FCA Recalls 1.4M Vehicles Due to Software Hacking

The Chrysler 300 is one of the affected vehicles in the recall. Photo courtesy of FCA US.
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.

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