Hyundai, Kia sued in the US after TikTok challenge triggered car thefts


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Automaker Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia have been sued in the US for a defect in their cars that was exposed in a trending TikTok challenge which resulted in vehicle thefts soaring across the country. A class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Orange County, California, alleging that Kia's built between 2011 and 2021 and Hyundai cars built from 2015 to 2021 were "deliberately" built without "engine immobilisers", reports TechCrunch.