Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million hackable cars that can be remotely manipulated over the Internet. Hackers are able to remotely control several Chrysler models, posing an unprecedented danger for drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, drive the vehicle off the road, and shut down the engine.
The recall includes the following Chrysler vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens:
- 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
Carmakers recalled more than 34.5 million vehicles during the first seven months of 2015 for problems ranging from cybersecurity gaps to exploding air bags to possible fire hazards. The number of vehicles recalled in that time frame this year surpasses any total logged by federal regulators in nearly 50 years except for last year, when carmakers recalled nearly 50 million vehicles in seven months.
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