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2018 Kia Soul Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
05/14/18 NHTSA ID: 10136500
TSB ID: TSBENG178_R1

Tsb - data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc18) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions da
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.
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
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133173
TSB ID: PS548

Pitstop - extracting bms data for range concerns prior to performing updates - for any customers experiencing a range concern with their vehicle, all battery management system (bms) current data should be extracted and reviewed to verify th
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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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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