It’s teaming up with police to take a bite out of crime.
Police in Las Vegas are so sick of chasing stolen Hyundais, and dealers are so tired of fixing them, that they’re teaming up to put a stop to the problem. Thanks to the TikTok challenge showing kids how to easily swipe certain Hyundais and Kias that lack engine immobilizers, already exploding car theft has grown even worse. But ABC Hyundai is holding an event to hopefully boost community awareness about a free engine immobilizer.
We don’t know what rock people have been living under that they don’t know Hyundai is offering free of charge a software upgrade that will install an engine immobilizer in cars that never should’ve been sold without one. Yes, it doesn’t cost a thing and means little TikTok addicts can’t use a USB phone charger to steal your car. Imagine.
The Las Vegas community safety event is designed to educate people about the free software upgrade. People who attend can learn if their car is eligible for the immobilizer upgrade and book an installation appointment right there.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is doing its part to help spread the word about the event and free engine immobilizer upgrade, including getting local media to run stories about it. Perhaps other cities could engage in similar communication campaigns instead of just trying to sue Hyundai and Kia?
If you’re concerned about your Hyundai getting stolen, any dealer can install the immobilizer software upgrade for free if you have one of the following models: 2018-2022 Accent, 2011-2022 Elantra, 2013-2020 Elantra GT, 2013-2014 Genesis Coupe, 2018-2022 Kona, 2020-2021 Palisade, 2013-2022 Santa Fe, 2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport, 2019 Santa Fe XL, 2011-2019 Sonata, 2011-2022 Tucson, 2012-2017 and 2019-2021 Veloster, 2020-2021 Venue.
For those in the Las Vegas area, the event will be held at ABC Hyundai, 6825 Redwood Street, on September 9 from 8 am to 4 pm.
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