2015 KIA Forte

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

1 Recalls for 2015 KIA Forte

Recall Date Component Summary
December 2, 2020 ENGINE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine compartment for fuel and/or engine oil leaks, perform an engine test and make any repairs, including engine replacement, as necessary, free of charge. In addition, Kia dealers will update the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) software, free of charge. The KSDS software update is not yet available for 2014-2015 Forte and Forte Koup and 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid vehicles. A second letter will be sent to those vehicle owners once the software update is available. The recall began January 27, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC200.

These are complaints about vehicles like yours and some can only be found here. Do they sound familiar?

1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2015 KIA Forte

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Date Component  

134 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2015 KIA Forte

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Date Component  
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11416215
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11415203
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11414702
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11414141
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11408243
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11407869
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11405412
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11404520
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11406105
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11403312
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11403485
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11400170
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11399231
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11398814
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11398318
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11398264
ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11397756
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11397814
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11396906
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11397200
TIRES:BEAD
ODI Number: 10925374
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10916358
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 10994965
WHEELS:RIM
ODI Number: 10984716
STEERING
ODI Number: 10972130
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11394806
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11388539
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11388334
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11389558
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11389332
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11388272
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11385143
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11386495
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11386125
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11386718
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11384598
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11378044
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11383354
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11378674
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11378481
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11375576
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11376696
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11375233
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11373596
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11365019
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11366314
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11365855
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11365610
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11363477
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11362945
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11360458
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11360397
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11355193
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11353068
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11351442
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11349927
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11350161
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11350334
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11348820
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11349296
STEERING
ODI Number: 11350304
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11341498
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11341651
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11339914
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11326732
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11327268
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11326338
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11327039
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11319741
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11320277
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11317792
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11317790
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11310491
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11311199
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11302297
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11297510
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11297392
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11280372
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11252286
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11240768
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11240420
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11268197
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11266130
AIR BAGS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11255761
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11255887
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11254993
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11254210
AIR BAGS | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11208496
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11205513
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11205510
STEERING
ODI Number: 11203054
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11203181
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11194982
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11193333
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11229329
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11220370
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11218445
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11171617
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11165294
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11164177
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11123029
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11101058
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11184245
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11181120
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11079987
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11081133
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11079941
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11150441
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11150152
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11145218
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11115880
ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11114380
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11112472
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11111966
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11064560
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11040461
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11023328
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11019264
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11018860
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10873377
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10862416
SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10852998
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10851931
TIRES
ODI Number: 10839863
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10821413
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10822754
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10820680
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10807130
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10808724
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10758991
STRUCTURE:BODY | VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 10679790
AIR BAGS | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10679343
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 10654462
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11151900
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0 Investigations for 2015 KIA Forte

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

151 Service Alerts for 2015 KIA Forte

Date Description
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 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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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 23, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2002Y/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 area.

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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 23, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2002Y/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 area.

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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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June 15, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2002Y/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 area.

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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 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: CLOCKSPRING REPLACEMENT FOR AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON – DTC B1346/B1481 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the

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March 11, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: CLOCKSPRING REPLACEMENT FOR AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON – DTC B1346/B1481 – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the

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December 3, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: CLOCKSPRING REPLACEMENT FOR AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON â¿¿ DTC B1346/B1481 – This bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the driverâ¿¿s airbag clock spring assembly on some 2012-2013MY Ri

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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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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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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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October 23, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT FORM: This document is the Request for Reimbursement form for the 2014-2015 MY Kia Forte and Forte Koup vehicle owners to use in the event they incurred expenses related to this Extended Warranty Program prior to t

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October 23, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

WARRANTY EXTENSION – NOTICE TO FORTE AND FORTE KOUP VEHICLE OWNERS – This document is notice to the owners of the 2014-2015 MY Kia Forte and Forte Koup vehicles of the warranty extension on the driver’s front airbag clock spring assembly to

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October 14, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

WARRANTY EXTENSION: QA – This document is the frequently asked question and answer document for the warranty extension (WTY017) on the driver’s front airbag clock spring assembly to fifteen (15) years with unlimited mileage, starting from

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October 14, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

WARRANTY EXTENSION – NOTICE TO DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS – This document is notice to the dealer parts and service managers of the warranty extension on the driver’s front airbag clock spring assembly on 2012-2013 MY Rio and 2014-20

