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KIA, Ford and GM Issue Technical Service Bulletins
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KIA, Ford and GM Issue Technical Service Bulletins

By Tom Torbjornsen

Some major service bulletins have crossed my desk recently ...

KIA Technical Service Bulletin

The problem: The UVO telematics system in affected vehicles exhibit a condition where the incoming ring volume of incoming calls is too loud. Additionally, the Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition is shaky.

Vehicles affected by this service campaign:

  • 2014 KIA Soul
  • 2015 KIA Soul
  • 2016 KIA Soul
  • 2014 KIA Sorento
  • 2015 KIA Sorento
  • 2016 KIA Sorento
  • 2014 KIA Optima
  • 2015 KIA Optima
  • 2016 KIA Optima
  • 2014 KIA Forte
  • 2015 KIA Forte
  • 2016 KIA Forte
  • 2014 KIA Sportage
  • 2015 KIA Sportage
  • 2016 KIA Sportage

Corrective action: Dealers will upgrade the UVO system software, which eliminates the condition.

Warranty info: This service campaign is being performed free of charge under the KIA new vehicle warranty.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service campaign. You can call KIA direct at 1-800-333-4542 or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236. Reference TSB Number ELE100R2.

Ford Technical Service Bulletin

The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit a crank/no-start, stalling, and/or a lit check engine light on the dash. Upon a diagnostic scan, the following trouble codes may be present in the engine control module: P0230, P025A, P0627, U0109, P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0205, P0206, P0207, and/or P0208. This condition may be due to an improperly located 20-amp fuse, which exposes it to excess heat.

Vehicles affected by this service campaign:

  • 2009 Ford F150
  • 2010 Ford F150
  • 2011 Ford F150
  • 2012 Ford F150
  • 2013 Ford F150
  • 2014 Ford F150

Corrective action: Dealers will diagnose the condition and, if confirmed, relocate the F27 20-amp fuse, and clear the codes from the system, which eliminates the condition.

Warranty info: This service campaign is being performed free of charge under the Ford limited new vehicle, extended, or federal emissions warranty, whichever applies.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service campaign. You can call Ford direct at 1-877-392-3673 or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236. Reference TSB Number 15-0137.

GM Technical Service Bulletin

The problem: Affected vehicles may exhibit a condition where the audio system exhibits multiple conditions including: the radio is inoperative, the screen is blue, AM clipping noise in talk stations, GPS compass is pointed to north only, and other anomalies indicating that the audio system is malfunctioning. This may be due to a software glitch in the radio.

Vehicles affected by this service campaign:

  • All 2015-16 GM Passenger Cars & Trucks 

Corrective action: Dealers will diagnose the condition. If confirmed, update the audio system software, which eliminates the condition.

Warranty info: This service campaign is being performed free of charge under the GM limited new vehicle warranty.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if your vehicle is involved in this service campaign. You can call GM direct at 313-556-5000 or call the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236. Reference TSB Number 16-NA-107.

America's Corner Garage with Tom Torbjornsen is Tom's twice weekly podcast airing at BlogTalkRadio.com, StitcherRadio, TuneIn and iTunes. The podcast is a half-hour in length and features Torbjornsen reporting automotive news, recalls, TSBs, interviews with great guests and product reviews. Find the podcast here: www.blogtalkradio.com/americascornergarage/2016/04/17/americas-corner-garage-with-tom-torbjornsen.

 

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