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Feds say only Chryslers were vulnerable to hacks via radio, not Audi or Volkswagen

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    U.S. auto safety regulators have determined that only infotainment centers from Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) had a security flaw that could allow hackers to take control of Jeeps and several other model cars and trucks.

    Last summer, Fiat-Chrysler recalled 1.4 million Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram vehicles that had the security flaw.

    After a five-month investigation into cyberhacking vulnerabilities, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said only FCA vehicles, and no others, were vulnerable to the hack.

    Affected were certain vehicles equipped with 8.4-in. Uconnect touchscreens:

    • 2013-2015 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 Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
    • 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes

    Audi Volkswagen and Bentley were also part of the NHTSA's investigation because they use the same infotainment center as Chrysler vehicles, which are made by Harman and used a similar Uconnect operating system.

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