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  • More than 30% of Alabama Hyundai workers support effort to join UAW

    02/01/2024 10:43:16 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 18 replies
    UPI via Breitbart ^ | 2/1/2024 | UPI
    Feb. 1 (UPI) — The United Auto Workers union said Thursday that Hyundai workers have signed up more than 30% of the auto workers at a plant in Alabama for an organizing campaign to join the union.
  • $60,000 to replace battery. The battery costs more than a brand new car!

    01/02/2024 8:56:15 AM PST · by fireman15 · 60 replies
    Motormouth YouTube Channel ^ | 12-23-2023 | Motormouth
    This is a Motormouth couple car video discussing the cost to replace the battery in 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5. After finding out that his battery protection cover was scratched, the owner was told the battery needed to be replace for more than he paid for the car brand new. Over $60,000, so he decided to make a claim on his insurance and have the car written off. This is a cautionary tale to not only EV owners and potential owners but also other manufacturers, that these kinds of casts are out much more than consumers are expecting to pay. Hyundai...
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5 sales double amid record November sales

    12/01/2023 8:16:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    electrek ^ | 12/01/2023 | Peter Johnson
    Hyundai achieved its best-ever November sales as demand for its fully electric vehicles continues rising. Sales were led by the Hyundai IONIQ 5, up 99% over last year. For the 16th straight month, Hyundai’s total sales grew in November. Despite claims the EV market is cooling, the South Korean brand continues to see rising demand. Hyundai sold 2,372 IONIQ 5 models last month, representing 99% growth over last year. The brand has sold over 30,000 IONIQ 5 electric SUVs this year, up 44% compared to ~21K last year at this time. The company also sold 1,386 IONIQ 6 models, up...
  • Hyundai to be First Automaker to Sell New Cars on Amazon

    11/16/2023 2:25:18 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/16/23 | Ryan Felton
    Hyundai Motor customers who want to skip the dealership will have a new option next year: shopping on The Korean automaker announced the move Thursday with Amazon at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Starting in 2024, U.S. auto dealers will be able to sell vehicles on the tech company’s platform, making Hyundai the first automotive brand to offer such an option for customers
  • Hyundai joins Honda and Toyota in raising wages after auto union wins gains in deals with Detroit 3

    11/13/2023 5:06:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 13, 2023 | Tom Krisher
    South Korean automaker Hyundai has joined Honda and Toyota in raising factory worker wages after the United Auto Workers union reached new contract agreements with Detroit automakers. Hyundai said Monday it will raise factory worker pay 25% by 2028, matching the general wage increase won by the UAW during that period. Toyota raised factory pay 9% to 10% starting in January, while Honda said it will increase wages 11% during the same period. Labor experts say the increases are at least in part aimed at thwarting UAW President Shawn Fain’s strategy of trying to organize U.S. auto plants run by...
  • Hyundai and Kia recall nearly 3.4 million vehicles due to fire risk and urge owners to park outdoors

    09/27/2023 8:42:17 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 55 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | September 27, 2023 | AP Staff
    Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles in the U.S. and telling owners to park them outside due to the risk of engine compartment fires. The recalls cover multiple car and SUV models from the 2010 through 2019 model years including Hyundai's Santa Fe SUV and Kia's Sorrento SUV. Documents posted Wednesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say the anti-lock brake control module can leak fluid and cause an electrical short, which can touch off a fire while the vehicles are parked or being driven. The automakers are advising owners to park outdoors and away...
  • Hyundai electric vehicles hit Vietnam showrooms

    08/17/2023 11:35:39 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    Saigon Times ^ | August 1, 2023 | By Le Hoang
    HCMC – Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric cars, assembled by Hyundai Thanh Cong Vietnam Auto Joint Venture JSC (HTV) in Ninh Binh Province, are now available at showrooms in Vietnam with a starting price of VND1.3 billion per unit. HTV announced yesterday, July 31, that the joint venture officially rolled out the first batch of Hyundai IONIQ 5 vehicles for distribution in Vietnam. This is the first time that a high-tech electric vehicle model from Hyundai Motor has been assembled in Vietnam. Hyundai IONIQ 5 vehicles are assembled at Hyundai Thanh Cong 2 plant (HTMV2) in the northern province of Ninh...
  • Hyundai, Kia will tell owners of recalled vehicles to park outside, citing fire risk

