May 23, 2023

Kia and Hyundai’s ‘Kia Boyz’ Problem

by The Journal

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After car theft videos went viral on social media, Hyundai and Kia have been reckoning with a surge in stolen vehicles. WSJ’s Sean McLain unpacks how the thefts started and how the companies are trying to address them.

Further Reading:

- Cities Sue Hyundai, Kia After Wave of Car Thefts 

- States Urge Recall of Millions of Kia, Hyundai Cars After Sharp Rise in Thefts 

- Police, Car Owners Wrestle With Growing Thefts of Kias, Hyundais 

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