The so-called "Kia Challenge" has plunged hundreds of Kia and Hyundai cars into the surge of thefts nationwide. According to a recent report from Dayton Police, of all the stolen cars in the past week, more than half of them are Hyundais or Kias.
And finally, after the challenge went viral for such a time, Hyundai rolled out the anti-theft software upgrade for 4 million vehicles on Feb 14, 2017-2020 Elantra, 2015-2019 Sonata and 2020-2021 Venue vehicles also included. You'll find more details at https://www.hyundaiantitheft.com.
So, if your Hyundai vehicle is eligible to be under the service cover, schedule an update appointment ASAP.
And for other car owners, we suggest you check your car's anti-theft system or get some anti-theft devices just in case, such as a brake lock, a steering wheel lock or a security tire lamp. Reference: How does the anti-theft system turn on?
Moreover, be aware of your surroundings, don't leave valuables in your car and don't forget to lock the door to prevent theft.
Meanwhile, don't forget to get comprehensive auto coverage for your car to ensure the cover of being stolen. And you can find the best insurance plan with our Cheaper Insurance Tracker tool (US Only).
Be alert and stay safe.