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October 14, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

WARRANTY EXTENSION – NOTICE TO DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS – This document is notice to the dealer parts and service managers of the warranty extension on the driver’s front airbag clock spring assembly on 2012-2013 MY Rio and 2014-20

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October 14, 2020 140000 AIR BAGS

WARRANTY EXTENSION – NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS – This document is notice to the dealer principals of the warranty extension on the driver’s front airbag clock spring assembly on 2012-2013 MY Rio and 2014-2015 MY Forte and Forte Koup vehic

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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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September 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN – NU 2.0L GDI SULEV CATALYST HEATING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC180) – This bulletin provides the procedure to update the Engine Control Module (ECM) software on some 2014-2016MY Forte (YD) Nu 2.0L GDI SULEV v

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September 10, 2019 063140 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN – NU 2.0L GDI SULEV CATALYST HEATING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC180) – This bulletin provides the procedure to update the Engine Control Module (ECM) software on some 2014-2016MY Forte (YD) Nu 2.0L GDI SULEV v

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September 13, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC180 Owner Notification Letter – Dear Kia Forte Owner, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module. Kia has become aware that certain 2014-2

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September 13, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC180 Owner Notification Letter – Dear Kia Forte Owner, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module. Kia has become aware that certain 2014-2

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September 13, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC180 Owner Notification Letter – Dear Kia Forte Owner, Kia Motors America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module. Kia has become aware that certain 2014-2

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April 5, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROL MALFUNCTION – This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the clock spring assembly on some 2014-2018MY Forte (YD/YDm) vehicles, produced from February 20, 2013 throug

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April 5, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROL MALFUNCTION – This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the clock spring assembly on some 2014-2018MY Forte (YD/YDm) vehicles, produced from February 20, 2013 throug

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April 5, 2019 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB: STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROL MALFUNCTION – This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, replace the clock spring assembly on some 2014-2018MY Forte (YD/YDm) vehicles, produced from February 20, 2013 throug

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June 11, 2019 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TSB: AIR DRAIN CASE REPLACEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the Air Drain Case on some 2014-2018MY Soul (PS), produced from July 21, 2013 through June 1

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September 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC180 – This document is the dealer principal notification advising of a new Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine, to update the catalyst heating logic

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September 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC180 – This document contains questions and answers regarding the SC180 Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine to update the catalyst heating logic in th

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September 10, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC180 – This document contains questions and answers regarding the SC180 Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine to update the catalyst heating logic in th

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September 10, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC180 – This document contains questions and answers regarding the SC180 Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine to update the catalyst heating logic in th

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September 10, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC180 – This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification of the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine to update the catalyst heating logic in the

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September 10, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC180 – This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification of the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine to update the catalyst heating logic in the

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September 10, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC180 – This document is the Dealer Service Manager notification of the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter GDI SULEV engine to update the catalyst heating logic in the

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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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October 19, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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October 19, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

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

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April 27, 2018 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

TSB – CANISTER CLOSE VALVE INSPECTION AND AIR DRAIN CASE REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary, replace the Air Drain Case on some 2014-18MY Soul (PS), produced from July 21, 2013 through June 1, 201

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April 6, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB – HEAD UNIT MISMATCH WITH MICROPHONE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding correct 3.3 Volt and 8 Volt microphone (MIC) matching with head unit part numbers on

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March 9, 2018 072200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

PITSTOP – INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER OR HESITATION UPON ACCELERATION – RESTRICTED FUEL LINE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Customers may experience an intermittent lack of power or hesitation upon accele

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March 9, 2018 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

PITSTOP – INTERMITTENT LACK OF POWER OR HESITATION UPON ACCELERATION – RESTRICTED FUEL LINE – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. Customers may experience an intermittent lack of power or hesitation upon accele

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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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March 12, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – HEAD UNIT MISMATCH WITH MICROPHONE – This bulletin provides information regarding correct 3.3 Volt and 8 Volt microphone (MIC) matching with head unit part numbers on some 2014-2015MY vehicles.

