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2011 Kia Sportage 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.
10/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10119116
TSB ID: PT20201-0002R4

Parts bulletin - theta ii engine safety recall (sc147) - this bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year optima, sorento, and sportage veh
08/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10116824
TSB ID: TSB-FUE025

Tsb: service action: ecm upgrade - mil on with dtc p0300 and/or p0301, p0302, p0303 and p0304 (sa151) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade for some 2011-2012my optima (tf), produced from july 16 ,2010 to
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115242
TSB ID: WTY201709R4

Warranty bulletin: 2017-09.r4 - sc147 claims processing procedures - this warranty bulletin accompanies tsb sc147 theta ii engine inspection and/or replacement and is provided to dealers for specific guidance with claim administration and p
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115243
TSB ID: WTYCS201605RETIR

Customer satisfaction bulletin 2016-05 - retired for certain sporage model years - see customer satisfaction bulletin 2017-02. for other sportage models, see wty bulletin 2017-09 (sc147).
08/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10115238
TSB ID: PT20201-0002R3

Parts bullletin: 20201-0002 (revision 3.1) - this bulletin provides information related to the inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the engine assembly on certain 2011 to 2014 model year optima, sorento, and sportage vehicles.
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08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109715
TSB ID: TSB-ENG130R1

Tsb: ecm upgrade ? reflash and ewga adjustment procedure (sa 149) - on some sportage (sl) vehicles, produced from may 1, 2011 to january 1, 2012, the malfunction indicator light (mil) may illuminate with dtc p2562 and/or p2565. inspect the
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109655
TSB ID: PS315

Pit stop: gdi injector spray tip deposits - a design feature of vehicles equipped with a gasoline direct injection (gdi) system is the placement of each fuel injector directly into the engine cylinder head assembly. therefore, it is complet
08/02/17 NHTSA ID: 10109706
TSB ID: PS280

Turbocharger oil line inspection - follow the procedure in this article to properly inspect/clean the oil feed and return lines.
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
02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090809
TSB ID: PS240

Pitstop: ewga inspection and adjustment procedure - on some sportage (sl) vehicles equipped with 2.0 t-gdi engines, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may illuminate with a stored, or active, p2562 dtc - turbocharger boost control positio
02/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10090108
TSB ID: WTY007FORM

Request for reimbursement form: wty007 - 2011¿2014 my sportage 2.0l turbo gdi & 2.4l gdi engine warranty extension program - if you have paid to have your engine repaired/replaced due to connecting rod failure, you may be eligible for reimb
02/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10090113
TSB ID: WTY007OWNER

Owner letter: wty007 - 2011-2014 my sportage 2.0l turbo gdi and 2.4l gdi engine warranty extension - dear kia sportage vehicle owner: kia motors america takes pride in providing you with high quality and dependable vehicles. in order to ma
02/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10090095
TSB ID: WTY007DEALERPSM

Dealer parts and service manager memo: wty007 - 2011-2014 my sportage 2.0l turbo gdi & 2.4l gdi engine - effective immediately, kia motors america, inc. has extended the warranty coverage of the kia new vehicle limited warranty for the s
01/18/17 NHTSA ID: 10089051
TSB ID: TSBGEN076

Tsb: proper oil grade / viscosity selection for turbo equipped vehicles - this bulletin provides information related to the proper engine oil grade / viscosity to be used when servicing vehicles equipped with a turbocharger. in addition to
03/16/16 NHTSA ID: 10060233
TSB ID: PS240

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/04/15 NHTSA ID: 10058121
TSB ID: 047

Kia 2011-2016 my sportage : the procedure for replacement of the hydraulic actuator on certain all-wheel drive equipped sportage vehicles, will exhibit an inoperative awd system with malfunction indicator lamp. *lj
04/18/12 NHTSA ID: 10043656
TSB ID: 112

Kia: vcm actuator replacement and ecm upgrade-td/sl 2.0/2.4l mil on with dtc p200a.
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10/12/11 NHTSA ID: 10041635
TSB ID: TSB-083

