ATTENTION KIA/HYUNDAI CAR OWNERS

There's a new Tik Tok Challenge on the rise that is affecting Kia & Hyundai owners. 

The challenge encourages teens and young adults to break into these cars and steal them. They go on joy rides which can lead to vehicle crashes. 

Please be mindful of your surroundings and listen to our video below for further tips on how to avoid vulnerability. (Click on the picture)


Kia of America has released the following statement:

Kia America is aware of the rise in vehicle thefts of a subset of trim levels in your area. All 2022 models and trims have an immobilizer applied either at the beginning of the year or as a running change. All Kia vehicles for sale in the U.S. meet or exceed Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Kia customers with questions regarding their Kia vehicle should contact the Consumer Assistance center directly at 1-800-333-4542 (Kia).  

News Reports:

Detective Brommer with 6ABC

Fox29 News

Sources:

https://www.cbsnews.com/dfw/news/tiktok-kia-challenge-encourages-teens-a...
https://www.insider.com/tiktok-kia-challenge-using-usb-cables-to-steal-c...