UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen
The uConnect infotainment system will often boot into a blank screen, becoming unresponsive to the touch, or reboot at random times. Each time it'd force owners to turn off their cars, restart, and just hope for a better outcome. And an ove…Continue reading article "UConnect Frozen with Blank Screen"
uConnect Hacked, Should You Be Concerned?
On July 21, 2015 a report surfaced that hackers had remotely taken control of a Jeep Cherokee through its UConnect system. They turned on the A/C, cranked the volume of the radio, and even killed the transmission while the vehicle was on th…Continue reading article "uConnect Hacked, Should You Be Concerned?"
Where Interior Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- GPS/UConnect malfunction in the 2013 1500
- radio not working properly in the 2013 1500
- gps/uconnect malfunction in the 2014 1500
- cruise control doesn't work in the 2014 1500
- radio not working properly in the 2014 1500
- info display screen blank in the 2016 1500
- radio stopped working in the 2014 1500
While Ram trucks aren't mentioned by name, you can tell me if any of this sounds familiar.keep reading article "Uconnect Lawsuit Filed in Kansas"
the Uconnect system in the Dodge Dart began to freeze and then shut off in April 2016, leaving a blank, black screen that didn't work, so the plaintiffs took their car to a dealership for repairs while the Dart was still under warranty. ... The dealership replaced the Uconnect system on May 14, 2016, but that same day the replacement system began to randomly black out.…
Fiat-Chrysler was able to get most of the claims of a 2015 lawsuit thrown out, however the case won't be completely dismissed.
Attorneys for Chrysler told the judge there is no evidence hackers have affected the vehicles since those vehicles were remedied under the recall and none of the owners say they changed their driving habits due to the hacking incident ... The judge dismissed most of the claims, three of those dismissed with prejudice, but ruled the plaintiffs do have standing to pursue damages for loss in value and overpayments for the vehicles.
It's possible those plaintiffs will receive some sort of settlement if they carry on with the case, but it's looking less likely for a nationwide compensation settlement.keep reading article "Uconnect Lawsuit is Still Alive. Barely."
It doesn't appear the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is going to do anything about Fiat-Chrysler's radio hack recall.
keep reading article "Safety Regulators Close Their Investigation Into Uconnect Hacking Vulnerabilities"
NHTSA concludes Chrysler vehicles that weren't part of the recalls don't have radios with built-in cellular access or short-range wireless features, which allegedly eliminate the hacking threat. In addition, third-party testing showed potential cellular vulnerabilities were fixed by wireless carrier Sprint or repaired through updates to the Uconnect software.…
Consumers don't seem convinced that Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) recall is doing enough to protect them against hacking.
keep reading article "Consumers Aren't Thrilled with FCA's Response to Hacked Uconnect Radios"
The hack was possible because of the Harmon Kardon uConnect infotainment systems installed in the affected Jeeps and other vehicles. The plaintiffs claim the uConnect 3G systems in the vehicles should be physically disconnected from the controller area network bus. The CAN bus links together the electronics of the vehicle, including vital functions such as the braking system and transmission.…
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.…keep reading article "Safety Regulators Have Questions About Harmon Kardon Radios"