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2014 Kia Cadenza Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133170
TSB ID: PS539

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.
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109691
TSB ID: TSB-CHA044R2

Tsb: mdps flexible coupling replacement - rev 2 - this bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the mdps motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the mdps
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109700
TSB ID: TSB-ENG137R1

Tsb: data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc005) - this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ecu) in certain vehicles sold in
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109649
TSB ID: TSB-CHA044

Tsb: mdps flexible coupling replacement - this bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the mdps motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the mdps when tur
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109655
TSB ID: PS315

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
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109657
TSB ID: PS320

Pit stop: rough idle after cold start on 3.3l gdi engine - when addressing a customer complaint of rough idle, which occurs only on the first start of the day and lasts for 30-45 seconds, check for the possibility of poor injector performan
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08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109813
TSB ID: PS469

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
02/16/17 NHTSA ID: 10091941
TSB ID: TSB ENG148_REV1

This bulletin provides information about the timing chain tensioner replacement on some 2014-2016 my cadenza vehicles produced from sop through january 7, 2016, which may experience a brief chattering or rattling noise concern from the engi
02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090824
TSB ID: TSBCHA074R1

Tsb rev1: mdps flexible coupling replacement - this bulletin is issued to provide information about the replacement of the flexible coupling in the mdps motor of some vehicles which might experience a ¿knock¿ noise originating from the mdps
02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090819
TSB ID: TSBENG148R4

Tsb rev4: chatter/rattle noise from engine after cold soak - this bulletin provides information about the timing chain tensioner replacement on some 2014~16my cadenza (vg), produced from february 1, 2013 through january 7, 2016, and some 20
01/31/17 NHTSA ID: 10089987
TSB ID: PS400

Pitstop: smart pedal feature - the ¿smart pedal¿ is an integral part of the engine management system (ems) functionality which monitors and prevents the simultaneous activation of accelerator and brake pedals. when engaged, the feature redu
01/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10089625
TSB ID: PS417

Pitstop: dtc p0315 - crankshaft position (ckp) sensor variation not learned - when encountering a customer complaint of engine misfire with a malfunction indicator light (mil) on in the dash, check for the presence of dtc p0315 ¿ crankshaft
01/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10089582
TSB ID: TSBENG148R3

Tsb: chatter/rattle noise from engine after cold soak - this bulletin provides information about the timing chain tensioner replacement on some 2014~16my cadenza (vg), produced from february 1, 2013 through january 7, 2016, and some 2014~20
01/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10089591
TSB ID: TSBCHA074

Tsb: mdps flexible coupling replacement - this bulletin is issued to provide information about the replacement of the flexible coupling in the mdps motor of some vehicles which might experience a ¿knock¿ noise originating from the mdps, whe
01/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10089469
TSB ID: TSBENG148R1

Tsb: chatter/rattle noise from engine after cold soak - this bulletin provides information about the timing chain tensioner replacement on some 2014~16my cadenza (vg) vehicles, produced from sop through january 7, 2016, which may experience
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10074741
TSB ID: TSB-148

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060160
TSB ID: PS320

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060310
TSB ID: 137

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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10/06/15 NHTSA ID: 10058534
TSB ID: PS-417

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.
02/17/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092147
TSB ID: TSBTRA051R1

Tsb: 6 spd a/t solenoid replacement ¿ multiple dtcs - this bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of various shift solenoids on 6-speed automatic transaxles with dtcs p0741, p0743, p0748, p0753, p0758, p0763, p0768, p0773
01/27/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089761
TSB ID: TSBTRA051R1

Tsb: 6 spd a/t solenoid replacement ¿ multiple dtcs - this bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of various shift solenoids on 6-speed automatic transaxles with dtcs p0741, p0743, p0748, p0753, p0758, p0763, p0768, p0773
01/24/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089382
TSB ID: TSBTRA049R1

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
01/24/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089381
TSB ID: TSBTRA056

Tsb: tcm upgrade ¿ shift logic improvement - this bulletin provides information related to a tcm (transmission control module) software upgrade for some 2014~2015my cadenza (vg) vehicles, produced from february 11, 2013 through july 11, 201
07/07/16 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10075431
TSB ID: PS391

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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12/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126423
TSB ID: TSBELE091R3

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.
08/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116821
TSB ID: TSB-ELE091R1

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
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116101
TSB ID: PS474

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.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109652
TSB ID: TSB-TRA051

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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109728
TSB ID: TSB-ELE062

Tsb: navigation unit software upgrade - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the navigation system software on some 2014my cadenza (vg) vehicles, produced from march 11, 2013 through january 24, 2014. the software upgrade addr
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109702
TSB ID: TSB-FUE026

