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2016 Kia Sorento Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133172
TSB ID: PS547

Pitstop - eps recogntion / sas calibration of c-mdps steering column assembly - this pitstop provides information regarding the electronic power steering (eps), steering angle sensor (sas) calibration and eps type recognition after replacem
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
08/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10116820
TSB ID: TSB-CHA073

Tsb: combined tsb / service action: ball joint replacement (sa242) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace both left and right front lower ball joints on some 2016-2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, originally sold in one of twenty-ei
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
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)
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02/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10092154
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
02/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10092103
TSB ID: PS390

Pitstop: creaking noise from front suspension - when diagnosing a customer complaint of a creaking or popping noise coming from the front suspension while accelerating or decelerating, inspect the two (2) rearmost sub-frame bolts (a) to ve
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: 10089996
TSB ID: SC118OWNER

Owner letter: dear kia sorento owner, kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign to reprogram the logic for the advanced smart cruise control in certain 2016 my sorento sx limited (sxl) vehicles equipped with a 3.3l
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
01/26/17 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
01/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10089391
TSB ID: TSBENG158

Tsb: service action: vcm logic improvement - dtc p200a00 (sa240) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade and inspection of the vcm motor of some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 th
09/13/16 NHTSA ID: 10079920
TSB ID: TSB-ENG-154-R1

Tsb: vcm logic improvement - dtc p200a00 (sa220) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade and inspection of the vcm motor of some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from november 17, 2014 through decembe
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
03/13/18 Engine NHTSA ID: 10130092
TSB ID: PS541

Pitstop - inoperative shift lock release and/or ignition in accessory mode - this pitstop provides the procedure to inspect the key interlock switch contact on some 2016-2018my sorento (uma) vehicles experience one of the following:1. an in
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: 10116120
TSB ID: TSBENG169R1

Tsb: combination tsb / service action: shift quality improvement (sa295a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my sorento (uma)
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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: 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
01/31/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089993
TSB ID: SC118DEALERP

Dealer principal memo: attention: all dealer principals - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, to update the powertrain control module (pcm) logic to improve the functionality of the advanced smart cruis
01/31/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089994
TSB ID: SC118DEALERPSM

Dealer service manager memo: attention: all kia service managers - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, to reprogram the powertrain control module (pcm) logic for the advanced smart cruise control (ascc)
01/26/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089622
TSB ID: PS419

Pitstop: noise from rear on hard acceleration or when turning - when diagnosing an unusual noise from the rear of a 2016my sorento (uma), equipped with all-wheel-drive (awd) and built prior to june 18th, 2015, inspect the rear propeller sh
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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08/04/15 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10058125
TSB ID: SC118

Kia 2016 my sorento sxl: this bulletin provides the procedure to reprogram the power control module (pcm)logic for the advanced smart cruise control in certain 2016 vehicles equipped with a 3.3l v6 engine. *lj
03/13/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10130096
TSB ID: PS545

Pitstop - ldws variant coding - this pitstop provides information regarding the correct ?variant coding? settings for the lane departure warning system (ldws) unit (a) on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133175
TSB ID: PS551

Pitstop - rattle noise from rear of the vehicle (ps551) - this pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016my-2018my vehicles.
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.
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08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116110
TSB ID: TSBBOD125R2

Tsb: panoramic sunroof slow to close and/or abnormal noise when closing - this bulletin provides the procedure to repair a panoramic sunroof that exhibits a slow to close condition and/or abnormal noise when closing, on some 2016my sorento
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109805
TSB ID: TSB-ELE115

Tsb: avn 4.0 software update for ?bluetooth phonebook downloads at every vehicle start? - this bulletin provides the procedure for updating the avn 4.0 (audio/video/navigation) software on some sorento (uma) vehicles that frequently display
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109807
TSB ID: TSB-ELE123

Tsb: dark back-up camera display on uvo eservices (uvo 2.0) - this bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the uvo 2.0 software on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from october 27, 2014 to april 26, 2016, which may experience
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109826
TSB ID: TSB-ELE106

Tsb: instrument cluster replacement, sofware upgrade and mileage setting - this bulletin provides the procedure to perform a software upgrade and mileage setting on 2015my~ sedona (yp), 2016my~ sorento (uma), and 2017my~ forte (yd, ydm) veh
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 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
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
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109880
TSB ID: TSB-BOD125R1

