Brooklyn Park Police Give Away Steering Wheel Locks to Kia, Hyundai Owners
Thefts of many recent-year Kia and Hyundai vehicle models continue to be a problem in cities across the country. The city of Brooklyn Park is no different.
So far this year, Brooklyn Park police report 41 motor vehicle thefts, five of those were either Kia or Hyundai vehicles (four Kias and one Hyundai). While motor vehicle thefts have been cut by more than half — there were 97 at this time last year — the number of thefts of certain Kia and Hyundai models is about the same. There were four Kia and two Hyundai theft reports at this time last year.
The thefts of Hyundai and Kia models are due to an easy method to hot-wire them and a security flaw in models ranging from 2015 to 2021. More than eight million of these models are susceptible to theft, even causing some insurance companies to refuse to provide coverage for them.
As a result, police are distributing steering wheel locks for free to Brooklyn Park residents who own Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Brooklyn Park police only have a limited supply available and have received a significant response already.
If you own a Kia or a Hyundai model with a key ignition, contact Julia Brysky at 763-493-8383 or Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to pick one up at the Village Creek Police Department, located at 7608 Brooklyn Blvd. in Brooklyn Park.
Also See: Golden Valley Sees Spike in Kia, Hyundai Vehicle Thefts