    08/04/2023 11:01:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/2023 | TARA SUTER
    Hyundai and Kia will tell owners of certain models of their cars to park them outside due to the risk of fire from their electric oil pump assembly. “The electronic controller for the Idle Stop & Go oil pump assembly may contain damaged electrical components that can cause the pump to overheat,” read letters to both companies confirming details about the recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Models affected include certain 2023 Kia Souls, 2024 Hyundai Elantras and 2023 and 2024 Hyundai Palisades, according to the NHTSA letters. The letter says owners of the vehicles will be notified...
  • 12 teens beat man in ‘animalistic’ attack outside gas station, Ohio officials say

    07/27/2023 7:58:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Kansas City Star via Yahoo ^ | 07 27 2023 | Mitchell Willetts
    A man sitting outside an Ohio gas station was beaten by a group of 12 teenagers in a brutal and unprovoked attack, Cleveland officials say. Surveillance video captured the group arriving at the gas station — on the city’s northeast side — in stolen Kias and Hyundais at about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, city officials said at a news briefing. Several teens walk up to a man sitting against a wall and unleash a flurry of kicks and punches, video shared by officials shows. The man tries to get away, but more of the group step in, surrounding...
  • New York City joins other cities suing Kia and Hyundai over car thefts

    06/12/2023 5:11:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2023 | Brady Knox
    New York City joined several cities and states in suing South Korean car makers Kia and Hyundai over allegations that the vehicles are too easy to steal. In a filing to the Southern District of New York, the city complained that its law enforcement resources had been stretched to the brink due to an explosion in Kia and Hyundai thefts. The lawsuit claimed that the companies knowingly cut costs on anti-theft technology in order to boost profits. "Hyundai’s and Kia’s business decisions to reduce costs, and thereby boost profits, by foregoing common anti-theft technology have resulted in an epidemic of...
  • Guardian arrives in stolen Hyundai to pick-up teens arrested for auto theft, police say

    05/23/2023 9:14:05 AM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    Fox Baltimore ^ | May 20th 2023 | Sinéad Hawkins
    CHARLES CO. (WBFF) — Police say a guardian arrived in a stolen Hyundai to pick up teens who were arrested for auto theft in Charles County. Officers arrested four juveniles and two adults who were traveling together in two stolen Hyundai vehicles, said Charles County Police Department. ... Eventually, the guardian's stolen car was recovered after nearly hitting an officer, said the department. Carlisa Monnae Blackeney, Mahkiyh McQuinn-Woodly, who are both 18 years old, and a girl were arrested and charged with theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, providing a false name, and rogue and vagabond.
  • Hyundai, Kia agree to pay $200 million to settle lawsuit after rise in thefts

    05/18/2023 5:34:40 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/18/2023 | Julia Mueller
    Automakers Hyundai Motor America and Kia America Inc. have agreed to pay roughly $200 million to settle a class-action lawsuit after the car companies saw a rise in thefts. “The agreement, which could be valued at approximately $200 million depending on how many customers elect to participate, will provide cash compensation for customers who incurred theft-related vehicle losses or damage not covered by insurance, in addition to reimbursement for insurance deductibles, increased insurance premiums, and other theft-related losses,” Hyundai said in a release.
  • Gangs of teens are stealing cars left and right and Baltimore has finally decided to crack down ........ on the car manufacturers

    05/12/2023 8:23:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | May 12, 2023 | Staff
    Car thefts are a MAJOR problem in gang-infested US cities. We've covered the Kia Boys in Milwaukee, who specialize in stealing Kias and Hyundais, and similar street gangs, stealing Kias, are in other major US cities including Baltimore. And Baltimore has finally decided to do something about it: VIDEOS AT LINK............. The city of Baltimore has filed a federal lawsuit against car manufacturers Kia and Hyundai, joining a number of cities who say the companies created a public nuisance by making cars that can be easily stolen. "Hyundai and Kia's decision to put cost savings and profits over public safety...
  • Hyundai, Kia once again tell owners to park cars outside over increased fire risk, recall 571K vehicles

