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2017 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.
08/25/17 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
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109854
TSB ID: PS481

Ps481: dual clutch transmission (dct) characteristics - all models with a 1.6l turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (dct), except the 2017my~ niro (de) with a 1.6l atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s
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
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130091
TSB ID: PS462_R3

Pitstop - base audio system (audio 4.0 a/b) with siri eyes free voice recognition - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this pitstop provides information regarding the functionality on the latest generation ba
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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
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: 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: 10109772
TSB ID: TSB-ELE119

Tsb: service action: software upgrade for audio gen 4.0 type b (sa253) - this bulletin provides the procedure to upgrade the audio gen 4.0 type b software on some 2017my soul (ps), produced from july 12, 2016 to august 26, 2016, which may e
08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109818
TSB ID: PS462R1

Pitstop: new base audio system in 2017my soul and sedona - this pitstop provides information regarding the functionality on the latest generation base audio system (designated audio 4.0 type b) that has been applied on 2017my soul (ps) and
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090963
TSB ID: PS462

Pitstop: ne w ba se audio system i n 2017my soul a nd sedona - this pitstop provides information regarding the functionality on the latest generation base audio system (designated audio 4.0 b) that has been applied on 17 my soul and sedona.
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
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109879
TSB ID: PS353R1

Pitstop: navigation head unit replacement - this article provides information regarding navigation head unit replacement on 2015 - 2017my soul ev (ps ev), 2016 - 2017my k900 (kh), and 2017my optima plug-in hybrid (phev). it is important to
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109841
TSB ID: TSB-SST043R2

Tsb: r1234yf refrigerant equipment - this bulletin provides information relating to the introduction of r1234yf recovery, recycling, and recharging equipment. this equipment is designed to meet sae j2843 requirements for servicing vehicles
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
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109778
TSB ID: TSB-SST049

Tsb: audio update module (aum) firmware update - this bulletin provides the procedure to perform the audio update module (aum) firmware update to ensure compatibility with the new audio 4.0 head units (standard on 17my soul (ps) and sedona

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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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