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2014 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: 10109791
TSB ID: PS356

Pitstop: high pressure fuel pump and fuel line compatibility - when replacing the high pressure fuel pump of some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles equipped with the 2.4l gdi engine and produced prior to july 26, 2013, refer to the table below
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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
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: 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: 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: 10109776
TSB ID: TSB-FUE035

Tsb:v6 fuel injector replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace all the fuel injectors on some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, which may experience an intermittent rough idle on cold starts. when addressing the concern of
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
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
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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
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
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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01/27/17 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
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: 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
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01/23/17 NHTSA ID: 10089301
TSB ID: TSBENG149

Tsb: 2.4 gdi mil on with dtc(s) p0263/ p0266/ p0269/ p0272 - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the fuel injectors in some sorento (xma) produced 12/17/2012~12/11/2014, optima (qf) produced 07/28/2013~10/02/2015, op
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060160
TSB ID: PS320

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060195
TSB ID: TT038

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.
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.
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
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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
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
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
02/03/17 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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05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136499
TSB ID: TSBELE145_R1

Tsb - head unit mismatch with microphone - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information regarding correct 3.3 volt and 8 volt microphone (mic) matching with head unit part numbers on
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133169
TSB ID: PS476_R1

Pitstop - intermittent lack of power or hesitation upon acceleration - restricted fuel line - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. customers may experience an intermittent lack of power or hesitation upon accele
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
08/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116826
TSB ID: PS254R1

Pitstop: improper map data error when installing sd card - this article provides information regarding a potential error message which may be received on some 2014 my sorento vehicles.
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.
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08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116114
TSB ID: TSBELE061CLOSED

Tsb closed: service action: soul (ps), optima (qf) and sorento (xm) navigation system upgrade (sa161) - ele061 / sa161 closed
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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109811
TSB ID: TSB-FUE033

Tsb: fill level limit valve replacement - this bulletin provides information related to the fill level limit valve (fllv) replacement on some sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from december 17, 2012 to december 11, 2014, which may exhibit a
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109823
TSB ID: TSB-BOD162

Tsb: backup warning system malfunction - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace all four (4) backup warning sensors on some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from january 8, 2013 through november 1, 2013, which may experience
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109831
TSB ID: TSB-BOD162R1

Tsb: backup warning system malfunction - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace all four (4) backup warning sensors on some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from january 8, 2013 through november 1, 2013, which may experience
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
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109837
TSB ID: TSB-ELE101R3

Tsb: base audio system upgrade - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2014my soul (ps), sorento (xma), optima (tf, qf), forte (yd), sportage (sl), and rio (ub) vehicles, to improve blueto
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109698
TSB ID: TSB-CLI022

Tsb: hvac control unit logic improvement - this bulletin provides information related to hvac controller software upgrade for 2014my sorento vehicles, produced from january 24, 2013 to september 22, 2013, equipped with auto (fatc) or manual
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: 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
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109727
TSB ID: TSB-ELE053R1

Tsb: uvo upgrade ? sorento (xm) and forte (yd) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014my sorento (xm), produced from january 22, 2013 through april 30, 2013, and 2014my forte (yd), produced from janu
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.
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109755
TSB ID: TSB-ELE057R3

Tsb: service action: bcm upgrade - ipm logic improvement (sa163a) - this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade for the instrument panel module (ipm) of some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from january 22, 2013
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109757
TSB ID: TSB-ELE069

Tsb: driver?s side power window switch replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the window motor switch of some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from december 17, 2012 through december 13, 2013, which may exhibit
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: 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: 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: 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: 10109670
TSB ID: PS318

Pitstop: diagnosing sirius traffic issues - this article provides diagnostic information in regards to specific sirius traffic customer complaints, as detailed in this article.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109623
TSB ID: TSB-ELE057R2

Tsb: bcm upgrade - ipm logic improvement - this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade for the instrument panel module (ipm) of some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from january 22, 2013 to november 15, 2013, an
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
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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
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: 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
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091946
TSB ID: TSB ELE101_SA223

This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2014 my soul (ps), optima (tf/qf), sorento (xma), sportage (sl), rio (ub), and forte (yd) vehicles to improve bluetooth® connectivity, phonebook downl
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091949
TSB ID: TSB ELE100_SA222

This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014 my soul (ps), sorento (xma), optima (tf/qf), forte (yd) and sportage (sl) vehicles to improve bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, and to improve "incoming
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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
02/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090810
TSB ID: PS261

Pitstop: modifying temperature display readout units from celsius to fahrenheit on sorento lx - follow the procedure below to modify the temperature display readout units from c° to f°.
02/06/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090616
TSB ID: TSBELE052

Tsb: replacement battery - service information: 2014my sorento vehicles are equipped with a newly designed battery terminal, terminal cover and o.e. battery. when replacing the original battery, follow the procedure outlined in this bullet
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
01/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089976
TSB ID: TSBFUE028

Tsb: ecm upgrade ¿ sorento (xma) 3.3 gdi mil on with dtcs p2096, p2098 - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade for some 2014-2015my sorento (xma) vehicles which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (
01/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089825
TSB ID: TSBELE085

Tsb: uvo software upgrade ¿ media button inoperative - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system of some 2014~2015my sportage (sl), forte (yd), optima (tf/qf), optima hybrid (tf hev) and sorento (xma) vehicles, which
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01/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089903
TSB ID: PS377

