2018 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 2018 KIA Forte

Recall Date Component Summary
January 25, 2022 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.

August 9, 2021 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.

August 9, 2021 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.

April 13, 2021 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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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2018 KIA Forte

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37 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2018 KIA Forte

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Date Component  
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11406618
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11404920
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11388762
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11377876
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11375333
TIRES
ODI Number: 11364196
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11360165
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11351298
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 11342397
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11343873
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11325535
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11320956
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11315634
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11299232
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11292568
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11289115
ENGINE
ODI Number: 11241180
STEERING
ODI Number: 11234047
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11258813
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11252592
STEERING | STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11197280
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11194754
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11194520
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11230452
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11222215
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11220727
UNKNOWN OR OTHER | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11210784
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11165436
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11099280
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11091177
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11088519
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11191632
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11186351
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11083579
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11153084
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11103871
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 11104194
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0 Investigations for 2018 KIA Forte

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97 Service Alerts for 2018 KIA Forte

Date Description
June 22, 2022 160000 STRUCTURE

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: SERVICE ACTION: SUB FRAME REPLACEMENT (SA323) – 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 bullet

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April 21, 2022 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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March 30, 2022 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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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 25, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_POC: PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD

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October 21, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SC203_POC: PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD

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October 21, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

SC203_POC: PROOF OF CORRECTION CARD

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October 21, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

SC203_STKR: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN COMPLETION STICKER

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October 21, 2021 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

SC203_STKR: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN COMPLETION STICKER

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October 21, 2021 355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

SC203_STKR: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS SERVICE CAMPAIGN COMPLETION STICKER

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October 25, 2021 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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October 25, 2021 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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October 25, 2021 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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October 26, 2021 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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October 26, 2021 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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October 26, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 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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October 21, 2021 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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October 6, 2021 010000 STEERING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: REPLACEMENT OF MOBIS C-MDPS SMALL BEARING – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the small bearing of the Column Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS) unit on the vehicles listed below, which may exhibi

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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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October 5, 2021 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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October 5, 2021 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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October 5, 2021 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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October 8, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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October 5, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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October 5, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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September 13, 2021 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

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

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September 13, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

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

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September 1, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN: EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPTION NU/GAMMA/THETA/KAPPA ENGINES – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. New/revised sections of this bulletin are indicated by a black bar in the margin area. Th

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August 3, 2021 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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August 3, 2021 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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August 24, 2021 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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March 25, 2021 010000 STEERING

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

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November 4, 2020 010000 STEERING

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

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November 4, 2020 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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November 4, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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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 9, 2020 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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April 9, 2020 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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June 17, 2020 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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October 6, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

PITSTOP: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS – 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. When servicing windshield wi

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October 6, 2020 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

PITSTOP: CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR RAISING WINDSHIELD WIPERS – 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. When servicing windshield wi

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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 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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February 28, 2020 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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February 28, 2020 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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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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August 29, 2019 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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August 8, 2019 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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April 16, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) – 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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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 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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June 11, 2019 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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July 11, 2019 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TSB: DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting â¿¿in use performance tracking⿝ emi

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June 11, 2019 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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June 26, 2019 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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June 20, 2019 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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June 20, 2019 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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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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March 12, 2019 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TSB: SERVICE ACTION: A/C REFRIGERANT OVERFILL (SA372) – This bulletin provides the procedure to recover and recharge the air conditioning system on certain 2019MY Niro Hybrid (DE HEV) and Niro Plug-in Hybrid (DE PHEV) vehicles, produced fro

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May 22, 2018 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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May 22, 2018 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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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 30, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT (SA342) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the spark plugs on some 2018MY Forte (YDm), produced from November 21, 2017 through April 12, 2018, and 2018MY Rio (SC) vehicles, both pr

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April 17, 2018 063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

TSB – DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) – This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions da

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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 29, 2018 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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March 29, 2018 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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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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January 24, 2018 160000 STRUCTURE

TSB – SERVICE ACTION: SUB FRAME REPLACEMENT (SA323) – This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the sub frame on some 2018MY Forte (YD), produced from August 31, 2017 through September 4, 2017, and some 2018MY Forte (YDm) vehicles, pr

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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 23, 2018 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

TSB – DATA COLLECTION: EXTRACT CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS DATA FROM ECU (DC18) – This bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of certain vehicles sold in

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December 6, 2017 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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December 12, 2017 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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October 12, 2017 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TSB – ANTENNA POLE LOCATION DURING TRANSPORT – This bulletin provides information regarding the shipping location of the antenna pole in all 2018MY Forte (YDm) 5 Door SX and all 2018MY Rio (SC) vehicles at delivery to dealers and Transporta

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July 14, 2017 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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