In response to increasing thefts targeting vehicles without push-button ignitions and immobilizing anti-theft devices in the United States, Hyundai is introducing a free anti-theft software upgrade to prevent the vehicles from starting during a method of theft popularized on TikTok and other social media channels.
The anti-theft software upgrade is launching as a service campaign for almost four million Hyundai vehicles beginning February 14, 2023, and will be rolled out in phases through May.
If your Hyundai vehicle has a push-button start or was produced after November 2021, it has an engine immobilizer and will not be affected. If your vehicle has a standard “turn-key-to-start” ignition system, please click here to input your VIN and see if your vehicle is eligible for the software upgrade.
To learn more about Hyundai’s Anti-Theft Software Upgrade and eligible vehicles, please visit www.hyundaiantitheft.com.