2017 KIA Forte

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

4 Recalls for 2017 KIA Forte

Recall Date Component Summary
2022-01-25 AIR BAGS

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Sedona, Soul, Soul EV, 2017-2018 Forte, and 2017 Forte Koup vehicles. The Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) cover may contact a memory chip on the printed circuit board and damage the electrical circuit. Circuit damage may result in deactivated air bags that will not deploy in a crash.

Remedy:

Dealers will inspect the ACU, and either update the software or replace the unit, as necessary. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 21, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC226.

2021-08-09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forte 4-door, Forte Koup 2-door, and 2018-2019 Rio 4-door vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

Remedy:

Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 5, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC216.

2021-08-09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LATCH

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forte, Forte Koup, and 2018-2019 Rio vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, “Internal Trunk Release.”

Remedy:

Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 5, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC216.

2021-04-13 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OIL/LUBRICATION:PUMP

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Forte vehicles equipped with a 2.0L Nu MPI engine. Foreign particles may stick inside the oil pump, which may cause an oil pump failure and engine damage.

Remedy:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil pan, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 11, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC210.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2017 KIA Forte

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Date Component  
2021-12-11 lights (exterior & interior)

116 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2017 KIA Forte

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Date Component  
2021-05-03 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11415019
2021-04-29 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11414386
2021-04-17 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11408511
2021-04-16 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11408393
2021-04-13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11407832
2021-04-05 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11406614
2021-04-04 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11406338
2021-03-13 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11402779
2021-03-12 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11402586
2021-03-27 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11405134
2021-02-18 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11396868
2017-07-11 STEERING
ODI Number: 11004256
2017-07-10 ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | STEERING
ODI Number: 11004092
2017-06-09 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10994176
2017-05-15 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10985865
2017-03-29 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10969201
2021-02-10 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11395531
2021-01-29 ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11390714
2021-02-02 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11394277
2021-02-05 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11394870
2021-01-27 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11390416
2021-01-19 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11388776
2020-12-29 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11385418
2020-12-21 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 11384457
2020-12-16 STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11383680
2020-12-01 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11377386
2020-10-30 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11372353
2020-10-21 EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11365642
2020-10-06 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11363120
2020-08-17 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11349949
2020-08-16 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11349731
2020-08-18 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11350053
2020-08-21 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11350709
2020-07-13 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11339054
2020-07-12 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11338867
2020-07-17 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11339905
2020-07-17 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11339856
2020-06-14 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11328786
2020-06-08 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11327830
2020-06-08 AIR BAGS | ENGINE | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11327763
2020-06-03 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11327182
2020-05-26 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11326043
2020-04-30 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11322902
2020-05-12 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11324258
2020-05-10 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11324063
2020-04-02 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11320087
2020-03-05 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11316407
2020-03-06 ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11316614
2020-02-20 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11310359
2020-03-04 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11315991
2020-01-28 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11302455
2020-01-13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11298907
2020-01-03 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11296793
2019-12-16 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11289366
2019-12-13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11288880
2019-12-11 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11288309
2019-11-30 AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11282974
2019-11-26 ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11282532
2019-11-18 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11280894
2019-11-10 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11279272
2019-08-30 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11252377
2019-08-14 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11243932
2019-08-01 SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11240995
2019-08-02 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11241402
2019-10-16 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11268840
2019-10-03 ENGINE | STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11265806
2019-10-06 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11266663
2019-09-25 STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11257989
2019-10-02 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11265571
2019-09-21 EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11257126
2019-09-17 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11256154
2019-09-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11254883
2019-05-13 ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11207243
2019-05-14 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11207407
2019-05-02 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11205314
2019-05-02 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11205397
2019-04-30 ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11204652
2019-04-19 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11202593
2019-04-18 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11197186
2019-07-09 ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11230560
2019-06-22 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11221892
2019-06-24 ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11222210
2019-07-01 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
ODI Number: 11228741
2019-06-24 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11222305
2019-06-13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ODI Number: 11219684
2019-01-25 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11172139
2019-01-25 AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | STEERING
ODI Number: 11172094
2019-01-17 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11170652
2018-12-31 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11164302
2018-10-11 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11139889
2018-09-14 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11129498
2018-09-05 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11124665
2018-08-28 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11123087
2018-08-19 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11120871
2018-08-19 AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11120867
2018-08-28 ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11123010
2018-08-22 STRUCTURE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11121649
2018-05-31 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11098972
2019-03-17 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11187357
2019-03-17 UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11187356
2019-03-17 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11187355
2019-03-14 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11186962
2019-02-22 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11181994
2018-04-10 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11084311
2018-03-27 EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11081467
2018-03-19 AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11080209
2018-02-18 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11073460
2018-12-07 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11156782
2018-10-15 WHEELS
ODI Number: 11140483
2018-07-22 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11112914
2018-07-14 ENGINE
ODI Number: 11111287
2018-06-22 ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11103452
2018-01-09 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11061481
2017-12-28 AIR BAGS | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11057064
2018-03-27 STEERING
ODI Number: 11032408
2017-08-18 VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11016226
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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

