After hackers exposed a software vulnerability in a Jeep Cherokee for a recent WIRED article — a vulnerability that allowed the hackers to remotely control everything from the radio to the steering of the vehicle — the makers of the Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), announced on Friday a recall for 1.4 million vehicles that may be vulnerable to similar hacks.
FCA, in a statement announcing the recall, said they were assembling a team to look into correcting the vulnerability and preventing further hacks in the future:
The security of FCA US customers is a top priority, as is retaining their confidence in the Company's products. Accordingly, FCA US has established a dedicated System Quality Engineering team focused on identifying and implementing best practices for software development and integration.
FCA stressed that there are no known cases of injury or accident as a result of the vulnerability, but were implementing the recall out of "an abundance of caution," reported CNBC.
Covered in the recall are cars and trucks with 8.4-inch touch screens, including 2013 to 2015 Ram pickups and chassis cabs and Dodge Viper sports cars; 2014 and 2015 Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Cherokee SUVs; 2015 Chrysler 200 and 300, and the Dodge Charger and Challenger.