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2012 Kia Sorento 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.
10/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10119116
TSB ID: PT20201-0002R4

Parts bulletin - theta ii engine safety recall (sc147) - this bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year optima, sorento, and sportage veh
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115238
TSB ID: PT20201-0002R3

Parts bullletin: 20201-0002 (revision 3.1) - this bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year optima, sorento, and sportage vehicles.
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115242
TSB ID: WTY201709R4

Warranty bulletin: 2017-09.r4 - sc147 claims processing procedures - this warranty bulletin accompanies tsb sc147 theta ii engine inspection and/or replacement and is provided to dealers for specific guidance with claim administration and p
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115244
TSB ID: WTYCS201606RETIR

Customer satisfaction bulletin 2016-06 - retired. see warranty bulletin 2017-09 (sc147).
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109844
TSB ID: VSC148DP

Sc148dp - dealer principal notification letter - notifies dealer principals of a voluntary service campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 - 2015 my sorento
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08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109845
TSB ID: VSC148DPSM

Sc148dpsm - dealer parts & service manager notification letter - notifies dealer principals of a voluntary service campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011 -
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109846
TSB ID: VSC148OWNER

Sc148owner - owner notification letter -notifying owners that kia is conducting a voluntary service campaign to inspect, clean, and seal, or if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor housing covers on certain 2011-2015 my sorento 2-
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109848
TSB ID: VSC148TSB

Tsb: rear wheel speed sensor housing cover inspection and/or replacement (sc148) - voluntary service campaign - this bulletin provides the procedure on how to inspect, clean and seal or, if necessary, replace the rear wheel speed sensor (ws
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109683
TSB ID: TSB-ENG160

Tsb: ecu upgrade ? mil on with dtc(s) p0420/p0171 - this bulletin provides information related to the ecu software upgrade for some 2012~2015my optima (qf) vehicles, produced from august 12, 2011 to october 2, 2015, some 2012~2015my sorento
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109701
TSB ID: TSB-ENG139R1

Tsb: vcma diagnosis - mil on with dtc p200a - this bulletin provides information for some 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, equipped with a 3.5l mpi engine, which may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with dtc p200a,
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109709
TSB ID: TSB-BOD099R1

Tsb: sorento fuel filler door operation upgrade - this bulletin provides information related to some sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 15, 2009 to september 29, 2011, which may exhibit a hard to open fuel filler door.
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109723
TSB ID: TT038

Tech tip: oil leak in rear main seal area - most oil leaks on this engine are found in the top of the engine, under the intake manifold. in some cases, oil may leak from the filter housings where they mate with the block, or from the oil pr
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109730
TSB ID: TSB-ENG140R1

Tsb: 3.5 l mpi - cold engine start-up chatter - this bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, equipped with the 3.5 l engine and produced from october 26, 2009 to july 14, 2012, which may exhibit a c
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109734
TSB ID: TT051

Tech tip: tech tip: dtc p0455 on sorento(xma) - test the functionality of the psv (purge solenoid valve) and monitor evap test results / carb readiness monitors and replace / repair, as necessary.
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109760
TSB ID: PS327R1

Pitstop: xm 2.4l gdi mil on with dtc ? p0269 - on some 2012-2015my sorento (xm) equipped with 2.4l gdi engines, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may illuminate with the ecm system-related dtc p0269. to correct this concern, replace the
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109774
TSB ID: TSB-ENG160R1

Tsb: ecu upgrade ? mil on with dtc(s) p0420/p0171 - this bulletin provides information related to the ecu software upgrade for some 2012~2015my optima (qf) vehicles, produced from august 12, 2011 to october 2, 2015, some 2012~2015my sorento
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
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08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109659
TSB ID: SC106DP

Dealer principal memo: attention: kia dealer principals - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign on certain 2011-2013 my sorento vehicles with the 3.5 liter engine, to upgrade the engine control module (?ecm?) l
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109660
TSB ID: SC106DSM

Dealer service manager memo: attention: all kia service managers - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign to upgrade the engine control module (?ecm?) logic on certain 2011-2013 my kia sorento vehicles equipped
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109661
TSB ID: SC106OWNER

