Last week, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) announced they’d recall 1.4 million vehicles to prevent them from being hacked. This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating the recall to see if it’ll actually do anything.
The vehicles are equipped with Uconnect 8.4A (RA3) and 8.4AN (RA4) radios that contain a security vulnerability that allowed the Jeep to be hacked. Chrysler said it remotely closed an open port on July 22, 2015, which was meant to block long-range access through the cellular network … In addition, the automaker will use a USB drive to upgrade the software in all affected vehicles to prevent future attacks.
It appears the government is focusing on the Uconnect radios. Just add it to the long list of complaints.