- Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 at the Urban League in Jennings, MO
- 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- No Appointments Necessary For Customers of Eligible, Affected Vehicles
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8, 2023 – In response to persistent thefts targeting certain Hyundai vehicles without push-button ignitions and immobilizing anti-theft devices, Hyundai Motor America is collaborating with St. Louis County, St. Louis County Police, the City of Jennings and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to provide free anti-theft software upgrades to affected Hyundai owners in the parking lot of the Urban League at 8960 Jennings Station Road on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10.
The mobile clinic is intended to complement Hyundai’s nationwide network of dealerships and drive further installations of Hyundai’s free anti-theft software upgrade for customers who continue to be affected by the thefts popularized on social media. Specially trained mobile service technicians will be on-site to install and complete the software upgrade, which should take less than an hour.
“Partnering with the community to address the needs of affected residents that we know need the software solution is a fantastic opportunity,” said David VandeLinde, vice president of after-sales, Hyundai Motor America. “We firmly believe it takes a village to realize this. Everyone has come together to join forces to ensure the success of this event, benefiting the local community.”
Eligible Affected Vehicles
- 2018-2022 Accent
- 2011-2022 Elantra
- 2013-2020 Elantra GT
- 2013-2014 Genesis Coupe
- 2018-2022 Kona
- 2020-2021 Palisade
- 2013-2022 Santa Fe
- 2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport
- 2019 Santa Fe XL
- 2011-2019 Sonata
- 2011-2022 Tucson
- 2012-2017 & 2019-2021 Veloster
- 2020-2021 Venue
“This is a tremendous weight lifted for many residents concerned about the recent vehicle thefts,” said Michael P. McMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. “We appreciate Hyundai for partnering with the St. Louis County Police and our team at the Jennings Empowerment Center to provide this service and do so at no cost to the vehicle owner. It’s a great collaboration.”
To maximize completion of the anti-theft software upgrade on as many vehicles as possible, other vehicle services will not be available at the mobile service center. However, Hyundai representatives will assist customers who need additional vehicle services in making an appointment at local Hyundai dealers.
Recently, Hyundai Motor America collaborated with Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Pamela A. Smith to provide a mobile service center at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. July 27-31. More than 1,150+ vehicles attended the five-day event, which was intended to complement Hyundai’s nationwide network of dealerships and drive further installations of Hyundai’s free anti-theft software upgrade for customers who continue to be affected by the thefts.
Hyundai remains committed to ensuring the quality and integrity of our products, all of which are fully compliant with federal anti-theft requirements. Engine immobilizers are now standard on all Hyundai vehicles produced as of November 2021. For more information, please visit www.HyundaiAntiTheft.com.
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