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  • States demand more action from Hyundai, Kia to prevent thefts

    03/21/2023 7:12:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 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....
  • 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 · 64 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...
  • Moment group of teens crash a stolen car and run off Minnesota highway after 'How to Hotwire' TikTok trend showed users how to steal new Kia and Hyundai models with a single USB cable

    08/08/2022 9:05:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2022 | Paul Farrell
    This is the moment four teens in Minnesota crashed a stolen Kia against the median of an interstate before frantically running across traffic in an attempt to avoid arrest. The incident may be part of a troubling TikTok trend that has promoted and instructed on ways of hotwiring Kia and Hyundai vehicles with as little as a USB cable. Law enforcement agencies across the country have raised concerns about the trend, which began on TikTok in 2021 courtesy of a Milwaukee based group known as the 'Kia Boyz.' The thefts generally involve Kia's newer than 2011 and Hyundai's newer than...
  • 7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle (MN)

    08/07/2022 1:44:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    Bring Me The News ^ | 8/7/22 | ADAM UREN
    What started as a reported shoplifting and a "disturbance" at a Cabela's store ended with seven children being arrested following a pursuit. Woodbury Police said it was called to the Cabela's at 8400 Hudson Rd. at 1:37 p.m. Saturday, where employees said "several teens were involved in a disturbance and shoplifting incident." According to police, the youths were reportedly "associated with a stolen vehicle," and had been attempting to steal goods from the store including an Airsoft gun and a pistol magazine. The suspects fled a Woodbury police patrol car in the stolen vehicle, heading north into Lake Elmo on...
  • TikTok 'Kia Challenge' fuels rise in using USB cables to steal cars

    08/01/2022 5:02:19 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 31, 2022, | Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert
    Viral "Kia Challenge" videos posted to TikTok and YouTube have led to an increase in car thefts around the country as the instructional videos share the steps of how to steal a car using only a USB charging cord. The videos, posted online by accounts including 414HypeHouse, show car thieves targeting unlocked Kia and Hyundai vehicles, removing the under-column cowl near the steering wheel and using a USB cord to start the stolen cars. Some videos show the thieves — called "Kia Boys" — riding around in the stolen cars and crashing or dumping them.
  • Cops arrest Highland Park 'shooter' Robert Crimo, 22, who killed six and posted YouTube clips before July 4 massacre of him dropping bullets and drawings of him with rifle: 'My actions will be valiant, I know what I have to do, it is my destiny'

    07/04/2022 6:29:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 128 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 4, 2022 | Jennifer Smith
    A 22 year-old rapper has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing six people at a July 4 parade in an affluent Chicago suburb. Robert 'Bobby' Crimo III was intercepted by cops in North Lake Forest, Chicago, after 7pm local time Monday evening when cops saw the silver Honda Fit he was last seen driving. Dramatic photographs from the scene show the suspected mass-murderer - who posted creepy clips about shooting massacres online - being pinned to the ground face-down by police. Cops say Crimo opened fire from a rooftop, into a crowd who at first confused the sound...
  • Ukraine is losing 60-100 soldiers per day KIA and around 500 soldiers wounded in action

    06/01/2022 5:40:41 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 45 replies
    Ukraine is losing 60-100 soldiers per day as killed in action and around 500 soldiers as wounded in action.The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the American TV channel Newsmax, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.“The situation is very difficult. We’re losing 60-100 soldiers per day as killed in action and something around 500 people as wounded in action. So we are holding our defensive perimeters. The most difficult situation is in the east of Ukraine and southern Donetsk and Luhansk,” Zelensky told.In his words, Putin cannot win, and the world must stop defending him...
  • 600K-Mile Kia Sorento Driver Milks 10-Year Warranty for 9 Engines

    05/18/2022 1:55:12 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    The Drive ^ | 18 May 2022 | PETER HOLDERITH
    ... this is one of those times—extra warranties turn out to be worth every penny. One such decade-long warranty on a 2012 Kia Sorento expired last week. Thanks to a Reddit post by a mechanic at the dealership where the car was serviced, we know its unlimited-mile, 10-year service agreement enabled it to travel over half a million miles while supposedly going through nine engines. That's just the tip of the iceberg, too. Thanks to the extensive service records the owner kept, the repairs done to a Kia that averaged 60,800 miles a year are fully known, and it isn't...
  • Shoigu Dismissed the Commander of the 6th Army of Russia for Huge Combat Losses

    03/22/2022 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 41 replies
    24TV (UA) ^ | 22 Mar 2022 | 24TV
    It is known that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu removed Lieutenant General Vladislav Yershov from his duties. He was the commander of the 6th Combined Arms Army of the country. According to preliminary data, 2,000 servicemen were missing from the 6th Army alone. Of these, about 180 people are conscript soldiers. It is known that now General Eroshov is under house arrest. [google translation]
  • Kia leads J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Study for 2022

    02/13/2022 7:29:45 AM PST · by Roadrunner383 · 69 replies
    Autoblog via Yahoo ^ | 2/10/2022 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    For the first year ever, Kia leads J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study with a score of 145 problems per 100 vehicles. Buick (147) and Hyundai (148) round out the top three. The highest premium brand on the list is Genesis, with a score of 148.
  • Shares Of Chinese Battery Maker CATL Surge As Company Said To Be Considered For Apple’s EV Project

