Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 1.4 million cars and trucks due to their vulnerability to potential hacking.

The company was already distributing software updates for UConnect-equipped vehicles when Wired magazine published a video in which software programmers were able to remotely hack into a 2014 Cherokee while it was being driven (you can see that video here). However, according to Bloomberg News, the recall covers almost a million more models than those initially identified as needing the software patch.

The recall covers 2015 model year RAM pickups, Jeep Cherokees, Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge Challengers, and Dodge Vipers.

Fiat Chrysler says it is issuing the recall out of “an abundance of caution.”

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.