This bulletin provides information related to an ECM (Engine Control Module)
software update for certain 2013MY ACCENT(RB), 2013MY VELOSTER(FS) and
VELOSTER TURBO vehicles with a check engine light and/or spark knock noise
on heavy acceleration in warm ambient temperatures.
The ECU Update revises the following software logic:
-DTC P0326 – Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1).
-DTC P0441 – Canister Purge Valve (CPV) – Incorrect CPV Flow

Applicable Vehicle: Certain 2013MY Accent (RB) and 2013MY Veloster
(FS)/Veloster Turbo


This bulletin provides information related to the ECM (Engine Control
Module) software update on certain 2014MY ACCENT (RB), 2014MY VELOSTER(FS)
and VELOSTER TURBO vehicles control logic for:
-PCSV control for DTC P0441 – Canister Purge Valve (CPV) – Incorrect CPV
-DTC P0326 – Knock Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1).
-Spark knock noise on heavy acceleration at warm ambient temperature.

Applicable Vehicle: Certain 2014MY Accent (RB) and 2014MY Veloster
(FS)/Veloster Turbo


Description: This bulletin outlines the following service procedures.
-Replace the LH (front) cylinder head cover gasket.
-Inspect the alternator for signs of oil contamination.
-Replace the alternator if any oil contamination is found.

An oil contaminated alternator may result in low or no alternator output,
which may cause charging system warning light illumination, no crank, no
start, or a loss of power. If the vehicle continues to be driven with the
charging system warning light illuminated, the engine may stop running.


Description: The SRS airbag warning light on the instrument panel
illuminates for approximately 6 seconds after the ignition is turned ON, and
then turns OFF. During this time, the Airbag Control Unit (ACU) conducts
self-diagnosis. On certain vehicles, if the ACU senses sufficient vibration
during the diagnostic period (from a vehicle door being slammed, for
example), the SRSCM may erroneously detect a fault and illuminate the airbag
warning light accompanied by DTC B1620 (internal fault).

Recall Campaign 131: 2009-2011 Accent Stop Lamp Switch

Hyundai has recently announced, but not yet launched, a safety recall in the
United States to replace the stop lamp switch in certain 2009 – 2011 model
year Accent vehicles produced beginning on March 1, 2009 through February
11, 2011. This recall has been posted to the NHTSA website, and you may
receive phone calls from customers with questions regarding this matter.

The stop lamp switch on vehicles in the subject recall population may
experience intermittent switch point contact when the brake pedal is
depressed. This condition could potentially result in:
-An inability to remove the vehicle’s shifter from the Park position while
the vehicle is stationary
-Illumination of the “ESC” (Electronic Stability Control) indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster
-Limited ability to cancel the cruise control feature (if equipped) using
the brake pedal
-Intermittent operation of the stop lamps

Hyundai Motor America will notify all owners of the vehicles described above
to return their vehicles to their Hyundai dealers for repair. Customer
Notification letters of the campaign are scheduled to be mailed in November,

We are currently making preparations to implement the Safety Recall remedy.
A Technical Service Bulletin will be provided when the remedy is available.
In the interim, please connect the GDS to the vehicle to receive the latest
diagnostic and repair information.


Remedy Not Yet Available Identification

Effective Thursday, September 24, 2015 Hyundai Motor America will be
identifying VINs with open Recall Campaign 132

Once the remedy is available the Campaign Description will provide the
necessary Technical Service Bulletin Number and the applicable link.

Hyundai appreciates your cooperation and support.


Description: This bulletin describes the procedure to replace the brake
tubes for certain 2011MY
Sonata (YF) vehicles. The two brake lines connecting the brake system’s
master cylinder to the
Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may develop a leak over time due to
an insufficient seal
between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting.

Two symptoms can result from this condition. As the brake fluid leaks, there
may be a gradual
depletion of fluid in the brake fluid reservoir over time resulting in
complaints of a brake fluid leak. If
the leak continues unnoticed, the brake warning lamp in the instrument
cluster will illuminate.
Additionally, a fluid leak between the hose’s inner and outer layers may
restrict brake fluid flow
between the master cylinder and the circuit’s brake caliper(s). This may be
accompanied by
illumination of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) warning lamp in the
instrument cluster.

If the brake tubes leak sufficient brake fluid, the brake warning lamp in
the instrument cluster will
illuminate and longer stopping distance will be required, increasing the
risk of a vehicle crash.

Applicable Vehicles: 2011 Sonata (YF) vehicles manufactured on December 11,
2009 through
September 1, 2010.


Description: This bulletin provides a procedure to install an E-clip on the
shift lever pin to secure the shift cable to the shift lever.

The cable connecting the transmission range switch to the vehicle’s shift
lever pin may become disconnected. Symptoms can include inability to remove
the vehicle’s transaxle from the Park position or inability to place the
vehicle’s transaxle into Park position, preventing the vehicle from being
started. As a result of the shift cable being disconnected, the shift lever
can be moved into the Park position while the vehicle’s transaxle remains in
the last gear position prior to the cable becoming disconnected. If the
vehicle is not in the Park position and the parking brake is not applied,
there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants
exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter.

