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2016 Kia Optima 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.
11/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10123329
TSB ID: TSBENG174

Tsb - service action: air intake hose replacement & ecu upgrade (sa303) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air intake hose and/or improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) on some 2016-2017my optima (jfa), pr
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10116119
TSB ID: TSBENG168R1

Tsb: combination tsb / service action: idle stability & shift quality improvement (sa294a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016
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
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109850
TSB ID: TSB-ENG159R1

Tsb: e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my optima (jf/jfa), produced from august 29, 2015 to june 14, 2016, 2017my sportage (ql)
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109775
TSB ID: TSB-ENG161

Tsb: data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc16) - 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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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
02/16/17 NHTSA ID: 10091953
TSB ID: TSB SC128

This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air cleaner box and/or the evaporative canister of some 2016 my kia optima (jfa) 2.0l turbo (ulev - 50 state emissions) and the 2.4 l gdi (sulev vehicles - california emissions), produced
02/08/17 NHTSA ID: 10090944
TSB ID: PS457

Pitstop: variant coding integrated brake actuation units (ibau) - when replacing the integrated brake actuation unit, it is necessary to perform variant coding of the new module. for additional information related to variant coding click th
02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090818
TSB ID: TSBENG159

Tsb: e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my sorento (uma), produced from october 27, 2014 to june 14, 2016, 2016my optima (jf/jfa)
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
01/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10089764
TSB ID: PS415R2

Pitstop: oil intrusion into e-cvvt cover - when diagnosing a dtc related to the e-cvvt system, remove the the e-cvvt cover and check for possible oil intrusion (a). the ecvvt system utilizes two seals to prevent intrusion of oil and/or dust
01/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10089483
TSB ID: DEALERPSMSC128

Dealer parts and service manager memo (sc128) - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall campaign (sc128) on certain 2016 my kia optima vehicles equipped with either the 2.0 l turbo engine (ulev ¿ 50 state emissio
01/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10089487
TSB ID: QASC128

Questions and answers (sc128) ¿ 2016 my kia optima improper emissions parts installed voluntary emissions recall campaign q and a
01/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10089485
TSB ID: OWNERSC128

Owner notification letter (sc128) - dear kia optima owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall campaign to replace the air cleaner and/or evaporative canister in your vehicle.
01/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10089472
TSB ID: TSBSC128

Voluntary emissions recall: 2016my optima improper emissions parts installed voluntary emissions recall (sc 128) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air cleaner box and/or the evaporative canister of some 2016my kia optima
01/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10089482
TSB ID: DEALERPSC128

Dealer principal memo (sc128) - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall campaign (sc128) on certain 2016 my kia optima vehicles equipped with either the 2.0 l turbo engine (ulev ¿ 50 state emissions), or the 2.4
01/18/17 NHTSA ID: 10089051
TSB ID: TSBGEN076

Tsb: proper oil grade / viscosity selection for turbo equipped vehicles - this bulletin provides information related to the proper engine oil grade / viscosity to be used when servicing vehicles equipped with a turbocharger. in addition to
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01/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10088765
TSB ID: TSBFUE032

Service action: inaccurate reading from fuel gauge (sa 212) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect fuel gauge level indicator on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 22, 2015 through october 22, 2015 which m
05/14/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10136505
TSB ID: TSBTRA059_R4

Tsb - hcu/tcu upgrade ? for 100mesh solenoid - equipped hybrid transmissions - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hc
04/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133183
TSB ID: TSBTRA059_R3

Tsb - hcu/tcu upgrade ? for 100mesh solenoid equipped hybrid transmissions - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hcu)
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
08/25/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10116122
TSB ID: TSBTRA069R1

Tsb: combination tsb / service action: shift quality improvement (sa292a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my optima (jfa) 2.0t, produced from september 11, 2015
08/02/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109779
TSB ID: TSB-TRA060R1

Tsb: service action: axle driveshaft replacement (sa241) - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jf) vehicles, produced in south korea from march 24, 2016 to april 8, 2016, which may exhibit a noise originating from the
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08/02/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109868
TSB ID: TSBTRA069

Tsb: combination tsb / service action: shift quality improvement (sa292) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my optima (jfa) 2.0t, produced from august 28, 2015 thro
01/24/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089421
TSB ID: TSBTRA059

Hcu/tcu upgrade - for 100 mesh solenoid equipped hybrid transmissions -this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hcu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) of some 2011-2016 my optima hyb
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
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 (
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130102
TSB ID: TSBELE143

