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Kia i Hyundai modeli za SAD kradu se najobičnijim šrafcigerom i USB kablom


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Modeli Kia i Hyundai koji se pale na ključ godišta 2011-2021 su potpuna sprdnja: kradu se najobičnijim šrafcigerom i USB kablom tako da ih kradu i 11-godišnjaci, za tržište SAD nemaju imobilajzer (propisan kao obavezan u Kanadi još 2007) i u pojedinim saveznim državama udeli njihovih vozila među svim kradenima su oko 50%.






Many modern Hyundais and Kias lack a useful anti-theft device called an immobilizer, which prevents a vehicle from starting when someone attempts to use a key or key fob that doesn’t match the car. This means that thieves can simply break into the vehicle, remove the steering column cover, jam a makeshift key into the ignition cylinder, and start the car.


According to multiple class-action lawsuits filed last year, 2011-2021 model year Kias and Hyundais without immobilizers—identifiable by their keyed ignitions—are prime targets. Owners with push-button start needn’t worry so much, as their vehicles came standard with this theft-prevention measure.




In St. Petersburg, Florida, police reported more than a third of all car thefts there since mid-July are linked to the TikTok challenge. Los Angeles officials say the viral trend has led to an 85% increase in car theft of Hyundais and Kias compared with last year.

The story is the same in Chicago, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

“In our jurisdiction alone, [thefts of certain models are] up over 800% in the last month,” he said. “We see no end in sight.” (...)
“We had an 11-year-old who was one of our most prolific stealers … the notion that they can drive is a fantasy,” Dart said. 


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