NZ Jeeps not affected

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NZ Jeeps not affected

Following claims that hackers have interfered with Jeeps in America, Fiat Chrysler has allayed fears that any Jeeps sold in Australia and New Zealand would be affected.

Says a statement:” FCA USA was made aware of a potential issue within the UConnect’s external cellular connection. On July 16, owners of vehicles with this UConnect feature were notified of an update that has now resolved this wireless connection issue.

FCA USA has a dedicated team from System Quality Engineering focused on identifying and implementing software best practices. The team’s responsibilities include development and implementation of cybersecurity standards for all vehicle content, including on-board and remote services.

As such, FCA released a software update that offers customers improved vehicle electronic security and communications system enhancements. The company monitors and tests the information systems of all of its products to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities in the ordinary course of business.

No vehicles in any international market outside of the USA were affected by this issue, as it is an American-only system.

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