Are you a Kia or Hyundai owner? PSP and Kia partner or FREE steering wheel clubs to prevent theft

21 August 2023- Nationally and locally, the theft of Kia and Hyundai vehicles due to software and hardware problems have only increased. Now in conjunction with Kia USA, the Pennsylvania State Police Auto Theft Unit will be distributing steering wheel clubs for any Kia or Hyundai vehicle with a traditional steel key to start the ignition.

The initiative is to combat the ongoing theft pandemic. Anyone who owns a vehicle meeting this criteria can come to one of the below PSP installations between 10am and 2pm for a free steering wheel club compliments of Kia. Key fob and push button systems are not applicable.

PSP Barracks distributing steering wheel locks:

Reading Station: 600 Kenhorst Boulevard, Reading, PA 19611

Harrisburg Station: 8000 Bretz Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112

Rockview Station: 330 Penn Tech Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Lamar Station: 113 Boyd Lane, Mill Haven, PA 17751

The closest to this area would be Bellefonte and Harrisburg.

Kia and Hyundai thefts continue even with the automaker’s efforts to stop them. Earlier this year the company, which makes both brand of vehicles, tried to resolve a class action lawsuit brought against them by none-to-happy vehicle owners who had their cars stolen or altered. That lawsuit was ultimately rejected by a judge, who said that the company’s remedies for the numerous issues were not enough.

The steering wheel lock/club is a bar that is fitted to the steering wheel and locked into place so that if someone steals the vehicle it cannot be turned, defeating the purpose of stealing it.