Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has prepared a voluntary recall of 1.4 million cars in order to update the infotainment software following a high-profile hack that brought a Jeep Cherokee to a halt to a busy highway. Designed to prevent other remote manipulation of FCA cars, the software update will be able to block remote access to certain vehicle systems.
More than that the company has also applied some network-level security measures to prevent the type of remote manipulation demonstrated by Wired website earlier this month. The recall will affect a number of models equipped with the 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system.
Here are the models:
2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles
2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs
2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs
2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs
2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes
All the owners will receive a USB device that will be used to update the vehicle software. The new update will provide additional security features independent of the network-level measures.Source: FCA