140 Service Alerts for 2017 KIA Forte

Date Description
2022-04-21 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SUBSEQUENT REPAIR ACTION: ENGINE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DTC P1326 (PI2106Y/Z) – This bulletin provides information related to the Technical Service Bulletin previously published (PI2106) titled â¿¿Nu 2.0L GDI – Knock Sensor Detecti

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2022-03-30 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT AND MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS – 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 pitstop pro

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2022-03-01 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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2022-01-06 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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2022-01-06 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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2021-12-21 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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2021-12-21 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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2021-12-21 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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2021-10-25 350000 EQUIPMENT

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPDATE FOR OBD LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC203) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with the NU

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2021-10-21 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_POC: PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD

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2021-10-21 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SC203_POC: PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD

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2021-10-21 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC203_POC: PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD

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2021-10-21 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_STKR: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN COMPLETION STICKER

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2021-10-21 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SC203_STKR: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN COMPLETION STICKER

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2021-10-21 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

SC203_STKR: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN COMPLETION STICKER

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2021-10-25 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPDATE FOR OBD LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC203) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with the NU

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2021-10-25 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPDATE FOR OBD LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC203) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with the NU

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2021-10-25 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN: ECM UPDATE FOR OBD LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SC203) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with the NU

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2021-10-26 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_OWNR: OWNER NOTIFICATION – This document is the owner notification advising that Kia America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on your vehicle’s Engine Control Module. Kia ha

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2021-10-26 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC203_OWNR: OWNER NOTIFICATION – This document is the owner notification advising that Kia America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on your vehicle’s Engine Control Module. Kia ha

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2021-10-26 074000 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM (PWS)

SC203_OWNR: OWNER NOTIFICATION – This document is the owner notification advising that Kia America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on your vehicle’s Engine Control Module. Kia ha

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2021-10-21 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_QA: QUESTION AND ANSWER – This document is the Questions and Answers Guide containing the most frequently asked questions regarding the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC203).

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2021-10-21 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC203_QA: QUESTION AND ANSWER – This document is the Questions and Answers Guide containing the most frequently asked questions regarding the Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign (SC203).

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2021-10-21 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_DPSM: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO – This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers that Kia America, Inc is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on

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2021-10-21 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC203_DPSM: DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGER MEMO – This document is the announcement to the dealer Parts and Service Managers that Kia America, Inc is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on

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2021-10-21 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_DP: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO – This document is the announcement to the dealer principals that Kia America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module on cert

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2021-10-21 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SC203_DP: DEALER PRINCIPAL MEMO – This document is the announcement to the dealer principals that Kia America, Inc. is conducting a Voluntary Emissions Service Campaign to update the software programming on the Engine Control Module on cert

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2021-10-05 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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2021-10-05 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: NU 2.0L GDI – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI2106) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor D

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2021-10-05 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: NU 2.0L GDI – KNOCK SENSOR DETECTION SYSTEM (KSDS) ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (PI2106) – This bulletin provides information related to a software update to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to install the Knock Sensor D

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2021-10-05 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: QUESTION AND ANSWER – This document is the Question and Answer Guide containing the most frequently asked questions regarding the Product Improvement Campaign (PI2106).

