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Kia, Hyundai face class-action lawsuits amid 30% surge in Twin Cities auto thefts

 

September 19, 2022



What began as a social media trend in Milwaukee has become a surge in Kia and Hyundai thefts across the nation, including the Twin Cities. A slew of class-action lawsuits against the automaker allege the vehicles were built to be too easily stolen.

Residents from Minnesota and more than a dozen other states have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers in order to recoup money they lost, and it's possible that millions of other car owners could join them.

A Star Tribune analysis of police data from Minneapolis and St. Paul shows that automobile thefts have surged by about 35% in Minneapolis and 28% in St. Paul compared to last year. Vehicles made by Kia and Hyundai have helped drive this surge, because of a social media challenge dubbed "Kia Boys."

https://www.startribune.com/kia-hyundai-face-class-action-lawsuits-amid-30-surge-in-twin-cities-auto-thefts/600208102/

 

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