To steal Hyundai and Kia models, thieves merely need the USB connector to break into the vehicle and drive it away.
Adding insult to injury, there seem to be videos on social networks showing how to do this crime. It is now populated on web
According to Automotive News, no engine immobilisers are in the impacted automobiles. This eliminates the requirement for a key or fob by allowing the power plant to be started by just plugging cable.
To curtail these types of thefts, municipal police began providing steering wheel locking to owners of these vehicles as recently as last year.
Kia Boyz on social media have been allegedly sharing footage of them stealing Hyundai and Kia vehicles. They then film themselves having a good time in these automobiles.
This looks to be a severe problem in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to Milwaukee's TMJ4 News, thefts from Hyundai and Kia automobiles increased by 2,644% in 2021 compared to the previous year.