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Las Cruces Police asks Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners to acquire Theft Alarm Software Update

LAS CRUCES, NM--- Las Cruces Police want to ensure all Hyundai and Kia vehicle owners are safe from theft.

Just in this year alone, there have been 49 theft reports for these vehicles. During the year, 28 Hyundai vehicles were reported stolen while 21 Kia vehicles were taken. 36 of the stolen vehicles were ultimately located by law enforcement and returned to their respective owners.

That's why police are highly encouraging vehicle owners to install the new theft alarm software update as soon as possible. Both companies are rolling out free updates.

The update extends the length of the vehicle’s alarm to one minute. It will also require a key to be in the ignition switch before the engine can be started.

Owners of these vehicles should ask their local dealer for the software update. Customers can also contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 or Kia at 1-800-333-4542 for more information.

Las Cruces police encourage owners of all vehicles to consider installing an audible anti-theft alarm system that also prevents the engine from starting without a key. Police also recommended always locking doors when leaving the car unattended and refraining from leaving keys inside the vehicle.

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