Applicable Vehicles: 2011-14 Sonata 2.0L and 2.4L (excluding Hybrid) with
automatic transaxles


To improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this bulletin to apply
additional anti-corrosion protection to various vehicle underbody components
on some Sportage (KM) vehicles, built from June 24, 2004 through January 26,
2010. The affected vehicles are mainly those currently registered in states
where heavy amounts of road salt are used in the winter months. The 21
states which are known to use heavy amounts of road salt are: CT, DC, DE,
IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT, WI and WV.
In addition, those Sportage (KM) vehicles later registered in those states
shall also be entitled to the additional protection. Kia believes that such
additional protection can be helpful, especially in very high mileage
situations. Please remind all customers of the instructions in their Owner’s
Manual, as shown below, (2005-2008MY: Page 7-65 and 2009-2010MY: Page 7-64)
to regularly have the underbody of their vehicles washed when road salt is
being used in their area.
“Underbody maintenance
Corrosive materials used for ice and snow removal and dust control may
collect on the underbody. If these materials are not removed, accelerated
rusting can occur on underbody parts such as the fuel lines, frame, floor
pan and exhaust system, even though they have been treated with rust
protection. Thoroughly flush the vehicle underbody and wheel openings with
lukewarm or cold water once a month, after off-road driving and at the end
of each winter. Pay special attention to these areas because it is difficult
to see all the mud and dirt. It will do more harm than good to wet down the
road grime without removing it. The lower edges of doors, rocker panels, and
frame members have drain holes that should not be allowed to clog with dirt;
trapped water in these areas can cause rusting.”


Description: This bulletin provides a procedure to update the TCM software
for 2013 Accent 1.6L (RB) vehicles to revise the shift feeling in ECO mode.
Applicable Vehicles: 2013 MY Accent (RB) 1.6L with automatic transaxles
Applicable Production Date Range: From: April 1, 2012 through September 21,


Description: This bulletin provides an ECM update to revise the logic for
the following DTC(s):

P2096: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System too Lean(Bank1)
P0301/2/3/4: Cylinder-1/2/3/4 Misfire detected
Applicable Vehicles: 2012MY ELANTRA (MD/UD) Applicable Production Date
Range: From May 21, 2011 to October 27, 2011
NOTE: There are no vehicle performance issues associated with this update.


Description: This bulletin describes the procedure to replace the rear lower
control arms on some Sonata (YF), Sonata Hybrid (YF HEV), and Azera (HG)

Applicable Vehicles: SONATA (YF), SONATA HYBRID (YF HEV) AZERA (HG).  YF
Sonata (MY 2011, 2012, 2013) o 16″ wheel vehicles: Job #1 to Jan 7, 2011 o
17/18″ wheel vehicles: Job #1 to April 5, 2012 ?h YF HEV Sonata Hybrid (MY
2011 AND 2012) o Job #1 to April 4, 2012 ?h HG Azera (MY 2012) o Job #1 to
April 4, 2012 Area: Salt belt states, fleet, and regional company vehicles.
USA salt belt areas: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia,
Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.



This bulletin provides information relating to the replacement of the stop
lamp switch on
some 2007~2010MY Sportage (KM), 2007~2010MY Rondo (UN), 2007MY Sedona (VQ),
2010~2011MY Soul (AM), 2007 ~ 2011MY Sorento (BL/XM), and 2011MY Optima (TF)
vehicles within the production date ranges shown in the table on Page 2.
Carbonization of the point of contact for the stop lamp switch can intermittently interfere
with electric current through the switch circuit. As a result, one of the switch functions can
affect the vehicle’s brake lights and they may not come on when the brake pedal is depressed or may remain illuminated when the pedal is released.

To correct this condition, and improve customer satisfaction, Kia is launching this Safety
Recall Campaign to replace the stop lamp switch on all affected vehicles.


Hyundai Motor America is conducting Recall Campaign 110 for replacement of
the Stop Lamp Switch on certain model years and production dates of the
following models:
Accent (MC) 2007 – 2009 From Dec. 1, 2006 to Feb. 28, 2009
Elantra Sedan (HD) 2007 – 2010 From May 1, 2007 to Oct. 31, 2010
Genesis Coupe (BK) 2010 – 2011 From Dec. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2010
Santa Fe (CMA) 2007 – 2011 From Apr. 1, 2007 to Jul. 31, 2011
Veracruz (EN) 2008 – 2009 From Dec. 1, 2007 to Feb. 28, 2009
Tucson (JM) 2007 – 2009 From May 1, 2007 to Feb. 28, 2009
Sonata (YFA) 2011 From Dec. 1, 2009 to Jan. 31, 2011


Description: This bulletin describes the procedure to replace front brake
pads on some 2013MY Elantra


Applicable Vehicles:
Applicable vehicle production date range:
Korean Built Sedan (MD) : From March 8, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2012
USA Built Sedan (UD) : From March 8, 2012 to Sep. 4, 2012
Coupe (JK) : From March 17, 2012 to Sep. 4, 2012
Sedans and Coupes.

