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2016 Kia Optima Service Manual

Kia Optima DIY Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the fourth generation 2016 to 2020 Kia Optima.

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1. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of your 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima sedan can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the battery (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

2. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your Kia Optima (or upgrade them both to brighter LED units), take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture on the left side of this paragraph.

3. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the housing attached to the headliner above the sun visor in your Kia Optima, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image. You could also upgrade both the driver and passenger side bulbs to brighter LED units.

4. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Dome Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out dome light bulb in the housing attached to the headliner above the rear passenger seats of your Optima (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), check out my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

5. 2016-2020 Kia Optima A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your fourth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima sedan hasn't been working as well recently or the air coming out of the vents smell a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing. To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) click on the text link or thumbnail image.

6. 2016-2020 Kia Optima License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb (or upgrade both lights to brighter LED bulbs) in the trunk lid of your Kia Optima, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

7. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Interior Door Panel Removal & Speaker Upgrade

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your Kia Optima, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

To view my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement speaker sizes), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

8. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Reverse & Parking Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The inner tail light housing on the trunk lid of a 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima contains the reverse (or 'back-up') and the parking light.

Take a look at my DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

9. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Brake & Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb Change Guide

The main outer tail light housings on the rear corner of a Kia Optima contain the brake (or 'stop lamp'), rear turn signal (or 'indicator lamp') and the rear side marker light bulbs.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing any of the light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

10. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you'd like to manually move your Optima due to running out of gas, a dead 12V battery, in order to be towed, or some other mechanical issue, you'll need to release the shift lock mechanism to move the gear selector from 'Park' to 'Neutral'.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link or thumbnail.

11. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Trunk Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk of your Kia Optima (or upgrade it to a brighter LED bulb), take a look at my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.


12. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window of your Kia Optima when it is raining or snowing, you may need to change the wiper blades.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

13. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical issue with your Kia Optima is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

14. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Theta 2.4L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the Theta 2.4 liter GDI inline four cylinder motor should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 30,000 miles or at least every two years.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

15. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a 4th generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima contain the low beam, high beam and front side marker light bulbs. To view my DIY guide for changing the bulbs (with the part numbers) click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

16. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The front turn signal light bulbs in a fourth generation Optima are located down below the headlight housings in a separate light housing attached to the front bumper cover.

Some trim levels may also contain a fog light bulb in this lower housing.

17. 2016-2020 Kia Optima 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Kia Optima on a cold morning and the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM battery's group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

18. 2016-2020 Kia Optima 2.4L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs in a fourth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Kia Optima can last up to 105,000 miles or 7 years but they should be checked and possibly changed before that mileage.

To view my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

19. 2016-2020 Kia Optima PCV Valve Replacement Guide

Some of the symptoms of a clogged or failing PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve in your Optima's Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 engine include reduced performance, misfires at idle, increased fuel consumption and increased oil consumption or oil leaks.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for checking or changing the PCV valve (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image. All the heavens mp3 download.

20. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a chirping, squealing or screeching sound coming from the engine bay of your Optima, you may need to change the OEM serpentine accessory belt on the Theta II 2.4 liter GDI inline four cylinder engine.

Check out the DIY instructions for changing the belt (also written instructions for changing the second small stretch belt) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

21. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Theta II 2.4L GDI I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Optima running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Theta II 2.4 liter GDI inline four cylinder engine. The service interval specification in the owner's manual for an oil and filter change is every 7,500 miles (12,000 KM) or at least every year.

22. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squealing, screeching or grinding noise coming from the front end of your Kia Optima when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads. To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

23. 2016-2020 Kia Optima Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a grinding or squeaking noise coming from the back of your Optima when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to replace the rear brake pads.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including how to retract the EPB with an OBD2 scan tool) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

If you have an earlier 3rd generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) Kia Optima, check out my DIY repair and maintenance tutorials for your vehicle at the link below.

