Fiat Chrysler Recalling 7,810 SUVs Voluntarily Over Software Glitch

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 7,810 SUVs Voluntarily Over Software Glitch

On Friday, Fiat Chrysler said that it is recalling 7,810 of its SUVs voluntarily because of some software glitch which can make the vehicles susceptible to remote control even when on move.

In a statement, the car maker said that half of the vehicles planned for the recall are still with the dealers. Most of them are 2015 Jeep Renegade SUVs that are equipped with 6.5-inch touch screens.

The car manufacturer said,  "the software manipulation addressed by this recall required unique and extensive technical knowledge, prolonged physical access to a subject vehicle and extended periods of time to write code."

It also said that the risk to drivers which can be caused by the software problem is not known and the company is also unaware about the injuries which might be related to the glitch and till now has not received any complaints related to the issue. Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million vehicles of recent model in July after Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, two security researchers showed how they were able to gain access to the vehicles system and control it while travelling on the road by even slowing down the speed.

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