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2008 Kia Spectra Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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.
02/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091489
TSB ID: TSBTRA046

Tsb: automatic transmission fluid application guide - this bulletin provides information relating to the correct automatic transmission fluids that are required for each kia model. refer to the shop manual on kgis for the specific kia model
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094103
TSB ID: WTY001OWNERR1

Revision: owner letter: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra vehicles front passenger ocs sensor mat kia new vehicle limited warranty extension - dear kia spectra owner: kia motors america¿s highest commitment is to your safety. to that end, ki
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094101
TSB ID: WTY001OWNER

Owner letter: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra vehicles front passenger ocs sensor mat kia new vehicle limited warranty extension - dear kia spectra owner: kia motors america¿s highest commitment is to your safety. to that end, kia is extendi
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094090
TSB ID: WTY001FORM

Request for reimbursement form: wty001 - if you have paid to have the front passenger ocs replaced, you may be eligible for reimbursement for some or all of that expense. mail this completed request for reimbursement form to kia, along with
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094089
TSB ID: WTY001DEALERPSMR

Revision: dealer parts and service manager memo: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra (ld) front passenger ocs sensor mat warranty extension (wty001) - kia motors is re-notifying the owners of the 2007-2009 my spectra vehicles of the warranty cov
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03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094088
TSB ID: WTY001DEALERPSM

Dealer parts and service manager memo: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra (ld) front passenger ocs sensor mat warranty extension (wty001) - kia motors america, inc. is extending the warranty coverage for the front passenger occupant classificati
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094086
TSB ID: WTY001D

Dealer principal memo: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra (ld) front passenger ocs sensor mat warranty extension (wty001) - kia motors america, inc. is extending the warranty coverage for the front passenger occupant classification system (ocs)
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094085
TSB ID: WTY001R1

Revision: warranty bulletin: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra (ld) front passenger ocs sensor mat warranty extension (wty001) - this bulletin provides revised information related to both the customer and dealer notification letter that was sen
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094084
TSB ID: WTY001

Warranty bulletin: wty001 - 2007-2009 my spectra (ld) front passenger ocs sensor mat warranty extension (wty001) - this warranty bulletin provides information related to the extension of warranty coverage for the front passenger occupant cl
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094105
TSB ID: WTY001QA

Q and a: wty001 - 2007-2009 my kia spectra vehicles front passenger ocs sensor mat kia new vehicle limited warranty extension q & a
09/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10079964
TSB ID: TSB-BOD-130

Front passenger ocs sensor mat diagnosis and replacement - this bulletin provides information related to the replacement of the front passenger occupant classification system (ocs) sensor mat in 2007~2009my spectra (ld) vehicles, produced f
10/15/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034064
TSB ID: TSB-072

Kia: pcm upgrade for a/c cut out during high load conditions. this reflash has enhanced a/c control logic to improve performance with a/c cut out during high load conditions.
12/09/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10026726
TSB ID: KT-2008082201

Kia: all models. article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models.
11/08/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10026566
TSB ID: KT-2008082202

Kia: parking lamps on and battery discharge intermittently overnight.
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: 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
02/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090713
TSB ID: TSBBOD095

Tsb: windshield washer pump inlet filter replacement - this bulletin provides information relating to possible foreign debris accumulation on the windshield washer pump inlet filter. over time, some kia vehicles may exhibit a limited appli
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01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089668
TSB ID: QASC122

Questions and answers for voluntary service campaign sc122 ¿ underbody ¿ additional anti-corrosion treatment
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089667
TSB ID: OWNERSC122SPECTR

Owner notification letter (sc122) - dear kia spectra owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody of all 2004-2009 kia spectra vehicles that were origi
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089662
TSB ID: DEALERPSMSC122

Dealer service manager memo (sc122) - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary service campaign as a preventative measure to add additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody of all 2006-2011 my rio, 2004-2009 my spectra, 20
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089642
TSB ID: DEALERPSC122

Dealer principal memo (sc122) - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, as a preventative measure, to add additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody of all 2006-2011 my rio, 2004-2009 my spectra, 2
01/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089618
TSB ID: TSBSC122

Tsb: voluntary service campaign - application of additional anti-corrosion material (sc122) - to improve customer satisfaction, kia is launching this bulletin to apply additional anticorrosion protection to various vehicle underbody comp
10/02/15 Other NHTSA ID: 10058518
TSB ID: SC-122

Kia: an additional application of anti-corrosion protection will be applied on some vehicles underbody components to help prevent corrosion. model 2004-09 spectra, 2006-10 optima, 2006-11 rio 2007-10 rondo and 2010-13 soul.
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05/13/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10037242
TSB ID: PS-150

Kia: on some 2004-2009 spectras the doors are locking intermittently without the driver commanding them to.
12/14/10 Other NHTSA ID: 10034644
TSB ID: TSB-027

Kia: tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) receiver upgrade; change of tpms software (sa049). some vehicles have low line tire pressure monitoring system (tpms). some vehicles may experience illumination of the tpms warning lamp indicati
09/18/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10030290
TSB ID: TSB-022

Kia: load carrying capacity label requirements and instructions to comply with fmvss 110. providing information for the new requirements related to load carrying capacity (lcc) when certain accessories are added to a completed vehicle pri0
03/25/09 Other NHTSA ID: 10028348
TSB ID: KT-2008110606

Kia: doors locking intermittently without driver input from the rke transmitter or key switch may be caused by wear on switch contacts in door latch assembly resulting in high resistance.

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Kia Spectra 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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