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2017 Kia Forte Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136503
TSB ID: TSBFUE038

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
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.
02/12/18 NHTSA ID: 10128585
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A_R1

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),
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10116121
TSB ID: TSBENG170

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
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10116118
TSB ID: TSBENG165R1

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
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10116117
TSB ID: TSBENG162

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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08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109854
TSB ID: PS481

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
02/08/17 NHTSA ID: 10090961
TSB ID: PS461R1

Pitstop: dtc p0014 ¿ exhaust camshaft position timing over-advanced or system performance - when encountering a customer concern of a malfunction indicator light (mil) on in the dash on some 2017my forte (ydm) with a 2.0l nu mpi engine, che
01/16/18 Engine NHTSA ID: 10127032
TSB ID: TSBENG181

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
03/13/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10130104
TSB ID: TSBTRA047_R2

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
01/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10127034
TSB ID: TSBTRA067

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
08/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10115240
TSB ID: TSBTRA066

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
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133175
TSB ID: PS551

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.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130105
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A_R2

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 (
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128616
TSB ID: TSBBOD181

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
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128618
TSB ID: TSBCHA081

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,
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128613
TSB ID: TSBBOD157_CLOSED

Tsb - bod157/sa256 closed. refer to tsb bod181/sa327
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128612
TSB ID: PS537

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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10/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119125
TSB ID: TSBENG176

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
10/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119122
TSB ID: TSBENG162R1

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
08/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116814
TSB ID: TSB-BOD157

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,
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: 10109826
TSB ID: TSB-ELE106

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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109827
TSB ID: TSB-ELE124R2

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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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109839
TSB ID: TSB-ENG165

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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109771
TSB ID: TSB-ELE112R1

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,
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: 10109858
TSB ID: PS498

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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109680
TSB ID: TSB-ELE112

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,
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109885
TSB ID: TSB-ELE124R1

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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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109808
TSB ID: TSB-ELE124

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
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
01/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089401
TSB ID: TSBELE113R1

Tsb: android auto¿/apple carplay¿ software download - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading avn 4.0 and uvo 3.0 audio system software to include android auto and apple carplay software.
08/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115237
TSB ID: PS512

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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109781
TSB ID: PS472R1

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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109768
TSB ID: TSB-BOD156

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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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109688
TSB ID: PS475

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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109824
TSB ID: TSB-BOD168

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
02/08/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090962
TSB ID: PS463

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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Kia Forte 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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