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2018 Kia Stinger 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
03/13/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10130106
TSB ID: TSBTRA074

Tsb - service action: theta 2.0l turbo atf warmer connector replacement (sa333) -this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the automatic transmission fluid (atf) warmer connector on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, equipped with the
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136622
TSB ID: PS557

Pitstop - stinger sound system settings - this pitstop provides information about some of the sound system settings available in the stinger (ck) vehicles with premium navigation (720-watt harmon/kardon quantum logic surround sound system w
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133174
TSB ID: PS549

Pitstop - battery inspection and testing procedure using gr8 (ps549) - this pitstop provides information regarding how to properly inspect and test the battery on 18my stinger (ck) using gr8.
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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
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128620
TSB ID: TSBELE142

Tsb - service action: headlamp ?welcome blink? operation ? icu logic improvement (sa331) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the integrated central control unit (icu) on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, produced
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136497
TSB ID: TSBBOD184

Tsb - service action: rear hatch rattle repair by striker adjustment (sa347) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and/or adjust the rear hatch striker on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, produced from september 21, 2017 throu
05/14/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10136618
TSB ID: PS552

Pitstop - calibrating the compass in the accessory rear view mirror - this pitstop provides information regarding the compass calibration procedure of the accessory rear view mirror after installation.
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130098
TSB ID: TSBBOD178A

Tsb - service action: rattle noise from tailgate (sa322a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the overslam bumpers, install a guide bumper mounting kit and to inspect/adjust the striker on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, pro
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130097
TSB ID: TSBBOD178_R1

Tsb - service action - rattle noise from tailgate (bod178) (rev 1) (closed) - see tsb-bod178a. this bulletin has been closed.
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130095
TSB ID: PS544

Pitstop - front bumper tow hook cap - this pitstop provides the procedure to inspect and adjust the tow hook cap alignment on the front bumper cover on 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, equipped with the 3.3t-gdi lambda-ii engines.
02/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128614
TSB ID: TSBBOD178_R1

Tsb - service action: rattle noise from tailgate (sa322) - this bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the overslam bumpers and install a guide bumper mounting kit on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, produced from september 21, 2017 th
01/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127033
TSB ID: TSBENG182

Tsb - service action: emissions label replacement (sa324) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the emissions label on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles equipped with theta 2.0-t engines, produced from september 29, 2017 through
01/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127025
TSB ID: TSBBOD178

Tsb - service action: rattle noise from tailgate (sa322) - this bulletin provides the procedure to adjust the overslam bumpers and install a guide bumper mounting kit on some 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles, produced from september 21, 2017 th
01/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127022
TSB ID: PS536

Pitstop - accessing driver door lock cylinder - this pitstop provides information on the location and procedure to operate the driver's door lock cylinder on all 2018my stinger (ck) vehicles.

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Kia Stinger 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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