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 known defects that make them vulnerable to theft. All Kia and Hyundai models from 2011 to 2021 are affected. Push-to-start models are not impacted by these defects.
Kia America and Hyundai have worked to deliver steering wheel locks for their affected vehicles to the Dublin Police.
What To Know
- Visit the Dublin Justice Center, 6565 Commerce Parkway, any time of day and ask that an officer connect you with a free steering wheel lock.
- 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.
Public Information Officer
614.381.5225 – Cell