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2017 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.
02/12/18 NHTSA ID: 10128585
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A_R1

Tsb - service action: inhibitor switch replacement (sa317a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017my optima (jfa), sorento (uma), optima hybrid (hev), optima plug-in hybrid (phev), sportage (ql),
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
08/25/17 NHTSA ID: 10116117
TSB ID: TSBENG162

Tsb: data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc17) - this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ecu) of certain vehicles sold in c
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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)
02/08/17 NHTSA ID: 10090977
TSB ID: SC136DEALERPSM

Dealer parts & service manager memo (sc136): attention: all dealer parts and service managers, kia motors america, inc. is conducting an emissions recall campaign to upgrade the transmission control unit (tcu) in sixty (60) 2017 my sorento
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
02/08/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090978
TSB ID: SC136OWNER

Owner notification letter (sc136): dear kia sorento owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall to update the software programming on the transmission control unit (tcu) on certain 2017 kia sorento vehicles wi
08/02/17 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10109684
TSB ID: TSB-ELE116R1

Tsb: service action: lane departure warning system dtc c180508 (sa243) - this bulletin provides information related to the lane departure warning system (ldws) on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april 5, 2016 to september
02/07/17 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10090815
TSB ID: TSBELE116

Tsb: service action: lane departure warning system dtc c180508 (sa243) - this bulletin provides information related to the lane departure warning system (ldws) on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april 5, 2016 to september
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.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130105
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A_R2

Tsb - service action: inhibitor switch - replacement (sa317a) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017my optima (jfa), sorento (
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130093
TSB ID: PS542

Pitstop - ldws/mfc variant coding - this pitstop provides information regarding the correct ?variant coding? settings for the multi-function camera (mfc) on some 2017-2018my sorento (uma) vehicles.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130094
TSB ID: PS543

Pitstop - aeb variant coding - this pitstop provides information regarding the correct ?variant coding? settings for the autonomous emergency braking (aeb) on some 2017-2018my sorento (uma) vehicles.
10/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119122
TSB ID: TSBENG162R1

Tsb - data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc17) - revised - this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ecu) of certain vehicle
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08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116112
TSB ID: TSBBOD169R2

Tsb: service action: panoramic sunshade roller guide adjustment (sa291a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the panoramic sunshade roller guide on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from november 16, 2016 to february
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.
08/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115239
TSB ID: TSBELE131R1

Tsb: service action: voltage regulator performance enhancement (sa278) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides the procedure to increase the torque on the voltage regulator screws on some 2
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109803
TSB ID: TSB-CHA076

Tsb: service action: hydraulic electronic control unit logic improvement (sa269) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the hydraulic electronic control unit (hecu) on some smart cruise control equipped 2017my sorent
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109681
TSB ID: TSB-TRA062R1

Tsb: service action: tcu upgrade ? driving performance improvement (sa246) - this bulletin provides information related to the transmission control unit (tcu) software upgrade for some 2017my sorento (uma) 3.3l gdi vehicles produced from ap
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109804
TSB ID: TSB-CLI037

Tsb: service action: driver?s side hvac temperature optimization (sa274) - this bulletin provides information related to the heating ventilation and air conditioning (hvac) system on some 2017my sorento vehicles equipped with dual air tempe
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109675
TSB ID: TSB-TRA064

Tsb: service action: tcu upgrade ? driving performance improvement (sa251) - this bulletin provides information related to the transmission control unit (tcu) software upgrade for some 2017my sorento (uma) 2.0t-gdi vehicles produced from ap
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: 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: 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: 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: 10109678
TSB ID: TSB-TRA063

Tsb: service action: tcu upgrade ? driving performance improvement (sa250) - this bulletin provides information related to the transmission control unit (tcu) software upgrade for some 2017my sorento (uma) 2.4l gdi vehicles produced from ap
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109838
TSB ID: TSB-ELE131

Tsb: service action: voltage regulator performance enhancement (sa278) - this bulletin provides the procedure to increase the torque on the voltage regulator screws on some 2017my sorento (uma), produced from october 3, 2016 to january 24,
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
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090942
TSB ID: TSBSC136

Tsb: voluntary emissions recall: tcu upgrade - lambda 3.3gdi 6at tcu rom id mismatch (sc136) - this bulletin provides information related to the transmission control unit (tcu) software upgrade for sixty (60) 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles p
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
01/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089433
TSB ID: PS452

Android auto¿/uvo eservices connectivity issues after android 6.0 update - this article proides diagnostic information in regards to:android auto¿ will not launch when a samsung android phone is connected to the vehicle. uvo eservices setup
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089321
TSB ID: TSBELE104R1

Tsb: apple carplay¿ rollout and troubleshooting guide - this bulletin provides information related to the rollout of apple carplay and android auto on 2017my sorento (uma) and the launch of apple carplay on 2016my optima (jfa) and 2017my sp
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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
01/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126933
TSB ID: TSBTRA072_CLOSED

Tsb - tra072/sa317 closed. refer to tsb tra072a/sa317a
01/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126934
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A

Tsb - service action: inhibitor switch replacement (sa317a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017my optima (jfa) and sorento (uma), produced from august 29, 2016 through june 15, 2017, and some
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119120
TSB ID: TSBENG159R2

Tsb - e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - revised - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my optima (jfa), produced from august 29, 2015 to june 14, 2016, and 2016-2017
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 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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08/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10116812
TSB ID: TSB-BOD151

Tsb - service action: front bumper grill replacement - sa244 - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the front bumper grill on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april 18, 2016 to september 2, 2016, which may experi
08/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10116816
TSB ID: TSB-BOD159R1

Tsb - service action: driver?s window run channel repair (sa259) - this bulletin provides the procedure for inspecting and if necessary, repairing the driver's window run channel on some sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april 4, 2016 t
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
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: 10109861
TSB ID: TSBBOD169R1

Tsb: service action: panoramic sunshade roller guide adjustment (sa291)- this bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the panoramic sunshade roller guide on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from november 16, 2016 to february 3
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109688
TSB ID: PS475

Pitstop: autonomous emergency braking (aeb) operation - an increasing number of kia?s latest models are now equipped with autonomous emergency braking (aeb). some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109767
TSB ID: TSB-BOD155R1

Tsb: service action: auto lock mode change (sa255) - this bulletin provides the procedure to change the automatic door lock setting on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april 7, 2016 to august 15, 2016, which may be defaulte
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109674
TSB ID: TSB-BOD155

Tsb: service action: auto lock mode change (sa255) - this bulletin provides the procedure to change the automatic door lock setting on some 2017my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april 7, 2016 to august 15, 2016, which may be defaulte
01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089424
TSB ID: TSBBOD138R1

Service action: "fe" emblem installation (sa230) - this bulletin provides the procedure to add an "fe" (fuel efficient) emblem to the existing "awd" emblems on the front doors on specific 2017 my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from april
01/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089308
TSB ID: TSBCHA068

Service action: tighten power tailgate ball stud (sa232) - this bulletin provides the procedure for tightening the right tailgate spindle attachment ball stud, on select uma sorento models, produced from may 16, 2016 through may 26, 2016,
09/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10079884
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-104

Tsb: apple carplay¿ rollout and troubleshooting guide - this bulletin provides information related to the rollout of apple carplay¿ and android auto on vehicles equipped with premium navigation (avn 4.0) or uvo eservices (uvo 3.0) systems.

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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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