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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.


WDD is investigating and prosecuting these claims. If you are interested in learning more, contact us at or (816) 945-7110.

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