First, Wired reported about Jeep Cherokee being hacked…
Then, Road and Truck explained why you shouldn’t panic about it…
…and now, Chrysler disagrees with R&T and announced that it will recall 1.4 million cars to help prevent future hacks happen.
Those 1.4 million cars are actually those equipped with the 8.4 Uconnect touch radio, among the following models:
- 2013-2015 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
The customers affected from the recall will only receive a USB they’ll use to upgrade the software.
Also, Chrysler announced that the hack requires a lot of Knowledge, Expertise and Time to write the code…
…so updating the software will hold the hackers for long-enough time.
So rest assured that your Challenger won’t be hacked any time soon, and share this news with any owner of the mentioned cars.