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2017 Kia Sportage Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
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.
02/12/18 NHTSA ID: 10128585
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A_R1

Tsb - service action: inhibitor switch replacement (sa317a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017my optima (jfa), sorento (uma), optima hybrid (hev), optima plug-in hybrid (phev), sportage (ql),
01/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10127021
TSB ID: PS532

Pitstop - dtc p0449 vent valve/solenoid circuit - when addressing a concern related to p0449 (evaporative emission system - vent valve / solenoid circuit) on 2017-2018my sportage (ql) model vehicles, and the canister closed valve (ccv) and
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: 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: 10109850
TSB ID: TSB-ENG159R1

Tsb: e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my optima (jf/jfa), produced from august 29, 2015 to june 14, 2016, 2017my sportage (ql)
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02/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10090818
TSB ID: TSBENG159

Tsb: e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my sorento (uma), produced from october 27, 2014 to june 14, 2016, 2016my optima (jf/jfa)
01/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10089388
TSB ID: TSBSST044

Tsb: r1234yf oil and dye injectors - using fluorescent leak detection dye in vehicle¿s a/c system could aid in locating refrigerant leaks. r1234yf a/c systems oil and dye injector kits are available through snap-on business solutions.
01/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10089386
TSB ID: TSBSST045

Tsb: r1234yf refrigerant leak detector - the ld-2 arctic pro leak detector, supplied with the mahle acx-1299 refrigerant recovery equipment, can aid in locating r1234yf refrigerant leaks.
01/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10088701
TSB ID: TSBCLI029

Tsb: r1234yf refrigerant - this bulletin provides information relating to the new r1234yf refrigerant initially being released with the 2017my sportage (ql), and applicable to future models. governmental standards to reduce the length of t
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: 10127034
TSB ID: TSBTRA067

Tsb - automatic transmission oil pressure characteristic values data transfer - this bulletin provides information regarding data transfer of automatic transmission (a/t) characteristic values on 2015my-2018my k900 (kh) vehicles equipped wi
08/02/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10109780
TSB ID: TSB-TRA065

Tsb: service action: tcu upgrade ? driving performance improvement (sa257) - this bulletin provides information related to the tcu (transmission control unit) software upgrade of some 2017my sportage (ql) 2.0t-gdi/2.4gdi vehicles produced f
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133171
TSB ID: PS546

Pitstop - electronic stability control self-check noise - this pitstop provides information regarding a concern related to a single faint ?thud? type noise heard from the engine compartment at speeds of 18-20 mph after initial start-up. be
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133175
TSB ID: PS551

Pitstop - rattle noise from rear of the vehicle (ps551) - this pitstop contains information regarding a rattle type noise heard from the rear of the vehicle when closing a door or trunk on some 2016my-2018my vehicles.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130105
TSB ID: TSBTRA072A_R2

Tsb - service action: inhibitor switch - replacement (sa317a) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the inhibitor switch on some 2017my optima (jfa), sorento (
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128609
TSB ID: PS526

Pitstop - broken characters and symbols on base audio - this pitstop contains information to repair vehicles in which the following customer concern occurs on a 2017my sportage (ql) with base audio (audio 3.0 b): * ?when turning on the vehi
12/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126420
TSB ID: PS528

Pitstop - bluetooth sound quality concerns on uvo eservices (uvo 3.0) (ps528) - this pitstop provides information to diagnose and repair 2017-18my sportage (ql) and 2017my niro (de hev) vehicles, with uvo eservices (uvo 3.0) head units, pro
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11/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123326
TSB ID: TSBCLI041

Tsb - service action: evaporator temperature sensor and/or ecv replacement (sa309) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the evaporator temperature sensor and /or ecv (external control valve) on 2017-2018my sportage (ql) vehicle
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
08/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116813
TSB ID: TSB-BOD152R1

Tsb: service action: delta garnish and front bumper gap/wind noise adjustment (sa248) - this bulletin provides the information for applying soundproof padding to the delta garnish on 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles produced from december 10,
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10116100
TSB ID: PS453R1

Pitstop: intermittent am/fm radio static - some 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles may experience am/fm radio static, especially when the vehicle drives over bumps. this condition can be caused by loose connections at the base of the antenna and
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: 10109677
TSB ID: TSB-BOD153

Tsb: service action: front power seat back board strap repositioning (sa249) - this bulletin provides information related to the repositioning of the front power seat back board strap for 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles produced from december
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08/02/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10109679
TSB ID: TSB-ELE118

