Software Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues on Kia Rio5

Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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Average mileage: 48,000 (45,000–51,000)
5 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010
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2009 Kia Rio551,000
Vehicle shifts rough into reverse and does not shift properly in forward gears. to alleviate problem, I shut down engine and restarted engine . Problem solved temporarily but would like a recommended permanent solution .
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