Owner notification letter: dear kia sorento owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign to reprogram the engine control module in certain 2011-2013 model year sorento vehicles.
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109673
TSB ID: PS327

Pitstop: resetting cylinder balance adaptation values - when addressing a cylinder balance concern on a vehicle equipped with a 2.4l gdi engine, it is important to note that the dtc may recur after replacement of any faulty component(s) and
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109622
TSB ID: TSB-CHA041

Tsb: front strut and dust cover replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front struts and dust covers on some 2011-2013my sorento (xm) vehicles, produced from october 26, 2009 through january 21, 2013, which may
02/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10090425
TSB ID: PS269

Pitstop: grinding or creaking noise when turning - this article provides information regarding a potential grinding or creaking noise heard from the front of the vehicle when turning the wheel quickly at slow speeds, on some 2011 - 2013my s
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02/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10090429
TSB ID: TSBFUE023

Tsb: ecm upgrade - cylinder contribution/balance - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade for some 2012-2013 my sorento(xm) and 2012 my sedona(vq) vehicles which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp il
02/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10090167
TSB ID: PS162R1

Pitstop: sorento (xm) with dtc codes p0449 or p2422 - some sorento (xm) vehicles may set a dtc flow p0449 or p2422 which may be caused by spider webs in and around the evaporative emissions vent lines creating the set dtc. to repair this co
02/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10090117
TSB ID: WTY008DEALERPSM

Dealer parts and service manager memo: wty008 - 2012-2014 my sorento 2.4l gdi engine - effective immediately, kia motors america, inc. has extended the warranty coverage of the kia new vehicle limited warranty for the short block assembly (
02/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10090119
TSB ID: WTY008FORM

Request for reimbursement form: wty008 - 2012-2014 my sorento 2.4l gdi engine warranty extension program - if you have paid to have your engine repaired/replaced due to connecting rod failure, you may be eligible for reimbursement for some
02/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10090120
TSB ID: WTY008OWNER

Owner letter: wty008 - 2012-2014 my sorento 2.4l gdi engine warranty extension - dear kia sorento vehicle owner: kia motors america takes pride in providing you with high quality and dependable vehicles. in order to maintain these standard
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
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01/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10089900
TSB ID: TSBCHA042CLOSED

Tsb-cha042 is closed as of 1/12/2015. refer to cha051.
01/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10089901
TSB ID: TSBCHA051

Tsb: combined tsb / service action: front strut bearing replacement (sa178) - this bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front strut bearings on some 2011- 2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 26, 2009 through ja
01/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10089786
TSB ID: TSBSC114R1

Tsb: voluntary service campaign: ecm upgrade - mil on with dtc p0087 (sc114) - this bulletin provides information related to an ecm software update for the engine control unit (ecu) in certain 2012~2014my sorento, 2012~2013my optima, and 2
01/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10089789
TSB ID: SC114DEALERSM

Dealer service manager memo: attention: all kia service managers - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign to update the engine control unit (ecu) in certain 2012-2014 my sorento, 2012-2013 my optima, and 20
01/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10089790
TSB ID: SC114OWNERSORENT

Owner letter: dear kia sorento owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign to update the engine control unit (ecu) in certain 2012-2014 my sorento vehicles which could otherwise experience a decrease in accele
01/27/17 NHTSA ID: 10089793
TSB ID: SC114QA

Q and a: sc114 ¿ ecu update ¿ mil on with dtc p0087 / voluntary service campaign q&a
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03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060138
TSB ID: 140

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060193
TSB ID: TT035

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060207
TSB ID: TT051

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060312
TSB ID: PS271

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/04/15 NHTSA ID: 10058121
TSB ID: 047

Kia 2011-2016 my sportage : the procedure for replacement of the hydraulic actuator on certain all-wheel drive equipped sportage vehicles, will exhibit an inoperative awd system with malfunction indicator lamp. *lj
12/30/13 NHTSA ID: 10054197
TSB ID: TSB-026

Kia: a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminates with electronic control module (ecm) system and to correct concern, high pressure fuel pump, fuel delivery pipe and mounting bolts would be replaced, if necessary. model 2011-2014 optima
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11/19/13 NHTSA ID: 10053737
TSB ID: TSB-133