P15 MPG Select Car Care Program

This program should be performed upon customer request, to ensure that the
reimbursement process is initiated by the customer on their requested timing
Upon customer request, verify that the VIN qualifies for this program If the
VIN qualifies, create a P15 MPG Select Car Care RO with customer signature
to document mileage, and submit your P15 MPG Select Car Care claim as timely
as possible Remind your customer that they will also need to register for
the program, if they have not already done so Unlike other Select Car Care
programs, P15 applies to the qualified VIN for as long as the eligible
customer owns the vehicle. When a P15 MPG Select Car Care claim is submitted
and approved, the P15 will show as completed until the reimbursement to the
customer has been approved. At that time, P15 MPG Select Car Care will
re-open for that VIN. This cycle will continue for as long as the eligible
customer owns the vehicle.

Procedural errors at joint Hyundai/Kia testing operations overstated the
fuel economy ratings of certain vehicles. Working with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the test processes have been corrected. At
the same time, Hyundai has put in place a program to reimburse owners of
affected vehicles for additional fuel costs incurred to date, and in the
This reimbursement program will remain in place for as long as the impacted
customer owns the vehicle. The reimbursement amount will be based on the
number of miles driven and the average fuel price in the customer’s area. As
an acknowledgement of the inconvenience this has caused, we will also add an
extra 15 percent to the reimbursements, that will remain in effect for as
long as the impacted customer owns the vehicle.
Certain Hyundai Retail Owners qualify for the P15 MPG Select Car Care
Program. Please note that this program should be performed upon customer
Refer to FAQs for additional information. In general, customers should

Hyundai and Kia Initiate Voluntary Program to Adjust Fuel Economy Ratings on Select Vehicles P15 Campaign and CS009

Automakers’ Average Fleet Fuel Economy Rating Reduced 3 Percent; Affected
Vehicle Owners to be Compensated
ORANGE COUNTY, Nov. 2 – Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America today
announced that, following discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), they are voluntarily adjusting the fuel economy ratings for
approximately 900,000, or 35 percent of, 2011-13 model year vehicles sold
through October 31, 2012.

Procedural errors at the automakers’ joint testing operations in Korea led
to incorrect fuel economy ratings for select vehicle lines. As part of
Hyundai/Kia’s corrective actions, the fuel economy ratings for vehicles
currently in showrooms are being voluntarily relabeled. With these changes,
the 2012 Hyundai/Kia fleet fuel economy level is reduced by an average of 3
percent – from 27 to 26 MPG.

“I sincerely apologize to all affected Hyundai and Kia customers, and I
regret these errors occurred,” said Dr. W. C. Yang, chief technology officer
of Hyundai/Kia research and development. “Following up on the EPA’s audit
results, we have taken immediate action to make the necessary rating changes
and process corrections.”

Both companies are putting in place a comprehensive reimbursement program
for affected current and former vehicle owners to cover the additional fuel
costs associated with the fuel economy rating change. Customers will
receive a personalized debit card that will reimburse them for their
difference in the EPA combined fuel economy rating, based on the fuel price
in their area and their own actual miles driven. In addition, as an
acknowledgement of the inconvenience this may cause, we will add an extra 15
percent to the reimbursement amount. Current owners will be able to refresh
their debit card for as long as they own the vehicle. Prior owners of
affected vehicles who have already sold their cars will also be reimbursed
using the same formula. For more information about reimbursement and a
complete list of eligible vehicles, customers can visit and

The fuel economy rating discrepancies resulted from procedural errors during
a process called “coastdown” testing at the companies’ joint testing
operations in Korea. Coastdown testing simulates aerodynamic drag, tire
rolling resistance and drivetrain frictional losses and provides the
technical data used to program the test dynamometers that generate EPA fuel
economy ratings. Affected vehicles and their before-and-after EPA estimates
are shown in the attachment.

Hyundai and Kia will continue to advance improvements in fuel efficiency
through technology and innovation, and continue to fully support the recent
rulemaking issued by EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety

“Given the importance of fuel efficiency to all of us, we’re extremely sorry
about these errors,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor
America. “When we say to Hyundai owners, ‘We’ve got your back,’ that’s an
assurance we don’t take lightly. We’re going to make this right for
everyone, and we’ll be more driven than ever to ensure our vehicles deliver
outstanding fuel economy.”

“As a customer-focused organization, we are fully committed to providing
consumers with complete and accurate information, and deeply regret the
errors were made,” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO, Kia Motors
America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. “Our reimbursement program is
intended to ensure that all affected Kia customers quickly receive fair

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary
of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout
the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through
more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S.
are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
Roadside Assistance. Information about Hyundai Motor America and its full
vehicle line-up is available at its website – For media
information, including photography, visit

Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors
Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of
vehicles through more than 755 dealers throughout the United States and
serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA. In 2011,
KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and became one of the fastest
growing car companies1 in the U.S. Kia is poised to continue its momentum
and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality,
value, advanced safety features and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is
available at its website – For media information, including
photography, visit

1 Based on 5-year cumulative growth between 12-month retail sales for
periods ending September 2007 and September 2012 of all U.S. automotive