For access to J-2534 Information on the Kia service information website:

  1. Must log in to view J2534 information
  2. Under "Diagnostic Tools", click  on "J2534 Programming"
Which models and model years are reprogrammable for which functions?
  • Emission-related (OBDII) modules on some vehicles manufactured from 2001
  • Non-emission-related modules on many vehicles
How does a technician determine whether a recalibration update is available for a specific vehicle?
See Technical Service Bulletins at
How does a technician get the recalibration update information?
GDS Basic, OEM Factory Tool, update automatically.
Kia J2534 Sortware is available in the J-2534 section at
What equipment is needed to do the reprogramming?
GDS Basic, OEM Factory Tool, is available. Contact Snap-on Business Solutions at (888) 542-1011
Numerous validated J2534 devices are available. Validated devices are listed on the J-2534 section at
What system requirements are needed to support reprogramming?
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, Vista or later
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Internet Connection: High speed (DSL, Cable Modem, T1, Etc.) Internet Connection
Available HDD Space: 100 Mb or more
Memory: 128 Mb or above