Kia: information regarding vehicles experiencing malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminating with electronic control module (ecm) system which needs to have software upgraded to correct or prevent this condition. models 2011-2013 sorent
11/18/13 NHTSA ID: 10053707
TSB ID: PS-271

Kia: a replacement procedure is in place for variable charge motion actuator (vcma), on some vehicles, that are experiencing illumination malfunction indicator lamp (mil) and concerns about drivability. models 2011-2013 sorento. *
11/18/13 NHTSA ID: 10053711
TSB ID: TSB-139

Kia: after engine has started, would have a malfunction indicator lamp (mil), caused by an inoperative vcm actuator, on some vehicles, or an inoperative valve linkage in the intake manifold assembly. models 2011-2013 sorento.
08/21/13 NHTSA ID: 10052608
TSB ID: TSB-129

Kia: some vehicles may experience an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp. the etc actuator may need to be replaced. *js
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
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
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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
02/06/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090582
TSB ID: TSBTRA045R1

Tsb: service action: 6-speed automatic transaxle inhibitor switch bracket installation (sa126) - this bulletin provides information relating to some sorento (xma) vehicles produced from october 27, 2009 to february 25, 2011 which may experi
02/06/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090604
TSB ID: TSBTRA047R1

Tsb: axle shaft serviceability by model - this bulletin has been revised. this bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. refer to the table below for
02/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090431
TSB ID: TSBTRA049

Tsb: 6-speed a/t transmission adaptive values reset/relearn - this bulletin provides the procedures necessary to reset and relearn the adaptive values after transmission replacement or reprogramming/replacement of the ecm/pcm.
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
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02/04/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10050640
TSB ID: TSB-045(REV 1)

Kia: information regarding installing an inhibitor switch bracket on inhibitor switch due to an uneven engagement when shifting gears or a no start condition in power train control module (pcm). models 2011-2012 sorento.
09/19/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10041078
TSB ID: TSB-101

Kia motors: 2011-2012 sorento. malfunction light is on with stored trouble codes.
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: 10109835
TSB ID: TSB-CLI026R1

Tsb: a/c evaporator freeze-up during extended drive - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor of some 2011-2014my optima (tf/qf) and 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles only (see production dates on
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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: 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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109712
TSB ID: TSB-ENG133R2

Tsb: service action: ecm upgrade ? mil on with dtc p0638 and etc motor cleaning (sa153) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade for some 2011-2013my sorento 3.5l mpi vehicles, produced from october 25, 2009
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109720
TSB ID: TT031

Tech tip: module 2 fuse blows intermittently - in some cases, this may result from chaffed wiring harnesses in the driver?s seat. inspect the harness near the right side of the driver?s seat track assembly.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109721
TSB ID: TT035

Tech tip: dtc p200a returns after vcma replacement and reflash procedure - test the vehicle battery with the gr8. if the battery fails the test then it should be replaced and the vcma relearn procedure should be performed with the gds.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109722
TSB ID: TT036

Tech tip: finding the correct wiring diagram for reverse input into audio head unit - if this vehicle is equipped with navigation, then see wiring diagram for ?back-up lamps? and you will see the back-up input into the audio unit. also veri
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109733
TSB ID: TT046

Tech tip: passenger seat not as warm as the driver?s seat - there will be a difference in temperature between the rh and lh cushions. the same heaters are used in the cushions of both seats, but the rh cushion has a body sensor mat applied
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109869
TSB ID: VSC149DP

Sc149dp - dealer principal notification letter - notifies dealer principals of a voluntary service campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 my sorento vehicles manufactured from april 25,
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109870
TSB ID: VSC149DPSM

Sc149dpsm - dealer parts and service manager notification letter - notifies dealer parts and service managers of a voluntary service campaign to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on certain 2012 my sorento ve
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109873
TSB ID: VSC149TSBR1

Tsb: sc149r1 - halogen headlamp low beam connector replacement (sc149) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the halogen headlamp low beam connector wiring harnesses on some 2011-2012my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from apri
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: 10109668
TSB ID: PS235R1

Pitstop: horn answer back or parking lamps inop when locking doors with rke/smk fob - when addressing a customer complaint related to an inoperative parking light confirmation flash, and/or audible answer back when locking the vehicle with
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109651
TSB ID: TSB-SC106

