FCA recall 7,000 SUVs in US

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it would recall 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking.

The announcement by FCA, comes more than a month after the company recalled about 1.4 million vehicles in the United States for the software update.

Security researchers used the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drove, escalating concerns about the safety of Internet-connected vehicles.

FCA said on Friday that it was unaware of any injuries related to software exploitation.

The recalled vehicles include 2015 Jeep Renegade SUVs equipped with 6.5-inch touchscreens.

FCA said that more than half of the recalled vehicles remain with dealers and will be serviced before they are sold.

In an attempt to combat the security breach Fiat Chrysler has started distributing a software patch for millions of vehicles, via a USB stick sent in the post.

The car firm has been criticised by security experts who say posting a USB stick is not the best way of dealing with the situation.