Mission Auto Detectives Partner with Hyundai to Host an Anti-theft Software Update Clinic NA23119jc

November 30, 2023

Hyundai Anti-Theft Software Update Event

Sunday, December 3, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Facey Medical parking lot
11165 N. Sepulveda Boulevard,
Mission Hills, CA 91345

LAPD Mission Division Command Staff
LAPD Mission Division Auto Detectives
Mission Hills Hyundai

In response to increasing thefts targeting newer Hyundai vehicles without push-button ignitions, Hyundai introduced a free anti-theft software upgrade. The upgrade was created to prevent the vehicles from being turned on by anyone (without the designated key) by utilizing a simple and rudimentary method. The method was becoming widely known through videos and tutorials posted on the internet. Although this software upgrade has been available since February 2023, the majority of affected vehicles have not been updated, leaving them susceptible to being stolen.

On Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 8 am to 3 pm, Mission Hills Hyundai, in partnership with Mission Area Detectives, will be hosting a mobile clinic allowing Hyundai owners to get the software update, free of charge. The clinic will take place in the Facey Medical parking lot at 11165 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, adjacent to Mission Station. The update will take approximately twenty- minutes per vehicle. Hyundai owners are encouraged to schedule an appointment at https://www.mhhyundai.com/recall-event.htm. To check if your vehicle is eligible for the update, visit www.HyundaiAntiTheft.com. For additional information, please contact Mission Hills Hyundai at 888-379-3959.

For questions, contact Detective II Jeff Case at (818) 838-98927 or 35630@lapd.online for media inquiries.