Hyundai and Kia Car Thefts: How to Get Compensated

Thieves stole my Hyundai as car thefts spiked across the U.S. Here's a look at whether your car is vulnerable, and how to be compensated for over $6,000 if your car is stolen.

Criminal in hood trying to steal car, breaks keyless lock to start car engine.
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Hyundai and Kia thefts have risen 1,000% since 2020, driven by social media posts that showed how easy it was to hotwire certain models. I should know, as my own car was stolen this way. Read on to learn if your car is at risk, insurance issues and whether you qualify for over $6,000 in compensation. The chance to register for the class-action suit is closing soon.

Hyundai and Kia thefts overview 

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Ellen Kennedy
Personal Finance Editor,

Ellen writes and edits personal finance stories, especially on credit cards and related products. She also covers the nexus between sustainability and personal finance. She was a manager and sustainability analyst at Calvert Investments for 15 years, focusing on climate change and consumer staples. She served on the sustainability councils of several Fortune 500 companies and led corporate engagements. Before joining Calvert, Ellen was a program officer for Winrock International, managing loans to alternative energy projects in Latin America. She earned a master’s from the U.C. Berkeley in international relations and Latin America.