The Family Sues Kia for the Death of the Father of the Nation

The Family Sues Kia for the Death of the Father of the Nation


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The Family Sues Kia for the Death of the Father of the Nation

The Family Sues Kia for the Death of the Father of the Nation

Kia, along with its sister brand Hyundai, has noticed all kinds of legal problems recently. A few years ago, the two were fighting the spread unique combustion problem, which seems to keep popping up in different models. But now automakers are facing lawsuits over many cars sold without immobilizers. One recent one is a family outside of the Columbus, Ohio area.

Kias have been recalled for another safety hazard.

In what has become an all-too-common occurrence, 36-year-old Matthew Moshi died a few days after being hit by a A stolen Kia. Three young people were in the car, the driver was only 15 years old. That was back in November 2023 but now his wife has filed a lawsuit claiming under state law Kia failed to make repairs. security design flawsand caused the death of her husband.

Speaking to a local station ABC6, the family’s attorney Terry Hummel with Scott Schiff & Associates expressed the belief that Kia has encouraged car theft by not including immobilizers in the vehicles. “We think this is something that has gotten out of control.”

Moshi’s widow is seeking at least $25,000, though Hummel said the family may receive more.

ABC6 said Kia did not respond to a request for comment.

The automaker has launched a software update aimed at stopping the TikTok-inspired trend of stealing certain designs. However, we haven’t seen much hacking, so it’s questionable how well it works.

We know suing Kia and Hyundai for theft has been a controversial topic. Some think it’s a good idea. Others feel it opens the door to more dubious lawsuits against automakers and other companies.

Some have even asked why TikTok and other social media platforms that have allowed tutorials on how to steal Kias and Hyundais to be circulated have not been charged as well. It is a fair question.

Photo via ABC6

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