Tsb: panoramic sunroof slow to close and/or abnormal noise when closing - this bulletin provides the procedure to repair a panoramic sunroof that exhibits a slow to close condition and/or abnormal noise when closing, on some 2016my sorento
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109866
TSB ID: TSB-ENG169

Tsb: combination tsb/service action: shift quaity improvement (sa295) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my sorento (uma) 2.4l
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109855
TSB ID: PS493

Tsb: defogging logic ? normal operation, disabling, and enabling - starting with 2010my, all kia vehicles, except rio (jb), incorporate a defogging logic to prevent the interior windows from becoming excessively fogged. depending on the spe
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109858
TSB ID: PS498

Pitstop: anti-condensation logic ? normal operation, disabling, and enabling - some kia vehicles starting with 2016my and all kia vehicles, after and including 2017my, incorporate an anti-condensation logic to prevent the interior windows f
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109859
TSB ID: PS499

Pitstop : blind spot detection (bsd) variant coding options - following the replacement of a blind spot detection (bsd) module, select the appropriate variant code, based on the trim level of the vehicle being serviced.
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109884
TSB ID: TSB-ELE123R1

Tsb: dark back-up camera display on uvo eservices (uvo 2.0) - this bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the uvo 2.0 software on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from october 27, 2014 to april 26, 2016, which may experience
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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: 10092101
TSB ID: PS384

Pitstop: interior lighting kit will only illuminate in red - in an effort to better match the factory lighting color on 2016my sorento (uma) models, the logic for the port/dealer installed interior lighting option kit (p/n c6f55 ac100) has
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: 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
01/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089997
TSB ID: SC118QA

Q and a: sc118 ¿ 2016 my sorento pcm logic reprogramming voluntary service campaign
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01/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089985
TSB ID: TSBSC118

Tsb: voluntary service campaign: pcm logic reprogramming (sc118) - this bulletin provides the procedure to reprogram the power control module (pcm) logic for the advanced smart cruise control (ascc) in certain 2016my sorento (uma) sx limite
01/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089988
TSB ID: PS395

Pitstop: micro 2¿ blade-style fuses in new vehicles - technicians should be aware that 2016my sorento (uma), 2015my k900 (kh), 2015my soul (ps), 2015my soul ev (ps ev) and 2015my sedona (yp) vehicles are now equipped with micro 2¿ blade-sty
01/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089846
TSB ID: PS360

Pitstop: air intake mode changes when opening sunroof - when addressing customer complaints regarding the air intake mode switching from recirculation to fresh air mode without customer input; on the applicable vehicles in this pitstop, the
01/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089782
TSB ID: TSBCLI027

Tsb: service action: a/c suction hose/pipe inspection and/or modification (sa183) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and, if necessary, correct the routing for the a/c suction hose/pipe on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles,
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
01/24/17 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.
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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: 10089105
TSB ID: PS423

Pitstop: central gateway overview - the 2016my sorento (uma) is equipped with a newly designed controller area network (can) communication system. this new system utilizes a ¿central gateway¿ which is integrated into the ipm. the redesigned
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)
01/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088821
TSB ID: TSBELE096R2

Service action: uvo upgrade - sorento (uma), rio (ub), soul (ps), and sedona (yp) (sa209) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2016my sorento (uma), rio (ub), soul (ps) and sedona (yp) vehicles (see pr
09/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080041
TSB ID: PS-4444

Front seat heater inoperative - this bulletin provides the steps to follow when diagnosing a customer concern of an inoperative seat heater, first, identify the type of system the vehicle is equipped with ¿ seat heater only, or seat heater
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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
08/04/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058127
TSB ID: 073

Kia 2016 my sorento: technology highlighted features are: drive mode integrated control system, blind spot detecting, lane departure system, bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel control, etc. *lj
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: 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
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: 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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109832
TSB ID: TSB-BOD166

Tsb: service action: front door outside handle replacement (sa283) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the left and right front outside door handle assemblies on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from november 17, 2
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: 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: 10109862
TSB ID: TSBBOD170

Tsb: front seat headrest replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace both front seat headrests of some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from november 17, 2014 through june 15, 2015, which may exhibit detachment of t
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: 10109882
TSB ID: TSB-CHA075

