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2008 Kia Sorento Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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.
07/13/12 NHTSA ID: 10044560
TSB ID: PS-211

Kia: due to design of drain holes in valley of lambda v6 engines, a misdiagnose of a possible oil leak source in rear main seal or oil pan, when actual leaks coming from engine valley,oil filter housing, oil pressure switch, and/or gasket
06/03/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037693
TSB ID: 034

Kia: there may be erratic shifting, shift shock, and a malfunction light on with stored trouble codes. this is caused by a problem within the transfer motor.
04/19/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10032617
TSB ID: TSB-021

Kia motors: some vehicles with a 3.8l engine may experience a bumping symptom during engagement of the damper clutch (torque converter lock up clutch), and a bucking symptom when the damper clutch is fully engaged. updated 8/16/10.
06/17/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10024989
TSB ID: 021

2007-2008my sorento (bl) tcm reprogram. *nj
11/19/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034496
TSB ID: TSB-077

Kia: provides the procedure to upgrade the engine control module (ecm) on some vehicles which may experience idle irregularity with brake pedal applied/depressed.
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08/18/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033464
TSB ID: TSB-044

Kia: ecm upgrade with tp sensor replacement-mil on with dtc p2135/p0638. information related to ecm software and tp sensor upgrade on some vehicles with 2.7l engines which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated with
05/24/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032792
TSB ID: TSB-025

Kia: information related to the transmission control module (tcm) upgrade for certain models. vehicles with 3.3l engine may experience a bumping symptom during engagement of the damper clutch (torque converter lock up clutch), and a bucki
09/25/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030366
TSB ID: KT-2009050801

Kia motors: these vehicles may experience a problem with the occupant classification system (ocs). the ocs is an integral part of the passengers seat cushion, and may misclassify the presence of certain adult passengers based on a comibina
09/18/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030292
TSB ID: KT-2009042201

Kia: on some vehicles with 2.7l engines, the ecm software and tp sensor upgrade may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated with the electronic throttle control (etc) system related dtc p2135 or p0638 or p2a00 or p2a03.
12/09/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10026726
TSB ID: KT-2008082201

Kia: all models. article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models.
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: 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
02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090713
TSB ID: TSBBOD095

Tsb: windshield washer pump inlet filter replacement - this bulletin provides information relating to possible foreign debris accumulation on the windshield washer pump inlet filter. over time, some kia vehicles may exhibit a limited appli
09/18/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10030290
TSB ID: TSB-022

Kia: load carrying capacity label requirements and instructions to comply with fmvss 110. providing information for the new requirements related to load carrying capacity (lcc) when certain accessories are added to a completed vehicle pri0

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Kia Sorento 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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