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04/16/18NHTSA 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.
11/13/17NHTSA ID: 10123329
TSB ID: TSBENG174
Tsb - service action: air intake hose replacement & ecu upgrade (sa303) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air intake hose and/or improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) on some 2016-2017my optima (jfa), pr
08/25/17NHTSA ID: 10116119
TSB ID: TSBENG168R1
Tsb: combination tsb / service action: idle stability & shift quality improvement (sa294a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016
08/02/17NHTSA 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
08/02/17NHTSA 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)
08/02/17NHTSA ID: 10109775
TSB ID: TSB-ENG161
Tsb: data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc16) - this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ecu) of certain vehicles sold in
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08/02/17NHTSA ID: 10109854
TSB ID: PS481
Ps481: dual clutch transmission (dct) characteristics - all models with a 1.6l turbo engine may come equipped with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (dct), except the 2017my~ niro (de) with a 1.6l atkinson engine comes equipped with a 6-s
02/16/17NHTSA ID: 10091953
TSB ID: TSB SC128
This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air cleaner box and/or the evaporative canister of some 2016 my kia optima (jfa) 2.0l turbo (ulev - 50 state emissions) and the 2.4 l gdi (sulev vehicles - california emissions), produced
02/08/17NHTSA ID: 10090944
TSB ID: PS457
Pitstop: variant coding integrated brake actuation units (ibau) - when replacing the integrated brake actuation unit, it is necessary to perform variant coding of the new module. for additional information related to variant coding click th
02/07/17NHTSA 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)
01/31/17NHTSA ID: 10089987
TSB ID: PS400
Pitstop: smart pedal feature - the ¿smart pedal¿ is an integral part of the engine management system (ems) functionality which monitors and prevents the simultaneous activation of accelerator and brake pedals. when engaged, the feature redu
01/27/17NHTSA ID: 10089764
TSB ID: PS415R2
Pitstop: oil intrusion into e-cvvt cover - when diagnosing a dtc related to the e-cvvt system, remove the the e-cvvt cover and check for possible oil intrusion (a). the ecvvt system utilizes two seals to prevent intrusion of oil and/or dust
01/25/17NHTSA ID: 10089483
TSB ID: DEALERPSMSC128
Dealer parts and service manager memo (sc128) - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall campaign (sc128) on certain 2016 my kia optima vehicles equipped with either the 2.0 l turbo engine (ulev ¿ 50 state emissio
01/25/17NHTSA ID: 10089487
TSB ID: QASC128
Questions and answers (sc128) ¿ 2016 my kia optima improper emissions parts installed voluntary emissions recall campaign q and a
01/25/17NHTSA ID: 10089485
TSB ID: OWNERSC128
Owner notification letter (sc128) - dear kia optima owner: kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall campaign to replace the air cleaner and/or evaporative canister in your vehicle.
01/25/17NHTSA ID: 10089472
TSB ID: TSBSC128
Voluntary emissions recall: 2016my optima improper emissions parts installed voluntary emissions recall (sc 128) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the air cleaner box and/or the evaporative canister of some 2016my kia optima
01/25/17NHTSA ID: 10089482
TSB ID: DEALERPSC128
Dealer principal memo (sc128) - kia motors america, inc. is conducting a voluntary emissions recall campaign (sc128) on certain 2016 my kia optima vehicles equipped with either the 2.0 l turbo engine (ulev ¿ 50 state emissions), or the 2.4
01/18/17NHTSA 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
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01/17/17NHTSA ID: 10088765
TSB ID: TSBFUE032
Service action: inaccurate reading from fuel gauge (sa 212) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect fuel gauge level indicator on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 22, 2015 through october 22, 2015 which m
05/14/18Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA ID: 10136505
TSB ID: TSBTRA059_R4
Tsb - hcu/tcu upgrade ? for 100mesh solenoid - equipped hybrid transmissions - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hc
04/16/18Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA ID: 10133183
TSB ID: TSBTRA059_R3
Tsb - hcu/tcu upgrade ? for 100mesh solenoid equipped hybrid transmissions - this bulletin has been revised to include additional information. this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hcu)
03/13/18Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA 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
08/25/17Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA ID: 10116122
TSB ID: TSBTRA069R1
Tsb: combination tsb / service action: shift quality improvement (sa292a) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my optima (jfa) 2.0t, produced from september 11, 2015
08/02/17Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA ID: 10109779
TSB ID: TSB-TRA060R1
Tsb: service action: axle driveshaft replacement (sa241) - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jf) vehicles, produced in south korea from march 24, 2016 to april 8, 2016, which may exhibit a noise originating from the
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08/02/17Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA ID: 10109868
TSB ID: TSBTRA069
Tsb: combination tsb / service action: shift quality improvement (sa292) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my optima (jfa) 2.0t, produced from august 28, 2015 thro
01/24/17Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA ID: 10089421
TSB ID: TSBTRA059
Hcu/tcu upgrade - for 100 mesh solenoid equipped hybrid transmissions -this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hcu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) of some 2011-2016 my optima hyb
01/24/17Transmission and DrivetrainNHTSA 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
03/13/18Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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 (
03/13/18Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10130102
TSB ID: TSBELE143
Tsb - service action: outside rear combination lamp harness replacement (sa334) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp harness on some 2016-2017my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 2
01/16/18Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10127023
TSB ID: TSBBOD164R1
