In partnership with KIA America and Hyundai Motor America, the City of Oakdale Police department offers free steering wheel locks to Oakdale and Landfall residents that own or lease a 2011 to 2021 Kia or Hyundai vehicle, while supplies last. Vehicles with push-start ignitions are not eligible for the locks.
To receive a lock, residents can stop by the Police department (1584 Hadley Avenue N) during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM) with proof of residency (photo ID/driver’s license or utility bill) and their vehicle key.
City Council accepted donations of steering wheel locks from both companies to provide as a means to prevent vehicle thefts. Thefts among Hyundai and Kia models are on the rise due to an easy method to hot-wire them and a security flaw in some models. In 2022, 17 Oakdale residents who owned Kia or Hyundai vehicles were victims of theft in the City.