Hyundai And Kia Thefts Keep Rising Despite Security Fix
May 9, 2023 9:42AM PDT
(AP) – Nearly three months ago, Hyundai and Kia unveiled software that was designed to thwart an epidemic of thefts of their vehicles, caused by a security flaw that was exposed on TikTok and other social media sites.
So far, it hasn’t solved the problem.
Across the country, thieves are still driving off with the vehicles at an alarming rate.
Data from seven U.S. cities gathered by The Associated Press shows that the number of Hyundai and Kia thefts is still growing despite the companies’ efforts to fix the glitch, which makes 8.3 million vehicles relatively easy targets for thieves.