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2021-10-08 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN: OWNER NOTIFICATION – This document is the owner notification advising that Kia is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign to perform a software update on 2017-2018 MY Kia Forte vehicles equipped with 2.0-lite

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2021-10-05 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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2021-10-05 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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2021-09-13 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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2021-09-13 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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2021-09-01 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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2021-08-03 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) – This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors in

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2021-08-03 260000 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

PITSTOP: FRONT RADAR SENSOR MOUNTING INSPECTION (PS704) – This pitstop provides information regarding front radar sensor alignment on 2014MY and later vehicles that may exhibit a warning light ON related to radar sensor alignment errors in

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2021-08-24 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the mar

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2021-03-25 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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2020-12-16 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace Dual Clutch Assembly and upgrade the TCU on some 2016-2020MY Kia vehicles listed on the table

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2020-12-16 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace Dual Clutch Assembly and upgrade the TCU on some 2016-2020MY Kia vehicles listed on the table

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2020-12-16 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: 7-SPEED DCT JUDDER INSPECTION AND DUAL CLUTCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace Dual Clutch Assembly and upgrade the TCU on some 2016-2020MY Kia vehicles listed on the table

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2020-11-04 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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2020-11-04 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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2020-11-04 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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2020-11-25 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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2020-11-25 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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2020-11-25 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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2020-08-25 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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2020-08-25 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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2020-07-27 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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2020-04-09 130000 VISIBILITY

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: – PARTIAL REPAIR; COMPRESSOR FIELD COIL ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information regarding A/C Compressor Field Coil Assembly inspection and replacement on some 2017-2020 Forte (YD

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2020-04-09 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: – PARTIAL REPAIR; COMPRESSOR FIELD COIL ASSEMBLY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT – This bulletin provides information regarding A/C Compressor Field Coil Assembly inspection and replacement on some 2017-2020 Forte (YD

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2020-06-17 170000 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

TSB – This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a partial repair on the trunk latch base sub assembly on the certain Forte, Rio and Optima vehicles, which may exhibit a difficult-to-close/latch concern with the trunk lid.

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2020-04-24 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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2019-10-15 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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2020-01-07 100000 POWER TRAIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317B/C) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Opti

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2020-01-21 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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2019-11-26 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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2019-11-26 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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2019-11-26 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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2020-02-28 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 AND/OR P219C00, P219D00, P219E00, P219F00 – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2

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2020-02-28 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN – ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 AND/OR P219C00, P219D00, P219E00, P219F00 – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2

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2019-10-08 050000 PARKING BRAKE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSBCHA100): SERVICE ACTION: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKE (AEB) LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA400) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) control unit on some 2016

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2019-08-29 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TSBBOD192_R1: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION:FUEL FILLER DOOR OPENING IMPROVEMENT (SA388) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the fuel filler door opening mecha

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2019-08-08 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

TSBBOD192: COMBINATION TSB/SERVICE ACTION FUEL FILLER DOOR OPENING IMPROVEMENT (SA388) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the fuel filler door opening mechanism on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles produced from May 23,

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2019-04-05 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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2019-04-05 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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2019-04-05 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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2019-06-11 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: SRS DTC B176200 AND/OR B168400- This Pitstop provides information regarding a possible mismatch of a SRSCM (Supplemental Restraint System Control Module) and driver seat belt buckle that may set the SRS DTC(s) B168400 and/or B17620

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2019-06-11 150000 SEAT BELTS

PITSTOP: SRS DTC B176200 AND/OR B168400- This Pitstop provides information regarding a possible mismatch of a SRSCM (Supplemental Restraint System Control Module) and driver seat belt buckle that may set the SRS DTC(s) B168400 and/or B17620

