Hyundai has announced that it will offer a free software upgrade to almost 4 million Elantra, Sonata, and Venue model owners in response to recent car thefts. The upgrade is designed to modify the vehicle control modules on vehicles with standard “turn-key-to-start” ignition systems.
The cause of the upgrade is due to videos circulating on TikTok and other social media platforms showing how to start the vehicles without a key. This prompted Hyundai to take action and increase the security of its vehicles.
Once the systems are upgraded, when the cars’ doors are locked with the key fob, the factory alarm will be set off, and the vehicles will be unable to be started. This “ignition kill” feature is designed to keep thieves from being able to take off with the car without the key.
Hyundai has always been committed to providing its customers with the highest level of security, and this latest software upgrade is no different. They have taken the initiative to protect their customers and work with insurers to ensure their vehicles are secure.
The upgrade is available to all 4 million owners, and the installation process is simple and easy. Hyundai recommends taking the car to an authorized dealership, where they can install the software upgrade in a matter of minutes.
Hyundai is committed to providing its customers with the best possible experience. They strive to ensure their vehicles are safe and secure, and this latest software upgrade is another example of their dedication to security.