Free wheel locks still available for owners of some Hyundais and Kias in Port St. Lucie


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS12) — The Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) is reminding Hyundai and Kia owners that they are still handing out free wheel locks to the owners of certain models.

The free locks are available to the owners of the cars and SUVs that car thieves began targeting after videos spread online showing how to steal the ones with turnkey ignitions.

To qualify, a car owner must live in Port St. Lucie, have valid identification, and proof that they own the vehicle. Affected drivers can get their lock by emailing Janae Angel to schedule an appointment.

Here is the full list of eligible vehicles:

Hyundai2011-2022 Accent2011-2022 Elantra2013-2017 Elantra GT2013-2014 Elantra Coupe2011-2012 Elantra Touring2011-2014 Genesis Coupe2018-2022 Kona2020-2021 Palisade2011-2012, 2019-2022 Santa Fe2013-2018, 2019 Santa Fe; Santa Fe XL2013-2018 Santa Fe Sport2011-2019 Sonata2011-2022 Tucson2012-2017, 2019-2021 Veloster2020-2021 Venue2011-2012 VeracruzKia2011-2021 Forte2021-2022 K52011-2020 Optima2011-2021 Rio2011-2021 Sedona2021-2022 Seltos2010-2022 Soul2011-2022 Sorento2011-2022 Sportage

Drivers will then be able to pick up their locks at the PSLPD station.

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