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2019-06-11 100000 POWER TRAIN

TSB: TRANSMISSION LOGIC IMPROVEMENT – This bulletin provides the procedure to optimize the logic of the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) on 2017-2018MY Soul (PS) and Forte (YDm) and 2016-2018MY Optima (JFa) vehicles equipped with 1.6T GDI th

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2019-06-11 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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2019-06-26 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 AND/OR P219C00, P219D00, P219E00, P219F00 – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Engine Control Module (ECM) on some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicl

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2019-06-20 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS – This publication provides the KDS service procedure for mileage setting on the listed vehicles with newly replaced instrument clusters.

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2019-06-20 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

PITSTOP: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, MILEAGE SETTING WITH KDS – This publication provides the KDS service procedure for mileage setting on the listed vehicles with newly replaced instrument clusters.

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2019-01-18 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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2018-05-22 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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2018-05-22 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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2018-10-19 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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2018-10-19 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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2017-06-19 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: ADAPTIVE VALUES RESET FOR DTC P0016 – This bulletin provides the procedure to reset adaptive values on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) 2.0L MPI vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 through April 26, 2017, which may experience a malfunction in

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2017-06-05 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P030X (SA285) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with 2.0L MPI engine, produced fr

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2017-06-07 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) – This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in C

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2018-04-27 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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2018-02-12 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH – REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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2018-02-12 113000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH – REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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2018-02-12 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH – REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (

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2018-02-16 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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2018-03-29 175200 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TRUNK LID:LOCK

PITSTOP – RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF THE VEHICLE (PS551) – This Pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016MY-2018MY vehicles.

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2018-03-29 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

PITSTOP – RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF THE VEHICLE (PS551) – This Pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016MY-2018MY vehicles.

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2018-03-02 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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2018-01-25 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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2018-01-25 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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2018-01-25 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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2018-01-16 120000 LIGHTING (PWS)

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: OUTSIDE REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION (SA327) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 23, 2016 to August 1

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2018-01-16 124000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

TSB – BOD157/SA256 CLOSED. REFER TO TSB BOD181/SA327

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2018-01-16 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

TSB – BOD157/SA256 CLOSED. REFER TO TSB BOD181/SA327

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2018-01-31 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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2018-01-16 103500 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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2018-01-16 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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2018-01-16 116100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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2018-01-16 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: INHIBITOR SWITCH REPLACEMENT (SA317A) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017MY Optima (JFa), Sorento (UMa), Optima Hybrid (HEV), Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), Sportage (QL),

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2017-12-06 100000 POWER TRAIN

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

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2017-12-12 116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: IGNITION COIL OR COIL RFI SPRING REPLACEMENT FOR DTC P030X (SA321) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace all four (4) ignition coils or replace all four (4) coil radio frequency interference (RFI) springs o

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2016-12-02 124000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

TSB -SERVICE ACTION: REAR COMBINATION LAMP WATER INTRUSION – SA256 – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outer rear combination lamp pads on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 24, 2016 to October 13, 2016,

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2017-07-05 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT (SA281) – This bulletin provides information related to the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) equipped on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) 5 Door 1.6T vehicles, produced from September 22, 2016

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2017-07-14 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

PITSTOP: QUICK START GUIDE (QSG) DISCOLORATION – Some 2017-2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles may experience some fading/discoloring (yellowing) of the Quick Start Guide (QSG) installed prior to delivery to your dealer. In the event you encounter

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2017-09-25 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: ELECTRIC THERMOSTAT REPLACEMENT (SA308) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the electric thermostat on 2017MY Forte (YDm) 2.0L MPI vehicles, produced from May 23, 2016 through March 15, 2017, which may ex

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2017-09-07 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC17) – Revised – This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicle

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2017-06-27 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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2017-02-23 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264A) – This bulletin has been revised and republished on February 23, 2017. The revisions include an updated Labor Op Code and a revised VIN list. This bulletin provides th

