Hyundai Motor Group recently reassured Canadian customers that their vehicles are not affected by the theft issue reported in the United States.
Due to a theft issue with its push-button start system, the South Korean automotive giant had to recall thousands of cars from the U.S. market. However, a spokesperson from Hyundai Canada said that none of the company’s vehicles in Canada are experiencing the same issue.
“The vehicles in the Canadian market do not have the combination of hardware and software that would enable this issue to occur,” said the spokesperson, adding that the issue is limited to vehicles in the U.S. and some other markets.
The recall in the U.S. was issued after certain vehicles sold between 2015 and 2018, equipped with the Smart Key push-button ignition system, were found vulnerable to theft. The issue was caused by a certain combination of hardware and software that was only installed in the affected vehicles.
Hyundai Canada said the company is taking the issue very seriously and working with its U.S. division to find a solution. “We will continue to review the issue on an ongoing basis and will provide updates to our customers as soon as new information is available,” said the spokesperson.
Due to similar theft issues, Hyundai has had to recall some of its vehicles from other markets, such as Europe. However, it appears that no Canadian vehicles have been affected by the recall.
In the meantime, the company advises all customers to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity near their vehicles to the authorities. They should also consider extra security measures, such as anti-theft devices, to protect their vehicles from theft.
Hyundai Motor Group has been one of the world’s leading automotive companies for many years, and it is reassuring to know that the Canadian customers of the company are not affected by the theft issue. The company is taking the issue seriously and is committed to providing updates to its customers as soon as new information is available.