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Hyundai and Kia sued in US for lack of anti-theft technology in some models

Seoul, January 28th: A lawyer in the U.S. city of Seattle has filed a lawsuit against Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors, accusing some models of lacking anti-theft technology, the automaker said.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court, Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison said automakers’ failure to install anti-theft technology in some vehicles contributed to the sharp rise in auto thefts in Seattle and beyond. claimed to be connected. BMW X1 2023: Luxury carmaker launches third generation sports activity vehicle in India. Check prices and specs.

The city will see a 503% and 363% increase in thefts of Hyundai and Kia vehicles from 2021 to 2022, respectively, Yonhap reports. Hyundai-Kia Motors expressed regret over the Seattle lawsuit and apologized for the inconvenience caused to affected customers.

In a statement, Hyundai Motor America said, “In response to an increase in thefts in the United States targeting our vehicles that do not have push-button ignitions and do not have secure anti-theft devices, Hyundai Motor America Motor America has made engine immobilizers standard on all vehicles produced after November 2021.”

Additionally, the company is taking a series of steps to deter theft of affected vehicles, including a software update that will be available starting next month and will be provided free of charge to customers. Maruti Suzuki signs MoU with National Dairy Development Board for use of cow dung in CNG vehicles.

Kia said it has been developing and testing enhanced security software for vehicles that were not originally equipped with an immobilizer and has begun notifying owners of certain models that this software upgrade is available free of charge. I was. Kia plans to have the software upgrade available for most affected vehicles by mid-2023.

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