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Free Anti-Theft Upgrades Offered by Hyundai, Kia to Combat Vehicle Theft Surge

New Jersey

By: Richard L. Smith 

In response to rising concerns over vehicle thefts, NJ law enforcement officials announced a significant move by Hyundai and Kia to counteract theft risks.

Owners of certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles, particularly those with known anti-theft vulnerabilities, are being offered free software upgrades to enhance their vehicles' security. AdThis initiative comes as a direct response to the increasing instances of theft targeting specific models of Hyundai and Kia.

The manufacturers have developed these upgrades to mitigate the risk and provide owners with additional peace of mind.

A detailed explanatory video (HERE), available at Hyundai Kia Theft Explainer, highlights the specific risks and the importance of these upgrades.

Hyundai has already rolled out its anti-theft software, which is available at no cost. Vehicle owners can check their eligibility and obtain more information by contacting Hyundai's toll-free number (800) 633-5151 or visiting Hyundai Anti-Theft Software Upgrade (HERE)


Similarly, Kia is offering an enhanced security software upgrade designed to prevent unauthorized ignition of locked vehicles.

Kia owners can learn more about the upgrade and check if their vehicles are eligible by calling Kia toll-free at (800) 333-4542 or by visiting Kia Anti-Theft Support Actions [].

These proactive measures by Hyundai and Kia demonstrate a commitment to customer safety and the seriousness with which they are addressing the vulnerability of their vehicles to theft.

Vehicle owners are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these free upgrades to ensure their vehicles are better protected.