However, Selna rejected the offer in the Hyundai and Kia class action lawsuit, stating that it was not “fair and adequate” for affected owners. As it stands, more than 9 million vehicles are plagued by this problem.
Popularized on the social media platform TikTok, the so-called ‘Kia Boyz’ shared how easy it is to steal these vehicles. With only a USB cable and a screwdriver, thieves can break into cars like the Kia Soul or Hyundai Elantra and drive off within minutes.
Some cities have attempted to sue Hyundai and Kia over how easy these vehicles are to steal. Earlier this year, we also reported on how several state attorneys have called on the manufacturers to recall these cars, noting that this oversight has put owners and the general public at risk.
With an ineffective fix, Hyundai and Kia must either cough up the cash or find a way of proving that they’re blameless. The former is looking more likely with each passing judgment.