How to steal a Hyundai And Possible Ways to Prevent Yours From Theft

Because of widespread social media posts, thieves in the United States are increasingly exploring ways on how to steal a Hyundai.

The Hyundai and Kia cars have in the past few years touted as easy targets.

In essence, if it’s a new car from one of those automakers that doesn’t use push-button start, they can fire it up and drive away in under a minute.

The only tool necessary is something present in almost every vehicle: a USB charger.

Thefts of both brands have increased in various areas during the last year.

This corresponds to an increase in the number of individuals watching and sharing films of the Milwaukee-based “Kia Boyz” driving stolen Korean cars.

A USB cable can then be used to turn the ignition tumbler, start the vehicle, and release the steering lock.

In turn, this allows the Hyundai or Kia to be driven away and started again at any time using the same cable.

The thieves specifically target Korean vehicles with a physical key slot as push-button start models can’t be bypassed as easily.

How are Hyundai vehicles being stolen?

Why are Hyundai and Kia vehicles being targeted by thieves? Many modern Hyundais and Kias lack a useful anti-theft device known as an immobilizer, which prevents a vehicle from starting when a key or key fob that does not match the car is used.

Which Hyundai models are easily stolen?

Hyundai Elantras from 2017 to 2020, Sonatas from 2015 to 2019, and Venues from 2020 to 2021 are all affected.

Which Hyundai models are being stolen with USB?

Hyundai claims that 4 million of its vehicles, ranging from 2011 Elantras, Tucsons, and Sonatas to 2022 Accents, Konas, and Santa Fes, are affected.

Almost the entire Hyundai lineup is affected.

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The software upgrade will be available first for Elantra 2017-2020, Sonata 2015-2019, and Venue 2020-2021 automobiles.

How do I know if my Hyundai can be stolen?

Hyundai will also supply consumers with a window sticker informing would-be thieves that the vehicle has anti-theft technology.

Hyundai will mail the stickers and push out software updates in stages beginning later this month and continuing for several months.

How do I protect my Hyundai from being stolen?

Do not leave valuables in plain sight, or in your car at all – even for a brief time.

Additional security measures, such as vehicle tracking system/ GPS, vehicle security systems, and a steering wheel/column lock also can be effective deterrents.

Get your VIN etched.

Can a Hyundai be tracked?

Select the “Map” button on the lower right of the home screen to activate Car Finder via the MyHyundai with Bluelink Mobile App.

Then click the “Car Finder” button (the one with the car icon).

You will be required to input your four-digit code, after which you will be given the location of your vehicle on a map.

Does Hyundai have built in GPS?

All Hyundai cars with built-in navigation purchased in the United States.

How do I find out if my vehicle has built-in navigation? The built-in navigation system, unlike Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, does not require the usage of a mobile phone device.

However, a majority of videos showing how to steal a Hyundai have been pulled down from the internet.