As your trusted insurance advisor, we would like to share some important news that could help protect your Hyundai or Kia vehicle from theft. Hyundai and Kia have developed anti-theft software upgrades for millions of their cars that don’t have an immobilizer.
The best part? They’re offering these upgrades to vehicle owners at absolutely no cost!
This initiative comes in response to a dangerous TikTok social media trend that has caused at least 14 accidents and eight fatalities nationwide.
To help safeguard your vehicle, we highly recommend contacting Hyundai (toll-free at 800-633-5151) or Kia (toll-free at 800-333-4542) to learn more about this free software update.
Moreover, Hyundai is providing customers with window stickers that warn potential thieves of the vehicle’s anti-theft measures. Both Hyundai and Kia will be rolling out these software updates and stickers in a phased manner over the next few months, beginning later this month.
Besides offering peace of mind, these security features could potentially save you on insurance premiums in the long run. As your dedicated insurance advisor, we’re always looking out for ways to help you protect your assets and minimize costs.
Additionally, Hyundai and Kia have been working with law enforcement agencies to supply over 26,000 steering wheel locks to 77 agencies across 12 states since November 2022. The NHTSA encourages you to check with your local law enforcement to see if a wheel lock is available for your vehicle.
Remember, we’re here to support and guide you through your insurance journey. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your car insurance or these new anti-theft measures.