Tsb - service action: panoramic sunroof inspection and repair (sa270) rev 1 - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to september 26, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise
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12/21/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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.
11/13/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10123322
TSB ID: TSBBOD172
Tsb - outside rear combination lamp water intrusion - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the outside rear combination lamp pads on some 2011-2015my optima (tf), produced from august 12, 2010 through july 23, 2015, and some 2011
11/13/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10123321
TSB ID: PS524
Pitstop - optima trunk torsion bar adjustment - on some 2016-2018my optima (jfa) vehicles, there may be a concern with the trunk not opening as designed when using transmitter key fob or smart trunk feature. this may be caused by improper a
08/25/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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.
08/25/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10116106
TSB ID: PS502
Pitstop: unable to connect to uvo eservices - this pitstop provides information about customer complaints regarding: * ?unable to connect to uvo eservices using an iphone?, * ?connection error and unable to sync with the uvo app with my iph
08/25/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10116115
TSB ID: TSBELE126R1
Tsb: service action: rear personal lamp repair (sa273) - this bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 11, 2015 to august 13, 2016, which may experience a
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08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109676
TSB ID: TSB-ELE044R1
Tsb: high-voltage battery ordering and return procedure - this bulletin outlines the ordering and return procedure for high-voltage lithium-ion batteries equipped on ev/hybrid vehicles (hereafter referred to as 'high-voltage batteries' or h
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109765
TSB ID: TSB-BOD148R1
Tsb: sunroof buzzing noise - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to june 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction with
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109773
TSB ID: TSB-ENG158R2
Tsb: vcm logic improvement - dtc p200a00 (sa240a) - this bulletin provides information related to the ecm software upgrade and inspection of the vcm motor (actuation test) of some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109881
TSB ID: TSB-BOD164
Tsb: service action: panoramic sunroof inspection and repair (sa270) - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to august 8, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may i
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109864
TSB ID: TSBCLI038
Tsb: hvac control unit logic improvement - this bulletin provides the procedure to apply a hvac control unit logic improvement on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 through september 30, 2016, and some 2016my o
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08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109867
TSB ID: TSBTRA059R2
Tsb:hcu/tcu upgrade ? for 100 mesh solenoid equipped hybrid transmissions - this bulletin provides information related to a software upgrade of the hybrid control unit (hcu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) of some 2011~2016my optima
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109865
TSB ID: TSBENG168
Tsb: combination tsb/service action: idle stability & shift quality improvement (sa294) - this bulletin provides the procedure to improve the logic of the electronic control unit (ecu) and the transmission control unit (tcu) on some 2016my
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109810
TSB ID: TSB-ELE126
Tsb: service action: rear personal lamp repair (sa273) - this bulletin provides information related to the rear personal lamp on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 11, 2015 to august 13, 2016, which may experience a
08/02/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10109836
TSB ID: TSB-ELE100R4
Tsb: uvo system upgrade - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014-2016my soul (ps), sorento (xma)/(uma), optima (tf hev), forte (yd), sportage (sl), 2015-2016my sedona (yp), and 2014-2015(my) optima (q
02/17/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
02/16/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10091945
TSB ID: TSB CHA067
This bulletin provides information related to an ibau (integrated brake actuation unit) software upgrade for some 2014-2016 my optima hybrid (tf hev) vehicles, produced from december 2, 2013 through july 22, 2015, which may exhibit a malfun
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02/08/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
02/08/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
01/27/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
01/25/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10089466
TSB ID: TSBCHA067
Tsb: ecu upgrade ¿ mil on with dtc c1356 - this bulletin provides information related to an ibau (integrated brake actuation unit) software upgrade for some 2014~2016my optima hybrid (tf hev) vehicles, produced from december 2, 2013 through
01/24/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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.
01/24/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
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01/24/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10089384
TSB ID: PS391
Pitstop: optima hybrid (tf hev) with dtc b1695 - lost communication with e-comp - when addressing a customer concern related to an a/c system not blowing cold air and dtc b1695 is active in the a/c control unit, this could be the result of
01/23/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10089312
TSB ID: TSBELE100R3
Combination tsb / service action: uvo system upgrade (sa222) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014~2016my soul (ps), sorento (xma)/(uma), optima (tf hev), forte (yd), sportage (sl) 2015~2016my sedo
01/23/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
01/18/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA 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
01/18/17Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10089047
TSB ID: PS428
Simplified uvo e-services activation procedure - this article outlines the simplified activation procedure for vehicles equipped with uvo e-services. (excluding 2016 k900 and soul ev)
09/13/16Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10079921
TSB ID: TSB-SC-131
