Dublin Police Offers Free Steering Wheel Locks

UPDATE: As of April 18, the Dublin Police Department has received a new shipment of steering wheel locks for distribution to community members.

The Dublin Police Department is distributing steering wheel locks free of charge for owners of Kia and Hyundai vehicles with steel-key and turn-to-start ignitions, which have been the target of recent thefts based on their lack of an immobilizer. All Kia and Hyundai models from 2011 to 2021 are affected; push-to-start models are not impacted.

Kia Motors and Hyundai have worked to deliver steering wheel locks for their affected vehicles to the Dublin Police.

What To Know

  • To pick up a lock,
    • visit the Dublin Justice Center, 6565 Commerce Parkway
    • during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
    • Ask for a free steering wheel lock at the Records Department window
  • View the Kia steering wheel lock user guide: https://www.arsnusa.com/userguide
  • If you have a question about how to use a lock, call to speak to an officer on the non-emergency line: 1.614.889.1112.
  • Hyundai and Kia have developed theft deterrent software for millions of their vehicles that lack an immobilizer. The companies will provide the software free of charge to vehicle owners.
    • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges owners of these vehicles to contact Hyundai (1.800.633.5151) or Kia (1.800.333.4542) for information.


Theft Prevention Reminders

  • If you buy your own steering wheel lock online, purchase from a reputable vendor.
  • Lock your vehicle; take your keys with you.
  • Take valuables with you or hide them in a secure area like the trunk.
  • Call the Dublin Police if you witness a crime or something suspicious.
    • For crimes in progress, call 911.
    • To report suspicious behavior, call 614.889.1112.
  • Learn more on our theft prevention page.



Media Contact:
Rebecca Myers
Public Information Officer
614.381.5225 – Cell

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