Kia: Who Requires Or Recommends MIG Brazing?

In Europe, MIG brazing has been required or recommended on a widespread basis for several years. In the U.S., MIG brazing is not as common but is becoming more prevalent. As the RTS team is researching MIG brazing information, we are putting together a series of articles that identify OEM-specific MIG brazing recommendations and requirements for vehicles in the U.S. Let’s see what Kia has to say.

Kia references brazing in the General Information area under the Body panel Repair Procedure area of the body repair manual. Here they state: "Do not braze any body components other than the ones brazed at the factory. Do not use an oxy-acetylene torch for welding."

To find this information:

  1. Log into the Kia service site
  2. Click on Service Materials (top left-hand side of webpage)
  3. Click on Service Info (SI)
  4. Choose Model, Year and Engine
  5. Choose Body from the list (middle of webpage)
  6. Click on Body Repair to expand (left-hand side of webpage)
  7. Click on Body Repair Manual to expand
  8. Click on Body Panel repair Procedure to expand
  9. Click on General Information

It is important to check vehicle-specific body repair manuals and other OEM information about MIG brazing in order to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Kia information, check out the Kia OEM Information page.

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