Tsb: mil on with dtc p0087 - diagnosis and repair - this bulletin provides information related to some optima (tf/qf), sportage (sl), sorento (xm) and cadenza (vg) vehicles, which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminate
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109643
TSB ID: TT057

Tech tip: navigation system displaying the wrong location - customer complains that the location displayed on the map is different than the actual location (i.e. system shows location in a river, lake, etc.). this tech tip gives the procedu
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109666
TSB ID: TSB-CLI024

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.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109739
TSB ID: TSB-GEN065

Tsb: navigation unit part number and sd card compatibility - this bulletin provides information regarding navigation unit part numbers, and compatible sd card part numbers, for some cadenza (vg), sorento (xma) and forte (yd) vehicles.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109682
TSB ID: TSB-ELE117

Tsb: navigation software update - no sirius traffic display - this bulletin provides the procedure for updating the navigation software on some sportage (sl), cadenza (vg), optima (qf/tf), and optima (tf hev) vehicles, which may experience
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109855
TSB ID: PS493

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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109794
TSB ID: TSB-ELE062R2

Tsb: navigation unit software upgrade - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the navigation system software on some 2014my cadenza (vg) sorento (xma) and optima (tf/qf) vehicles, produced from march 11, 2013 through january 24
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109785
TSB ID: TSB-ELE062R1

Tsb: navigation unit software upgrade - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the navigation system software on some 2014my cadenza (vg) and optima (tf/qf) vehicles, produced from march 11, 2013 through january 24, 2014.
02/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092132
TSB ID: TSBELE089

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
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090966
TSB ID: PS465

Pitstop: recalibration of blind spot detection after collision repairs - this pitstop provides information relating to some vehicles equipped with blind spot detection (bsd), which may exhibit a ¿check bsd system¿ message with dtcs: c270254
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090945
TSB ID: PS266R1

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
01/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089742
TSB ID: TSBELE089

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
01/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089615
TSB ID: TSBELE090

Tsb: ¿c¿ state error message on version 8.5 map update - this bulletin describes an sd card replacement procedure for customers that have a specific error displayed on the navigation head unit (shown below) after purchasing and installing a
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01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089354
TSB ID: TSBELE091

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
01/18/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088983
TSB ID: TSBSST041

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
09/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080084
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-077-R1

Tsb: rear view camera diagnosis/replacement - this bulletin provides information to diagnose and/or replace the rear view camera of some kia vehicles (see table on pg. 6 for specific models and production dates) which may exhibit inadequat
09/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10079922
TSB ID: PS-282-R1

Pitstop: rattling, squeaking or creaking noises from roof area - this bulletin describes the service procedures to follow when addressing a rattling, squeaking and/or creaking noise concern coming from the panorama sunroof area.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10072919
TSB ID: 062-REV1A

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060212
TSB ID: TT057

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060120
TSB ID: 062

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060313
TSB ID: PS273

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10116827
TSB ID: PS272R1

Pitstop: locating the driver's door lock cylinder, trunk lock cylinder and the trunk lid control button - this article provides information about the location of the driver's door lock and trunk lock cylinders on all cadenza vehicles.
08/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10116104
TSB ID: PS496

Pitstop: customer tip: accelerator pedal function/description - on all k900 (kh), cadenza (vg, yg), and optima (jf, jfa, jf-hev, jf-phev) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109665
TSB ID: TSB-CHA044R1

Tsb: mdps flexible coupling replacement - this bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the flexible coupling in the mdps motor of some of vehicles, which may experience a ?clicking? noise emanating from the mdps when tur
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109777
TSB ID: TSB-GEN085

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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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109787
TSB ID: TSB-GEN057

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).
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109812
TSB ID: TSB-GEN085R1

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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109788
TSB ID: TSB-TRA055

Tsb: inhibitor switch diagnosis information - this bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the inhibitor switch.
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109633
TSB ID: PS307

Pit stop: programming a third smart key on certain 2014-15my vehicles - in past smart key systems, the maximum amount of keys that could be programmed to a vehicle was 2. on certain 2014-15my kia vehicles, the amount of keys that can be pro
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109631
TSB ID: TSB-SST033

Tsb: special service tool for hood release lever removal - this bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new special service tool (sst) (a) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (b) from being damaged
02/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090634
TSB ID: PS273

Pitstop: avn head-unit and/or monitor replacement - when performing a replacement of the avn head unit or monitor on cadenza vehicles, make sure to disconnect the negative (-) terminal from the battery before conducting any repairs. all pow
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03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060269
TSB ID: TT009

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060139
TSB ID: PS282

Summary to be provided on a future date.

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Kia Cadenza TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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