIGN OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION.

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August 12, 2016 010000 STEERING

Q AND A: CS1604 – ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) FLEXIBLE COUPLING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM

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August 12, 2016 010000 STEERING

OWNER LETTER: CS1604 – CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM – DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE OF A KIA OPTIMA VEHICLE. BECAUSE KIA VALUES YOU AS OUR CUSTOMER, WE ARE CON

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August 12, 2016 010000 STEERING

REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: CS1604 – 2011-2013 AND SOME 2014 MY OPTIMA VEHICLES MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM – IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MDPS REPLACED, Y

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August 12, 2016 010000 STEERING

DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: CS1604 – KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY KIA OPTIMA VEH

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August 12, 2016 010000 STEERING

DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO: CS1604 – KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM REGARDING THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON ALL 2011-2013 MY AND SOME 2014 MY KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE MDPS

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June 19, 2015 021400 SUSPENSION:FRONT:MACPHERSON STRUT

PITSTOP: DIFFICULTY ASSEMBLING STRUT BEARING/INSULATOR – ON SOME OPTIMA VEHICLES, WHEN REPLACING THE STRUT INSULATOR OR STRUT BEARING WITH NEW PARTS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTY INSTALLING THE NEW STRUT BEARING INTO PLACE ON THE INSULATOR.

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June 23, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE – MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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June 23, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE – MEDIA BUTTON INOPERATIVE – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM OF SOME 2014~2015MY SPORTAGE (SL), FORTE (YD), OPTIMA (TF/QF), OPTIMA HYBRID (TF HEV) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES, WHICH

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June 29, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: 2.4 GDI MIL ON WITH DTC(S) P0263/ P0266/ P0269/ P0272 – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FUEL INJECTORS IN SOME SORENTO (XMA) PRODUCED 12/17/2012~12/11/2014, OPTIMA (QF) PRODUCED 07/28/2013~10/02/2015, OP

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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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December 1, 2013 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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December 1, 2013 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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December 1, 2013 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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December 1, 2013 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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November 15, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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November 15, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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December 1, 2013 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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February 1, 2013 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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December 1, 2014 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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December 1, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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September 1, 2014 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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September 1, 2014 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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August 1, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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August 1, 2014 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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April 1, 2014 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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February 1, 2014 022400 SUSPENSION:REAR:SHOCK ABSORBER

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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February 1, 2014 350000 EQUIPMENT

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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September 1, 2013 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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September 1, 2013 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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May 1, 2014 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

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June 10, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

OWNER LETTER: WTY004 – DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THESE STANDARDS, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE, TO ALL OWNERS, FOR THE EN

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June 10, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

OWNER LETTER: WTY004 – DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THESE STANDARDS, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE, TO ALL OWNERS, FOR THE EN

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June 10, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

OWNER LETTER: WTY004 – DEAR KIA OPTIMA OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA TAKES PRIDE IN PROVIDING YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY AND DEPENDABLE VEHICLES. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THESE STANDARDS, KIA IS EXTENDING THE WARRANTY COVERAGE, TO ALL OWNERS, FOR THE EN

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June 6, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: WTY004 – IF YOU HAVE PAID TO HAVE YOUR ENGINE REPAIRED/REPLACED DUE TO CONNECTING ROD FAILURE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR SOME OR ALL OF THAT EXPENSE. MAIL THIS COMPLETED REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEM

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June 6, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO: WTY004 – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. HAS EXTENDED THE WARRANTY COVERAGE OF THE KIA NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE SHORT BLOCK ASSEMBLY (ENGINE BLOCK, CRANKSHAFT AND BEARINGS,

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June 30, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

WARRANTY BULLETIN: WTY004 – 2011-2014 MY OPTIMA (TF/QF) ENGINE SHORT BLOCK WARRANTY EXTENSION (WTY004) – THIS WARRANTY BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE EXTENSION OF THE NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE ENGINE SHORT BLOCK ASS

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August 2, 2016 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

TSB: COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO INSTALL ADDITIONAL FOAM GASKETS IN BOTH REAR TAIL LAMPS ON 2014-2015MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, WHEN EITHER OF THE LAMP HOUSINGS MAY INDICATE WATER INSIDE. ON SOM

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March 17, 2016 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014 MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY, VOICE RECOGNITION, AND TO IMPROVE “INCOMING

