Jeep Renegades Recalled for Hacking Concerns
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a voluntary recall of the 2015 Jeep Renegade due to the vehicle’s computer system being vulnerable to hacking.
About the Jeep Recall
According to Car Connection, Fiat Chrysler has already recalled approximately 1.4 million of their vehicles after it was shown that their ‘Uconnect’ software can be accessed by third parties. The company has expanded the recall to include the 2015 Jeep Renegade.
The recall was instituted in response to two consumers who were able to demonstrate the ability to hack into a Jeep Cherokee via the ‘Uconnect’ software. Although this act would take a large degree of time and skill the vulnerability and potential for abuse still exist if the software is not repaired.
Description of Recalled Vehicles
- The recall affects just over 7,800 2015 Jeep Renegades
- Recall is limited to models that feature 6.5 inch touchscreens
- The majority of affected vehicles still remain on dealer lots and will be repaired prior to sale.
- FCA has given consumers several options to fix this issue.
- Customers may install the fix themselves by downloading the update from DriveUconnect.com/software-update/.
- Consumers may wait for FCA to send them a preinstalled update on a USB drive which will accompany their recall notice.
- Consumers may visit their local Jeep dealer who will fix this issue free of charge.