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

Certain Kia, Hyundai Vehicles Made Without Immobilizers Class Action

This class action bring suit against Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America, alleging that a number of their vehicles share a simple defect: They do not have what is known as an engine immobilizer. Immobilizers help prevent vehicle theft, and the vehicles that were made without one, the complaint alleges, are easily stolen.  Read more

2019 Kia Sorento

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