Hyundai / Kia Investigation
Williams Dirks Dameron is investigating a defect in Hyundai and Kia vehicles that makes the vehicles easy to steal.
Most modern vehicles are equipped with immobilizing technology that prevents a vehicle from starting unless the driver has the correct key fob. The key fob communicates with the ignition and signals that the vehicle’s user has the correct key. This anti-theft technology has been a standard feature on vehicles for decades, and it is even mandatory in European countries.
Despite its widespread use, Hyundai and Kia failed to include this basic, simple anti-theft technology in vehicles. As a result, Hyundai and Kia vehicles across the country are being stolen at alarming rates.
The defect impacts all Hyundai and Kia models from approximately 2010 through 2021.