Tsb - service action: outside rear combination lamp harness replacement (sa334) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp harness on some 2016-2017my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 2
01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127023
TSB ID: TSBBOD164R1

Tsb - service action: panoramic sunroof inspection and repair (sa270) rev 1 - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to september 26, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise
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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.
11/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123322
TSB ID: TSBBOD172

Tsb - outside rear combination lamp water intrusion - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2011-2015my optima (tf), produced from august 12, 2010 through july 23, 2015, and some 2011
11/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123321
TSB ID: PS524

Pitstop - optima trunk torsion bar adjustment - on some 2016-2018my optima (jfa) vehicles, there may be a concern with the trunk not opening as designed when using transmitter key fob or smart trunk feature. this may be caused by improper a
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.
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116106
TSB ID: PS502

Pitstop: unable to connect to uvo eservices - this pitstop provides information about customer complaints regarding: * ?unable to connect to uvo eservices using an iphone?, * ?connection error and unable to sync with the uvo app with my iph
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116115
TSB ID: TSBELE126R1

Tsb: service action: rear personal lamp repair (sa273) - this bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 11, 2015 to august 13, 2016, which may experience a
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109676
TSB ID: TSB-ELE044R1

Tsb: high-voltage battery ordering and return procedure - this bulletin outlines the ordering and return procedure for high-voltage lithium-ion batteries equipped on ev/hybrid vehicles (hereafter referred to as "high-voltage batteries" or h
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109765
TSB ID: TSB-BOD148R1

Tsb: sunroof buzzing noise - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to june 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction with
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109773
TSB ID: TSB-ENG158R2

Tsb: vcm logic improvement - dtc p200a00 (sa240a) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade and inspection of the vcm motor (actuation test) of some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109881
TSB ID: TSB-BOD164

Tsb: service action: panoramic sunroof inspection and repair (sa270) - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to august 8, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may i
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: 10109864
TSB ID: TSBCLI038

Tsb: hvac control unit logic improvement - this bulletin provides the procedure to apply a hvac control unit logic improvement on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 through september 30, 2016, and some 2016my o
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109867
TSB ID: TSBTRA059R2

Tsb:hcu/tcu upgrade ? for 100 mesh solenoid equipped hybrid transmissions - this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hcu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) of some 2011~2016my optima
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109865
TSB ID: TSBENG168

Tsb: combination tsb/service action: idle stability & shift quality improvement (sa294) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109810
TSB ID: TSB-ELE126

Tsb: service action: rear personal lamp repair (sa273) - this bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 11, 2015 to august 13, 2016, which may experience a
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109836
TSB ID: TSB-ELE100R4

Tsb: uvo system upgrade - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014-2016my soul (ps), sorento (xma)/(uma), optima (tf hev), forte (yd), sportage (sl), 2015-2016my sedona (yp), and 2014-2015(my) optima (q
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
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091945
TSB ID: TSB CHA067

This bulletin provides information related to an ibau (integrated brake actuation unit) software upgrade for some 2014-2016 my optima hybrid (tf hev) vehicles, produced from december 2, 2013 through july 22, 2015, which may exhibit a malfun
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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
01/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089466
TSB ID: TSBCHA067

Tsb: ecu upgrade ¿ mil on with dtc c1356 - this bulletin provides information related to an ibau (integrated brake actuation unit) software upgrade for some 2014~2016my optima hybrid (tf hev) vehicles, produced from december 2, 2013 through
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.
01/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089433
TSB ID: PS452

Android auto¿/uvo eservices connectivity issues after android 6.0 update - this article proides diagnostic information in regards to:android auto¿ will not launch when a samsung android phone is connected to the vehicle. uvo eservices setup
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01/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089384
TSB ID: PS391

Pitstop: optima hybrid (tf hev) with dtc b1695 - lost communication with e-comp - when addressing a customer concern related to an a/c system not blowing cold air and dtc b1695 is active in the a/c control unit, this could be the result of
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089312
TSB ID: TSBELE100R3

Combination tsb / service action: uvo system upgrade (sa222) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014~2016my soul (ps), sorento (xma)/(uma), optima (tf hev), forte (yd), sportage (sl) 2015~2016my sedo
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089321
TSB ID: TSBELE104R1