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March 7, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE – This bulletin has been revised and is no longer a Service Action. This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the UVO software on some 2015MY Soul (PS), Sportage (SL), Optima (TF, QF), Forte (YD), and Soren

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March 7, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB – AUDIO SOFTWARE UPGRADE – This bulletin has been revised and is no longer a Service Action. This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the audio software on some 2015MY Soul (PS), Sportage (SL), Optima (TF, QF), Forte (YD), and So

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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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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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January 9, 2018 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

SC150 – OWNER LETTER – Notice to vehicle owners advising them of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions standards, to

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January 9, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC150 – OWNER LETTER – Notice to vehicle owners advising them of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions standards, to

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January 9, 2018 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

SC150 – EMISSIONS LABEL – to affix under the hood of the vehicle once the campaign has been completed.

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January 25, 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 2014-2017MY Forte (YD), produced from February 18, 2013 through November 15, 2016,

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January 25, 2018 013000 STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

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 2014-2017MY Forte (YD), produced from February 18, 2013 through November 15, 2016,

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January 25, 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 2014-2017MY Forte (YD), produced from February 18, 2013 through November 15, 2016,

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January 31, 2018 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

PITSTOP – INSTANTANEOUS FUEL MILEAGE NOT PRESENT ON INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY – This Pitstop provides information regarding the instantaneous fuel mileage not displayed in the fuel economy menu of the trip computer in Type A instrument clu

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January 22, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC150 – TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) – This publication gives the dealers the instructions on how to do the repair.

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January 22, 2018 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SC150 – TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) – This publication gives the dealers the instructions on how to do the repair.

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January 9, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC150 – QA – List of Campaign Questions and Answers

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January 9, 2018 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SC150 – QA – List of Campaign Questions and Answers

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January 9, 2018 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

SC150 -PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD – Dealers to give customers in California and the S.177 States Proof of Correction Cards showing that the recall has been completed.

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January 9, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC150 -PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD – Dealers to give customers in California and the S.177 States Proof of Correction Cards showing that the recall has been completed.

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January 9, 2018 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

SC150 – NOTICE TO DEALER SERVICE MANAGERS – Notice to dealer service managers of a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions

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January 9, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC150 – NOTICE TO DEALER SERVICE MANAGERS – Notice to dealer service managers of a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions

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January 9, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SC150 – NOTICE TO DEALER SERVICE MANAGERS – Notice to dealer service managers of a Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions

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January 9, 2018 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

SC150 – NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS – Notice to Dealer Principals of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions standards,

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January 9, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC150 – NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS – Notice to Dealer Principals of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions standards,

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January 9, 2018 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SC150 – NOTICE TO DEALER PRINCIPALS – Notice to Dealer Principals of the Voluntary Emissions Recall Campaign on certain 2014-2016 MY Kia Forte SULEV vehicles equipped with the 1.8L engine and designed to meet California emissions standards,

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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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September 26, 2017 020000 SUSPENSION

TSB – COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION: ENGINE VIBRATION AT IDLE (SA312) – REVISED – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the alternator pulley on some 2014-2016MY Forte (YD) vehicles with 1.8L and 2.0L Nu engines, produced from Fe

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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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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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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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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 30, 2016 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

TSB: COMBINED TSB / SERVICE ACTION: REAR DOOR WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT (SA260) – This bulletin describes the procedure to replace both rear door power window motors on some 2014-15MY Forte (YD) vehicles, produced from February 1, 2013 throu

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November 30, 2016 137200 VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

TSB: COMBINED TSB / SERVICE ACTION: REAR DOOR WINDOW MOTOR REPLACEMENT (SA260) – This bulletin describes the procedure to replace both rear door power window motors on some 2014-15MY Forte (YD) vehicles, produced from February 1, 2013 throu

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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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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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April 28, 2016 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

PITSTOP: FRAMELESS WINDOW SHORT DROP FEATURE INOPERATIVE – SOME FORTE KOUP (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2014, MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY WHEN OPENING/CLOSING THE DOORS IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES, DUE TO THE OPERATION OF THE SHORT

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April 28, 2016 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

PITSTOP: FRAMELESS WINDOW SHORT DROP FEATURE INOPERATIVE – SOME FORTE KOUP (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 2014, MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY WHEN OPENING/CLOSING THE DOORS IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES, DUE TO THE OPERATION OF THE SHORT

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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: 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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March 24, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA277) – This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the UVO software on some 2015MY Soul (PS), Sportage (SL), Optima (TF, QF), Forte (YD), and Sorento (XMa) vehicles to incorporate Bluetooth