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March 17, 2016 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014 MY SOUL (PS), SORENTO (XMA), OPTIMA (TF/QF), FORTE (YD) AND SPORTAGE (SL) VEHICLES TO IMPROVE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY, VOICE RECOGNITION, AND TO IMPROVE “INCOMING

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April 2, 2015 010000 STEERING

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: STEERING FEEL IMPROVEMENT (SA188) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN UPGRADE OF THE LOGIC FOR THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MPDS) ECU OF SOME 2014~2015MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 23,

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April 2, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: STEERING FEEL IMPROVEMENT (SA188) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN UPGRADE OF THE LOGIC FOR THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MPDS) ECU OF SOME 2014~2015MY OPTIMA (QF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM AUGUST 23,

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December 1, 2014 135000 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

KIA OPTIMA /SORENTO: 2012-2014 REAR VIEW CAMERA REQUIRES REPLACEMENT ON SPECIFIC MODELS. *LJ

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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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September 15, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) – ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.

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September 15, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC135) – ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER.

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September 15, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) – ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO

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September 15, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO (SC135) – ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PRINCIPALS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN / WARRANTY EXTENSION PROGRAM TO INSPECT THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER. KIA HAS DETERMINED THAT THE FO

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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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September 30, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: VARIANT CODING INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNITS (IBAU) – WHEN REPLACING THE INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT, IT IS NECESSARY TO PERFORM VARIANT CODING OF THE NEW MODULE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO VARIANT CODING CLICK TH

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September 30, 2016 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

PITSTOP: VARIANT CODING INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNITS (IBAU) – WHEN REPLACING THE INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT, IT IS NECESSARY TO PERFORM VARIANT CODING OF THE NEW MODULE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO VARIANT CODING CLICK TH

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September 15, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR

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September 15, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: EVAPORATIVE CANISTER INSPECTION AND/OR REPLACEMENT (SC135) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INSPECT AND/OR REPLACE THE EVAPORATIVE CANISTER ASSEMBLY ON SOME OPTIMA (TF) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FR

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September 13, 2016 010000 STEERING

TSB REV1: MDPS FLEXIBLE COUPLING REPLACEMENT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM (CS1604) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE FLEXIBLE COUPLING IN THE MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING (MDPS) ON SOME 2011-2014 MY OPTIM

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December 5, 2014 284000 BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE IM

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December 5, 2014 282100 BACK OVER PREVENTION:WARNINGS:EXTERNAL

TSB: REAR VIEW CAMERA DIAGNOSIS/REPLACEMENT – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO DIAGNOSE AND/OR REPLACE THE REAR VIEW CAMERA OF SOME KIA VEHICLES (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC MODELS AND PRODUCTION DATES) WHICH MAY EXHIBIT INADEQUATE IM

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May 13, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: HIGH-PITCHED SQUEAL NOISE BEFORE COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP – ON SOME VEHICLES, CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF AN INTERMITTENT SQUEAL WHEN COMING TO A STOP. THIS CONCERN IS OFTEN DUE TO THE BRAKE PADS NOT FREELY FLOATING WITHIN THE CALIP

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May 13, 2015 030000 BRAKES (PWS)

PITSTOP: HIGH-PITCHED SQUEAL NOISE BEFORE COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP – ON SOME VEHICLES, CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF AN INTERMITTENT SQUEAL WHEN COMING TO A STOP. THIS CONCERN IS OFTEN DUE TO THE BRAKE PADS NOT FREELY FLOATING WITHIN THE CALIP

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February 5, 2015 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES (SEE PRODUCTION DATES ON PAGE 3), WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE

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February 5, 2015 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TSB: A/C EVAPORATOR FREEZE-UP DURING EXTENDED DRIVE – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE EVAPORATOR TEMPERATURE SENSOR OF SOME OPTIMA (TF/QF) AND SORENTO (XMA) VEHICLES (SEE PRODUCTION DATES ON PAGE 3), WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE

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June 19, 2015 020000 SUSPENSION

PITSTOP: DIFFICULTY ASSEMBLING STRUT BEARING/INSULATOR – ON SOME OPTIMA VEHICLES, WHEN REPLACING THE STRUT INSULATOR OR STRUT BEARING WITH NEW PARTS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTY INSTALLING THE NEW STRUT BEARING INTO PLACE ON THE INSULATOR.

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June 26, 2015 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

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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June 26, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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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July 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

KIA: CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR (CKP) VARIATION HAS NOT LEARNED CAUSING MISFIRE OF ENGINE AND MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) TO COME IN DASH. MODEL ALL. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

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