Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,800 2015 Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured Sept. 18, 2014, to June 25, 2015
The Problem: The affected vehicles are equipped with radios that have software vulnerabilities that can allow third-party access to certain networked vehicle control systems. Exploitation of the software vulnerability may result in unauthorized remote modification and control of certain vehicle systems, increasing the risk of a crash. This is an expansion of a previous recall.
The Fix: Chrysler will notify and mail affected owners a USB drive that includes a software update that eliminates the vulnerability, free of charge. Optionally, owners may download the update to their own USB drive from here or take their vehicle to a Chrysler dealer for immediate installation.
In an effort to mitigate the effects of this security vulnerability, Chrysler has had the wireless service provider close the open cellular connection to the vehicle that provided unauthorized access to the vehicle network. This measure may not have been implemented on all vehicles and does not address access by other means that will be remedied by the software update.
What Owners Should Do: Chrysler has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may call Chrysler at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more information.
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