Over the last 10 weeks the number of vehicles being stolen in Portland has actually decreased by 5% but in that period the number of Hyundai's being stolen has increased by 153% and the number of Kias being stolen has increased by a whopping 269%. So if you own a Hyundai or a Kia it might be worthwhile to explore some extra preventative steps. These can include things like steering wheel locks, brake locks or even ignition kill switches. Anyone who owns a car should take the common sense steps of keeping your car doors locked and not leaving valuables in vehicles.
Over the past few weeks media outlets across the country are reporting on viral videos that show vulnerabilities in Kias and Hyundais making them easier to be stolen.