Tsb: apple carplay¿ rollout and troubleshooting guide - this bulletin provides information related to the rollout of apple carplay and android auto on 2017my sorento (uma) and the launch of apple carplay on 2016my optima (jfa) and 2017my sp
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
01/18/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089047
TSB ID: PS428

Simplified uvo e-services activation procedure - this article outlines the simplified activation procedure for vehicles equipped with uvo e-services. (excluding 2016 k900 and soul ev)
09/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10079921
TSB ID: TSB-SC-131

Voluntary safety recall campaign: driver¿s frontal airbag module replacement (sc131) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the driver¿s frontal airbag module of seventeen (17) 2016 my optima vehicles, produced from november 10,
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09/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10079901
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-100R2

Combination tsb / service action: uvo system upgrade (sa222) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014~2016my soul (ps), sorento (xma), optima (tf/qf), forte (yd) and sportage (sl) vehicles to address
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133180
TSB ID: TSBENG175_R3

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvv
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130103
TSB ID: TSBENG175_R2

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvv
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119120
TSB ID: TSBENG159R2

Tsb - e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - revised - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my optima (jfa), produced from august 29, 2015 to june 14, 2016, and 2016-2017
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119123
TSB ID: TSBENG175

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvvt cover or o-ring and replacement of the motor plug on some 2016-2
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119124
TSB ID: TSBENG175R1

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - revised - this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvvt cover or o-ring and replacement of the motor plug on s
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10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119121
TSB ID: TSBENG161R1

Tsb - data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc16) - 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 Other NHTSA ID: 10116817
TSB ID: TSB-BOD161

Tsb - luggage side trim replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the luggage side trims on 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to august 16, 2016, which may experience a concern with high cabi
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: 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
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: 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
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109830
TSB ID: TSB-ELE130

Tsb: service action: antenna inspection and/or replacement (sa272) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and/or replace the antenna assembly on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to june 1, 2016,
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
02/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091947
TSB ID: TSB BOD134_SA225

This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect or replace the headliner on some 2016 my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from february 8, 2016 through february 17, 2016, which may exhibit a delaminating headliner. follow the inspection proc
02/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091950
TSB ID: TSB BOD131_SA219

This bulletin describes the procedure to replace the rear seat latch manual release cable on some 2016 my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 to december 15, 2015, which may experience deterioration of the plastic handle on
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089585
TSB ID: TSBBOD147

Tsb: sunroof popping noise repair - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to february 23, 2016, which may experience a pop or click noise when driving over bumps or turning
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089584
TSB ID: TSBBOD148

Tsb: sunroof buzzing noise - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to june 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction with
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01/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089461
TSB ID: TSBBOD131

Service action: rear seat latch cable inspection and/or replacement (sa 219) - this bulletin describes the procedure to replace the rear seat latch manual release cable on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 to
01/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089464
TSB ID: TSBBOD134

Service action: headliner inspection and/or replacement (sa 225) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect or replace the headliner on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from february 8, 2016 through february 17, 2016, whic
01/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089042
TSB ID: PS438

Optima (jfa) - alignment specifications - this article provides the alignment specifications for 2016my optima (jfa). in the event a wheel alignment is needed, ensure your alignment equipment has the correct specifications programmed into t
01/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089022
TSB ID: TSBGEN078

Pre-delivery inspection (pdi) and owner delivery folder program - all models excluding k900 and soul ev -kia motors america, inc. is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new pre-delivery inspection (pdi) and owner delivery folder progra
01/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088826
TSB ID: PS299R1

Correct procedure for raising windshield wipers - this article outlines the procedure to be used to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position.
01/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088824
TSB ID: PS440

Optima (jfa) - front license plate installation - this article provides information regarding front license plate installation on 2016 my optima (jfa).
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01/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088705
TSB ID: TSBCHA061

Service action: tmps replacement (sa213) - this bulletin provides the procedure to check or replace the tpms sensors for some 2016my optima (jfa) and 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from september 28th, 2015 through december 7th, 20
09/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10079884
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-104

Tsb: apple carplay¿ rollout and troubleshooting guide - this bulletin provides information related to the rollout of apple carplay¿ and android auto on vehicles equipped with premium navigation (avn 4.0) or uvo eservices (uvo 3.0) systems.
09/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10079962
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-098-R2

Service action: base audio head unit replacement (sa211) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the base audio head unit of some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from sop through november 10, 2015 which may exhibit a head u

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Kia Optima 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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