Voluntary service campaign - ecm logic upgrade ? sorento (xma) 3.5l mpi (sc106) - this bulletin provides information related to an upgrade of the ecm software on some 2011~2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from july 12, 2010 through j
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094565
TSB ID: WTY003BULLETIN

Warranty bulletin: wty003 - 2011-2015 my sorento driver's front airbag clock spring assembly warranty extension (wty003) - this bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the driver¿s front airbag clock spring assembly on t
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094567
TSB ID: WTY003DEALERP

Dealer principal memo: wty003 - kia motors america, inc. is extending the warranty coverage for the driver¿s front airbag clock spring assembly on 2011-2015 my sorento vehicles, manufactured from 10/24/2009 through 12/17/2014, to fifteen (1
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094568
TSB ID: WTY003FORM

Request for reimbursement form: wty003 - if you have paid to have the airbag clock spring assembly replaced, you may be eligible for reimbursement for some or all of that expense. mail this completed request for reimbursement form to kia, a
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094569
TSB ID: WTY003DEALERPSM

Dealer parts and service manager memo: wty003 - kia motors america, inc. is extending the warranty coverage for the driver¿s front airbag clock spring assembly on the 2011-2015 my sorento vehicles, manufactured from 10/24/2009 through 12/17
03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094570
TSB ID: WTY003OWNER

Owner letter: wty003 - dear kia sorento owner: kia is extending the warranty coverage for the driver¿s front airbag clock spring assembly to 15 years with unlimited mileage, starting from the date of first service. the clockspring is an ele
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03/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094571
TSB ID: WTY003QA

Q and a: wty003 - 2011-2015 my sorento driver¿s front airbag clock spring assembly kia new vehicle limited warranty extension q & a
02/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092142
TSB ID: TSBELE051R2

Tsb: driver¿s side power window motor replacement - this bulletin provides information related to some sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from january 28, 2010 through may 16, 2011, which may exhibit an inoperable driver¿s side window. to cor
02/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092104
TSB ID: PS387

Pitstop: navigation headunit and sd card compatibility - this article provides information in regards to possible compatibility issues between navigation head units and sd cards when replacing head units for multimedia issues. if after repl
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: 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
02/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090437
TSB ID: TSBELE051R1

Service action: driver's side power window motor reflash procedure (sa143a) - this bulletin provides information relating to some sorento (xm) vehicles produced from january 28, 2010 to may 16, 2011, which may exhibit an inoperable driver¿s
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02/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090179
TSB ID: TSBELE056R1

Tsb: uvo upgrade ¿ rio (ub), sportage (sl), soul (am), optima (qf) and sorento (xma) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on all 2012my rio (ub), sportage (sl), soul (am), optima (qf) and sorento (xm) vehicles
02/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090187
TSB ID: TSBELE077

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 below for specific models and production dates) which may exhibit inadequate im
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
01/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089784
TSB ID: TSBCLI026

Tsb: a/c evaporator freeze-up during extended drive - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor of some optima (tf/qf) and sorento (xma) vehicles (see production dates on page 3), which may experience
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089307
TSB ID: TSBELE108

Tsb: airbag warning light on - this bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the clock spring assembly on 2011my ¿ 2015my sorento (xma) vehicles. if the airbag warning light is on with any of the dtcs listed below, follow
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
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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
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060194
TSB ID: TT036

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060285
TSB ID: 056

Summary to be provided on a future date.
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119127
TSB ID: WTY201709R5

Wty - sc147 claims processing procedures - revised - authorization of claims processing for sc147 - see this bulletin for specific handling procedures regarding sc147.
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: 10109783
TSB ID: TSB-BOD093R3

Tsb: second row seat inoperative or difficult to release - this bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 26, 2009 to november 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to the
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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: 10109817
TSB ID: TSB-SC141R1

Tsb: sc141 - service campaign - application of additional anti-corrosion material - to improve customer satisfaction, kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109847
TSB ID: VSC148QA

Sc148qa - campaign question and answers regarding sc148qa
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: 10109758
TSB ID: TSB-BOD090R1