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March 24, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: AUDIO SOFTWARE UPGRADE (SA276) – This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the audio software on some 2015MY Soul (PS), Sportage (SL), Optima (TF, QF), Forte (YD), and Sorento (XMa) vehicles to incorporate Bluetoo

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October 14, 2014 072100 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

PITSTOP: NO START OR HARD TO START CONCERNS – Some 2014~2015MY Forte Koup / 5 DR equipped with a 1.6L GDI Turbo and produced before July 14, 2014, may experience a hard to start concern or idle rpm fluctuations while stationary. If you enco

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October 14, 2014 092100 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

PITSTOP: NO START OR HARD TO START CONCERNS – Some 2014~2015MY Forte Koup / 5 DR equipped with a 1.6L GDI Turbo and produced before July 14, 2014, may experience a hard to start concern or idle rpm fluctuations while stationary. If you enco

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October 14, 2014 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

PITSTOP: NO START OR HARD TO START CONCERNS – Some 2014~2015MY Forte Koup / 5 DR equipped with a 1.6L GDI Turbo and produced before July 14, 2014, may experience a hard to start concern or idle rpm fluctuations while stationary. If you enco

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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 2, 2016 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

TSB: WATER LEAK/CONDENSATION IN REAR COMBINATION TAIL LAMP(S) – ON SOME 2014~2015MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT WATER DROPLETS FORMING INSIDE THE REAR TAIL LAMP LENSES FOLLOWING A RAINSTORM OR AFTER WASHING THEIR VEHIC

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March 2, 2016 160000 STRUCTURE

TSB: WATER LEAK/CONDENSATION IN REAR COMBINATION TAIL LAMP(S) – ON SOME 2014~2015MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT WATER DROPLETS FORMING INSIDE THE REAR TAIL LAMP LENSES FOLLOWING A RAINSTORM OR AFTER WASHING THEIR VEHIC

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March 2, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: WATER LEAK/CONDENSATION IN REAR COMBINATION TAIL LAMP(S) – ON SOME 2014~2015MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT WATER DROPLETS FORMING INSIDE THE REAR TAIL LAMP LENSES FOLLOWING A RAINSTORM OR AFTER WASHING THEIR VEHIC

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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 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: COMBINED TSB /SERVICE ACTION: MIL ON WITH DTC C1212 LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA216) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME 2014~2015MY FORTE (YD), PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 7, 2013 TO APRIL 16, 2015, AN

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June 29, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: COMBINED TSB /SERVICE ACTION: MIL ON WITH DTC C1212 LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA216) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ECM SOFTWARE UPGRADE OF SOME 2014~2015MY FORTE (YD), PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 7, 2013 TO APRIL 16, 2015, AN

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October 9, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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October 9, 2015 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

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

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October 6, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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October 6, 2015 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

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

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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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October 1, 2014 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

KIA: MY FORTE 2014-2015 SOME MODELS MAY EXPERIENCE A HARD OR NO START WHILE STATIONARY. *LJ

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September 21, 2016 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: ENGINE VIBRATION AT IDLE – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR PULLEY. SOME 2014-16MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES WITH 1.8L AND 2.0L NU ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE AN UNUSUAL ENGINE VIBRATION AT IDLE THAT IS SOMETIMES MOR

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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 2, 2016 020000 SUSPENSION

PITSTOP: CLICKING NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION – SOME 2014-2016MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLICKING TYPE NOISE FROM THE FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN CARRYING A FULL LOAD OF PASSENGERS AND TURNING THE WHEEL IN EITHER DIRECTION AT LOW SPEEDS

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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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May 26, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA193) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JUNE 1, 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013, AS PART OF A KIA /J.D. POWER PILOT

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May 26, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA193) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JUNE 1, 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013, AS PART OF A KIA /J.D. POWER PILOT

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May 26, 2015 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA193) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE UVO SYSTEM ON SOME 2014MY FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM JUNE 1, 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013, AS PART OF A KIA /J.D. POWER PILOT

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February 13, 2015 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: UVO HEAD UNIT REPLACEMENT (SA184) – THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE UVO HEAD UNIT ON SOME OF 2015MY SOUL (PS), SPORTAGE (SL) SEDONA (YP) AND FORTE (YD) VEHICLES, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHIC

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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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