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2016 Kia Soul Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136503
TSB ID: TSBFUE038

Tsb - canister close valve inspection and air drain case replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and if necessary, replace the air drain case on some 2014-18my soul (ps), produced from july 21, 2013 through june 1, 201
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.
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: 10109813
TSB ID: PS469

Pitstop: manual evaporative emissions test for hard to find/small leaks - if the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) is illuminated with dtc(s) p0442, p0455, p0456, or p0457 (evaporative emissions system-leak detected) and the evaporative (eva
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109853
TSB ID: PS476

Pitstop: intermittent lack of power or hesitation upon acceleration ? restricted fuel line - customers may experience an intermittent lack of power or hesitation upon acceleration. the malfunction indicator lamp may not illuminate or dtc p0
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109851
TSB ID: TSB-ENG164R1

Tsb: service action: ecu upgrade - dtc p0441 logic improvement (sa280) - this bulletin provides information related to the engine control unit (ecu) software upgrade for some 2012-2016my rio (ub), 2014-2016 soul (ps), and 2012-2013my soul (
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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
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
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
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116102
TSB ID: PS483

Pitstop: headlights flicker/intermittently operate or remain on indefinitely - if a customer has a concern regarding intermittent flickering, inoperative headlights, or that the headlights stay on indefinitely after the vehicle is turned of
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: 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: 10109888
TSB ID: TSB-ENG164

Combination tsb / service action: ecu upgrade ? dtc p0441 logic improvement (sa280) - this bulletin provides information related to the engine control unit (ecu) software upgrade for some 2012-2016my rio (ub), 2014-2016 soul (ps), and 2012-
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
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
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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.
01/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089432
TSB ID: PS447

Forward collision warning (fcw) indicator shown on cluster without dtc(s) - on some 2016 my soul (ps) vehicles, you may see a forward collision warning (fcw) indicator may appear on the instrument cluster with no dtc'spresent. this conditio
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
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089354
TSB ID: TSBELE091

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. this procedure will now be req
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)
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01/18/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089021
TSB ID: TSBELE094

Service action: low voltage dc-dc converter (ldc) system logic improvement (sa201) - this bulletin provides information related to the reprogramming of the low voltage dc-dc converter (ldc) system of some 2015~2016my soul ev (ps ev) vehicle
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: 10088982
TSB ID: TSBENG151R1

Service action: ecm/tcm shift logic improvement (sa207) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm/tcm software upgrade for some 2016my soul (ps) vehicles to improve transmission ¿shift-feel¿ when downshifting (6-5-4).
01/18/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089046
TSB ID: PS425

Avn displays "unable to start vehicle" warning message - on some 2015~16my soul ev (ps ev) vehicles, a customer may complain that a warning message (¿unable to start vehicle¿) is being displayed on the navigation head unit screen. this cond
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
09/13/16 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
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02/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128611
TSB ID: PS530

Pitstop - duplicate camshaft part numbers - this pitstop provides information regarding the duplicate exhaust camshaft part numbers available for 2014-2016my soul (ps) models, equipped with the 2.0l gdi engine. both part numbers listed belo
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
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: 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
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: 10089052
TSB ID: TSBGEN072R1

Tsb: electric vehicle (ev) service handling procedures - this technical service bulletin will address proper electric vehicle (ev) customer and service handling procedures. there are unique ev related service procedures, special service too
01/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088710
TSB ID: TSBBOD124

Service action: 2014 - 2016 my soul (ps) and soul (ps ev) rear center seat belt webbing guide replacement (sa206) - this bulletin provides the procedure for the replacement of the seat belt webbing guide for the rear center seat in 2014~201

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Kia Soul 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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