    03/27/2023 7:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    M Live ^ | Mar. 23, 2023, | Matt Durr
    DETROIT -- Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are once again warning drivers of certain models of their vehicles to park outside due an increased fire risk. According to the Associated Press, 571,000 vehicles are being recalled due to a problem with the tow hitch harnesses which can catch fire when the car is parked or when it’s being driven. According to safety regulators, the fire risk stems from water which can get into a circuit board on the hitches, which can then cause short circuit even if the ignitions are off. Until repairs can be made, the automakers say owners...
  • States demand more action from Hyundai, Kia to prevent thefts

    03/21/2023 7:12:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/2023 | JULIA SHAPERO
    A group of 23 state attorneys general are demanding that Hyundai and Kia take further action to prevent an ongoing surge of thefts, after a recent social media trend highlighted the vehicles’ lack of a particular anti-theft device. Hyundai and Kia opted not to equip their cars with engine immobilizers until late 2021, an anti-theft device that the attorneys general argued became an industry standard several years earlier. The automakers announced last month that they were rolling out a software update to their vehicles that would extend the alarm sound and require the key be in the ignition to start....
  • Blame Everyone But the Criminals: After Surge In Auto Thefts, Seattle Sues Hyundai And Kia For Failing To Install Anti-Theft Technology

    01/31/2023 9:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/31/2023 | Tyler Durden
    The "blame everyone but the criminals" strategy being employed in most major U.S. cities - and contributing to the increase in crime while emboldening future criminals - doesn't show signs of stopping anytime soon. Case in point? The auto thefts in Seattle have gotten so bad that city attorneys in the liberal-run utopia are hilariously suing the manufacturers of Hyundai and Kia for failing to install anti-theft technology on their vehicles.Talk about missing the point.As Axios pointed out, auto thefts across the country have been on a surge over the last few years. In Seattle, Hyundai and Kia thefts were...
  • Major Insurance Companies Are Refusing to Cover Hyundai and Kias Because They're Stolen Too Much

    01/25/2023 5:20:47 AM PST · by EBH · 65 replies
    The Drive ^ | 1/25/23
    If your Hyundai or Kia uses a physical ignition key, it can be stolen with relative ease. As we've reported, a USB cable is all that's necessary to get away with a new car. It's a costly problem for police in cities such as Columbus, Ohio, and Denver. Insurers in these regions and others have now had enough. Insurance giants State Farm and Progressive are now refusing to insure many vehicles sold by the two Korean auto brands in those cities and others now. In a statement to The Drive, Progressive confirmed that it was no longer issuing new insurance...
  • Idaho 'killer' is accused of scaring female staff at brewery, as its revealed FBI tracked his Hyundai across US for four days before nailing him

    12/31/2022 3:08:36 PM PST · by algore · 155 replies
    Police said they began tracking and surveilling Kohberger around Christmas and stayed on him for four days when they spotted the white Hyundai Elantra they believed was connected to the murders. Investigators said Kohberger drove cross-country in the car to his parents home in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. His car was confirmed to be at the Pennsylvania home, and officials worked quickly to obtain a warrant for his arrest, law enforcement sources told CNN. Along with the surprised bar owner, students who attended Washington State University with Kohberger said they were shocked to learn that the quiet man in their classroom was...
  • Workers Fled Out the Back When Labor Investigators Arrived at Hyundai Supplier: Report

    12/17/2022 5:33:44 AM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | December 16, 2022 | Aaron Cole
    A 14-year-old girl from Guatemala assembled auto body components, a 12-year-old child worked in a dangerous metal stamping shop, and dozens of other underage workers were found in at least four Hyundai and Kia supplier plants, according to a Reuters report published Friday. The report details allegations at two supplier plants—Hwashin America Corp’s facility in Greenville, Alabama and Ajin Industrial Co in Cusseta, Alabama—where employees reported working alongside at least 10 children. Through spokespeople, the plants said they hadn’t, “to the best of our knowledge,” hired children to work in their facilities. This summer, Reuters and the U.S. Department of...
  • UAW wants U.S. to bar loans, subsidies for Hyundai over workplace issues

    10/22/2022 3:04:20 PM PDT · by deek69 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/21/2022 | David Shepardson
    The United Auto Workers union on Friday called on the Biden administration not to award any subsidies, loans or other taxpayer support until Hyundai Motor agrees to address workplace issues. On Wednesday, Hyundai's global chief operating officer Jose Munoz told Reuters Korea's top automaker is investigating child labor violations in its U.S. supply chain and plans to "sever ties" with Hyundai suppliers in Alabama found to have relied on underage workers.