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2017-02-23 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264A) – This bulletin has been revised and republished on February 23, 2017. The revisions include an updated Labor Op Code and a revised VIN list. This bulletin provides th

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2016-10-27 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE BLUETOOTH PAIRING ISSUE (SA239) – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 to August 12,

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2016-10-27 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE BLUETOOTH PAIRING ISSUE (SA239) – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 to August 12,

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2017-05-01 130000 VISIBILITY

PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING – Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f

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2017-05-01 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

PITSTOP: ANTI-CONDENSATION LOGIC ? NORMAL OPERATION, DISABLING, AND ENABLING – Some Kia vehicles starting with 2016MY and all Kia vehicles, after and including 2017MY, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f

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2017-03-21 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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2017-03-21 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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2016-11-08 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE BLUETOOTH PAIRING ISSUE (SA239) – This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 15, 2016 to August 12,

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2016-11-10 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR DOOR WITH HIGH EFFORT TO OPEN/CLOSE (SA254) – This bulletin provides the procedure to lubricate the rear door checkers on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from September 7, 2016 to October 6, 2016, which

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2016-10-21 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION – An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i

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2016-10-21 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

PITSTOP: AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) OPERATION – An increasing number of Kia?s latest models are now equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). Some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i

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2017-03-20 100000 POWER TRAIN

PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS – All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s

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2017-03-20 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

PS481: DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT) CHARACTERISTICS – All models with a 1.6L Turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), except the 2017MY~ Niro (DE) with a 1.6L Atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s

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2017-04-11 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECU LOGIC IMPROVEMENT FOR DTC P030X (SA285) – This bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) on some 2017MY Forte (YDm) vehicles equipped with 2.0L MPI engine, produced fr

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2017-03-07 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264A) – This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the Base Audio Gen 3.0 Type A software on some 2017 Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 16, 2016 to November

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2017-03-08 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

TSB: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, SOFWARE UPGRADE AND MILEAGE SETTING – This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a software upgrade and mileage setting on 2015MY~ Sedona (YP), 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa), and 2017MY~ Forte (YD, YDm) veh

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2017-03-08 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REPLACEMENT, SOFWARE UPGRADE AND MILEAGE SETTING – This bulletin provides the procedure to perform a software upgrade and mileage setting on 2015MY~ Sedona (YP), 2016MY~ Sorento (UMa), and 2017MY~ Forte (YD, YDm) veh

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2017-03-20 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET INSTALLATION – This bulletin provides information on front license plate bracket installation on some 2017MY Forte (YD, YDm) 5-Door vehicles which may not have corresponding dimples for the insertion of the

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2017-01-30 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264) – This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the Base Audio Gen 3.0 Type A software on some 2017 Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 16, 2016 to November

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2017-01-30 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR AUDIO POWER ON IMPROVEMENT (SA264) – This bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the Base Audio Gen 3.0 Type A software on some 2017 Forte (YDm) vehicles, produced from May 16, 2016 to November

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2016-11-15 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION – Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp

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2016-11-15 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION – Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp

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2016-11-15 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

PITSTOP: HVAC VENTILATION LOGIC OPERATION – Starting with 14MY Soul (PS) (with the exception of PSEV) and complete new models such as K900 (KH), Sedona (YP), Sorento (UMa), Optima (JFa), Sportage (QL), and 17MY Forte (YD, YDm), etc., equipp

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2016-09-06 162700 STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

PITSTOP: TRUNK LID LINER DELETED ON LX MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS – ALL 2017MY FORTE (YDM) LX MODELS EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION DO NOT INCLUDE A TRUNK LINER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF TRUNK LID. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS COMPONENT

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2016-09-06 350000 EQUIPMENT

PITSTOP: TRUNK LID LINER DELETED ON LX MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS – ALL 2017MY FORTE (YDM) LX MODELS EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION DO NOT INCLUDE A TRUNK LINER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF TRUNK LID. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS COMPONENT

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2016-09-30 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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