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Hyundai and Kia Ignition Defect Investigation

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2022 | Firm News |

Hyundai and Kia vehicles have become targets of car thieves. Recently, it’s been heavily reported that 2011-2021 Kia models and some 2011-2021 Hyundai models have a defect allowing car thieves to start the vehicles very easily without the use of keys. Rather, all that is needed is a USB cord. One Ohio police department reported 9 of 16 stolen vehicles investigated (56.25%) from May-August 1, 2022, were Hyundai and Kia models. Similarly, a Florida police department reported 23 of 56 vehicles stolen (41.07%) between July 11-July 27, 2022, were “2011-2022 Kia models” and “2011-2021 Hyundai models”. According to Autoblog, “other big cities reported a similar uptick.”

If you or anyone you know owns a 2011-2021 Kia or 2011-2021 Hyundai, or if you or someone you know has had their Kia or Hyundai stolen, we would be interested in discussing the matter with you. You can contact Goldenberg Schneider, LPA by calling 513-982-1569 or you can complete the form below.