The Chrysler 300 is one of the affected vehicles in the recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.
Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall to update software for approximately 1.4 million vehicles to fix a software loophole that allowed hackers to remotely take over a vehicle through the Uconnect infotainment system.
FCA US will install anti-hacking software that can block remote access to certain vehicle systems, says the company.
Equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens, affected FCA vehicles include:
- 2015-MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
- 2013-2015 Ram 1500,2500 and 3500 pickups
- 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs
- 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs
- 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes
- 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs
Customers affected by the recall will receive a USB device that they can use to update the software. It provides additional software security features, according to FCA.
To see if a vehicle is included in this recall, FCA customers can visit www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ to input their vehicle identification numbers.