Investigative Insights

Investigative Insights

NHTSA’s (Not/Can’t Be) On It: Hyundai-Kia Vehicles With Substandard Theft Protection Continue to Wreak Havoc

The Hyundai Kia theft saga greeted the new year with a bang. Among other things: deaths in crashes involving stolen vehicles, an alleged kidnapping involving a theft attempt, a new municipal lawsuit, and another bright idea from Hyundai and Kia to protect vehicles which could not be fixed with a software upgrade – that will, […]

 

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The Hyundai Kia Theft Mayhem Continues; SRS Keeps NHTSA Apprised

On April 27, Safety Research & Strategies petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for rulemaking to revise the compliance test for FMVSS 114, Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention. The request was prompted by the rising crashes, deaths and injuries linked to Hyundai/Kia vehicles with inadequate theft protection, and by NHTSA’s reluctance to take any […]

 

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Hyundai/Kia Recall Vehicles with Leaking ABS Modules for the 17th Time in Seven Years

Late last month, Hyundai/Kia recalled nearly 3.4 million vehicles, warning owners to park their vehicles well away from structures – like a house or garage – because a leak in the ABS module can cause an electrical short and lead to a fire. Hyundai’s campaign involves 13 different MY 2011-2015 models for a total recall […]

 

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