2004-2013 Kia Models Corrosion Issue

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CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2010 Kia Soul
  • 2011 Kia Soul
  • 2012 Kia Soul
  • 2013 Kia Soul
  • 2004 Kia Spectra
  • 2005 Kia Spectra
  • 2006 Kia Spectra
  • 2007 Kia Spectra
  • 2008 Kia Spectra
  • 2009 Kia Spectra
  • 2006 Kia Optima
  • 2007 Kia Optima
  • 2008 Kia Optima
  • 2009 Kia Optima
  • 2010 Kia Optima
  • 2006 Kia Rio
  • 2007 Kia Rio
  • 2008 Kia Rio
  • 2009 Kia Rio
  • 2010 Kia Rio
  • 2011 Kia Rio
  • 2007 Kia Rondo
  • 2008 Kia Rondo
  • 2009 Kia Rondo
  • 2010 Kia Rondo

Applies to vehicles sold or currently registered in places where road salt is heavily used during winter months: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Alaska.

The problem: Kia believes application of additional anti-corrosion protection to some under-body components will be beneficial to vehicle longevity, especially on vehicles that are driven a lot.

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Corrective action: Dealers will apply anti-corrosion protection to undercarriage areas on all affected vehicles.

Warranty info: This repair is being done free of charge under this voluntary service campaign.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service campaign. You can also call Kia at 800-333-4542 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. SC122.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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