Voluntary safety recall campaign: driver¿s frontal airbag module replacement (sc131) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the driver¿s frontal airbag module of seventeen (17) 2016 my optima vehicles, produced from november 10,
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09/13/16Electrical and Air ConditioningNHTSA ID: 10079901
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-100R2
Combination tsb / service action: uvo system upgrade (sa222) - this bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the uvo system on some 2014~2016my soul (ps), sorento (xma), optima (tf/qf), forte (yd) and sportage (sl) vehicles to address
04/16/18OtherNHTSA 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
03/13/18OtherNHTSA 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
10/14/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10119120
TSB ID: TSBENG159R2
Tsb - e-cvvt cover and motor plug replacement - revised - this bulletin provides information about the replacement of the e-cvvt cover and motor plug on some 2016my optima (jfa), produced from august 29, 2015 to june 14, 2016, and 2016-2017
10/14/17OtherNHTSA 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
10/14/17OtherNHTSA 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
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10/14/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10119121
TSB ID: TSBENG161R1
Tsb - data collection: extract california emissions data from ecu (dc16) - revised - this bulletin provides information related to extracting ?in use performance tracking? emissions data from the engine control unit (ecu) of certain vehicle
08/30/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10116817
TSB ID: TSB-BOD161
Tsb - luggage side trim replacement - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the luggage side trims on 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to august 16, 2016, which may experience a concern with high cabi
08/25/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10116104
TSB ID: PS496
Pitstop: customer tip: accelerator pedal function/description - on all k900 (kh), cadenza (vg, yg), and optima (jf, jfa, jf-hev, jf-phev) vehicles, the accelerator pedal features a small detent with a spring to provide increased resistance
08/02/17OtherNHTSA 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
08/02/17OtherNHTSA 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
08/02/17OtherNHTSA 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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08/02/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10109830
TSB ID: TSB-ELE130
Tsb: service action: antenna inspection and/or replacement (sa272) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect and/or replace the antenna assembly on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to june 1, 2016,
08/02/17OtherNHTSA 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
02/16/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10091947
TSB ID: TSB BOD134_SA225
This bulletin provides the procedure to inspect or replace the headliner on some 2016 my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from february 8, 2016 through february 17, 2016, which may exhibit a delaminating headliner. follow the inspection proc
02/16/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10091950
TSB ID: TSB BOD131_SA219
This bulletin describes the procedure to replace the rear seat latch manual release cable on some 2016 my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 to december 15, 2015, which may experience deterioration of the plastic handle on
01/26/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10089585
TSB ID: TSBBOD147
Tsb: sunroof popping noise repair - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to february 23, 2016, which may experience a pop or click noise when driving over bumps or turning
01/26/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10089584
TSB ID: TSBBOD148
Tsb: sunroof buzzing noise - this bulletin provides information on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from september 28, 2015 to june 20, 2016, which may exhibit a buzzing noise that may increase with intensity in conjunction with
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01/25/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10089461
TSB ID: TSBBOD131
Service action: rear seat latch cable inspection and/or replacement (sa 219) - this bulletin describes the procedure to replace the rear seat latch manual release cable on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from august 28, 2015 to
01/25/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10089464
TSB ID: TSBBOD134
Service action: headliner inspection and/or replacement (sa 225) - this bulletin provides the procedure to inspect or replace the headliner on some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from february 8, 2016 through february 17, 2016, whic
01/18/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10089042
TSB ID: PS438
Optima (jfa) - alignment specifications - this article provides the alignment specifications for 2016my optima (jfa). in the event a wheel alignment is needed, ensure your alignment equipment has the correct specifications programmed into t
01/18/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10089022
TSB ID: TSBGEN078
Pre-delivery inspection (pdi) and owner delivery folder program - all models excluding k900 and soul ev -kia motors america, inc. is pleased to announce the launch of an all-new pre-delivery inspection (pdi) and owner delivery folder progra
01/17/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10088826
TSB ID: PS299R1
Correct procedure for raising windshield wipers - this article outlines the procedure to be used to raise the wiper arms to the fully vertical position.
01/17/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10088824
TSB ID: PS440
Optima (jfa) - front license plate installation - this article provides information regarding front license plate installation on 2016 my optima (jfa).
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01/13/17OtherNHTSA ID: 10088705
TSB ID: TSBCHA061
Service action: tmps replacement (sa213) - this bulletin provides the procedure to check or replace the tpms sensors for some 2016my optima (jfa) and 2016my sorento (uma) vehicles, produced from september 28th, 2015 through december 7th, 20
09/13/16OtherNHTSA 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.
09/13/16OtherNHTSA ID: 10079962
TSB ID: TSB-ELE-098-R2
Service action: base audio head unit replacement (sa211) - this bulletin provides the procedure to replace the base audio head unit of some 2016my optima (jfa) vehicles, produced from sop through november 10, 2015 which may exhibit a head u