Kia: for gdi high pressure fuel system, special service information and specifications are provided.
06/03/11 NHTSA ID: 10037692
TSB ID: 091

Kia: a malfunction light is on with possible misfire codes present. it is a software problem. 2011 sportage. updated on 06/08/2011
06/01/11 NHTSA ID: 10037661
TSB ID: SB-086

Kia: malfunction light is on without any driveable symptoms. there may be five possible trouble codes stored.
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
01/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10127029
TSB ID: TSBENG172

Tsb - service action: turbo oil feed line replacement (sa300) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the turbo oil feed line on some 2011-2015my optima (tf), produced from november 1, 2010 through august 30, 2011, 2012-2015my opt
08/30/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10116822
TSB ID: TSB-TRA048

Tsb: combined tsb/service action: shift knob trim ring replacement procedure (sa147) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the shift knob trim ring on some sportage (sl) vehicles, produced from may 6, 2010 to june 8, 2011 (2011m
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02/17/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10092147
TSB ID: TSBTRA051R1

Tsb: 6 spd a/t solenoid replacement ¿ multiple dtcs - this bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of various shift solenoids on 6-speed automatic transaxles with dtcs p0741, p0743, p0748, p0753, p0758, p0763, p0768, p0773
02/06/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090581
TSB ID: TSBTRA044

Tsb: 6-speed automatic transaxle inhibitor switch bracket installation - this bulletin provides information relating to some sportage and sedona vehicles, produced from april 01, 2009 to september 16, 2011, which may experience a no-start c
02/06/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090604
TSB ID: TSBTRA047R1

Tsb: axle shaft serviceability by model - this bulletin has been revised. this bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. refer to the table below for
02/03/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10090431
TSB ID: TSBTRA049

Tsb: 6-speed a/t transmission adaptive values reset/relearn - this bulletin provides the procedures necessary to reset and relearn the adaptive values after transmission replacement or reprogramming/replacement of the ecm/pcm.
01/27/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10089761
TSB ID: TSBTRA051R1

Tsb: 6 spd a/t solenoid replacement ¿ multiple dtcs - this bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of various shift solenoids on 6-speed automatic transaxles with dtcs p0741, p0743, p0748, p0753, p0758, p0763, p0768, p0773
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
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02/04/13 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10050659
TSB ID: TSB-044

Kia: uneven shifting gears and no start condition in power train control module (pcm). procedure for the inhibitor switch to have an inhibitor switch bracket installed on it. models 2010-2012 sportage, sedona. *p
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: 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: 10109652
TSB ID: TSB-TRA051

Tsb: 6 spd a/t solenoid replacement ? dtc p0741 - this bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the damper clutch (d/c) solenoid on 6-speed automatic transaxles with dtc p0741 (active or history), instead of replacing th
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
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109702
TSB ID: TSB-FUE026

Tsb: mil on with dtc p0087 - diagnosis and repair - this bulletin provides information related to some optima (tf/qf), sportage (sl), sorento (xm) and cadenza (vg) vehicles, which may experience a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminate
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
02/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092102
TSB ID: PS382

Pitstop: stop lamp switch identification matrix (sc098) - kma has received a number of incorrect warranty return parts related to campaign sc098 and has determined that at times dealer staff may have difficulty in quickly and easily identif
02/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091483
TSB ID: TSBGEN040R1

Tsb: service action: sportage (sl) avn software upgrade (sa050) - this bulletin provides information relating to a very small amount of 2011 sportage (sl) vehicles, equipped with navigation, built from the start of production to july 22, 2
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
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
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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: 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
09/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10080084
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-077-R1

Tsb: rear view camera diagnosis/replacement - this bulletin provides information to diagnose and/or replace the rear view camera of some kia vehicles (see table on pg. 6 for specific models and production dates) which may exhibit inadequat
11/18/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10053708
TSB ID: TSB-025

