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Stinger firmware update?

chchia

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Just wondering, is there any firmware update for the car? or the infotainment system? wondering can we download it on website? or through KIA service center?

on mines the infotainment system version is:
 

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It's done at the dealer
 

Jacques

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I thought I'd bump this thread up. How do we know if we have the newest firmware? Does the dealer notify us, or Kia?
 
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i'm guessing it's up to us to determine what the newest firmware is. kia isn't going to volunteer that information.

maybe check out some of the latest production date cars at the local dealer and see.
 
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I thought I'd bump this thread up. How do we know if we have the newest firmware? Does the dealer notify us, or Kia?
You can request for it at your service appointment
 

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i'm guessing it's up to us to determine what the newest firmware is. kia isn't going to volunteer that information.
Kia will send you a notice in the mail if your car needs a update, at least that's what I got when my Optima needed one. A lot of the times the info we find out on the forums doesn't find it's way to the dealership for a while.
 

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Kia will send you a notice in the mail if your car needs a update, at least that's what I got when my Optima needed one. A lot of the times the info we find out on the forums doesn't find it's way to the dealership for a while.
Same, I did get a notification from Kia when I had my Optima on a firmware update. I'd think though at this day and age you could simply do an OTA update. I thought on my wife's Sorento there was a wifi connectivity feature, and I could've sworn she got an update that way.
 
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Infotainment and map updates are done at home by replacing the SD card in the dash. But, the OE charges for the update. Kia will give one free upgrade to each Kia owner via the concierge support line, but not all the operators know about the program.
https://www.kia-gpsmap.us/map-updates/stinger-map-update.html

Firmware on other computers are dealer only. Owners are seldom notified unless it's really important. Just keep an eye out for TSBs or other notes.

OTA updates are evolving. Tesla does it. There's tons of issues with that (reliability #1), so the OEMs are moving slowly. I bet it'll be more common in another 10 years.
 
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Thanks for the info
Infotainment and map updates are done at home by replacing the SD card in the dash. But, the OE charges for the update. Kia will give one free upgrade to each Kia owner via the concierge support line, but not all the operators know about the program.
https://www.kia-gpsmap.us/map-updates/stinger-map-update.html

Firmware on other computers are dealer only. Owners are seldom notified unless it's really important. Just keep an eye out for TSBs or other notes.

OTA updates are evolving. Tesla does it. There's tons of issues with that (reliability #1), so the OEMs are moving slowly. I bet it'll be more common in another 10 years.
 
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OTA updates also introduce a vulnerability (door for hackers).
 

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