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.”