Tsb: service action: tpms sensor replacement (sa279) - this bulletin provides information regarding tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) sensors on some 2016-2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from february 2, 2016 to november 3, 201
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092084
TSB ID: TSBGEN073

Tsb: technology highlights - in an effort to better educate and familiarize customers in regards to some of the features in their 2016my sorento (uma) vehicle, kia motors america would like all dealership service personnel to become familia
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092158
TSB ID: PS412

Pitstop: sun visor lights are inoperable or stay on - when diagnosing a concern related to inoperable, or constantly on, sun visor courtesy lights, check the condition of the interior lamp 10a fuse. if the fuse is blown, inspect the harness
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092163
TSB ID: PS411

Pitstop: power tail gate functionality concerns - when diagnosing a concern related to power tail gate (ptg) functionality on 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced prior to january 13, 2015, closely inspect connector rr01 for evidence of
01/31/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089986
TSB ID: PS401

Pitstop: intermittent no sound from head unit - on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles equipped with avn 4.0 navigation head units, customers may complain of the audio system having no sound, intermittently. this condition may be caused by l
01/31/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089990
TSB ID: PS397

Pitstop: - icy road warning indicator logic - this article describes the operation logic for the icy road warning indicator in the instrument cluster. the indicator will illuminate (a) when the ambient temperature drops below 40°f (4°c) to
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01/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089842
TSB ID: PS402

Pitstop: uvo eservices w/premium navigation (avn 4.0) functionality and required use of usb cable - for customer complaints on avn 4.0 (uvo eservices w/premium navigation head unit) equipped vehicles regarding the following concerns: ¿h un
01/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089907
TSB ID: PS378

Pitstop: alignment specifications - this article provides the alignment specifications for 2016my sorento (uma). in the event a wheel alignment is needed, ensure your alignment equipment has the correct specifications programmed into the pc
01/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089924
TSB ID: PS374

Pitstop: front license plate holder identification - this pitstop provides information related to part number and fitment identification for the front license plate holder on sorento (uma). refer to the table below to quickly identify the c
01/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089843
TSB ID: PS409

Pitstop: addition of piano black accents on sxl models - a running production change has been made to the 2016my sorento (uma), sxl trim only, to include piano black accents on the front driver and passenger seat backs and on the shift kno
01/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089766
TSB ID: PS412

Pitstop: sun visor lights are inoperable or stay on - when diagnosing a concern related to inoperable, or constantly on, sun visor courtesy lights, check the condition of the interior lamp 10a fuse. if the fuse is blown, inspect the harness
01/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089768
TSB ID: PS411

Pitstop: power tail gate functionality concerns - when diagnosing a concern related to power tail gate (ptg) functionality on 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced prior to january 13, 2015, closely inspect connector rr01 for evidence of
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01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089590
TSB ID: TSBBOD125

Tsb: panoramic sunroof slow to close and/or abnormal noise when closing - this bulletin provides the procedure to repair a panoramic sunroof that exhibits a slow to close condition and/or abnormal noise when closing, on some 2016my sorento
01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089383
TSB ID: PS401R1

Pitstop: intermittent no sound from head unit - on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles equipped with avn 4.0 navigation head units, customers may complain of the audio system having no sound, intermittently. this condition may be caused by
01/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089304
TSB ID: TSBBOD137

Service action: tail gate latch repair (sa234) - this bulletin provides the procedure for installing updated components within the rear latch, on some manual tail gate-equipped 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from november 17, 2014
01/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089061
TSB ID: TSBBOD112R1

Service action: door latch replacement (sa195) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the door latches on certain sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from march 1, 2015 through june 15, 2015, which may exhibit an inoperative power d
01/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089054
TSB ID: TSBBOD113R1

Service action: front seat headrest repair (sa196) - this bulletin provides the procedure to repair or, if necessary, replace the front seat headrests of some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from job #1 through june 15, 2015, which
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
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01/18/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089041
TSB ID: TSBBOD114R1

Service action: sunvisor inspection/replacement (sa197) - this bulletin provides the procedure to modify or, if necessary, replace the sun visors on some 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from job #1 through march 12, 2015 which may e
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
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10074739
TSB ID: TSB-112 REV-1

Summary to be provided on a future date.

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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.