Kia: due to some vehicles experiencing an illumination malfunction indicator lamp (mil), the electronic control module (ecm) system needs to be upgraded and reprogrammed with gds downloads to prevent and/or correct this situation. models
12/19/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10042571
TSB ID: TSB-022

Kia: providing information regarding the replacement of the battery positive cable terminal on some vehicles.
09/26/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10041265
TSB ID: TSB-015

Kia motors: installing an additional ground cable to the battery may cause sensor problems.
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06/28/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038959
TSB ID: TSB-096

Kia motors: 2011 optima. there is a service engine light on and a trouble code stored due to a software problem.
05/23/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037419
TSB ID: SC-086

Kia: some 2011 sportage vehicles the windows may not raise or lowered with the power switches.
11/22/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034509
TSB ID: TSB-040

Kia: software upgrade. provides information relating to a limited number of vehicles equipped with navigation built from the start of product 7/22/10 that may exhibit announcement voice volume that is lower than normal as compared to othe
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119127
TSB ID: WTY201709R5

Wty - sc147 claims processing procedures - revised - authorization of claims processing for sc147 - see this bulletin for specific handling procedures regarding sc147.
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109631
TSB ID: TSB-SST033

Tsb: special service tool for hood release lever removal - this bulletin provides information related to the introduction of a new special service tool (sst) (a) developed to prevent the hood release lever pivot point (b) from being damaged
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
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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: 10109815
TSB ID: SC141OWNERSL

Service campaign: owner letter - advises owners of certain 2011-2014 my sportage vehicles currently registered in the states where heavy amounts of road salt are used of a service campaign to add additional anti-corrosion material to underb
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109817
TSB ID: TSB-SC141R1

Tsb: sc141 - service campaign - application of additional anti-corrosion material - to improve customer satisfaction, kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109694
TSB ID: PS329

Pitstop: adjusting rear hatch closing effort - when encountering a customer concern related to excessive rear hatch closing effort on some 2011my to 2014my sportage (sl) vehicles, first, verify the customer concern by comparing the closing
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109788
TSB ID: TSB-TRA055

Tsb: inhibitor switch diagnosis information - this bulletin gives information regarding the steps to take regarding the diagnosis of the inhibitor switch.
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109874
TSB ID: TSB-SC141

Tsb: sc141 - service campaign - application of additional anti-corrosion material - to improve customer satisfaction, kia is launching this service campaign to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the underbody components of certain
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08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109875
TSB ID: SC141DP

Dealer principal memo: sc141 - service campaign - attention: all kia dealer principals - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109876
TSB ID: SC141DPSM

Service manager memo: sc141 - service campaign - attention: all kia service managers - kia motors america, inc. will be conducting a voluntary service campaign, as a preventative measure, to apply additional anti-corrosion material to the u
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109877
TSB ID: SC141QA

Questions and answers for voluntary service campaign sc141 ? underbody ? additional anti-corrosion treatment
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
02/06/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090599
TSB ID: PS224R1

Pitstop: ventilated seat operation - some vehicles are equipped with ventilated front seats to improve occupant comfort by drawing interior vehicle air temperature through the seating surfaces. the customer perception may be that the seat i
02/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10090168
TSB ID: PS209R1

Pitstop: rattle noise from dash or glove box area above 50 mph - a customer complaint of a steady rattle noise, which increases with intensity above 50 mph, may be due to wind buffeting across the insulator at the rear opening of the left a
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01/31/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089950
TSB ID: TSBCHA047

Tsb: awd system hydraulic actuator replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure for replacement of the hydraulic actuator of some all-wheel drive (awd) equipped 2011~2016my sportage (sl) vehicles, produced from may 6, 2010 through feb
03/31/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060654
TSB ID: TT019

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10060167
TSB ID: PS329

Summary to be provided on a future date.
11/18/13 Other NHTSA ID: 10053709
TSB ID: TSB-048

Kia: the shift knob trim ring needs to be replaced on some vehicles, due to difficult in depressing a/t button, causing a decreased clearance between shift button and trim ring. models 2011-2012 sportage.

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Kia Sportage 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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