A thief attempts to break into a car (Credit: Daniel Jedzura/Shutterstock.com)

Hyundai Motor America and Kia America Inc. agreed to pay $200 million to settle consumer lawsuits brought after viral videos on social media prompted a wave of vehicle thefts.

In the past few years, viral videos on TikTok and YouTube began circulating that demonstrated how to steal Kia and Hyundai vehicles using a USB cord.


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