Dublin Police Offers Free Steering Wheel Locks

UPDATE: As of Jan. 1, 2024, steering wheel locks are still available for 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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