FCA US LLC is recalling 284,153 Dodge Chargers for an air-bag flaw, a week after the company agreed to pay a record penalty for lagging efforts to address safety defects in millions of cars and trucks, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
As of July 10, the company was aware of three minor injuries and no accidents potentially related to the issue. “A lot of our work now is trying to find out how broad the vulnerability could be”.
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Rosekind did not distinguish the radio supplier.
Although Rosekind wouldn’t identify the manufacturer of FCA’s Uconnect radio, Charlie Miller, one of the men responsible for bringing the cyber risk to the forefront, said Harman makes the unit.
Harman global Industries Inc., which supplied vehicle audio systems involved in an historic Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recall in July, has been asked for information on other radios that may be vulnerable to hacking, the U.S. the regulator said.
The potential raises the possibility of more automaker recalls over hacking vulnerabilities, an issue that has grabbed the attention of regulators, lawmakers and the public. On Thursday, an analyst cautioned that programmers could misuse a security blemish in a portable application for General Motors Co’s OnStar vehicle communications framework.
Hackers got into a Jeep Cherokee SUV through an electronic opening on the radio and were able to take control of the vehicle over the Internet.
“This is the shot across the bow. Now you’ve got to step up”, Rosekind said.
“It’s not just about the hack”.
Rosekind said NHTSA is additionally gathering data about potential issues, including GM’s OnStar, yet has not started a formal examination.