Following up on past news items
Well, that's a pretty big 'gator those boys caught in Mississippi. But that's gator country anyway. On the other hand, there's still a 4-foot gator prowling around Ambrose Brook in Middlesex, NJ. As of last night, it's still eluding police and animal control officers, and has been for a number of days. Hopefully they'll find it before it's as big as the one in MS.
On the Hyundai and Kia issue, both automakers have finally responded (after several years of inaction) and developed a software fix that will correct the problem in the older models that did not have theft deterence (I understand more recent models have it). However, they are not doing a recall and it's being released in a "phased approach" to probably keep dealers from being overwhelmed. I suspect one of the things the cities would like to do is force both companies to have recalls which are more aggressive in getting the repairs made. NHSTA for some reason doesn't seem to be pushing them either. Until your car gets the fix, go out and buy a Club and use it. I would suspect that if auto insurers would start backing off on paying claims that might be another way to get the ball rolling. For now I would NOT buy an older models (2011-2022) of either car.