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Kia, Hyundai Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over TikTok Thefts

  • Reuters, Friday, May 19, 2023 11:38 AM

Hyundai and Kia reached a $200 million settlement on the class-action lawsuit brought by vehicle owners after widespread car thefts inspired by a viral TikTok video showing how to start the ignition by using a USB plug. The settlement covers approximately 8.3 million 2011 through 2022 model-year Hyundai and Kia vehicles with traditional key ignition systems that lack anti-theft devices.

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