    04/19/2021 10:03:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 04/19/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Shares of Contemporary Amperex Technology were up as much as 9% in Shenzhen overnight on news that it could be the company involved in supplying batteries for Apple's electric vehicle project.The jump in shares marks the best day for the company's stock in four months, Bloomberg reported Monday morning.The report, which appears to be unconfirmed for the time being, was published in, a Chinese online stock news platform. That platform did not report a source for the information.A battery is "still being tested" for the project, according to Bloomberg, and the company did not respond for comment when asked...
  • Telluride Helps Kia Achieve Its Best Sales Year Ever (dated jan 2021)

    03/26/2021 5:28:42 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 47 replies
    CarBuzz ^ | Jan 8, 2021 | Jared Rosenholtz
    "Telluride continued to capture consumer attention and our network of dealer partners kept consumers interested in the brand and propelled Kia's sales growth."
  • Recall alert: Kia recalls 380K vehicles for fire risk, tells people to park outside

    03/14/2021 9:14:36 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 37 replies
    Fox 23 Television ^ | March 9, 2021 | Natalie Drier
    Kia says if you have one of the company’s 380,000 recalled vehicles, you should park it outside. That’s because of a potential engine compartment fire risk. Some Sportage SUVs made between 2017 and 2021, as well as Cadenza sedans from 2017 through 2019, can have a short circuit in the hydraulic electronic brake control unit. Excessive current can increase fire risk, The Associated Press reported.
  • Report: Apple and Hyundai-Kia Close to Deal to Build Car in U.S.

    02/03/2021 6:21:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 2-4-21 | ROBERTO BALDWIN
    The courtship between Apple and Hyundai's Kia to build an Apple car seems to be progressing nicely. According to a report by CNBC, the two companies are close to finalizing a deal that would have Kia building an electric, autonomous Apple vehicle at a Kia assembly plant in West Point, Georgia. According to CNBC's sources, the deal hinges on Apple being in control of both the software and hardware of the vehicle. In other words, it would not be a Kia or Hyundai with Apple technology but would instead be an Apple vehicle that’s built by the Korean automaker in...
  • Florida Rapper, 32, Dies when Window falls on his Neck in Freak Accident as he was Trying to Break into a Home

    12/15/2020 4:48:05 PM PST · by Cecily · 139 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 15, 2020 | Ariel Zibler
    A budding rapper and father to five children died after a window of a home he was trying to burglarize collapsed onto his neck, leaving his body dangling outside of the house, according to sheriff’s deputies. Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was trying to burglarize a home in the southwestern Florida town of Lehigh Acres on Saturday when the fatal accident occurred, investigators said. As Hernandez scaled the wall of the home, he opened a window and was in the process of climbing through when it slammed down onto his neck, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Pentagon identifies New Jersey Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

    12/23/2019 11:17:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23 2019 | Louis Casiano
    An Army Special Forces soldier who was killed in action Monday in Afghanistan has been identified by the Pentagon as Taliban and American officials continue to engage in peace negotiations. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble of Washington Township N.J., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., the Department of Defense said in a statement. He was engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province when he suffered fatal injuries. "Sgt. 1st Class Goble was more than just a member of the 7th Special Forces Group, he was a brother to us,...
  • Fox Says Super Bowl Ads Are Nearly Sold Out, Trump May Advertise During Game

    11/19/2019 9:39:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Benzinga ^ | November 19, 2019 | Dave Royse
    Sports Business Daily's John Ourand reported Monday President Trump's re-election campaign is negotiating to buy an ad during the Super Bowl. The publication said multiple sources had confirmed the talks on the ad, which would be the first national election ad to air during the game in recent memory. The Feb. 2 Super Bowl is the night before the Iowa Caucus. President Trump's reelection campaign is negotiating to buy a Super Bowl ad. Source: "The president’s team has agreed on the broad terms for buying an ad...No contract is signed yet."
  • Assisted dying is legal if patients suffering from intolerable pain,

    Euthanasia is justified in cases where a person is suffering from an irreversible condition and “intolerable” pain, Italy’s constitutional court has ruled in a landmark decision.
  • Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai top 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

    06/22/2019 8:06:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 21, 2019 | Stephen Edelstein
    For many buyers whose top priority is a car that won’t break down, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is gospel. J.D. Power just released the results of its 2019 Initial Quality Study, and the Korean trio of Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai took the top three spots. Luxury brand Genesis ranked highest, followed by sibling brands Kia and Hyundai. It’s a big win for Genesis which, as a relative newcomer to the luxury segment, needs to build credibility with buyers. The high scores achieved by Kia and Hyundai show that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to...
  • Woman in Prince Philip Crash Says She Hasn’t Received an Apology as He’s Warned About Seatbelt

    01/20/2019 2:38:35 PM PST · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    People ^ | 1/20/2019 | Maria Pasquini, Simon Perry
    One of the women in the vehicle hit by Prince Philip in a car crash is speaking out about the incident. Philip, 97, walked away uninjured after overturning his Land Rover following a collision with a Kia near the royal family’s country estate in Norfolk on Thursday, while 46-year-old Emma Fairweather, who was sitting in the passenger seat, broke her wrist. Additionally, the driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee. Her 9-month-old baby, who was in the backseat, was uninjured. In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Fairweather said she was disappointed with the royal family because she...