Tsb: driver?s side power seat trim cover replacement and washer relocation - this bulletin provides information about some 2011~12my sorento models produced before november 1, 2011 that may experience a loose or disengaged driver?s side sea
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109871
TSB ID: VSC149OWNER

Sc149owner - owner notification letter regarding sc149.
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109872
TSB ID: VSC149QA

Sc149qa -campaign question and answer regarding sc149.
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109874
TSB ID: TSB-SC141

Tsb: sc141 - service campaign - application of additional anti-corrosion material - to improve customer satisfaction, kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109875
TSB ID: SC141DP

Dealer principal memo: sc141 - service campaign - attention: all kia dealer principals - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109876
TSB ID: SC141DPSM

Service manager memo: sc141 - service campaign - attention: all kia service managers - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109877
TSB ID: SC141QA

Questions and answers for voluntary service campaign sc141 ? underbody ? additional anti-corrosion treatment
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109878
TSB ID: SC141OWNERXM

Sc141 - sorento owner letter - dear kia sorento owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain 2011-2014 my sorento vehicles that
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109662
TSB ID: SC106QA

Q and a - sc106 - 2011-2013 my sorento ecm logic upgrade voluntary service campaign
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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109644
TSB ID: TT059

Tech tip: difficulty programming smk - process to troubleshoot difficulty programming smk because the vehicle won?t power up.
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092100
TSB ID: PS365R1

Pitstop: bluetooth® issues after iphone® ios 8 software update - this article provides information related to possible bluetooth concerns when using an iphone® with ios 8.x (ios 8, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, etc.) while paired to a he
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092136
TSB ID: TSBBOD093R5

Tsb: second row seat inoperative or difficult to release - this bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 26, 2009 to november 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to the
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
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02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090814
TSB ID: TSBBOD093R1

Tsb: second row seat inoperative or difficult to release - revised - this bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 26, 2009 to november 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern rela
02/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090623
TSB ID: TSBBOD102

Tsb: seat back cover removal procedure - this bulletin outlines the procedure for the removal of the front seat back covers on optima (qf) and sorento (xma).
02/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090599
TSB ID: PS224R1

Pitstop: ventilated seat operation - some vehicles are equipped with ventilated front seats to improve occupant comfort by drawing interior vehicle air temperature through the seating surfaces. the customer perception may be that the seat i
02/03/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090482
TSB ID: TSBBOD099

Tsb: combined tsb/service action: sorento fuel filler door operation upgrade (sa146) - this bulletin provides information related to some sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 15, 2009 to september 29, 2011, which may exhibit a hard
01/31/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090007
TSB ID: TSBELE038

Tsb: information for dealer uvo upgrade / retail customer - this bulletin provides the retail customer¿s procedure for upgrading the kia uvo (your voice) system. kia uvo owners have the option to download available upgrades directly from th
01/31/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089950
TSB ID: TSBCHA047

Tsb: awd system hydraulic actuator replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure for replacement of the hydraulic actuator of some all-wheel drive (awd) equipped 2011~2016my sportage (sl) vehicles, produced from may 6, 2010 through feb
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01/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089743
TSB ID: TSBBOD093R5

Tsb: second row seat inoperative or difficult to release - this bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 26, 2009 to november 5, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to the
01/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089746
TSB ID: TSBELE051R2

Tsb: driver¿s side power window motor replacement - this bulletin provides information related to some sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from january 28, 2010 through may 16, 2011, which may exhibit an inoperable driver¿s side window. to cor
01/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089353
TSB ID: TSBCHA059

Tsb: 2wd hub/rear wheel speed sensor replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the rear wheel hubs of some of sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from job #1 through april 4th, 2012, which may experience a diagnostic troubl
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060652
TSB ID: TT016

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060668
TSB ID: TT037

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060131
TSB ID: 093

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060189
TSB ID: TT031

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060202
TSB ID: TT046

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060208
TSB ID: TT053

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060213
TSB ID: TT059

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060255
TSB ID: PS269

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060257
TSB ID: PS284

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060295
TSB ID: 093

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060300
TSB ID: 099

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060111
TSB ID: 041

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060112
TSB ID: 042

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/05/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10057239
TSB ID: 077

Kia optima /sorento: 2012-2014 rear view camera requires replacement on specific models. *lj

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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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