Carmaker Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles Over Hacking Fears

July 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler on Friday announced a voluntary recall of roughly 1.4 million cars that have been manufactured with certain Internet-equipped radio-entertainment systems, a move that comes amid heightened alarm about the capabilities of hackers to remotely hijack vehicles.

“The recall aligns with an ongoing software distribution that insulates connected vehicles from remote manipulation, which, if unauthorized, constitutes criminal action,” the company wrote in a press release on its website. “The security of [Fiat Chrysler] customers is a top priority, as is retaining their confidence in the company’s products.”

The recall includes Dodge Rams, Dodge Chargers, and Jeep Cherokees manufactured between 2013 and 2015 that come equipped with 8.4-inch infotainment system touchscreens, the company said.

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