FCA Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles Over Hacking

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a voluntary recall today that addresses concerns over remote hacking of some of its vehicles. The company says the network itself has been repaired as of July 23, so that specific hack can't occur. The recall, which affects all vehicles with 8.4-inch touch-screens with UConnect, will also include additional security measures to the vehicles' onboard electronics and safety systems detailed below. 

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.4 million vehicles manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, including model-year 2013-15 Dodge Viper supercars; 2013-15 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks; 2013-15 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs; 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs; 2015 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans; and 2015 Dodge Challenger sports cars

The Problem: This voluntary recall is part of an ongoing software distribution that insulates connected vehicles from remote manipulation. No defect has been found, FCA said in a statement, and the recall is being done out of caution.

The Fix: Affected owners will receive a USB device by mail that they must use to upgrade vehicle software, which provides additional security features independent of network-level measures FCA has implemented. FCA stated that these network-level security measures are intended to prevent the type of remote manipulation "demonstrated by a recent media report" by blocking remote access to certain vehicle systems. FCA said the systems were fully tested and implemented within the cellular network on Thursday.

What Owners Should Do: FCA did not immediately announce a schedule of when owners would begin receiving the USBs. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403; they can also go to www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ to input their vehicle identification number and determine if their vehicle is included in the recall. FCA urged owners to acquire the software update.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

Thank you RAM for stepping up and VOLUNTARILY doing what is right unlike the other guys, Ford AND GM. Ram is steeping up BIG TIME and protecting their customers. Kudos to RAM! Quality really is job 1 at RAM! I cannot wait to get my FREE USB!

BREAKING NEWS

UConnect Fix is Now a Recall

The researchers stated in the article that most current systems from different automakers are hackable. In the past they broke into a Ford and a Toyota!!!!!!!!!!

http://news.allpar.com/index.php/2015/07/uconnect-fix-is-now-a-recall-29330

Omg this is devastating news. I guess this means fords are the best ever. A problem was brought to rams attention and they took immediate action. Case closed.


I love the name. "Can crusher" That's funny right their i don't care who you are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFlCD5CYAcU

ROTFLMFAO! May as well fix the airbags while they are in there too!

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chrysler-ram-trucks-recalled-over-143211186.html

If Fiat actually does the recall--they may just drag their feet like they did on the Jeep recall for exploding fuel tanks.

"they took immediate action. Case closed. "

O Rlly?

PUTC reports: "FCA did not immediately announce a schedule of when owners would begin receiving the USBs."

That doesn't sound immediate to me. Sounds like be prepared for more delays like the other recalls. In a couple years you may get a USB.

Case still pending.

Does not affect any FCA vehicles outside NA. Still terrifying thought that some Islamic loonies, could do some miniature " 9/11's" with this hack
http://www.news.com.au/technology/drivers-urged-to-update-jeep-software-after-hackers-force-car-off-the-road/story-e6frfrnr-1227451777474

@hemiv8 aka can crusher. You are so easy to read. You know this is another nail in Chryslers coffin. You are so stupid to try and say yes they are taking care of business, what a loser! Bring up Ford recalls all you want but like I've said before, clean up your own back yard before you tend to somebody else's business. What a pecker head.

My friend has a 2014 f150 with the EGO Boost and ford still hasn't fixed it. The poor guy can't go out in the rain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu5wYZC5ekY - Video Tube for YouTube -

I see a lot of jealous people here.

In Control
The Command Center

With the available Uconnect® Access System+, your truck can do double-duty as a mobile office or entertainment center. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen offers features like interior climate control and 3-D terrain maps. Voice Command with Bluetooth®+ and steering wheel-mounted buttons+ help keep you in complete control.

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RAM!

If you have a thumb drive you can download the patch yourself from uconnect, I did it myself I about 10 minutes

LMAO! The hits keep coming for good ol' Fiat--largest fine in history for not taking care of recalls!

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-source-us-hit-fiat-chrysler-record-105m-033405473--finance.html

I might just decide to keep my trucks a little longer. I don't really want to get hacked nor do I want someone to know everywhere I go. This is all the manufacturers, at least Ram paid someone to hack their system to see where the vulnerabilities are. 1984 came 20 years later, Big Brother is watching.

@hemiv8 aka can crusher. You are so easy to read. You know this is another nail in Chryslers coffin. You are so stupid to try and say yes they are taking care of business, what a loser! Bring up Ford recalls all you want but like I've said before, clean up your own back yard before you tend to somebody else's business. What a pecker head.


Posted by: Truckcrazy. | Jul 25, 2015 11:26:26 PM

Your truck has no steering from the factory long before the hackers arrive dip $#!^!
Ford quality job none.

@Dav, Pales in comparison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office fined Toyota $1.2 billion on Wednesday because it lied about two incidents that led to unintended acceleration in its vehicles in 2009 and 2010.

The fine, the largest that the U.S. Department of Justice has ever levied against an automaker, is subject to judicial review. The DOJ deferred prosecution against Toyota after the company admitted that it misled U.S. consumers about defective floor mats and sticky pedals.

This for all you clueless fiat truck boys who are so quick to glorify Ram over anything:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/07/26/fiat-chrysler-recalls/30690073/

The only reason they're "voluntarily" doing this is because they don't want to get hit with another fine and to probably turn a blind eye from the fine they're already facing.

This for all you clueless fiat truck boys who are so quick to glorify Ram over anything:

'Murican!

I have owned the rest and now I own the best. Do your homework. Clueless is the farthest thing I am.

Murican, lol


Ford fined $17.35 million by federal regulators for slow recall
August 01, 2013 :-(

Wait till G.M. gets theirs.

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/aug/01/autos/la-fi-hy-autos-nhtsa-ford-with-fine-recall-20130801

Your not clueless your brain dead. lol

My RAM doesn't need this update because it's older model, but my wife 2015 Cherokee had listed update at FCA web side by her VIN NUMBER, even in Canada and doesn't need to be updated, but I went ahead, downloaded file at USB stick on Wednesday and plugged it in today and updated software . 7 minutes job. I could wait for USB stick, which is for US customers anyway only, or go to the dealer and waste one day, even they provide shuttle, but I decided to try it my way and I couldn't be happier. I think we will do this more often in the future and no needs to see a dealer for software issues. FCA is handling this problem excellently this time.

I see the same idiots are at it again in the PUTC comments section.

The two hackers have been working with FCA about this and a fix was developed before they did their stupid stunt.

Also one of the two hackers is said to have used to own the jeep that was used in this demonstration. The likely hood of you or anyone else having this happen to them is slim to none.

If they had not had direct access to the jeep involved they would have never been able to carry out their dangerous stunt on a public roadway.

The two hackers and the wired magazine employee should all have reckless driving charges brought up against them as they intentionally carried this out on public roadways where someone could have been hurt or killed.

@David

I don't have any problems or recall for my truck, but it would be great , if I could sell it back to manufacturer after 5 years of use and buy new RAM.
Thank you for this info. I will watch how it develops closely. Please don't hesitate to post any new info you will come across , which would help me to do this.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/govt-fiat-chrysler-must-offer-to-buy-back-500000-pickups/ar-AAdwxHc
Hacking least of RAM's problem. Fiat gotta buy some back. Not good press for Ram/Fiat lately.

I saw how they are no doing by back for Rams with the steering problems, wow, so after this with Ram, and the know issues with GM that caused deaths, looks like all thats left is Ford

Who knows, if anybody wants to sell back his truck when depreciation is going to be applied. Let's wait and see.
Now it's time for Ford to fix defective ecoboost.



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