Automaker offers free anti-theft software at event in Queens

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Sunday, October 29, 2023, 2:14 p.m

Automaker offers free anti-theft software at event in Queens

WHITESTONE, Queens (WABC) — Hyundai is hosting an event in Queens distributing free anti-theft software.

A viral TikTok challenge has raised concerns about vulnerabilities in Hyundai vehicle security software.

Videos show how thieves can easily start and steal the cars, which has resulted in thousands of Hyundai vehicles being stolen.

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Officials say the software problems affect Hyundai models manufactured between 2011 and 2022.

That’s why Hyundai is partnering with Lincoln Tech and the Greater New York Automobile Dealers’ Association to offer a free software update.

According to authorities, each free software update takes 15 to 20 minutes.

The Whitestone event is in its second day on Sunday and is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m


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