Pitstop: korean error messages on navigation display - this article provides information to address the following customer complaints on navigation head units (avn 3.0 or avn 3.5): * korean error message that starts with navi.exe or * korea
01/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089908
TSB ID: PS375

Pitstop: intermittent no crank/start - on some 2014-2015my sorento (xm), customers may experience a concern related to an intermittent no crank/start, especially after an overnight cold soak. to address this concern, replace both start 1 an
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
01/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089465
TSB ID: TSBELE101

Combined tsb/service action: base audio system upgrade (sa 223) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software of some 2014my soul (ps), optima (tf/qf), sorento (xma), sportage (sl), rio (ub), and fort
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089303
TSB ID: TSBELE085R1

Tsb: uvo software upgrade - media button inoperative - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system of some 2014~2015my sportage (sl), forte (yd), optima (tf/qf), optima hybrid (tf hev) and sorento (xma) vehicles, which
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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
01/23/17 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
01/18/17 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: 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
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10072917
TSB ID: 057-REV2A

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10072918
TSB ID: 057-REV3A

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10059888
TSB ID: 22

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060117
TSB ID: 057

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060130
TSB ID: 076

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060153
TSB ID: PS307

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060194
TSB ID: TT036

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060240
TSB ID: PS248

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060283
TSB ID: 054

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060289
TSB ID: 061

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10060311
TSB ID: PS254

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/27/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10057002
TSB ID: ELE069

Kia: my sorento 2014: the window motor switch requires replacement, before repairs are done verify that the ele057/sa163 has been performed. *lj
12/16/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056508
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-069

Kia: on some vehicles, the motor switch for the driver's side power window needs to be replaced and procedure information has been provided. model 2014 sorento.
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133179
TSB ID: TSBELE145

Tsb - head unit mismatch with microphone - this bulletin provides information regarding correct 3.3 volt and 8 volt microphone (mic) matching with head unit part numbers on some 2014-2015my vehicles.
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: 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: 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
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109833
TSB ID: TSB-BOD167

Tsb: exterior emblem replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front and rear kia emblems on some 2014-2015my optima (qf) and replace the front and if necessary, the rear emblems on some 2014-2015my sorento (xma) veh
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: 10109719
TSB ID: PS291

Pitstop: tailgate will not open or closes again after starting to open - a customer complaint of a power tailgate system (ptgs) intermittently inoperative for a period of time or a power tailgate which starts to open but then immediately re
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109726
TSB ID: TSB-ACC007R1

Tsb: sorento stainless bumper protector separating - some 2014my sorento vehicles, equipped with a kia accessory stainless rear bumper protector, may exhibit a condition where the stainless insert is separating from the protector base, as s
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109749
TSB ID: PS334

Pitstop: wind noise after cross bar installation - tips on diagnosing wind noise after cross bar installation. when diagnosing a concern related to wind noise coming from the roof area and the vehicle is equipped with the oe roof rack cross
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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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109671
TSB ID: PS323

Pitstop: intermittent popping noise from rear over bumps - on some 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, built before september 26, 2013, a customer may complain of a very intermittent light knock, or popping noise, heard from the rear of the vehi
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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: 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
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
02/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091948
TSB ID: TSB BOD117_SA200

This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the exterior door handle trim cap of some 2015-2015 my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 1, 2013 through may 14, 2014, which may experience a loose or missing exterior rear door ha
02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090712
TSB ID: TSBBOD094

Tsb: lifter bracket replacement for sorento power tailgate system - this bulletin provides the procedure to resolve a concern with the operation of the power tailgate system (ptgs) on some sorento vehicles, produced from s.o.p. to february
02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090743
TSB ID: PS270

Pitstop: power tailgate system re-initialization procedure - this article provides the procedure to re-initialize the power tailgate system (ptgs) on all sorento (xma) vehicles (if equipped).
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02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090808
TSB ID: PS262

Pitstop: rattle noise from 2nd row seat headrests - this article provides information regarding a potential rattle noise concern from the 2nd row seat headrests on some sorento (xma) vehicles.
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).
02/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090164
TSB ID: TSBGEN037R1

Tsb: electrical or other related information collection for limited time period through 06/15/2013: kma is conducting a special photo and information collection warranty time reimbursement tsb to enhance the communication and findings at th
02/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090185
TSB ID: TSBELE076

Tsb: audio software upgrade - bluetooth® call cuts off - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the base audio system software on some 2014my sorento (xma) and 2013my rio (ub) vehicles (see production dates below) which may exhi
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
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089588
TSB ID: TSBCHA070

Tsb: tpms sensor inoperative - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace all tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) sensors on 2014my sorento (xma) vehicles, when any of the tpms sensors are confirmed inoperative. to enhance customer
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01/25/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089462
TSB ID: TSBBOD117R1

Combined tsb /service action: exterior rear door handle trim cap(s) replacement (sa 200) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the exterior door handle trim cap of some 2014~2015my sorento (xma) vehicles, produced from october 1
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060652
TSB ID: TT016

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10059884
TSB ID: 007

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060115
TSB ID: 053

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060162
TSB ID: PS323

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060171
TSB ID: PS334

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060256
TSB ID: PS270

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.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060296
TSB ID: 094

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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