A class action lawsuit against the makers of Kia and Hyundai vehicles alleges the cars lack adequate anti-theft devices and that consumers were not made aware of the manufacturing defect. (Trong Nguyen/Shutterstock) A class action lawsuit against the makers of Kia and Hyundai vehicles alleges the cars lack adequate anti-theft devices and that consumers were not made aware of the manufacturing defect. (Trong Nguyen/Shutterstock)

The social media-driven fad that spurred would-be car thieves to target newer-model Kias and Hyundais is now having notable insurance implications, the Insurance Information Institute and AM Best are reporting.

See also: Latest social media craze: Stealing Kias & Hyundais

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