Kia dealership to see if your vehicle is affected by this trend and if the software update is available.
Hyundai and Kia owners are facing a new headache related to the viral TikTok trend that has led to an increase in car thefts.
While some owners are fortunate enough to get their stolen vehicles back, they are finding it difficult to obtain the necessary parts to repair them.
Auto mechanics are having to turn away some owners because they don’t have the required parts in stock, leading to a direct impact on their business income.
The thefts are not limited to a particular area, and they are occurring across the country.
The trend involves breaking the car window, getting inside the vehicle, and turning the key to start the engine.
Many owners are reporting joyriders damaging their cars by redlining them and blowing up the engines and transmissions.
This problem is making it increasingly difficult for owners to find the necessary parts to repair their cars.
Hyundai and Kia developed software to combat this theft trend, and owners should contact their local dealerships to see if the software update is available for their vehicles.
In the meantime, owners must remain vigilant and take precautions to prevent their cars from being stolen.
This trend serves as a reminder of the importance of car security and the need to protect our valuable assets.