Hyundai Palisade Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
In my area (U.S. Midwest) there have been rampant thefts of Kia’s/Hyundai’s but the police and articles I have read don’t really describe what the mode of theft is apart from saying 2015 and newer Hyundai’s are at risk.

On Sunday I happened to look out window and group of city thugs pulled U-turn after all staring at our Palisade and then pulled parallel into end of driveway with ski masks on (coincidentally driving an Accent with o/s plates) clearly getting ready to try to take our Palisade. The fled the second they saw me.

Anybody know what the weakness is or have their Palisade stolen? From what I have read it seems like the issue involves Hyundai’s with keyed ignitions, but like I said articles are vague and police say “don’t want to give technique away” - ummm seems like the scum already know).

We have a U.S. spec SEL and I believe that the keyless system includes an immobilizer - am I correct? Would this have generally protected it or do they have some other workaround? Or would they have realized not a keyed ignition and just left?

I believe that even the base model in US has keyless ignition, do some markets use a keyed ignition?

Curious on thoughts from others.

Cops saturated neighborhood but the crooks were gone. They squad also alluded to keyed ignitions being the issue. But then he said to buy the Club (flashback from high school). I got one primarily in the hopes that they wouldn’t smash window if they see it.

We have a large remodel going so can’t put cars in garage.
 

·
Registered
2021 White Calligraphy
Joined
·
420 Posts
In my area (U.S. Midwest) there have been rampant thefts of Kia’s/Hyundai’s but the police and articles I have read don’t really describe what the mode of theft is apart from saying 2015 and newer Hyundai’s are at risk.

On Sunday I happened to look out window and group of city thugs pulled U-turn after all staring at our Palisade and then pulled parallel into end of driveway with ski masks on (coincidentally driving an Accent with o/s plates) clearly getting ready to try to take our Palisade. The fled the second they saw me.

Anybody know what the weakness is or have their Palisade stolen? From what I have read it seems like the issue involves Hyundai’s with keyed ignitions, but like I said articles are vague and police say “don’t want to give technique away” - ummm seems like the scum already know).

We have a U.S. spec SEL and I believe that the keyless system includes an immobilizer - am I correct? Would this have generally protected it or do they have some other workaround? Or would they have realized not a keyed ignition and just left?

I believe that even the base model in US has keyless ignition, do some markets use a keyed ignition?

Curious on thoughts from others.

Cops saturated neighborhood but the crooks were gone. They squad also alluded to keyed ignitions being the issue. But then he said to buy the Club (flashback from high school). I got one primarily in the hopes that they wouldn’t smash window if they see it.

We have a large remodel going so can’t put cars in garage.
Sure let's talk about the weaknesses here :LOL: :LOL:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
652 Posts
And with the decriminalization of crime, especially here in CA, it only gets worse.
Now we have SB82 which wants to make it a misdemeanor only if a robber doesn’t use a weapon or there are no injuries. So you can get threatened to hand over your wallet and as long as suspect didn’t use a real weapon (rubber knife is ok??) and you aren’t bloodied or bruised, it can be charged as a misdemeanor. Wow

not to stray from your topic. I don’t know what Hyundai’s weakness is to make them popular with thieves, but I will say catalytic converters are being stolen at an epidemic rate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
I just searched on Google for the top cars stolen and Hyundai/Kia are not on the list of the top cars nationally
@raggedy1, I hear you, California certainly is no longer the Golden State it once was.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Yep. Midwest is a hot spot for Hyundai/Kia this year. Was Audi specfically in Wisconsin 3 years ago.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top