Kia, Hyundai Hit with Class Motion Alleging Defect Makes Autos Straightforward to Steal

A person attempting too steal a car

Kia Motors and parent company Hyundai Motor were hit with a consumer class action Wednesday in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court on behalf of Kia and Hyundai owners who claim their vehicles contain a defect that makes them easy to steal. The complaint, filed by Golomb Spirt Grunfeld and Johnson Becker PLLC, is part of a wave of cases alleging that 2011-2021 Kia and Hyundai models lack engine immobilizers, a security device that makes it more difficult to start a vehicle without a key. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendants. The case is 2:22-cv-04074, Rivera v. Kia America, Inc. et al.

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