Tsb: service action: bcm upgrade-fuel door open logic improvement (sa247) - this bulletin provides information related to the bcm (body control module) software upgrade on 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles to improve the fuel door open logic. t
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: 10109825
TSB ID: TSB-CLI035

Tsb: a/c evaporator core replacement - this bulletin provides information about the a/c evaporator core replacement on certain 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles, produced between december 10, 2015 and december 12, 2016, which may exhibit poor a
02/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10091944
TSB ID: TSB CLI031_ SA22

This bulletin provides information related to an hvac controller software upgrade for 2017 my sportage (ql) vehicles, produced from december 10, 2015 through february 15, 2016, and equipped with auto (fatc) or manual hvac controls. the ecu
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090966
TSB ID: PS465

Pitstop: recalibration of blind spot detection after collision repairs - this pitstop provides information relating to some vehicles equipped with blind spot detection (bsd), which may exhibit a ¿check bsd system¿ message with dtcs: c270254
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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
01/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089467
TSB ID: TSBCLI031

Service action: hvac control unit logic improvement (sa 226) - this bulletin provides information related to an hvac controller software upgrade for 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles, produced from december 10, 2015 through february 15, 2016, a
01/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089433
TSB ID: PS452

Android auto¿/uvo eservices connectivity issues after android 6.0 update - this article proides diagnostic information in regards to:android auto¿ will not launch when a samsung android phone is connected to the vehicle. uvo eservices setup
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.
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089340
TSB ID: PS453

Pitstop: intermittent am/fm radio static - some 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles may experience am/fm radio static, especially when the vehicle drives over bumps. this condition can be caused by loose connections at the base of the antenna. fo
01/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10089321
TSB ID: TSBELE104R1

Tsb: apple carplay¿ rollout and troubleshooting guide - this bulletin provides information related to the rollout of apple carplay and android auto on 2017my sorento (uma) and the launch of apple carplay on 2016my optima (jfa) and 2017my sp
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133180
TSB ID: TSBENG175_R3

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvv
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130103
TSB ID: TSBENG175_R2

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvv
02/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128607
TSB ID: PS451_R1

Pitstop - front license plate and mounting bracket position on vehicles equipped with autonomous emergency brake aeb - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. on 2017my~ sportage (ql) vehicles equipped with autonom
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119123
TSB ID: TSBENG175

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvvt cover or o-ring and replacement of the motor plug on some 2016-2
10/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119124
TSB ID: TSBENG175R1

Tsb - service action: e-cvvt cover inspection and motor plug replacement (sa305) - revised - this bulletin provides information regarding the inspection and/or replacement of the e-cvvt cover or o-ring and replacement of the motor plug on s
08/02/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10109766
TSB ID: TSB-BOD152

Tsb: service action: delta garnish and front bumper gap/wind noise adjustment (sa248) - this bulletin provides the information for applying soundproof padding to the delta garnish on 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles produced from december 10,
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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: 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: 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: 10109688
TSB ID: PS475

Pitstop: autonomous emergency braking (aeb) operation - an increasing number of kia?s latest models are now equipped with autonomous emergency braking (aeb). some customers may have interest and/or questions regarding this new technology, i
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
01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089416
TSB ID: TSBCLI033

Tsb: service action: hvac control unit logic improvement (sa238) - this bulletin provides information related to an hvac controller software upgrade for 2017my sportage (ql) vehicles, produced from december 10, 2015 through june 22, 2016, a
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01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089415
TSB ID: TSBBOD142

Tsb: service action: rear door frame molding replacement (sa236) - this bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the rear door frame molding on certain sportage (ql) sx trim level vehicles produced from december 24, 2015 through januar
01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089426
TSB ID: TSBBOD136

Service action: door latch replacement (sa229) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the door latches on certain sportage (ql) vehicles, produced from december 10, 2015 through march 11, 2016, which may exhibit an intermittent i
01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089430
TSB ID: PS450

Sirius xm data not loading on uvo eservices head unit - this bulletin provides information related to sirius xm satellite radio service in regards to the following customer concerns: sirius xm data will not load; head unit display shows "n
01/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10089429
TSB ID: PS451

Front license plate and mounting bracket position on vehicles equipped with aeb - on 2017 my sportage (ql) vehicles equipped with autonomous emergency brake (aeb), the front license plate bracket is installed in one of two different positio
01/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088702
TSB ID: TSBSST043

Tsb: r1234f 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 c
09/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10079884
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-104

Tsb: apple carplay¿ rollout and troubleshooting guide - this bulletin provides information related to the rollout of apple carplay¿ and android auto on vehicles equipped with premium navigation (avn 4.0) or uvo eservices (uvo 3.0) systems.

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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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