Fiat Chrysler recalling 1.4 million vehicles amid hacking defense

July 27, 2015

In recent news, two software programmers were able to wirelessly hack into the touchscreen display of a Jeep Cherokee. From there, the analysts gained access into the various computers that control the car, such as the transmission and braking systems. A hack into these systems increases the risk of a crash or compromise the safety of the vehicle occupants.

In response, Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million cars and trucks that may be vulnerable to hacking in order to apply a software patch.

Models recalled include:

  • 2013-15 Dodge Vipers
  • 2013-15 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
  • 2013-15 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 chassis cabs
  • 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Cherokees
  • 2014-15 Dodge Durangos
  • 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
  • 2015 Dodge Challengers

To find out if your vehicle is among the recalled, contact your dealer or use the VIN search tool on the Fiat Chrysler website.

 

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