Insurance companies refusing to insure some Kia and Hyundai vehicles that are easy to steal

Affected vehicles include those manufactured between 2015 and 2019 that don't have immobilizers that prevent the vehicle from starting if it's key is not present.

News 12 Staff

Jan 30, 2023, 11:09 AM

Updated 477 days ago

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Some Kia and Hyundai owners will have to find another good neighbor because State Farm won't be there.
Along with Progressive, the insurer is not writing new policies on certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles in some markets.
The problem is some models of the vehicles are so easy to steal.
Affected vehicles include those manufactured between 2015 and 2019 that don't have immobilizers that prevent the vehicle from starting if it's key is not present.
Most vehicles from other manufacturers that have push button start systems include that technology.
It's not clear which markets are impacted, but earlier reports indicate Denver and St. Louis are among them.
Both companies say the decision only applies to new policies, and existing policy holders can continue renewing their insurance.


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