Minnesota AG Ellison joins national call for Kia, Hyundai vehicle recall

Photo by: Keith Ellison - Facebook
Photo by: Keith Ellison - Facebook

(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joins 17 other attorneys general, calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a national recall of Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

The attorneys general sent a letter, saying Kia and Hyundai manufacturers are not acting, as the makers continue to see an increase in thefts.

“The massive increase in thefts of Hyundai and Kia vehicles have Kia and Hyundai have more than enough time to fix this problem voluntarily. It’s now time for the federal government to step in and mandate recall of these vehicles,” Attorney General Ellison said in a statement released to WDAY Radio. “In the meantime, I’m continuing my civil investigation of Kia and Hyundai and the ongoing threat to public safety they have failed to fix. I’m using the tools of civil law to help keep Minnesotans safe.” 

Ellison and Twin Cities mayors sent a similar letter to Kia and Hyundai last month.