Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles After 2014 Jeep Cherokee is Hacked – Video

Posted on July 24, 2015 by .

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Hackers can make life a virtual living hell. Even so, hackers can allegedly make your life a bit worst by taking over your car if you drive one of the nearly 1.4 million Chrysler or FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) branded vehicles.

Security experts that collaborated with Wired.com have successfully hacked into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee through a wireless connection to manipulate several features and functions of the car and eventually bring the vehicle to a stop. Better yet, the security experts, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, were able to crash the hacked Jeep into a ditch – be that it was under a controlled environment and no one was injured, the vehicle can very well be hacked.

The experts explain that they can do the same hacking to a number of vehicles, most of which are FCA vehicles within the family including Uconnect 8.4-inch screen equipped vehicles in the list below:

  • 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles
  • 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
  • 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs
  • 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs
  • 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs
  • 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes

The video below is a glimpse at the demonstration, something that was once done to a Toyota Prius and Ford Escape a few years back. Only thing, this time the hacked vehicle was wireless and located nearly 10 miles or so from the hacking devices and individuals. I know, scary right!

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