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2018 Kia Sportage 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
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: 10128583
TSB ID: TSBENG178

Tsb - data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc18) - this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ecu) of certain vehicles sold in
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
01/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10127031
TSB ID: TSBENG180

Tsb - service action: 2.4l engine start logic improvement (sa320) -
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
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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
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.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128633
TSB ID: VSCSC161DP

Sc161 - dealer principal letter - advises dealer principal of the new service campaign to upgrade the ecm software to improve the instrument cluster logic.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128634
TSB ID: VSCSC161DSM

Sc161 - dealer service manager letter - advises dealer principal of the new service campaign to upgrade the ecm software to improve the instrument cluster logic.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128635
TSB ID: VSCSC161OWNER

Sc161 - owner letter - owner notification letter advising of the voluntary service campaign to upgrade the ecm software to improve the instrument cluster logic.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128636
TSB ID: VSCSC161QA

Sc161 - qa - this document contains frequently asked questions and answers regarding the service campaign to upgrade the ecm software to improve the instrument cluster logic.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128637
TSB ID: VSCSC161TSB

Sc161 - technical service bulletin (tsb) - this publication contains the repair procedures for the campaign.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128608
TSB ID: PS500_R1

Pitstop - premium navigation or uvo eco with navigation (avn 5.0) - this pitstop provides information regarding the features and functionality on the latest generation premium navigation or uvo eco with navigation (designated as avn 5.0) sy
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
12/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126422
TSB ID: TSBBOD174

Tsb - service action: windshield molding repair for wind noise (sa311) - this bulletin provides the procedure for applying loctite? between the front windshield molding lip and panoramic static roof glass on some 2018my sportage (ql) vehicl
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
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02/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128584
TSB ID: TSBENG180_R1

Tsb - service action: 2.4l engine start logic improvement (sa320) - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) on some 201

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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.