Kias, Hyundais Without Immobilizers Stolen and Damaged Class Action

This class action claims that, in recent years, Kia and Hyundai have manufactured many of their vehicles with “defective, hackable ignition systems that are prompting a nationwide rash of Kia and Hyundai thefts.” It brings suit against Kia America, Inc., Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc., and Hyundai Motor America.  Read more

2021 Kia Seltos

Kias, Hyundais Manufactured Without Immobilizers Class Action

In the middle of 2022, the complaint for this class action alleges, “Kia and Hyundai vehicles were stolen more often than any other make” in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Similarly,” it claims, “in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kia and Hyundai vehicles represented two out of every three vehicles stolen during the first half of 2021.” The complaint alleges that  Read more

2018 Kia Sportage

Certain Kia and Hyundai Vehicles Can Be Started Without Keys Class Action

One of the plaintiffs in this case, Stephen L. Desjardins, had his 2016 Kia Optima stolen from his son’s driveway. Later, the complaint for this class action alleges, the vehicle was retrieved “with damage to the front and rear, a hole in the oil pan, and damage to the inside of the car.” The complaint  Read more

2016 Kia Optima

Hyundai, Kia Vehicles Lack of Immobilizers Class Action

Certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles have an unexpected defect, says the complaint for this class action, in that they were not manufactured to have immobilizers. The defect is not evident to consumers buying the vehicles, the complaint alleges, but it makes them easy to steal—so easy that YouTube and TikTok offer videos showing how to  Read more

2021 Kia Seltos

Kia and Hyundai Easy to Steal Vehicles Class Action

On social media, says the complaint for this class action, the “Kia Challenge” dares people to break into Kia cars and use a USB cable to start and steal them. The complaint alleges that the fault lies with Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America, for making certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles without immobilizers that  Read more

2022 Kia Seltos

Kias and Hyundais Easy to Steal, Says Class Action

One of the plaintiffs in this case, Ann Brady, bought a 2019 Hyundai Tuscan. It was stolen in 2022, this class action alleges, because of the defects laid out in the complaint, which claims that ten years’ worth of Kia and Hyundai vehicles have been defectively designed in a way that makes them easy to  Read more

2019 Hyundai Tuscan

Kia, Hyundai Vehicles Easy to Steal Class Action

This class action sues Kia America, Inc., Hyundai Motor America, and Hyundai Kia American Technical Center, Inc. for ten years’ worth of Hyundai and Kia vehicles, asserting that they are “easy to steal” and “unsafe” because they do not comply with a part of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) that helps keep the  Read more

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