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This bulletin applies to 2007-2008 Kia Sorento, 2010-2019 Soul and 2010-2019 Forte vehicles. When replacing cylinder heads on Kia 3.3 and 3.8L Lambda engines on 2007-2008 Sorento, 2.0L Nu engines for 2010-2019 Soul and 1.8 & 2.0L Nu engines for 2010-2019 Forte models, inspect the lubrication ports for installation of the steel sealing balls.

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Kia Hybrid Recall

Kia Motors is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Optima hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a voltage protection device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

Kia Tool Alert

This bulletin was released by Kia. The KDS VCI-II diagnostic tool case screws may at some point be loose or missing, allowing the case to rattle internally or to separate.

Kia Hybrid Coolant Bleed

This bulletin applies to 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vehicles. Some technicians may report seeing the “fill inverter coolant” message on the cluster after performing an HEV system service requiring the coolant to be drained.

Kia Niro Recall

Kia is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles built from December 2016 – January 2017.

Kia Hot Seat

Kia Motors has recalled certain 2017-2018 Niro hybrid electric vehicles built from November 2016 to September 2017.

Kia Trans Issue

This bulletin applies to certain 2016-2017 KIA Optima and multiple 2017 models including Sorento, Sedona, Sportage and Forte, equipped with a front-wheel-drive 6-speed transmission. Concerns involve the inhibitor switch not allowing the correct gear position signal to be sent to various control units.

Kia Recall

KIA Motors is recalling certain 2012-2016 Soul vehicles built between July 2011 and August 2016 and equipped with a 1.6L GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine.

Additional Shaft Info

This bulletin involves all applicable Kia models and provides additional/revised information regarding driveshaft serviceability involving parts such as boots, joints and hardware for serviceable driveshafts.

Add-Ons Can Cause Trouble

This bulletin was released by Kia and applies to all models. On some vehicles, customers or dealers may choose to install non-Kia aftermarket accessories which, under certain circumstances, may cause improper operation or even damage to components.